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Charles Sheffield

UK flag (1935 - 2002)
Husband of Nancy Kress

Charles Sheffield, a mathematician and physicist, is a past president of both the American Astronautical Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America, and the chief scientist of the Earth Satellite Corporation. He has published over a hundred technical papers and monographs on such subjects as nuclear physics, gravitational field analysis, and general relativity, and an equally large body of popular science articles for the layman. He serves as a science reviewer for several prominent publications.

In science fiction, Dr. Sheffield has received the coveted Nebula and Hugo Awards, as well as the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for his novel for Baen, Brother to Dragons. His other SF novels for Baen include The Mind Pool and its sequel, The Spheres of Heaven, Between the Strokes of Night, Convergent Series, and Transvergence. He is also the author for Baen of Borderlands of Science: How to Think Like a Scientist and Write Science Fiction, which is both a nonfiction survey of current scientific frontiers and an explanation of how a science fiction writer can write SF using bona fide scientific knowledge. Which is just the sort of SF that Dr. Sheffield has been writing for some time now, to the resounding acclaim of readers and critics alike.

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Horror
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Charles Sheffield
Short stories
The Treasure of Odirex (1978)
That Strain Again (1980)
The Dominus Demonstration (1984)
The Hostages of Zark (1984)
Nine Day's Wonder (1984)
Between the Strokes of Night (part 1 of 4) (1985)
Between the Strokes of Night (part 2 of 4) (1985)
Between the Strokes of Night (part 3 of 4) (1985)
Between the Strokes of Night (part 4 of 4) (1985)
Spinneret (part 4 of 4) (1985)
Trader's Secret (1985)
Hotel Hunting (1986)
Obsolete Skill (1987)
Trapalanda (1987)
Beyond the Golden Road (1989)
Destroyer of Worlds (1989)
Humanity Test (1989)
A Braver Thing (1990)Hugo (nominee)
Godspeed [short story] (1990)Hugo (nominee)
Health Care System (1990)
Deep Safari (1992)
The Feynman Saltation (1992)
Fifteen-Love on the Dead Man's Chest (1993)
The Fifteenth Station of the Cross (1993)
Georgia on My Mind [short story] (1993)Hugo
Nebula Awards
The Bee's Kiss (1994)
Higher Education [short story] (1994) (with Jerry Pournelle)
Millennium (1994)
At the Eschaton (1995)
The Lady Vanishes [short story] (1996)
Phallicide (1999)
With the Knight Male (2000)

Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1991) : A Braver Thing
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1991) : Godspeed [short story]
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1993) : Brother to Dragons
Hugo Best Novellette winner (1994) : Georgia on My Mind [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novellette winner (1994) : Georgia on My Mind [short story]

Charles Sheffield recommends
The Architects of Hyperspace (1987)
Thomas R McDonough
"A wild interstellar romp."
Acts of God (1998)
(Christ Clone, book 3)
James BeauSeigneur
". . . refreshing, well thought out, and methodically researched . . . Not since, C.S. Lewis have we seen such creativity and imagination. Bravo!"
Picoverse (2002)
Robert A Metzger
"Bob Metzger knows his science. He proves it in Picoverse, a complex and intriguing story that ranges widely through time and space."

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