John J. Miller
New York
Notable Wild Cards Creations

John J. Miller was born in 1954 in central New York. He started reading the works of Edgar Rice Burrows in his childhood and soon became a dedicated fan of science fiction and comic books. Early attempts at publishing science fiction stories of his own were met with a succession of failures.

John attended SUNY and graduated in 1976 with a B.A. in anthropology. He then moved to Albuquerque to pursue a graduate degree in archaeology at the University of New Mexico.

He has worked as an archaeologist in England, New York, Colorado, and New Mexico. He met his wife Gail Gerstner-Miller on an archaeological project in 1977.

John continued writing while in graduate school and finally had a story published in 1980. Since then his work has appeared in volumes I-IV, and VII of the Wild Cards series of books.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Early publications in the Wild Cards anthology have Miller listed as "John J. Miller". In later years he adjusted this to "John Jos. Miller" in order to avoid confusion with John J. Miller of National Review and John Jackson Miller, a comic book writer.

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