Geoffrey A. Landis:
Science Fiction Writer
Welcome to Geoffrey Landis's science fiction page.
"Landis's finest success transcends mental acuity and dazzling storytelling: he gives "hard" science fiction a heart."
"One of the best hard science-fiction writers ever. He really knows his stuff."
unretouched image of Geoff writing a short story
bibliography of science
bibliography compiled by the
Listing in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
reprints in translation
Bibliography in Japanese: http://homepage1.nifty.com/ta/sfl/landis.htm
fiction at its best" --Charles Sheffield
Parameter (and other quantum realities)
Award-winning short stories by Geoffrey A. Landis
Read the Reviews
order the Golden Gryphon press collector's edition of Impact
My first novel, Mars Crossing , was published by
* Winner of the Locus Award for best first
"... Geoffrey A. Landis has married the Zubrin-style bootstrap Mars
expedition with the desperate, against-all-odds trek across a hostile
wilderness toward a sole hope of survival. In Mars
Crossing he's done an excellent job in a classic vein,
and the result is a ripping good yarn."
--Tom Easton, Analog
What people have to say about Mars Crossing:
Podcast & e-book
- My story "The Sultan of the Clouds", a free podcast from StarShipSofa
- My story "Still On the Road", a free podcast from Escape Pod
- My story "Approaching Perimelasma," a free podcast
from Beam Me Up, a radio show from Rockland, Maine.
Several interviews with me are available on podcasts:
Looking for science fiction in e-book format? Four
of my stories are available in electronic form from Fictionwise
("excellence in eBooks for Palm, Pocket PC, eBookMan, WinCE, and PCs.")
Cover by Jack Gaughan for "Elemental
Some of my stories on the Web
In addition to science and science fiction, I also sometimes
write poetry (much of which is science fictional).
Word collage for "Still on the Road," just out in Asimov's Science Fiction (December 2008)
(image courtesy wordle.net
Answers to some of the questions that people often ask me.
- "What have you written recently?"
See What's New.
- "Are your stories available in a collection?"
Yes, a short story collection, "Impact
Parameter (and other quantum realities)" is available from Golden Gryphon Press.
And many of my stories can
be found in anthologies available from your local bookseller.
- How about your poetry?
You're in luck! A collection of my poetry, Iron Angels is now available from VanZeno press! Check it out
- "In Mars Crossing, you quote
lyrics from a song, "Abbas abd'el Sami." Is this song available
The lyrics are here: Abbas abd'el
Sami. If you want the music, you'll have to write it
- "In Mars Crossing, you show
an expedition making rocket fuel on Mars. Is this real technology, or only science fiction?"
It's real technology. Look at information and links about making rocket propellant on Mars.
- "Do you have another novel coming out?"
Recently I've written some short stories (see the "what's next" section
in What's New. )
- "Are you working on another novel?"
I have a contract to write two novels, which will come out from Tor Books. No release
date for these, though.
- "Is one of these a sequel to Mars Crossing?"
The second one will have a section that takes place on Mars, although
it's not a sequel. I'm eagerly waiting (and working on!) results of the
missions to Mars
- "What awards have your works won?"
I have a list of the awards my stories have been nominated for or have won here
Links & Stuff
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