James Alan Gardner
James Alan Gardner
|Occupation||Author, educator, writer|
James Alan Gardner (born January 10, 1955) is a Canadian science fiction author.
Gardner has published science fiction short stories in a range of periodicals, including The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and Amazing Stories. In 1989, his short story "The Children of Creche" was awarded the Grand Prize in the Writers of the Future contest. Two years later his story "Muffin Explains Teleology to the World at Large" won a Prix Aurora Award; another story, "Three Hearings on the Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream," won an Aurora and was nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo Awards.
He has written a number of novels in a "League of Peoples" universe in which murderers are defined as "dangerous non-sentients" and are killed if they try to leave their solar system by aliens who are so advanced that they think of humans like humans think of bacteria. This precludes the possibility of interstellar wars.
Gardner is also an educator and technical writer. His book Learning UNIX is used as a textbook in some Canadian universities.
He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider series
- No. 3 Lara Croft and the Man of Bronze
League of Peoples universe
Short story collections
- Gravity Wells (2005)
The Dark vs. Spark
- All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault (2017)
- They Promised Me the Gun Wasn't Loaded (2018)
- Learning UNIX (1994)
- From C to C (1995)
- James Alan Gardner's homepage
- The Two Solitudes: An Interview with James Alan Gardner
- Challenging Destiny: James Alan Gardner Explains Himself to the World at Large
- Strange Horizons Interview: James Alan Gardner
- James Alan Gardner at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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