Geoffrey Alan Landis is an American scientist, working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on planetary exploration, interstellar propulsion, solar power and photovoltaics. He is married to Mary Turzillo.
He has never been a prolific writer, but has consistently produced excellent SF over four-decade-long career.
- 1985 Campbell Award
- 1985 Best Novella Hugo
- 1989 Best Short Story Hugo
- 1992 Best Short Story Hugo <winner> for "A Walk in the Sun"
- 1995 Best Novelette Hugo
- 1998 Best Novella Hugo
- 2003 Best Short Story Hugo <winner> for "Falling onto Mars"
- 2011 Best Novella Hugo
He is primarily known as a hard SF writer and he also writes sf poetry. A collection of his short fiction, Impact Parameter (and Other Quantum Realities), was published by Golden Gryphon Press in 2001. He also contributes science articles to various academic publications.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1995 — ConFusion 10101
- 1996 — Deviant ConFusion
- 2005 — DucKon 14
- 2006 — Confluence 2006
- 2009 — Hal Clement Science Speaker at Boskone 46
- 2011 — ChambanaCon 41, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
- 2013 — FenCon X