List of awards and nominations received by Geoff Ryman

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Geoff Ryman at Åcon 2010

Geoff Ryman (born 1951) is a writer of science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, he was also one of the founding members of the Mundane science fiction movement.[1] In 2008 a Mundane SF issue of Interzone magazine was published, guest edited by Geoff Ryman, Julian Todd and Trent Walters.[2] Ryman says he knew he was a writer "before [he] could talk", with his first work published in his Mother's newspaper column at six years of age.[3] He is most well known for his science fiction writing, however his first novel was the fantasy The Warror Who Carried Life, and his revisionist fantasy Was has been called "his most accomplished work".[4]

Much of his work is based on travels to Cambodia. The first of these The Unconquered Country (1986) was winner of the World Fantasy Award and British Science Fiction Association Award. His novel The King's Last Song (2006) was set both in the Angkor Wat era and the time after Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.[5]

He was guest of honour at Novacon in 1989 and has twice been a guest speaker at Microcon, in 1994 and in 2004.[6][7][8] He was also the guest of honour at Gaylaxicon 2008.[9]

Ryman has written and published seven novels, inclusding an early example of a hypertext novel, 253, or Tube Theatre. He is currently at work on a new historical novel set in the United States before the Civil War.[5] His novels and novelas have won multiple awards, including the World Fantasy Award, and his novel Was was inducted into the Gaylactic Spectrum Hall of Fame. His novel 'Air was nominated for eight awards, winning four. In total, Ryman's works have been nominated for 59 speculative fiction awards.[10]

Arthur C. Clarke Awards[edit]

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is a British award given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a grant from Arthur C. Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987. The book is chosen by a panel of judges from the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation and a third organization, currently SF Crowsnest. It is now administered by the Serendip Foundation. The winner receives a prize consisting of a number of pounds sterling equal to the current year (£2008 for year 2008). In recent years, the award has been presented on the opening night of the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1990 The Child Garden Arthur C. Clarke Award Won
2005 Air, or Have not Have Arthur C. Clarke Award Won

British Science Fiction Association Awards[edit]

The British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) annually presents four awards (though numbers have differed in previous years) based on a vote of BSFA members and recently also members of the Eastercon. Ryman's works have been nominated ten times in the novel and short fiction categories, and won three times.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1984 "The Unconquered Country" British Science Fiction Association Award for best short fiction Won
1986 "O Happy Day!" British Science Fiction Association Award for best short fiction Nominated
1986 The Warrior Who Carried Life British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel Nominated
1988 "Love Sickness" British Science Fiction Association Award for best short fiction Won
1990 The Child Garden British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel Nominated
1995 "Warmth" British Science Fiction Association Award for best short fiction Nominated
2002 "Lust" British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel Nominated
2004 "Birth Days" British Science Fiction Association Award for best short fiction Nominated
2006 Air, or Have not Have British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel Won

John W. Campbell Memorial Award[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1988 The Unconquered Country John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel 3rd
1990 The Child Garden John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel Won
2005 Air, or Have not Have John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel 2nd

Gaylactic Spectrum Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2002 Was Gaylactic Spectrum Hall of Fame Inducted
2004 Lust Gaylactic Spectrum Award for best novel Nominated

Interzone Poll[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1985 The Unconquered Country Interzone Poll for best fiction Won
1995 "Fan" Interzone Poll for best fiction 6th (tie)
1995 "Dead Space for the Unexpected" Interzone Poll for best fiction 10th (tie)
1996 "Warmth" Interzone Poll for best fiction 3rd (tie)

James Tiptree, Jr. Award[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result Notes
1995 Unconquered Countries Tiptree award for best fiction Nominated  —
2004 "Birth Days" Tiptree award for best fiction Nominated  —
2006 "Air" Tiptree award for best fiction Won  —
2006 Tesseracts Nine Tiptree award for best fiction Nominated  Co-edited with Nalo Hopkinson

Locus Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result Notes
1985 "The Unconquered Country" Locus Award for Best Novella 12  —
1986 O Happy Day! Locus Award for Best Novelette 22  —
1986 The Warrior Who Carried Life Locus Award for best first novel 15  —
1987 The Unconquered Country Locus Award for best novel 22  —
1988 "Love Sickness" Locus Award for Best Novella 8  —
1990 The Child Garden Locus Award for best science fiction novel 21  —
1993 Was Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 5  —
1994 "A Fall of Angels, or On the Possibility of Life Under Extreme Conditions" Locus Award for Best Novella 12  —
1994 "Fan" Locus Award for Best Novella 14  —
1995 Unconquered Countries Locus Awards for best collection 5  —
1995 "Home" Locus Awards for best short story 14  —
1999 "Everywhere" Locus Awards for best short story 12 (tie)  —
2002 "Have Not Have" Locus Awards for best short story Nominated  —
2003 "V.A.O." Locus Awards for best novelette 20  —
2004 "Birth Days" Locus Awards for best short story 33  —
2005 Air Locus Award for best science fiction novel 14  —
2006 "The Last Ten Years in the Life of Hero Kai" Locus Award for best science fiction novelette 8  —
2006 Tesseracts Nine Locus Awards for best anthology 12  Co-edited with Nalo Hopkinson
2007 "Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter (Fantasy)" Locus Award for best science fiction novelette 2

Nebula Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1988 The Unconquered Country Nebula Award for best novella Nominated
1995 Fan Nebula Award for best novella Nominated
2006 Air, or Have not Have Nebula Award for best novel Nominated
2008 Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter (Fantasy) Nebula Award for best novelette Nominated

Philip K. Dick Award[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1999 253 Philip K. Dick Award Won
2005 Air, or Have not Have Philip K. Dick Award Nominated

Theodore Sturgeon Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2000 "Everywhere" Theodore Sturgeon Awards Nominated
2002 "Have not Have" Theodore Sturgeon Awards Nominated

World Fantasy Award[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result Notes
1985 The Unconquered Country World Fantasy Award for best novella Won  —
1993 Was World Fantasy Award for best novel nom  —
2007 Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter (Fantasy) World Fantasy Award for best short fiction nom  —

Other awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result Notes
1988 The Warrior Who Carried Life Crawford Award for best novel nom Given by International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts to a first fantasy novel published in the preceding 18 months.
1998 "Family" BSFA Award for best short story nom Given by the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) to a short story published in Britain in the preceding year. Based on a vote of BSFA members and attendees the Eastercon.
2004 Air Sunburst for best novel Won  —
2006 Tesseracts 9 Prix Aurora Award for best other work in English Won Co-edited with Nalo Hopkinson
2007 "Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter (Fantasy)" Hugo Award for best novelette nom  —

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