Spider Robinson

Spider Robinson
Spider Robinson with wife Jeanne Robinson at the 2004 Necronomicon.
Spider Robinson with wife Jeanne Robinson at the 2004 Necronomicon.
Born (1948-11-24) November 24, 1948 (age 70)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, US
OccupationAuthor
GenreScience fiction

Spider Robinson (born November 24, 1948) is an American-born Canadian science fiction author. He has won a number of awards for his hard science fiction and humorous stories.[1]

Early life and education

Robinson was born in the Bronx, New York City, New York; his father was a salesman.[2][3] He was avid reader of science fiction; his exposure in early childhood to the juvenile novels of Robert Heinlein later influenced him to become a writer.[4] He attended a Catholic high school, spending his junior year in a seminary, followed by two years in a Catholic college, and five years[5] at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in the 1960s,[6] earning a Bachelor of Arts in English.[2] While at Stony Brook, Spider entertained at campus coffeehouses and gatherings, strumming his guitar and singing in harmony with his female partner.[7] It was at this time that his friends, at his request, stopped calling him "Robbie" and gave him the nickname "Spider", which he adopted as his official first name.[8][9] Robinson adopted the name out of admiration for blues musician "Spider" John Koerner. [10]

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