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Adam-Troy Castro

Adam-Troy Castro

American science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer
Adam-Troy Castro
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Intro American science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer
Is Writer Novelist Science fiction writer
From United States of America
Type Literature
Gender male
Birth 20 May 1960
Age 60 years
Star sign Taurus
Peoplepill ID adam-troy-castro
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Adam-Troy Castro is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer living in Palm Beach County, Florida.

He has more than one hundred stories to his credit and has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Stoker. These stories include four Spider-Man novels, including the Sinister Six trilogy, and stories involving characters of Andrea Cort, Ernst Vossoff, and Karl Nimmitz. Castro is also known for his Gustav Gloom series of middle-school novels and has also authored a reference book on The Amazing Race.

Awards and nominations

Castro's fiction has been nominated for eight Nebulas, two Hugos, two Seiuns, the World Fantasy Award, and three Stokers.

In 2007, Castro and Jerry Oltion won the Seiun Award for Best Foreign Language Short Story of the Year for "The Astronaut from Wyoming."

In 2009, Castro won the Philip K. Dick Award for Emissaries from the Dead.

“The Ten Things She Said While Dying: An Annotation” was nominated for the 2019 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction.



  • Lost in Booth Nine: Silver Salamander, 1993.
  • X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow Book 2 The Present, Berkley Boulevard, 1998. With Tom DeFalco.
  • Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six, Berkley Boulevard, 1999.
  • An Alien Darkness, Wildside Press, 2000.
  • A Desperate Decaying Darkness, Wildside Press, 2000.
  • Spider-Man: The Revenge of the Sinister Six, Ibooks, 2001.
  • Spider-Man: The Secret of the Sinister Six, Ibooks, 2002.
  • Vossoff and Nimmitz: Just a Couple of Idiots Reupholstering Space and Time, Wildside Press 2002
  • Tangled Strings, Fivestar, 2003
  • With the Stars in their Eyes (collaborative collection with Jerry Oltion), Wildside Press, 2003
  • My Ox is Broken: Roadblocks, Detours, Fast Forwards, and Other Great Moments from TV's THE AMAZING RACE (non-fiction). Benbella Books, 2006.
  • The Unauthorized Harry Potter (non-fiction). Borders Books, 2007.
  • Emissaries From the Dead: An Andrea Cort Novel. Harper Collins Eos, 2008.
  • The Shallow End of the Pool. Creeping Hemlock Press, 2008.
  • The Third Claw of God: An Andrea Cort Novel. Harper Collins Eos, 2009.
  • Fake Alibis. By Frank Sibila, with Adam-Troy Castro and Caren Kennedy. BenBella, 2009.
  • War of the Marionettes: An Andrea Cort Novel. (German). Lubbe, 2010.
  • Z is for Zombie. With Johnny Atomic. Eos, 2011
  • V is for Vampire. With Johnny Atomic. Eos, 2011.
  • Gustav Gloom and The People Taker. Grosset and Dunlap, 2012.
  • Gustav Gloom and The Nightmare Vault. Grossett and Dunlap, 2013
  • Gustav Gloom and The Four Terrors. Grossett and Dunlap, 2013.
  • Her Husband's Hands And Other Stories. Prime Books, 2014.
  • Gustav Gloom And The Cryptic Carousel. Grossett and Dunlap, 2014.
  • Gustav Gloom And The Inn Of Shadows. Grosset and Dunlap, 2015.
  • Gustav Gloom And The Castle of Fear. Grosset and Dunlap, 2016.

Short fiction

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
Among the Tchi 2009 Castro, Adam-Troy (May 2009). "Among the Tchi". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 129 (5).
Tasha's fail-safe 2015 Castro, Adam-Troy (March 2015). "Tasha's fail-safe". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 135 (3): 8–24.
  • "The Astronaut From Wyoming". Analog. July 1999.
  • "Gunfight on Farside". Analog. 129 (4). April 2009.
  • "Hiding Place". Analog. April 2011.
  • "Unseen Daemons". Analog. July–August 2002.
  • "With Unclean Hands". Analog. November 2011.
  • "Arvies'" (Lightspeed Magazine)
  • "Her Husband's Hands" (Lightspeed, October 2011)
  • "The Coward's Option". Analog. March 2016.
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 26 Feb 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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