Geoff Ryman

The Warrior Who Carried Life

Geoff Ryman is the author of several successful, award-winning novels, mostly science fiction. The Unconquered Country (1984) won both the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award and the World Fantasy Award; The Child Garden (1989) won the Arthur C Clarke Award and the John W Campbell Memorial Award (First Place); the hypertext novel 253 won the Philip K. Dick Award in 1999; and his novel Air won the Arthur C. Clarke and James Tiptree, Jr. Awards in 2006.

An early Web design professional, Ryman led the teams that designed the first web sites for the British monarchy and the Prime Minister’s office. He also has a lifelong interest in drama and film; his 1992 novel Was looks at America through the lens of The Wizard of Oz and has been adapted for the stage, and Ryman himself wrote and directed a stage adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Transmigration of Timothy Archer.

Find Geoff Ryman on:


  • Nebula Award, Best Novelette (What We Found, 2012)
  • James Tiptree, Jr. Award (Air, 2005)
  • British Science Fiction Association Award, Best Novel (Air, 2005)
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel (Air, 2005)
  • Philip K. Dick Award (235: The Print Remix, 1998)
  • Campbell Award, Best Novel (The Child Garden, 1990)
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, Best Novel (The Child Garden, 1990)
  • World Fantasy Award, Best Novella (The Unconquered Country, 1985)
  • British Science Fiction Association Award, Best Collection (The Unconquered Country, 1984)