Thursday, March 12, 1970

Author - Landis, Geoffrey A.

Landis and Me at MidAmeriCon II
Birth: May 28, 1955.

Death: Still alive and working for NASA.

Comments: Geoffrey A. Landis is a working scientist and science fiction writer.  He has only written one novel, but has published numerous pieces of short fiction and poetry. Landis has won two Hugo Awards, a Nebula Award, a Locus Award for his fiction and two Rysling Awards for his poetry. He is married to fellow science fiction author Mary A. Turzillo.

In his day job, Landis works for NASA focusing on planetary exploration, starship propulsion, and solar power. He has numerous patents for solar energy cells and photovoltaics, and was the first person to seriously investigate using solar power for Mars exploration craft and has studied using sail-equipped ships pushed by lasers or particle beams for interstellar exploration. Landis did his undergraduate work at M.I.T., and earned his Ph.D. from Brown University.

Landis has a website named Geoffrey A. Landis: Scientist and Science Fiction Writer, and you can follow him on his Facebook page.

My reviews of Geoffrey A. Landis' books:

Other books by Geoffrey A. Landis that I have read but not reviewed:

Short fiction by Geoffrey A. Landis appearing in works that I have reviewed:

Poems by Geoffrey A. Landis appearing in works that I have reviewed:
Rondell for Apollo 11: Here Men from the Planet Earth found in Analog Science Fiction and Fact: Vol. CXXX, Nos. 7 & 8 (July/August 2010)

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