-- What's New --
Most recent stories:
Most recent poetry:
- "Fibonacci's Rabbits": Asimov's SF (Dec. 2014)
- "Orpheus": Mythic Delirium, 1.1 July/Sept 2014
- "The Vampire Laments": HWA Horror Poetry Showcase (HWA, 2014)
- "The Math of Achilles," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, July 2014
Summary of recent news and changes to the page:
- Jan. 19: Posted my yearly listing of stories and poems I published in 2014
- Jan. 19: Updated my e-mail address. I am now using my web address as my main e-mail: geoffmail (at) geoffreylandis (dot) com
--obviously replace the "at" with the symbol "@", and dot with a period.
- Web page has had 375,259 hits
- Sept. 8: Updated my bibliography page, adding just published stories:
- July 3: Updated my poetry page, adding links to some poems not previously linked on the page:
- June 19: New Quotable quotes:
- June 17-18: Updated bio, bibliography, awards
- January 22: Posted my yearly listing of stories and poems I published in 2013
- January 21: Announced that I will be the recipient of the 2014 Robert A. Heinlein Award "bestowed for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space." This award will be presented on May 23, at Balticon in Maryland.
- updated appearances list.
- Web page has had 322,788 hits
- December 20: Updated my poetry page with links to 2012 poems.
- December 17: I posted several of my science-fiction haiku from 2012, a series of two and a series of three published in Asimov's, and a single haiku in Star*Line
- November 12 and 16: I've been quoted recently in several stories in the news. Some of these include:
- November 12: Updated appearances; added Science Cafe at Market Garden Brewery.
- Oct. 27: Updated appearances list and a few other minor updates
- Oct. 1: My short-short "Future Tense: Fermi's Paradox and the End of the Universe" is now out in the Communications of the ACM, Vol 55 No. 10, Oct. 2102.
- Sept 24: It's now been officially announced that I will be the Science Guest of Honor at Fencon X, January 18-20, 2013 in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.
- Sept 23: uploaded a pdf of my paper from the
JBIS "Lunar Sling Launcher" to the web
- Sept 23: Will be attending the SF convention Immortal Confusion, January 18-20, 2013 in Dearborn, MI.
- August 27: Quote on the passing of Neil Armstrong put on the Quotable Quotes page.
- August 20: Updated upcoming appearances list, corrected typo, revised the date for the talk at Stow Library to Monday, October 22, 2012; added Context in Columbus, OH Sept. 29-30 2012.
- August 16: Delete past appearances and added several upcoming lectures and a poetry appearance:
- August 22, 2012: talk about science fiction at Beachwood Public Library, Beachwood OH
- October 22, 2012, 7:00 pm: talk "Exploring the Solar System," Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, Stow OH
- December 13, 2012, 8:00 pm: talk "Exploring Mars," Frontiers of Astronomy lecture series, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland OH
- February 7, 2013, 8:00 pm: talk "Curiosity on Mars", Cleveland Astronomical Society, Cuyahoga Heights OH
- October 19 (Friday evening) through Oct 20, 2012: Ohio Poetry Day, University of Mount Union, Alliance OH
- June 24: new Quotable Quote.
- May 2: reprint: "The Long Chase," in War and Space: Recent Combat, edited by Rich Horton and Sean Wallace.
- April 26: New Quotable Quote.
- March 18: Updated upcoming appearances.
- January 3: Added links to another of my poems from 2011: "Five Pounds of Sunlight" (Asimov's, January 2011)
- January 1: Posted my yearly listing of stories and poems I published in 2011
- Web page has had 259,160 hits
- December 17: Posted my poem "The Spirit Rover Longs to Bask in Sunlight" (Asimov's, March 2011) on the page.
- November 13: minor updates to appearances.
- November 10: Added date of Launchpad; corrected and updated bibliography.
- October 19: Fixed a flaw in which the link to the blog version of my discussion group was broken.
- October 18: I was quoted in a story "Not Such a Stretch to Reach for the Stars" in today's New York Times. (Reprinted several places around the web, including aerospace blog).
- October 10: NPR's "This American Life" featured the DARPA "100 Year Starship" symposium, discusses my paper on plasma shielding against interstellar dust, and includes a brief clip from an interview with me.
I am now listed in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
- October 8:
Technology Review: Science Fiction, is now out, with my story "Private Space." Order a copy here
- September 21: Updated appearances, added
November 3 talk to the Cleveland Astronomical Society about Venus exploration.
