Geoff Nelder

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Geoff Nelder
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BornHannover, Germany
OccupationWriter, editor
GenreScience fiction, Fantasy, Thriller

Geoff Nelder is a British freelance editor and author. He has written both fiction and non-fiction, and his research in the field of air pollution and climate won him a fellowship with the Royal Meteorological Society.[1] Nelder's fictional work falls in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and thrillers, and he is known for his sci-fi series ARIA, which won him a Preditors & Editors Award for best science fiction novel.[2] Nelder also published the sci-fi magazine Escape Velocity, which launched in 2009. Prior to moving to writing as his primary occupation, Nelder has worked as a teacher at Queens Park High School for 26 years.[3]

In 1975 Nelder became a life member of the British Vegan Society. In 2009 Nelder became a publisher for BeWrite Books, an independent publisher.[4]


  • Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, Master of Science (Sheffield), Bachelor of Education
  • Preditors & Editors Award for best science fiction novel (ARIA: Left Luggage) (2013, won)[2]



  • Left Luggage (2012, LL-Publications, ISBN 978-1905091959)[5][6]
  • Returning Left Luggage (2013, LL-Publications, ISBN 978-0957472655)
  • Abandoned Luggage (TBA)


  • Escaping Reality (2005, Brambling Books, ISBN 978-0954956325)
  • Dimensions, a sci-fi anthology with Robert Blevins (2006, Adventure Books of Seattle)
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bee (2008, Double Dragon Publishing, ISBN 978-1554045945)
  • Hot Air (2011, Adventure Books of Seattle)
  • Escape Velocity - The Anthology, anthology with Robert Blevins (2011, Adventure Books of Seattle)
  • ARIA Trilogy - Left Luggage; Returning Left Luggage; Abandoned Left Luggage (2012 - 2015, LL-Publishing)
  • The Chaos of Mokii (2016, Solstice Publishing)
  • Xaghra's Revenge (2018, Solstice Publishing)
  • Incremental a collection of 25 surreal, mostly scifi short stories (2018, LL-Publishing)
  • Suppose We first in the Flying Crooked scifi series. Vegan protagonist on a vegan planet (2019, LL-Publishing)


  • Huddersfield's Changing Climate (1977)
  • Chester's Climate: past and present (1987) Republished with updates (2017)
  • Cheshire from Space remote sensing pack (1992, as project manager with Keith Hilton)
  • Inside Scoop (2008)
  • How to Win Short Story Competitions Second edition (2018) co-written with Dave Haslett ISBN 978-1719861663


  1. ^ "Fellows". Royal Meteorological Society. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b Freeman, Matt (30 January 2013). "BSFA member Geoff Nelder wins fiction award". British Science Fiction Association. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Chester author Geoff Nelder publishes first book in trilogy". Liverpool Daily Post. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  4. ^ Henwood, Jo (23 July 2009). "Chester author Geoff Nelder to become publisher at BeWrite books". Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  5. ^ Ball, Maggie (17 November 2012). "Book Review: ARIA: Left Luggage by Geoff Nelder". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  6. ^ O'Dowd, Katy (10 October 2012). "Aria: Left Luggage by Geoff Nelder. Book review". British Fantasy Society. Retrieved 2 January 2014.

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