Scott Edelman has published nearly 100 short stories in magazines such as Analog, PostScripts, The Twilight Zone, and Dark Discoveries, and in anthologies such as Why New Yorkers Smoke, The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume Three, Crossroads: Southern Tales of the Fantastic, Once Upon a Galaxy, Moon Shots, Mars Probes, and Forbidden Planets.
His collection of zombie fiction, What Will Come After, was published in 2010, and was a finalist for both the Stoker Award and the Shirley Jackson Memorial Award. His science fiction short fiction has been collected in What We Still Talk About (2010). His most recent collection, Liars, Fakers, and the Dead Who Eat Them, was published in 2017. He has been a Bram Stoker Award finalist eight times, in the categories of Short Story and Long Fiction.
He worked as an assistant editor for Marvel Comics in the ‘70s, writing everything from display copy for superhero Slurpee cups to the famous Bullpen Bulletins pages. While there, he edited the Marvel-produced fan magazine F.O.O.M. (Friend of Ol’ Marvel). He also wrote trade paperbacks such as The Captain Midnight Action Book of Sports, Health and Nutrition and The Mighty Marvel Fun Book.
In 1976, he left his staff position to go freelance, and worked for both Marvel and DC. His scripts appeared in Captain Marvel, Master of Kung Fu, Omega the Unknown, Time Warp, House of Mystery, Weird War Tales, Welcome Back, Kotter and other titles.
Additionally, Edelman worked for the Syfy Channel for more than thirteen years as editor of Science Fiction Weekly, SCI FI Wire, and Blastr. He was the founding editor of Science Fiction Age, which he edited during its entire eight-year run. He also edited SCI FI magazine, previously known as Sci-Fi Entertainment, for more a decade, as well as two other SF media magazines, Sci-Fi Universe and Sci-Fi Flix. He has been a four-time Hugo Award finalist for Best Editor.