- September 10: "The Sultan of the Clouds," reprinted in Gardner Dozois, The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection
- September 4: "The Sultan of the Clouds" podcast from StarShipSofa
- August 27: Updated appearances, added Olympus 2012, Chicon-7, and Launchpad.
- August 20: "Sultan of the Clouds" did not win the Hugo for best novella. Congrats to the winner, Ted Chiang, and all the rest of the 2011 Hugo nominees. It's an honor just to be nominated.
- August 6:The Claron Write-a-thon is over. For six weeks, I logged my daily writing-- goal, one hour every day-- on my site.
- August 1:"Private Space," to be appear in Technology Review: Science Fiction
- July 12: "Sultan of the Clouds" won the Theodore Sturgeon Award for best short science fiction.
- Radio interview with me and Ralph Harvey of CWRU, available on the WCPN website.
- July 2: Updated appearances.
- June 27: On June 27th, I will participate in the Claron Write-a-thon. For the six weeks of the Clarion workshop, ending August 6, my target will be to write for one hour per day every day, six days per week.
- May 23: updates to awards, poetry publications, and upcoming appearances lists.
- May 7: updated upcoming appearances.
- Apr. 24: My story "The Sultan of the Clouds" is on the ballot for the Hugo award for best novella, voted on by the members of the World SF Convention.
- Apr. 19: Added Tremont author's panel to events; new Quotable Quote
- Apr. 2: New Quotable Quote
- Mar. 7: Added short essay about haiku
- Mar. 5: Added link to "The Sultan of the Clouds"
- Mar. 3: Added links to my Author Spotlight and my story "The Long Chase" at Lightspeed magazine.
- Mar. 2: Updated appearances list; updated poetry page to include poems just reprinted in Astropoetica and clevelandpoetics "52 Cleveland Haiku".
- Feb. 23: "The Sultan of the Clouds," is a finalist for the Nebula Award for best novella of 2010, voted on by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).
- Feb. 23: Added new Quotable quote
- Feb. 5: Updated appearances list; updated Poetry section.
- Jan. 1: Posted annual summary of what I published in 2010.
- Web page has had 229,400 hits
- Dec 26: I posted three of my 2010 poems on the web page: "Rondel for Apollo 11," from Analog, "Human Potential," from Asimov's, and "The Long Trajectory," from Electric Velocipede issue 22, dated 2010, but actually appeared in 2011)
- Dec 7: My novella "The Sultan of the Clouds" was selected to be reprinted in both the Jonathan Strahan Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year volume, and also Richard Horton's The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology. (Contents for the Gardner Dozois anthology haven't yet been announced; stay tuned.) Update: The contents of the Gardner Dozois Year's Best Science Fiction has now been announced, so I can now officially say that I will appear in all three of the Year's Best anthologies!
- Nov 25: Added PoetryElyria event Sunday Jan 30 to the appearances list.
- Oct 8: New Quotable quote
- Sept 30: Deleted or updated some dead links.
- Sept 23: My story
"The Long Chase" appeared on Lightspeed: on Sept. 14
- Sept 1: I appeared on Michio Kaku's Sci-Fi Science on the Science Channel (first episode of the second season), talking about colonizing Venus, and floating balloons filled with air.
- July 19: My story "Sultan of the Clouds," just came out in Asimov's SF, September 2010
- May 21: A favorable review of Iron Angels in the Spring 2010 Ohioana Quarterly
- Apr 18: updated appearances; scifaiku "Earth" published in Microcosm (twitter zine).
- Apr 14: Quotable quotes from Dave Barry and Salman Rushdie
- Apr. 1: The science special "Hunt for Aliens" premiered on "Naked Science" on the National Geographic Channel-- featuring (among others) interviews with me. See Graphic.
- Mar. 10: BBC-4 radio program "Geoengineering the Climate" with sound bites from me was broadcast.
- Mar. 6: Link to my prose poem 'Abd Al Muqeet to the poetry page; added Mars Society Convention and Confluence to appearances list; new poetry section on main page.
- Feb. 21: Added Penguicon to appearances, new Quotable quote from H. G. Wells.
- My Kerouac story "Still On the Road" now out as a podcast from Escape Pod
- Feb. 15: My poem "Fireflies" (originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction) won the SFPA's 2009 "Dwarf Stars" award for best short poem.
