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Ryman, Geoff

Works: 54 works in 213 publications in 7 languages and 4,709 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Thrillers (Fiction)  Experimental fiction  Fantasy fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6068.Y74, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Geoff Ryman
Most widely held works by Geoff Ryman
Was : a novel by Geoff Ryman( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life and times of Dorothy Gael with, along the way, details about Judy Garland's stunted childhood and unhappy fame and her definitive role as Dorthy in L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz
The child garden, or, A low comedy by Geoff Ryman( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a future, tropical London, humans photosynthesize, organics have replaced electronics, viruses educate people, and very few live past forty. But Milena is resistant to the viruses. She's alone until she meets Rolfa, a huge, hirsute Genetically Engineered Polar Woman, and Milena realizes she might, just might, be able to find a place for herself after all."--Page 4 of cover
Air, or, Have not have by Geoff Ryman( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Air, the latest communication technology, finally comes to the remote village of Kizuldah, Karzistan, with disastrous results, Chung Mae struggles to prepare her people for the inevitable changes while preserving their past
The king's last song, or, Kraing meas by Geoff Ryman( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When archaeologists at Angkor Wat discover a book written on gold leaves, the King of Cambodia, the Army, and the UN all want to get their hands on it. The golden book contains the words and wisdom of King Jayavarman VII, the Buddhist ruler who united a war-torn Cambodia in the twelfth century and, together with his enlightened wife, created a kingdom that was a haven of peace and learning." "On its way to the capitol for restoration the golden book is kidnapped along with its guardian, Professor Luc Adnrade. Luckily for Luc, his love and respect for Cambodia have won him many friends, including ex-Khmer Rouge cadre member Map and the young motoboy William. Equally determined to rescue the man they consider their mentor and recover the golden book, Map and William form an unlikely bond ... but William is unaware of just how closely Map's violent past affects them all." "The King's Last Song interweaves the ancient tale of Cambodia's greatest king with the modern adventures of Luc, Map and William. It soon becomes clear that William and Map are searching not only for the golden book, but also for Cambodia's future."--Jacket
253 : the print remix by Geoff Ryman( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-page sketches of 253 passengers on a train in the London Underground, heading for a crash. The passengers range from a woman in love with Saddam Hussein, to a man who tends sick gorillas
The year's best science fiction : thirty-first annual collection( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories"--
Unconquered countries : four novellas by Geoff Ryman( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four novellas by a master of the genre. In "O Happy Day!" feminism reaches its apex as men are shipped to extermination camps run by homosexuals. In "Fan," a woman discovers that her pop idol is a machine, and in "Unconquered Countries," machine parts are grown in the wombs of peasants. The last novella won the World Fantasy Award
Paradise tales by Geoff Ryman( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter," a Cambodian ghost story, and "The Last Ten Years in the Life of Hero Kai," a samurai-style narrative, have the delicacy of Asian folktales or lyrical fantasies. By contrast, "V.A.O.," about a future society destabilized by prohibitively expensive health care, and "The Film-makers of Mars," which suggests that Edgar Rice Burroughs's John Carter stories were drawn from life, are set in futures that credibly extrapolate current scientific and cultural trends
Lust, or, No harm done by Geoff Ryman( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if you could have sex with anyone in the world? The ultimate fantasy? Or a nightmare of self-discovery? Michael Blasco, a young scientist investigating what happens to the brain during the process of learning, suddenly finds himself on the other end of experimentation. On the way home from his lab one night he runs into Tony, a fitness instructor from his gym who he harbors a crush for, on the same platform waiting for the subway. When Michael imagines Tony naked, a pleasant fantasy to spice up a dull journey home, an extraordinary thing happens: Tony strips then and there on the platform and offers himself to Michael in front of all onlookers. Horrified, Michael flees. But back at his apartment, Tony reappears, as if by magic. And disappears again, when Michael wishes him away. Being a scientist, Michael recognizes an experiment when he sees one, and sets out to test the parameters of his newfound gift. In quick succession he conjures up Billie Holliday, Johnny Weismuller, Daffy Duck, Picasso, Sophia Loren, even his younger self. The world is seemingly there for the taking. But what does Michael really desire? Mad with lust and losing all scientific objectivity, he runs the gamut of his fantasies inventing new lovers and calling up old ones, until, sated and morally bankrupt, he's forced to confront himself. What happens to the heart when it gets everything it desires?
