Moshe Feder

Flushing, NY

A time traveler in training, an alien spy, or merely an aspiring renaissance man, Moshe acquires and edits bestselling Science Fiction and Fantasy as a Consulting Senior Editor for Tor Books, a division of Macmillan headquartered in New York's landmark Flatiron Building.

Moshe began his editorial career while still in college when he worked part time as Assistant Editor for the magazines Amazing and Fantastic. Later, he was an SF&F reviewer for Publishers Weekly and Science Fiction Chronicle, Assistant Editor of the SF Book Club, Editor in Chief of the Military Book Club, a reviewer for Asimov's SF Magazine, and an Associate Editor at Tor Books. He has been a judge for the World Fantasy Awards and a member of the Sidewise Awards jury. His first, and so far only, short story appeared in Damon Knight’s Orbit 16 in 1975.

He has worked with such authors as Gene Wolfe, Isaac Asimov, Paul Park, Scott Westerfeld, Harlan Ellison, Hal Clement, F. Paul Wilson, Charles Stross, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Robert J. Sawyer, and Eric Van Lustbader. His current Tor Books list includes Dan Wells, Robert Silverberg, Gary K. Wolf, David Gerrold, Phillip Jennings, Michael Haspil, Brandon Sanderson, David Levine, and Michael Moorcock.

A 2011 nominee for the Best Editor Hugo Award, he had his first #1 New York Times bestseller with 2014's Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. In 2015 he was honored by NESFA with the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award (known as "the Skylark").

Moshe is a proud and passionate native New Yorker who roots for the Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets. He also barracks for the Collingwood Magpies of Melbourne, Australia. His diverse interests include classical music, Broadway theatre (especially Sondheim and Stoppard), physics, astronomy, cognitive science, the histories of Judaism and Christianity, architecture and design, New York City, food and cooking, railroads and mass transit, space exploration, world's fairs, cats and Komodo dragons, progressive politics and human rights, jazz, singer songwriters, SF fandom, mimeography, and photography. He also talks to cats, whistles, advocates the Oxford comma, and requires chocolate.

Moshe lives in Flushing, NY with his cats Destry and Nemo. He'll be happy to explain why you've probably never eaten bagels and lox, even though you're sure you have.

  • Work
    • Consulting Senior Editor to Tom Doherty Associates
  • Education
    • Bachelor
    • English - writing at Queens College, CUNY