Edward M. Lerner

 

Author and technologist Edward M. Lerner worked in computer engineering and aerospace for thirty years, as everything from engineer to senior vice president, for much of that time writing science fiction as his hobby. Since 2004 he has written full-time.

 

His novels range from near-future technothrillers, like Small Miracles and Energized, to traditional SF, like Dark Secret and his InterstellarNet series, to (collaborating with Larry Niven) the space-opera epic Fleet of Worlds series of Ringworld companion novels. Lerner's 2015 novel, InterstellarNet: Enigma, won the inaugural Canopus Award "honoring excellence in interstellar writing." His fiction has also been nominated for Locus, Prometheus, and Hugo awards.

 

Lerner's short fiction has appeared in anthologies, collections, and many of the usual SF magazines. He also writes about science and technology, most recently Trope-ing the Light Fantastic: The Science Behind the Fiction.

 

His website is edwardmlerner.com.

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Ill-Met in Space-Time, Part III

Ill-Met in Space-Time, Part III

What has gone before . . .   In "On the Shoals of Space-Time" (Grantville Gazette 91, September 2020 issue), the interstellar passenger ship Greater Good, after a near-catastrophic accident, limps at sub-light velocity to a nearby solar system. Its few surviving...
Ill-Met In Space-Time, Part 2

Ill-Met In Space-Time, Part 2

Ill-Met in Space-Time, Part II   What has gone before . . .    In "On the Shoals of Space-Time" (Grantville Gazette 91, September, 2020 issue), the interstellar passenger ship Greater Good, after a near-catastrophic accident, limps at sub-light velocity to a...
Ill-Met in Space-Time, Part 1

Ill-Met in Space-Time, Part 1

What has gone before . . .   In "On the Shoals of Space-Time" (Grantville Gazette 91, September, 2020), the interstellar passenger ship Greater Good, after a near-catastrophic accident, limps at sub-light velocity to a nearby solar system. Its few surviving crew...
Sock It To Me

Sock It To Me

Arnold wasn't divorced because of his sock-lost-in-the-dryer humor. At least, Tina hadn't left him solely (ahem) on account of that specific gag. The argument could be made, however, that his quips collectively did the trick. And within Arnold's oeuvre, the...
Adrift in Space-Time

Adrift in Space-Time

What has gone before . . .   In "On the Shoals of Space-Time" (Grantville Gazette 91, September, 2020), the starship Greater Good, after a near-catastrophic accident, limps at sub-light velocity to a nearby solar system. Its few survivors (four crew, all Doltan)...
Marooned in Space-Time

Marooned in Space-Time

"Are you getting this?" Or so Liam Peterson might have heard. He wasn't one to spend a mind-numbing shift rearranging cargo in silence—nor to endure the endless droning "news" adrift in the short passageway from Andy's compact bridge. And yet, there was something...
On the Shoals of Space-Time

On the Shoals of Space-Time

It began with a distant whump, felt more than heard. Or his subconscious invented those details, in an effort to bring order out of chaos. All that Teljod Kelmar knew for certain, a suddenly keening alarm having jolted him awake, was that something must have gone...
The Final Problem

The Final Problem

A mile a minute? Piffle. Even meat knows "mind going a mile a minute" is mere metaphor. (Repeat that quickly ten times. I dare you.) But my kind? For us, a light-second per minute would be nearer to apt, if sadly lacking in alliteration. And so, ordinarily, I have my...
The Adventure of the Meat Interpreter

The Adventure of the Meat Interpreter

         Navel-gazing gets a person only so far. Even if you happen to have a navel, which I don’t. And while I’ve gone by many names, none of them was Adam.          As the latest urge to introspection passed, I redirected some of my attention to who had written the...