Richard Garfinkle

Richard Garfinkle (born 1961) is an American writer of science fiction.

He is best known as the author of Celestial Matters, a novel published by Tor Books, which won the Compton Crook Award in 1997.[1]

Garfinkle is a 1992 graduate of the Clarion West Writers' Workshop and was nominated twice for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.[citation needed]

He has taught at numerous writers' workshops at Windycon, an annual Chicago-area science fiction convention,[citation needed] and at Chicon 2000, the 58th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Chicago.[2]


  • Celestial Matters (novel, Tor Books, April 1996). ISBN 0-312-85934-1
  • All of an Instant (novel, Tor Books, November 1999). One of the most original sci fi novels of all time. ISBN 0-312-86617-8
  • "The Last Invasion of Ireland" in Once Upon a Galaxy, Wil McCarthy, Martin H. Greenberg, and John Helfers, eds. (collection, Daw Books, September 2002). ISBN 0-7564-0091-0
  • Three Steps to the Universe: From the Sun to Black Holes to the Mystery of Dark Matter (nonfiction, with brother David Garfinkle, University of Chicago Press, November 2008). ISBN 0-226-28346-1
  • Exaltations (novel, Achronal Press, June 2009). ISBN 978-0-578-03514-7
  • Wayland's Principia (novel, Achronal Press, August 2009). ISBN 978-0-578-02362-5


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