|Since he began writing professionally in 1972, Spider Robinson has won 3 Hugos, a Nebula, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and numerous other awards. Twenty-five of his 33 books are still in print, in 10 languages. His short work has appeared in magazines from OMNI and Analog to Xhurnal Izobretatel i Rationalizator (Moscow), and in numerous anthologies. His most recent books are VERY BAD DEATHS [Baen Books], and THE CRAZY YEARS [BenBella].|
He was chosen by the Heinlein Prize Trust to write VARIABLE STAR, a novel based on a 7-page outline created in 1955 by First Grandmaster Robert A. Heinlein; it will be a Tor hardcover in September 2006. The Usenet newsgroup alt.callahans and its many internet offshoots, inspired by Spider's Callahan's Place series, are said to constitute the largest non-porn network in cyberspace.
Spider was born in the Bronx, New York on 3 successive days (they had to handle him in sections) in 1948, and holds a Bachelors degree in English from the State University of New York. He was book reviewer for Galaxy, Analog and New Destinies magazines for nearly a decade, and his op-ed column "Future Tense" has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, since 1996. In 2001 he released Belaboring the Obvious, a CD featuring original music accompanied by guitar legend Amos Garrett.
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