The best science fiction & fantasy of the year( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past twelve months are brought together in one collection by multiple award winning editor Jonathan Strahan. This highly popular series now reaches volume eight and will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Robets, Ellen Klages, and many many more. With this volume the series comes to a new home at Solaris, publishers of Jonathan Strahan's award-winning original Infinities SF anthologies and the and Fearsome fantasy anthologies
The warrior who carried life by Geoff Ryman( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To defeat her enemies she must make them immortal. Only men are allowed into the wells of vision. But Cara's mother defies this edict and is killed, but not before returning with a vision of terrible and wonderful things that are to come ... and all because of five-year-old Cara. Years later, evil destroys the rest of Cara's family. In a rage, Cara uses magic to transform herself into a male warrior. But she finds that to defeat her enemies, she must break the cycle of violence, not continue it. As Cara's mother's vision of destiny is fulfilled, the wonderful follows the terrible, and a quest for revenge becomes a quest for eternal life"
Tesseracts nine : new Canadian speculative fiction( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring twenty-three stories and poems by Canadian authors
The unconquered country : a life history by Geoff Ryman( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Third was a little girl, she lived in a peacful village in the harmonious Unconquered Country. Then the Neighbors invaded, and the Sharks swooped from the skies leaving vast burned swaths of destruction. Soon, with Third's family dead and her beloved village destroyed, she left to try to make her way alone through a new, incomprehensible society. Here is a harrowing, uncompromising fantasy, not about fairywoods, but about a mythical yet all-too-familiar land close to the shores of our hearts and memories."--Page [4] of cover
When it changed : science into fiction : an anthology( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justina Robson: Carbon: Part One; Andrew Bleloch; Paul Cornell: Global Collider Generation: An Idyll; Robert Appleby; Sara Maitland: Moss Witch; Jennifer Rowntree; Ken MacLeod: Death knocks; Richard Blake; Gwyneth Jones: Collision; Kai Hock; Adam Marek: Without a Shell; Vinod Dhanak; Geoff Ryman: You; Manolis Pantos; Michael Arditti: In the Event of; John Harris; Simon Ings: Zoology; Matthew Cobb; Frank Cottrell Boyce: Temporary; Tim O'Brien; Kit Reed: Doing the Butterfly; Steve Williams; Chaz Brenchley: White Skies; Sarah Lindley; Liz Willams: Enigma; Steve Furber; Patricia Duncker; The Bellini Madonna; Tim O'Brien; Adam Roberts: Hair; Rein Ulijn; Justina Robson: Carbon Part Two
Bitter waters by Chaz Brenchley( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The average adult male is approximately 60% water. Blood tastes salty as more than two thirds of the sodium circulating throughout your body is carried in arteries and veins. Which means that your heart is like a miniature ocean within your chest. Chaz Brenchley has not only been awarded the British Fantasy Society's August Derleth Award but knows all too well the storms and dangers of the heart: the lofty desires, the grieving nadirs, the tempest of love. In Bitter Watters, his first short story collection devoted to gay readers, Brenchley offers men fantastical instances to effleurer, to break for taller timber, to drown in emotions. And while not every tale in this breathtaking collection involves the sea, tears and bloodshed still need to be navigated
253 : der U-Bahn-Roman by Geoff Ryman( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaleidoskop einer Grossstadt mit seinen Menschen und Schicksalen: 253 Passagiere in einer Londoner U-Bahn - Einheimische sitzen neben Touristen, Frauen neben Männern, Schwarze neben Weissen, Träumer neben Ausbeutern und Ganoven
The child garden : a low comedy by Geoff Ryman( )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In future, tropical London, where biology has replaced electronics, Milena, resistant to the educational viruses, struggles to find a home
A-Z by Lars Arrhenius( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

253 by Geoff Ryman( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.A.O. by Geoff Ryman( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The child garden, or, A low comedyAir, or, Have not haveThe king's last song, or, Kraing meas253 : the print remixUnconquered countries : four novellasParadise talesLust, or, No harm doneTesseracts nine : new Canadian speculative fictionWhen it changed : science into fiction : an anthology
Alternative Names
Geoff Ryman British-Canadian writer

Geoff Ryman Canadees auteur

Geoff Ryman kanadischer SF- und Fantasy-Autor

Ryman, Geoffrey Charles

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