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Spider Robinson


Canada (b.1948)
Husband of Jeanne Robinson

Since he began writing professionally in 1972, Spider Robinson has won many major awards, including three Hugos, one Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He is best known for his Callahan stories, about the most bizarre band of barflies you're likely to meet in this or any other galaxy, and for the Hugo and Nebula-winning Stardance Sequence, Stardance, Starseed, and Starmind, written with his wife, writer/choreographer Jeanne Robinson. His opinion column "Future Tense" has appeared in Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, since 1996.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Callahan
   1. Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (1978)
   2. Time Travelers Strictly Cash (1979)
   3. Callahan's Secret (1986)
   Callahan's Crazy Crosstime Bar (1988)
     aka Callahan and Company
   4. Callahan's Lady (1989)
   5. Lady Slings the Booze (1992)
   6. The Callahan Touch (1993)
   Off the Wall at Callahan's (1994)
   7. Callahan's Legacy (1996)
   8. Callahan's Key (2000)
   9. Callahan's Con (2003)
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Stardance (with Jeanne Robinson)
   1. Stardance (1979)
   2. Starseed (1991)
   3. Starmind (1995)
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Deathkiller
   1. Mindkiller (1982)
   2. Time Pressure (1987)
   3. Lifehouse (1997)
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Russell Walker
   1. Very Bad Deaths (2004)
   2. Very Hard Choices (2008)
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Novels
   Telempath (1976)
   Night of Power (1985)
   Tales from the Planet Earth (1986) (with others)
   The Free Lunch (2001)
   Variable Star (2006) (with Robert Heinlein)
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Collections
   Antinomy (1980)
   Melancholy Elephants (1984)
   True Minds (1991)
   User Friendly (1998)
   By Any Other Name (2001)
   God Is an Iron (2002)
   My Favorite Shorts (2016)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Kill the Editor (1991)
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Anthologies edited
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction show
 
Spider Robinson recommends
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Tracking (2019)
(Emergence , book 2)
David R Palmer
"You, lucky reader, are about to meet one of the most engaging characters in science-fiction history."
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The Hermetic Millennia (2012)
(Count to the Eschaton, book 2)
John C Wright
"A major figure in the recent renaissance of space opera."
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The Gravity Pilot (2011)
M M Buckner
"Buckner has the kind of talent and energy required to open with the greatest skydive of all time, then build to a climax. Don't start this book if being unable to stop is a problem."

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Books containing stories by Spider Robinson
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State of the Ark (2023)
Canadian Futurefiction
edited by
Lesley Choyce
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They're Here! (2023)
edited by
Hank Davis and Sean C W Korsgaard
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman

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Awards
1983 Hugo Award for Best Short Story : Melancholy Elephants [short story]
1978 Hugo Award for Best Novella : Stardance [short story]
1977 Nebula Award for Best Novella : Stardance [short story]
1977 Hugo Award for Best Novella : By Any Other Name [short story]
1974 Astounding Award for Best New Writer

Award nominations
1987 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Callahan's Secret
1986 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Melancholy Elephants
1983 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Mindkiller
1982 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Time Travelers Strictly Cash
1981 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Antinomy
1980 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Stardance
1979 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Stardance
1978 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Dog Day Evening


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