Edward James is a retired professor of medieval history. He is an academic SF critic who edited Foundation from 1986 to 2001. He wrote The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction and The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (both with Farah Mendlesohn).
He won the 2005 Best Related Book Hugo for The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1994 — Eaton Award for best critical work on science fiction for Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century
- 2013 — EightSquaredCon
- 2017 — ICFA 38