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Spider Robinson was born on November 24, 1948 in New York City. He graduated from the State University of New York in Stony Brook, Long Island, NY with a B.A. in English.
Since 1972, