Author

James Alan Gardner

Canadian writer

1955   -  

country of citizenship: Canada
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Waterloo
occupation: author, writer, science fiction writer
award received: Writers of the Future, Aurora Award
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James Alan Gardner (born January 10, 1955) is a Canadian science fiction author. Raised in Simcoe and Bradford, Ontario, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in applied mathematics from the University of Waterloo. 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. He has also explored themes of gender in his novels, including Commitment Hour in which people change sex every year, and Vigilant in which group marriages are traditional. 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.
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Series

Ascending

book by James Alan Gardner

author: James Alan Gardner

2001

Commitment Hour

book by James Alan Gardner

author: James Alan Gardner

1998

Expendable

book by James Alan Gardner

author: James Alan Gardner

1997

Radiant

book by James Alan Gardner

author: James Alan Gardner

2004

Trapped

book by James Alan Gardner

author: James Alan Gardner

2002

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