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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
Tesseracts 9
 
Anthologies edited
When It Changed
 
Anthologies containing stories by Geoff Ryman
The Year's Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual CollectionThe Year's Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual CollectionThe Year's Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection
 
Short stories
The Unconquered Country [short story] (1984)World Fantasy
Nebula (nominee)
Omnisexual (1990)
Dead Space for the Unexpected (1994)
Fan (1994)Nebula (nominee)
Home (1995)
Everywhere (1999)


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



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