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Geoff Ryman


Canada (b.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.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
December 2023

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HIM
 
Novels
   The Warrior Who Carried Life (1980)
   The Unconquered Country (1986)
   Coming of Enkidu (1989)
   The Child Garden (1989)
   Was (1992)
   253 (1997)
   Lust (2001)
   Air (2004)
   The King's Last Song (2006)
   HIM (2023)
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Collections
   Unconquered Countries (1985)
   Cities (2003) (with others)
   What Remains (2009) (with Ellen Klages)
   Paradise Tales (2011)
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Chapbooks
   V.A.O. (2002)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Series contributed to
Tesseracts
   9. Tesseracts 9 (2005) (with Nalo Hopkinson)
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Geoff Ryman recommends
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Learning How to Drown (2018)
Cat Hellisen
"One of the most accomplished writers of African SFF."
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Passing Strange (2017)
Ellen Klages
"Passing Strange is a passing subtle, detailed intergenerational fantasy with a pulp influenced story and a literary sensibility full of the past and the artefacts it leaves behind. Queer history, San Francisco history and a pinch of Weird Tales."

Anthologies containing stories by Geoff Ryman
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Vital Signals (2022)
Virtual Futures Near-Future Fictions
edited by
Dan O'Hara, Stephen Oram and Tom Ward
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Burning Brightly (2021)
50 Years of Novacon
edited by
Ian Whates
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London Centric (2020)
Tales of Future London
edited by
Ian Whates

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