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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
   Telempath (1976)
   Night of Power (1985)
   Tales from the Planet Earth (1986) (with Lino Aldani, Brian Aldiss, Karl-Michael Armer, Jon Bing, Andre Carneiro, A Bertram Chandler, Ljuben Dilov, Tong Enzheng, Carlos Maria Federici, Harry Harrison, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Sam J Lundwall, Joseph Nesvadba, Frederik Pohl, Tetsu Yano, Ye Yonglie and Janusz A Zajdel)
   The Free Lunch (2001)
   Variable Star (2006) (with Robert Heinlein)
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Short stories
Overdose (1975)
By Any Other Name [short story] (1976)Hugo
Dog Day Evening (1977)Hugo (nominee)
Stardance [short story] (1977) (with Jeanne Robinson)Hugo
Nebula Awards
Fivesight (1979)
God Is an Iron [short story] (1979)
Have You Heard the One...? (1980)
Pyotr's Story (1981)
Serpents' Teeth (1981)
Melancholy Elephants [short story] (1982)Hugo
Involuntary Man's Laughter (1983)

John W. Campbell Best New Author winner (1974)
Hugo Best Novella winner (1977) : By Any Other Name [short story]
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1978) : Dog Day Evening
Hugo Best Novella winner (1978) : Stardance [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novella winner (1978) : Stardance [short story]
Hugo Best Short Story winner (1983) : Melancholy Elephants [short story]

Spider Robinson recommends
Mindbridge (1976)
Joe Haldeman
"A genuine masterpiece."
Elephant Song (1982)
(Circus World, book 2)
Barry B Longyear
"What Barry has done . . . is to take a magnificent way of life, which today seems on the verge of extinction, and fling it bodily into the future, toward immortality."
Emergence (1984)
(Emergence , book 1)
David R Palmer
"Strongly reminiscent of the best of Heinlein. This is probably the best first novel I have ever seen."
Jade Darcy and the Zen Pirates (1990)
(Jade Darcy, book 2)
Stephen Goldin and Mary Mason
"You'll have to go a long way to find a more addictive heroine."
V.I. (2000)
Don DeBrandt
"DeBrandt's energetic prose is vivid, graphic, and concise."
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."
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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