James Alan Gardner





James Alan Gardner


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January 10, 1955

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Raised in Simcoe and Bradford, Ontario, James Alan Gardner earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

A graduate of the Clarion West Fiction Writers Workshop, 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 "Children of the 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 an 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.

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Expendable

3.91 avg rating — 1,443 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
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Vigilant

4.03 avg rating — 576 ratings — published 1999 — 16 editions
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Hunted (League of Peoples, #4)

4.04 avg rating — 514 ratings — published 2000 — 15 editions
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Ascending

4.07 avg rating — 515 ratings — published 2001 — 13 editions
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Radiant

4.07 avg rating — 433 ratings — published 2004 — 12 editions
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Trapped

3.91 avg rating — 391 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
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Commitment Hour

3.71 avg rating — 449 ratings — published 1998 — 10 editions
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Gravity Wells: Speculative ...

3.88 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2004 — 13 editions
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3.59 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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3.74 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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“Everyone's life is a mess. Everyone's. We all make mistakes . . . and not just little slip-ups. Major mistakes that hurt us and other people.”
James Alan Gardner, Trapped

“Don't be a little paranoid; worry about everything, or let it all go.”
James Alan Gardner, Trapped

“If you agree to work for us, half the time you won't know the purpose of your duties . . . and when we do explain, we might not be telling the truth. But that's the real world, folks . . .”
James Alan Gardner, Trapped

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