Robinson, Spider and Jeanne

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Robinson, Spider and Jeanne

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Spider Robinson was born in 1948 in the Bronx, New York, He graduated from Suny Stony Brook, Long Island, N.Y, with a B.A. in English. He married Jeanne Rubbicco in 1975 . Born in Boston in 1948, she attended the Boston Conservatory of Music, Dance and Drama, 1966-1968, and studied ballet and modern dance techniques at numerous schools since 1968 . After their marriage they moved to Nova Scotia and Jeanne was the founder, director, resident choreographer/teacher of the Nova Dance Theatre, 1980-1987.
Since 1973 Spider Robinson has been publishing short stories, novelettes and novellas in Omni, Analog, Destinies and other magazines. In addition to science fiction novels and short stories, he has written book reviews and articles for magazines and publications of science fiction organizations . Three novels, Stardance (1978 ; Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards), Starseed (1991) and Starmind (1994) were written in collaboration with Jeanne. Spider and Jeanne Robinson won Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards for Stardance . Spider robinson also won other international, national, and regional awards including the John W . Campbell Award for the best new writer (1974), Hugo Award for Best Novella for a portion of Telempath (1976), Hugo Award for Best Short Story for "Melancholy Elephants" (1983) and frequent AnLab awards, 1973-84. Some of his other works included Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (1977), Antinomy (1980), Time Travelers Stricly Cash (1981), Mindkiller (1982), Night of Power {1985), Time Pressure (1987), Callahan's Lady (1989), Copyright Violation (1990), Lady Slings the Booze (1992), The Callahan Touch (1993), and Off the Wall at Callahan's (1994) . They lived in Nova Scotia after getting married until they moved to Vancouver in July 1987.

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