Wednesday, March 18, 1970

Author - Robinson, Spider

Birth: November 24, 1948.

Death: Still alive and happy in Canada.

Comments: Spider Robinson is a science fiction author best known for his Callahan's Crosstime Saloon series and the Stardance series which he coauthored with his late wife Jeanne Robinson. In his career Robinson has won three Hugo awards and a Nebula. He earned his B.A. from Stony Brook in English, and like Robert A. Heinlein he turned to writing science fiction to make money, in his case to escape a dead-end job guarding sewers in New York. Robinson has long been connected to Heinlein, both because of his completion of the novel Variable Star, and his essay outlining the debt modern science fiction owes to Heinlein titled Rah, Rah, R.A.H.!

Spider married Jeanne Robinson in 1975, and she worked with him for most of his career as a writer. She contracted a virulent form of cancer and died in 2010. Robinson is an American citizen, but has lived in Canada for most of his adult life, and became a Canadian citizen in 2002 (and now holds dual citizenship). Robinson also has an official website.

My reviews of Spider Robinson's books:
Variable Star (with Robert A. Heinlein)

Other books by Spider Robinson that I have read but not reviewed:

Short fiction by Spider Robinson appearing in works that I have reviewed:

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