Spider Robinson with wife
Spider Robinson (born November 24, 1948) is an American-born Canadian
Robinson was born in
In his 20s, he "spent several years in the woods, deliberately trying to live without technology." In 1971, just out of college, he got a night job guarding sewers in New York City. He wrote his first published science fiction story, "The Guy with The Eyes", to get out of that job. In 1975 he married
According to Robinson, he had always been known as "Robbie", a contraction of his last name, until he became sick of it, feeling "it was kind of a juvenile name for a college man." He asked his friends for a new first name, and they came up with "Spider", though each for a different reason.