- Feb. 3: Removed links to amazon.com from the page. Since they decided to stop selling new books from Macmillan (and Tor) as a "negotiating ploy," to set prices on e-books, I have lost interest in pimping for them.
- Jan. 28: My prose poem "Stonehenge" appeared in Aiofe's Kiss (reprinted from Iron Angels)
- Jan. 22, Jan. 25: revised main page: added separate pages for science, science fiction, and miscellaneous.
- Jan. 18: Added seminar at MIT to coming events; posted flyer for the Burrell Observatory lecture.
- Web page has had 203,000 hits
- Dec. 30: Posted annual summary of what I published in 2009. This year, the main theme was to put some of my poetry in print.
- Dec. 10: Posted my sonnet "Small Conquerors" (from Isaac Asimov's, April-May 2009)
- Dec. 10: Updates to appearances listings.
Three poems appeared on Clockwise Cat, a site for surrealism and nonsense poems.
- Nov. 7: My story "Marya and the Pirate," just came out in the January 2010 Asimov's SF.
- Sept. 26: A handful of poems reprinted on the web:
- Sept. 20: My story "Vacuum States," in the Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
- Sept. 14: My story
"Still On the Road," will be out in podcast from Escape Pod"
- August 31: My story "The Singular Habits of Wasps," reprinted in the anthology The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, from Nightshade Books.
- August 22: My poem "Monsters" appeared in the most recent issue of Asimov's SF, Oct/Nov 2009
- August 20: Two poems, "The Surface of Venus" and "Fireflies" appeared in the summer 2009 Astropoetica.
- August 20: Updated appearances list.
- August 2: Updated list of posts to Clevelandpoetics on poetry page.
- August 2: "Apollo Memories" posted to the Tor.com Apollo page; link added to "Nukes or Photon Torpedos? What wins?" discussion
- July 13: "Search" won the 2009 Rhysling Award for best long poem
(available in my collection Iron Angels)
- July 4: Updated poetry page with posts on the clevelandpoetics blog
- June 20: Added link to J.E. Stanley's review of Iron Angels.
- June 19: Story "Marya and the Pirate" accepted by Asimov's SF.
Updated appearances list; added Ingenuity festival, added Cleveland Astronomical Association flyer.
- May 16:
My poem "Five Pounds of Sunlight" won Hessler Street Fair poetry contest second place.
- May 2: link to Anthony Bernstein's review of Iron Angels, from Star*Line.
- April 28: My story "The Man in the Mirror" won the Analytical Laboratory award from Analog for best novelette of 2008.
- April 22: updated appearances.
- April 12: minor updates and corrections to bibliography
- March 25: pictures of our cats Sam and Lurker on Facebook
- March 17: Several links to the Venus exploration project had decayed; updated (working) links:
- March 15: "Search" (appearing in Iron Angels) nominated for the Rhysling Award.
- March 7: New Quotable quote from Tom Weller.
- February 17: "Approaching Perimelasma" e-reprint in the NSF-sponsored anthology Diamonds in the Sky (an anthology with the purpose of teaching real-world astronomy through science fiction).
Upcoming lecture "Colonizing Venus with Floating Cities" at McGill University.
- February 3: Updated list of appearances.
- January 14: "Earthrise, Viewed From Meridiani, Sol 68," appears on Best Poem
- January 11: First copies of my poetry collection Iron Angels now available! Order a copy now! Added link to my author's page at the VanZeno website.
- January 1: posted yearly list of stories published in 2008.
- Web page has had 178,000 hits
"Still on the Road," image courtesy wordle.net
- December 31: added a poem, "In '69" (from Analog, Sept. 2008) to the page.
- December 17: updated appearances and "what's next".
- December 5: posted poems "Landscapes," from Asimov's, and "Search" from Helix.
- November 30:
Revised poetry page.
- November 27:
Finished page for my poetry collection Iron
Angels, coming from VanZeno, with table
of contents and "buy now" button.
- November 27:
I'm featured on the
Scitastic podcast. Also, a poetry reading
- November 24: updated appearances.
- November 16: clean ups and new Quotable quote.
- November 6: Moved my webpage from SFF.net to my personal domain, geoffreylandis.com (which is still hosted on the sff.net server). I also changed my old .htp ("hypertext protocol") type to .html ("hypertext markup language"), so some of the "home" links will be broken until I find time to fix them-- sorry!
