London, England, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||University of Leeds
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
|Notable awards||European Science Fiction Society's Best Publisher Award (2005)|
Gee earnt his B.Sc. at the University of Leeds and completed his Ph.D. at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where, in his spare time, he played keyboard for a jazz band fronted by Sonita Alleyne, who went on to establish the TV and radio production company Somethin’ Else. Gee is still an active amateur blues and rock musician. Gee joined Nature as a reporter in 1987 and is now Senior Editor, Biological Sciences. He has published a number of books, including Before the Backbone: Views on the Origin of the Vertebrates (1996), In Search of Deep Time (1999), A Field Guide to Dinosaurs (illustrated by Luis Rey) (2003) and Jacob's Ladder (2004). He lists his recreations as writing, beach combing, playing hard rock organ, supporting Norwich City FC, and falling asleep.
Gee is a noted Tolkienist and is the current editor of Mallorn, the official Journal of the Tolkien Society. His book The Science of Middle-Earth (2004) is expected to be available as an eBook in 2012. His SF trilogy The Sigil, previously available in draft form online, was published by ReAnimus Press in August and September 2012. The Accidental Species, a book on human evolution, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in October 2013.
- 1996: Before the Backbone: Views on the Origin of the Vertebrates New York: Springer Science+Business Media. ISBN 0-412-48300-9. ISBN 978-0-412-48300-4.
- 1999: In Search of Deep Time: Beyond the Fossil Record to a New History of Life. Sacramento: Comstock Publishing. (Note: The first chapter may be read on The New York Times website.) Hardcover: ISBN 0-684-85421-X. Paperback: ISBN 0-8014-8713-7.
- 2001: (second edition) Deep Time: Cladistics, the Revolution in Evolution. ISBN 1-85702-987-9.
- 2003: A Field Guide To Dinosaurs: The Essential Handbook For Travelers In The Mesozoic. Illustrations by Luis Rey. Hauppage: Barron's Educational Series. ISBN 0-7641-5511-3.
- 2004: Jacob's Ladder: The History of the Human Genome. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-05083-1.
- 2004: The Science of Middle-Earth: Explaining The Science Behind The Greatest Fantasy Epic Ever Told! Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 2004 hardcover: ISBN 1-59360-023-2. 2005 paperback: ISBN 0-285-63723-1.
- 2008: (ed.) Futures from Nature. New York: Tor Books. ISBN 0-7653-1805-9.
- Nature. "About the editors". "Henry Gee, Senior Editor, Biology, London. Education: BSc, University of Leeds; PhD, University of Cambridge. Areas of responsibility include: aspects of integrative and comparative biology (including palaeontology, evolutionary developmental biology, taxonomy and systematics), archaeology and biomechanics."
- "An’ all that jazz". Optima (p. 7). 2005. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- Campbell, Anthony (September 2011). "Book review: In Search of Deep Time". "Henry Gee, who is now Senior Editor of Nature, was a witness of this turmoil because he was working at the museum as a student in the 1970s, when he got to know the chief actors in the drama. He remains convinced that the science of cladistics is a vital intellectual tool for our understanding of what he calls Deep Time, to distinguish it from ordinary historical time, which he sees as being qualitatively as well as quantitatively different."
- National Center for Science Education (15 October 2001). "Gee Responds to Discovery Institute Use of Quotations". "The Discovery Institute’s Viewers Guide to the PBS "Evolution" series… attempts to discredit the scientific implications of the human fossil record by quoting (on pages 11, 40, 47, 88, and 111) passages from the 1999 book In Search of Deep Time by Dr. Henry Gee, who is also Senior Editor, Biological Sciences, for the journal Nature. Dr. Gee has sent us the following comments."
- "Henry Gee's profile". Nature Network. 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
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