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Ryman, Geoff

Overview
Works: 43 works in 147 publications in 5 languages and 4,479 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Experimental fiction  Short stories  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Classifications: PR6068.Y74, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Geoff Ryman
 
Most widely held works by Geoff Ryman
Was : a novel by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 969 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
Air, or, Have not have by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 683 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 )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 569 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."--BOOK JACKET
The child garden, or, A low comedy by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 471 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."--Cover p. [4]
253 : the print remix by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 364 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
Unconquered countries : four novellas by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 318 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
Lust, or, No harm done by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 255 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' From the renowned author of Was and 253 comes a witty, disturbing and intensely erotic fable for the modern age
Paradise tales by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 225 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
The child garden by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The warrior who carried life by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 111 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"--Amazon.com
Tesseracts nine : new Canadian speculative fiction ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring twenty-three stories and poems by Canadian authors
When it changed : science into fiction : an anthology ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 82 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
The unconquered country : a life history by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aire by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 17 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
253 : der U-Bahn-Roman by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 15 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 ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 12 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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V.A.O. by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dziecięcy ogrod by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Polish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ein Garten für Kinder oder eine Posse by Geoff Ryman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ryman, Geoffrey Charles
ジェフ・ライマン
ライマン, ジェフ
Languages
English (106)
German (7)
Spanish (3)
Polish (2)
Russian (1)
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