Geoff Ryman is the author of eight novels: The Warrior Who Carried Life (Allen & Unwin, 1985); The Unconquered Country (Allen & Unwin, 1986), winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the World Fantasy Award; The Child Garden (Unwin Hyman, 1989), winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, as well as the British Science Fiction Award in its shorter, magazine version; Was (Penguin, 1991), winner of the Eastercon Award and the Gaylaxicon Lifetime Achievement Award, shortlisted for the Impact Award, and professionally performed as a play in Chicago; 253: a novel for the Internet in seven cars and a crash (1996, among the earliest hypertext novels on the Web; 253 the print remix, St. Martin's, 1998), winner of the Philip K. Dick Award; Lust (HarperCollins, 2001); Air: or Have Not Have (St. Martin's Griffin, 2004), winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, the Sunburst Award, and the James W. Tiptree Memorial Award, nominated for the Philip K. Dick and the Nebula Award, and third-place in the Campbell Award; and The King's Last Song (HarperCollins, 2006; forthcoming in the USA from Small Beer Press), long-listed for the Impact Award. He is responsible also for Unconquered Countries (St. Martin's, 1999), a collection of novelettes; AZ (PEER, 2002), text for a painting by Lars Arrhenius, tracing stories of London life on a map based on the London street map; and VAO (PS Publishing, 2002), a novella about the future of aging. With Nalo Hopkinson, he has edited Tesseracts 9 (Edge Publications, 2004), which won the Prix Aurora in 2005, and with Julian Todd and Trent Walters, the Mundane Special Issue of Interzone (TTA Press, May 2008). His short story "Love Sickness" won the 1987 British Science Fiction Award for Best Short Story; "Home," "Everywhere," "Have Not Have," and "Birth Days" were all reprinted in Gardner Dozois' Year's Best Science Fiction (13th, 17th, 19th, and 21st), the last additionally shortlisted for the Tiptree Award and reprinted in David Hartwell's Year's Best SF 9; and "Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter" was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards. His forthcoming stories include "Days of Wonder" and "Blocked," but in F&SF.