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John M Ford

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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.

Genres: Science Fiction
Series contributed to
Anthologies containing stories by John M Ford
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 Awards (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 Awards (nominee)

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

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