- November 3: Revised list of appearances.
- October 29: Check out photo of me reading at the Haiku deathmatch
- October 14: My upcoming poetry collection Iron Angels now has it own domain, ironangels.net.
- October 14: Revised list of appearances; added Poet's Haven reading.
- October 1: My poem "Search" out in Helix SF
- September 30: "Still on the Road" is out in the December Asimov's SF.
- September: My thinking about floating cities on Venus were featured on Universe Today. My ideas and calculations about buoyant cities were also used by my friend Tobias Buckell, in his new novel Sly Mongoose (with my permission-- he thanks me in the acknowledgements). Toby talks about this on John Scalzi's blog, and I'm also blogged in futurismic and a few other places.
- September 17: My poetry collection Iron Angels will be appearing from VanZeno in a month! (release date is officially 2009, but I hope to have copies available next month)! To celebrate, I added a new section to the website, Poetry.
- September 17: February 13-15, 2009: I will be the Hal Clement Science Speaker at Boskone in Boston
- September 7: Added Wordle word-collage of Still on the Road.
- September 6: revised plans for Context in Columbus, OH.
- August 19: Cleveland Plain Dealer article about Solar Probe plus, a mission I work on.
- August 3: Snapshots of me with Michael Chabon from the Nebulas 2008 awards (where I gave him the award for best novel).
- July 20: Revisions to political views; added random soundbite thoughts about goverment.
- July 13: My Venus Airplane featured on "Universe Today".
- June 30: Interviewed on WCPN "Around Noon" about "WALL-E." Available as podcast.
- June 25: Space Exploration presentation at Berea public library.
- April 19: updated appearances, added link to design for a Venus mission I worked on.
- March 21: Great Lakes Science Center talk "Mission to Mars."
- Feb. 6: "Still on the Road," sold to Asimov's SF (2008)
- Jan. 22: pdf of paper Footsteps to Mars from Journal of the British Interplanetary Soc.
- Jan. 1: (revised) list of fiction published in 2007
- Jan 1, 2008:
Web page has had 164,000 hits
- December 14: Mary now has a blog. Check out what's going on in the lives of Landis & Turzillo & cats!
- November 27: updated appearances.
- November 17: updated papers.
- November 12: paper on power and cooling systems for a Venus rover in Acta Astronautica, featured in New Scientist, and was picked up by Slashdot (part of a study on exploring Venus).
- November 2: My story "The Man in the Mirror" now out in Analog (Jan-Feb. 2008).
- October 25: Posted my photos of shuttle launch STS-120
- September 30: My ballad "A City Made of Steel" is out in the December issue of Analog.
- September 12: I'm featured in the Tor Books Podcast
- August 5: My story "Approaching Perimelasma" is podcast on Beam Me Up.
- July 3: Mars Crossing was nominated for the Japanese Seiun award for best novel in translation.
- July 3: updated Bibliography and foreign publications
- June 16: For fringe-physics geeks: commentary on Heim theory.
- June 12: "The Man in the Mirror" sold to Analog
- May 24: My abstracts for the 7th International Conference on Mars:
- May 3: All the links that started with "http://" had been "corrected" to put a space after the colon. Ouch! Corrected them back.
- April 25: updated appearances list.
- April 6: "Vectoring" (Probability Zero) appeared in Analog, June 2007
- April 3: updated links and appearances, added Japanese cover for Mars Crossing, and link to buy Mars Crossing in Japanese
- Mar. 25: Panel discussion the Future of Manned Spaceflight
- Mar. 13: updated list of appearances.
- Feb. 18: Link to Japanese bibliography
- Feb. 5: List of my stories published in 2006
- Jan 1, 2007:
Web page has had 142,000 hits
- Dec. 14: updated my "cool people" web page to remove dead links. It's very discouraging--the cool thing about the web is the way pages link to one another... but it's just impossible to keep a massively linked page up to date without constant work. Out of 42 links, 17 were dead or had moved. In an ideal world, I'd like to track down the dead links, and add links to a dozen new cool people, but I'm too busy to keep on top of it... (much later: rather than revise the page again, I just deleted it... too many dead links. Sorry!)
- Sept. 11: updates, removed dead links.
- Sept. 10: Science special issue on Spirit now on the web.
- Sept. 8: New stories
"The Resonance of Light" in ReVisions (Daw Books), and "Perfectible" in Asimov's SF Nov. 2004
- July 10: Updated appearances.
