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The Guest of Honor of Åcon4 is Geoff Ryman.
Geoff Ryman by Tero Ykspetäjä
Geoff Ryman is the author of several successful novels, mostly science fiction. He’s won several awards such as the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award and the World Fantasy Award with The Unconquered Country (1984). The Child Garden (1989) won the Arthur C Clarce Award and the John W Campbell Memorial Award (First Place).

Ryman’s other work include:

  • The Transmigration of Timothy Archer play based on the novel by Philip K Dick (1984)
  • The Warrior Who Carried Life (1986)
  • Disappearing Acts play based on stories by Alfred Bester (1987)
  • Was (1991)
  • Fan and A Fall of Angels (novellas in anthology collection Unconquered Countries ) (1994)

He also works for the Central Office of Information, where he is New Media Manager. The team has done excellent Websites for many clients including the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department for Education and Employment, the Army site (alongside Saatchi and Saatchi) plus many others.

(This information was taken from Ryman’s website:, the picture is by Tero Ykspetäjä:

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