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John M Ford


USA (1957 - 2006)

John Milo "Mike" Ford was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, game designer, and poet.

Ford was regarded (and obituaries, tributes and memories describe him) as an extraordinarily intelligent, erudite and witty man. He was a popular contributor to several online discussions. He composed poems, often improvised, in both complicated forms and blank verse, notably Shakespearean pastiche; he also wrote pastiches and parodies of many other authors and styles. At Minicon and other science fiction conventions he would perform "Ask Dr. Mike", giving humorous answers to scientific and other questions in a lab coat before a whiteboard.
 
Series contributed to
The Final ReflectionHow Much for Just the Planet?
 
The Hand of Kahless
 
Anthologies containing stories by John M Ford
Dragons of LightThe Architecture of FearSilver ScreamJack the Ripper
The Year's Best Fantasy Second Annual CollectionBook of DreamsNebula Awards 25Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite
Strange DreamsThe Ascent of Wonder
 
Short stories
Chromatic Aberration
A Cup of Worrynot Tea
Green Is the Colour
The Illusionist
Street of Dreams
As Above, So Below (1980)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Heat of Fusion [short story] (1984)
Fugue State (1987)Nebula (nominee)
Tales from the Original Gothic (1987)
Preflash (1988)
Winter Solstice, Camelot Station (1988)World Fantasy (nominee)
The Hemstitch Notebooks (1989)
Chain Home, Low (1996)
Erase/Record/Play (1996)Nebula (nominee)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (1984) : The Dragon Waiting
Nebula nominee (1988) : Fugue State
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1989) : Winter Solstice, Camelot Station
Philip K Dick Award nominee (1993) : Growing Up Weightless
Nebula nominee (1997) : Erase/Record/Play
Bram Stoker nominee (1999) : As Above, So Below
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (2005) : Heat of Fusion: And Other Stories



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