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cinquain by Geoffrey Landis

Photo Credit - Geoffrey Landis
Photo Credit – Geoffrey Landis
Geoffrey A. Landis is a writer, a poet, and a scientist. As a science-fiction writer, he has won the Hugo and Nebula awards for best science fiction. He is also the author of the novel Mars Crossing and the story collection Impact Parameter (and Other Quantum Realities).
As a poet, he has published poetry in magazines and anthologies ranging from Aoife’s Kiss to Icon to Year’s Best Fantasy, not to mention his poems appearing in American Journal of Physics and on the Cleveland City buses (as part of the RTA “Minds in Motion”).  He twice won the Rhysling award for best poem.  His poetry chapbook Iron Angels came out in 2009 from VanZeno, a small press based in Cleveland.
As a scientist, he works solar power systems for spacecraft, on the Mars Exploration Rovers mission, and on other projects for developing technology for future space missions.  In his spare time, he runs the clevelandpoetics blog ( and fences.
More information can be found at his web page,, or, for that matter, by typing his name into Google.
Self-portrait with metal dog.
Self-portrait with metal dog.
Geoff with friends Lurker and Tyrael helping him write. (Photo by Mary A. Turzillo)
Geoff with friends Lurker and Tyrael helping him write. (Photo by Mary A. Turzillo)

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