| Science fiction|
U.S. Naval Academy
| January 13, 1948 (age 67)
Aiea, Hawaii (1948-01-13) |
United States Naval Academy
Locus Award for Best First Novel
Genellan: Planetfall, Genellan: First Victory, In the Shadow of the Moon, Genellan: in the Shadow, Genellan: Earth Siege
Scott G. Gier Wikipedia
Scott G. Gier (born January 13, 1948) is an American science fiction author. He was born in Aiea, Hawaii. Scott G. Gier graduated from the US Naval Academy and served 6 years in the United States Navy as a pilot and intelligence analyst. After getting out of the Navy in 1975, he worked in the San Francisco Bay Area in laser (Spectra-Physics) and start-up computer manufacturing (GRiD Systems and Silicon Solutions) before switching to web-based and enterprise software support and training. He started writing his books in 1989 during a layoff.
In 1996, Scott Gier was a nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Genellan: Planetfall was selected the Del Rey Books Discovery of the Year in 1996 as well as finishing in ninth place for Locus Magazine's Best First Novel award.
Genellan: Planetfall and Genellan: In the Shadow of the Moon were also both selected as Science Fiction Book Club selections.