Geoffrey A. Landis
(May 28, 1955 –)
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 a four-decade-long career.
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:
- 1985 -- Campbell Award nominee
- 1992 -- 1992 Best Short Story Hugo for "A Walk in the Sun"
- 1995 -- ConFusion 10101
- 1996 -- Deviant ConFusion
- 2002 -- Con-Version 19
- 2003 -- 2003 Best Short Story Hugo for "Falling onto Mars"
- 2005 -- DucKon 14, Marcon 40
- 2006 -- Confluence 2006
- 2009 -- Boskone 46 (Hal Clement Science Speaker), Eurocon 31
- 2011 -- ChambanaCon 41, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
- 2013 -- FenCon X
- 2014 -- Robert A. Heinlein Award
- 5 other Hugo nominations
- He has also won a Nebula Award, a Locus Award, as well as two Rhysling Awards for his poetry.
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