Speculative Speakers Directory: Geoffrey Landis

Name
Geoffrey Landis

Email
geoffrey.landis@sff.net

City
Berea

State
OH

Zip
44017

Country
USA


Travel
Negotiable

Bio
Geoffrey A. Landis is a scientist and a science fiction writer. As a scientist, he is researcher working at the NASA John Glenn Research Center, and works on projects related to advanced power and propulsion systems for space and planetary exploration. He is currently a member of the science team for the Mars Exploration rovers mission, which is directing the operation of the "Opportunity" rover on the surface of Mars. He was a member of the Sojourner rover team on the Mars Pathfinder mission in 1997. He holds four patents, and is the author of 400 scientific papers on subjects ranging from interstellar travel to semiconductor physics. As a writer, Geoffrey Landis won the Hugo award for best short story in 1992 for the story "A Walk in the Sun," and again in 2003 for the story "Falling onto Mars." He won the Nebula award in 1990 for "Ripples in the Dirac Sea". His novel MARS CROSSING from Tor books won the Locus award for best first novel in 2001. His many science fiction stories has been translated into nineteen languages, ranging from Chinese through Turkish. His short story collection IMPACT PARAMETER (AND OTHER QUANTUM REALITIES) was published by Golden Gryphon Books. It was named as a notable book of 2001 by Publisher's Weekly. He lives in Berea, Ohio and Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, writer Mary A. Turzillo, and his cat Lurker. More information can be found on his web page: http://www.geoffreylandis.com

Date Entered
12/31/69

Keywords
Science: Physical & Space

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