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Geoffrey Landis

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Excerpt

Clouds. The barque sailed over cloud-cathedrals and over cloud-mountains, edges recomplicated with cauliflower fractals. We sailed past lairs filled with cloud-monsters a kilometer tall, with arched necks of cloud stretching forward, threatening and blustering with cloud-teeth, cloud-muscled bodies with clawed feet of flickering lightning.

The barque was floating now, drifting downward at subsonic speed, trailing its own cloud-contrail, which twisted behind us like a scrawl of illegible handwriting

 

Bio

Geoffrey A. Landis was a student at Clarion '85, and then went back and taught at Clarion '2001. He has won two Hugo awards, and one Nebula award, for short fiction, and his novella "The Sultan of the Clouds" is currently a finalist for the 2011 Hugo. In his spare time he's a rocket scientist.

 

Notable Publications

"The Sultan of the Clouds," novella, first published in Asimov's Science Fiction: http://www.asimovs.com/2011_04-05/images/511Nebula10_sultan.pdf
Mars Crossing, novel, Tor Books 2000
Impact Parameter (and other Quantum Fictions), Golden Gryphon, 2001

 

Writing Description

I do a little of this, and a little of that. I'm mostly known for hard science fiction, which comprises (but not all) of what I write.

 

Write-a-Thon Goals

Starting June 27 and ending August 6, my target will be to write for one hour per day every day. The target will be 500 words.

The 1-hour-per-day goal will count only actual writing, producing words: thinking, plotting, character sketches, editing, and so forth (although also important, of course) won't count. However, admitting to the possibility of disturbances in the force, I will accept missing up to one day a week. Thus, my write-a-thon goal is:
write for one hour a day of writing, six days per week, from June 27 to Aug. 6

 

Public Fundraising Goal

Goal: one million dollars.
Liklihood of achieving: small. You know any billionaires?

 

Website

http://www.geoffreylandis.com

 

Blog

http://embeddednews.sff.net/read?cmd=xover&group=sff.people.geoffrey-landis&related=3721

 

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