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Bill Ransom is a science fiction writer born in Puyallup, Washington in 1945. He began full-time employment at the age of eleven as an agricultural worker. He attended Washington State University on track and boxing scholarships, and the University of Puget Sound on a track scholarship. He received his BA in Sociology and English Education from the University of Washington in 1970, and MA in English from Utah State University in 1997.

From 1965 to 1970 Ransom worked as an expeditor on a Quick Engine Change team, building and repairing military and commercial jet engines. He studied American Minority Literature and Old and Middle English on an NDEA Title IV fellowship at the University of Nevada, Reno, then began a pilot project with the Poetry in the Schools program in Washington state. He received his MA in English from Utah State University. He founded and directed the popular Port Townsend Writers Conference for Centrum and appeared in two feature films: An Officer and a Gentleman and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (CBS).

He was a firefighter, firefighting basic training instructor, and CPR instructor for six years; and an Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Technician for ten years in Jefferson County, Washington. He volunteers with humanitarian groups in Central America.

Bill Ransom co-authored three Ace Science Fiction novels with Frank Herbert, following up on Herbert's Void. The Pandora series included: "Songs of a Sentient Flute" in the anthology Medea; The Jesus Incident (1978), The Lazarus Effect (1983) and The Ascension Factor (1988) from the Putnam/Berkley Publishing Group.

Ransom has published six novels, six poetry collections, numerous short stories and articles. Learning the Ropes (Utah State University Press), a collection of poetry, short fiction and essays, was billed as "a creative autobiography." Three of his short stories from this collection have been selections of the PEN/NEA Syndicated Fiction Project, often called "The Pulitzer Prize of the Short Story": "Uncle Hungry," "What Elena Said" and "Learning the Ropes." These appeared in the Sunday magazine editions of major newspapers around the country.

His 1973 poetry collection Finding True North & Critter was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

His most recent novel is Burn (Ace, 1995), a sequel to ViraVax (Ace, 1993). Recent poetry is in Puerto del Sol, Spillway and Petroglyph. Jaguar, a 1990 Ace paperback, came out on the internet via Alexandria Digital Literature in 1999, and was the first novel to outstrip short stories for the bestseller slot. Jaguar remained on the bestseller list from January through June, 2000; Wildside Press re-released it as a physical book in 2001. With Richard Landerman, he wrote screenplays of his novels Jaguar, ViraVax and Burn.

Bill Ransom is married with an adult daughter and son-in-law, teenage stepdaughter and three grandchildren. He writes and splits his home between western Washington and southern Utah, where his wife teaches. During the academic year he is Dean of Curriculum at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
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Total Books: 35
The Ascension Factor
2014 - The Ascension Factor [Pandora Sequence] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781482994766
ISBN-10: 1482994763
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Lazarus Effect
2014 - The Lazarus Effect [Pandora Sequence] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781482989465
ISBN-10: 1482989468
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Jesus Incident
2014 - The Jesus Incident [Pandora Sequence] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781482972276
ISBN-10: 1482972271
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Understanding Building Failures
2013 - Understanding Building Failures (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415508797
ISBN-10: 0415508797
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Engineering & Transportation
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The Pandora Sequence The Jesus Incident The Lazarus Effect The Ascension Factor
The Woman and the War Baby
2008 - The Woman and the War Baby (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780911287622
ISBN-10: 0911287620
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History of Ilsington Devon
2005 - History of Ilsington Devon (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781860773518
ISBN-10: 1860773516
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Jaguar
2005 - Jaguar (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781587154294
ISBN-10: 1587154293
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Le Facteur Ascension
2004 - Le Facteur Ascension [The Ascension Factor - French] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782253063056
ISBN-10: 2253063053
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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L'Incident Jsus
2003 - L'incident Jsus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221099735
ISBN-10: 2221099737
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Burn
1996 - Burn (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780441003624
ISBN-10: 0441003621
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Viravax
1994 - Viravax (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780441000838
ISBN-10: 0441000835
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 3

Viravax
1993 - Viravax [Ace Science Fiction] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780441864768
ISBN-10: 0441864767
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Lazarus Effect
1990 - The Lazarus Effect [Pandora, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441475216
ISBN-10: 0441475213
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3

Jaguar
1990 - Jaguar (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780441703531
ISBN-10: 0441703534
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

L'Effet Lazare
1989 - L'effet Lazare [The Lazarus Effect - French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782253048626
ISBN-10: 2253048623
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Ascension Factor
1989 - The Ascension Factor [Pandora Sequence, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441031276
ISBN-10: 0441031277
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 15

The Ascension Factor
1988 - The Ascension Factor (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780399132247
ISBN-10: 0399132244
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2

The Lazarus Effect
1986 - The Lazarus Effect [Pandora Sequence, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425097908
ISBN-10: 0425097900
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Jesus Incident
1985 - The Jesus Incident (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425086193
ISBN-10: 0425086194
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 4

Lazarus Effect
1984 - Lazarus Effect (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425071298
ISBN-10: 0425071294
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 18

1980 - The Jesus Incident [Pandora Sequence, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD