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James Alan Gardner (born January 10, 1955) is a Canadian science fiction author.

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

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 "The Children of 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.

He has written a number of novels in a "League of Peoples" universe in which murderers are defined as "dangerous non-sentients" and are killed if they try to leave their solar system by aliens who are so advanced that they think of humans like humans think of bacteria. This precludes the possibility of interstellar wars.

He has also explored themes of gender in his novels, including Commitment Hour in which people change sex every year, and Vigilant in which group marriages are traditional.

Gardner is also an educator and technical writer. His book Learning UNIX is used as a textbook in some Canadian universities.

He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

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Total Books: 23
All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault
2017 - All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780765392633
ISBN-10: 0765392631
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Stranded
2012 - Stranded (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781611941661
ISBN-10: 1611941660
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 5

The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction
Radiant
2005 - Radiant [League of Peoples, Bk 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380813322
ISBN-10: 0380813327
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 11

Gravity Wells  Speculative Fiction Stories
2005 - Gravity Wells Speculative Fiction Stories (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060087708
ISBN-10: 0060087706
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 6

Lara Croft Tomb Raider The Man of Bronze
2004 - Lara Croft Tomb Raider the Man of Bronze [Tomb Raider Lara Croft] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345461735
ISBN-10: 0345461738
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Trapped
2002 - Trapped (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380813308
ISBN-10: 0380813300
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 20

Ascending
2001 - Ascending (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380813292
ISBN-10: 0380813297
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 22

Hunted
2000 - Hunted (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380802098
ISBN-10: 0380802090
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 28

Hunted
2000 - Hunted (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780739411704
ISBN-10: 0739411705
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Expendable
1999 - Expendable [League of Peoples, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380794393
ISBN-10: 038079439X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 43

Vigilant
1999 - Vigilant [League of Peoples, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380802081
ISBN-10: 0380802082
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 31

Vigilant
1999 - Vigilant [League of Peoples, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780739401576
ISBN-10: 0739401572
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3

Commitment Hour
1998 - Commitment Hour (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380798278
ISBN-10: 0380798271
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 31

Commitment Hour
1998 - Commitment Hour (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781568656878
ISBN-10: 1568656874
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

Expendable
1997 - Expendable [League of Peoples Universe, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781568653785
ISBN-10: 1568653786
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Commitment Hour Reading Group Guide