- July: Interview on SciFi Weekly
- July 5: "The Eyes of America" nominated for the "Sidewise"
award for best alternate history.
- Mar 30: minor page clean up, deleted dead links and updated information.
- February 21: Featured in Crain's Technology
- February 11: Featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer
- February 10: Featured in Exploratorium webcast.
- January 4: Spirit has landed on Mars!
- January 1: Annual list of my stories published in 2003
- January 2004: Over 75,800 hits on the page.
- Dec. 30: "Ouroboros" is reprinted in the anthology Microcosms (Daw, Jan. 2004)
- October 13: The radio show SciFi OverDrive interviewed me.
- September 2: Falling Onto Mars won the Hugo award for best short story of 2002! Thanks,
everybody! It's an honor just to be nominated, but it's a real thrill to win!
- July 18: The book Interstellar Travel and Multi-Generation Space ships, edited by Yoji Kondo and others, is out with my article "The Ultimate Exploration: A Review of Propulsion Concepts for Interstellar flight," plus articles by
Joe Haldeman, Freeman Dyson, Robert Forward, and Charles Sheffield.
- May 6: My story "The Eyes of America" is now on SciFiction.com
- April 24: Falling Onto Mars
is a Hugo nominee for best short story of 2002! Thanks,
- April 5: Wrote a retrospective
on the SpaceCub homebuilt rocket
- March 15: updated appearances,
politics, and stories coming out soon
- January 26: posted annual summary of stories published in 2002
- Jan. 25: minor updates
- January 2003: Over 55,000 hits on the page.
- 23 December: List of 1998 stories
- 21 December: Paper discussing the Fermi Paradox.
- 11 December: Review
of my story "Elemental".
- 24 November: updated "to appear", added new quotes.
- 13 November: Where to buy books
containing some of my stories.
- 22 October: Link to papers available on the net
- 19 October, 9 October: updates; revised
- 6 September: List of reprints in translation
- 12 August: New papers:
- Dust Accumulation and Removal Experiment on the Mars-2001
- MATE Experiment on the Mars-2001 Surveyor Lander
- 10 August: Updated links to NASA Glenn Photovoltaics
- 20 July: Comments
on faster than light article in Discover
- 17 June: Abstract about Laser-powered Interstellar Probe.
- 8 June: Science Forum on Mars Exploration.
- 4 June: "Adventures in the Mars Business"
published in Analog.
- 6 April: New link to Surveyor-2001 Lander
- 9 March: "The Summer I Spent on Mars"
published in Final Frontier.
- 20 February: Link to paper Integrated Thin-film Solar Power Satellite
- 3 February: Two Science Fiction
Age "Science Forum" columns:
- 1 December: Put a new page "Return to the Red Planet" on the NASA server
- 31 October: New quotes
- 27 October: Put biography on a separate
- 24 October: Where do we go?
Without FTL, are dreams of exploration hopeless?
- 8 September: two new papers on the web: MAE Technology, Mars-2001
- 1 September: Essay about Pathfinder and naming rocks on Mars [note: this was later expanded and published
]. My" rock made national news:
- 14 July: Photo of me
with the Sojourner rover
- 13 July: some e-mail clips
I sent during Pathfinder operations.
- 20 June: Snapshots of the Mars Pathfinder
- 16 June: Transcript of Head Space interview
- 8 June: Interview published in Interzone
- 27 May: People Chase
- 25 May: [now outdated] Ohio Aerospace Institute bio and resume.
- 6 May: Link to Resa Nelson
- 5 May: Links to information about writing
- 9 April: Link to
Mars Propellant Production
- 8 April: "A Walk in the Sun" out on tape; link to NASA technical reports.
- 28 March: Announcement of new mission
I'm working on, Surveyor-2001
- 28 March: TomorrowSF bio
[link expired, sorry].
- 6 March: "Hot Death on Wheels
" from Realms of Fantasy; new links
- 4 March: link to my page "Solar Power for the Moon".
- 27 February: put "cool links
" into separate file; new links.
- 18 February: link to
- 12 February: "Paradigms of Change" out
in Tomorrow SF
- 3 February: minor changes; added a MacPaint image
- 30 January: link to Pathfinder launch photos.
- 21 January: Sketches
and a watercolor.
- 17 January: links to reviews that mention my name