Michael Resnick was an American science fiction writer and editor. He won five Hugo awards, and a Nebula award. According to Locus, Mike Resnick has won more awards for short fiction than any other science fiction author. He was the guest of honor at Chicon 7, the executive editor of Jim Baen's Universe and the editor and creator of Galaxy's Edge magazine.

Resnick's style is known for the inclusion of humor. He enjoyed collaborating with other writers, especially on short stories. Through 2014 he had collaborated with 52 different writers on short fiction, three on screenplays, and three on novels. Late in life, he began writing and selling a series of mystery novels as well, featuring detective Eli Paxton. He had also sold screenplays based on his novels to Miramax, Capella, and Jupiter 9, and often had multiple properties under option to Hollywood studios.

His work has been translated into: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Latin, Swedish, Romanian, Finnish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Chinese, Catalan, Danish, Croatian, and Greek. Resnick's papers are in the Special Collections Library of the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Dragon Con and Arc Manor (publisher of Galaxy’s Edge Magazine) established The Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction in his memory in 2021.