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Geoff Ryman


Canada (1951 - )

Geoff Ryman was born in Canada, to a journalist mother and a father in science. It was through his mother that Geoff, when he was eight, had a short story published in the local paper. But it was his father who inspired Geoff with stories of lasers - it was a fascination which was to last. His father was also an artist, a talent which has been passed down to his son.

Geoff's apprenticeship to writing was long and hard. It was not the writing that was the problem but the imagination. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1963 and perhaps influenced by this city, he wanted to become an actor. In the mid 1970s when he had moved to London he realised that he really wanted to take his writing seriously, and his first short story was sold to New Worlds Ten in 1976.
 
Series contributed to
 
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Anthologies containing stories by Geoff Ryman
 
Short stories
The Unconquered Country [short story] (1984)World Fantasy
Nebula Awards (nominee)
Omnisexual (1990)
Dead Space for the Unexpected (1994)
Fan (1994)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Home (1995)
Everywhere (1999)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Novella winner (1985) : The Unconquered Country [short story]
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Collection nominee (1988) : Unconquered Countries
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1988) : The Unconquered Country [short story]
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book winner (1990) : The Child Garden
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1990) : The Child Garden
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1993) : Was
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1995) : Fan
Philip K Dick Award Best Book winner (1998) : 253: The Print Remix
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2001) : Lust
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (2004) : Air
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel winner (2005) : Air
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book winner (2005) : Air
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2005) : Air
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book winner (2006) : Air
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2006) : Air
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : Air



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