• Geoffrey A. Landis

    Scientist & Science Fiction Writer

    As a scientist, Dr. Landis works at the NASA John Glenn Research Center. The many projects he has worked on include analyzing solar power systems for use on Mars, designing a power systems for a mission to the outer corona of the sun, and working on the conceptual design team for a mission to retrieve an asteroid and bring it back to Lunar orbit. He was a member of the Mars Pathfinder Sojourner Rover team, and is currently a member of the science team for the Mars Exploration Rovers.

    He has published over 350 scientific papers, and holds eights patents. As a science fiction writer, he has published over sixty short stories and fifty poems. He won the Hugo and Nebula award for best short story, and his novel Mars Crossing came out from Tor Books in 2000, and a short story collection, Impact Parameter (and other quantum realities), was published in November 2001. He won the Locus award for best first novel in 2001 for Mars Crossing. His many science fiction stories has been translated into nineteen languages, ranging from Chinese to Turkish.


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