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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: 26
2004 - Radiant [League of Peoples, Bk 7] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060595265
ISBN-10: 0060595264
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

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

2001 - Ascending (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380813292
ISBN-10: 0380813297
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

2000 - Hunted [League of Peoples, Bk 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780380802098
ISBN-10: 0380802090
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

2000 - Hunted (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780739411704
ISBN-10: 0739411705
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

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

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

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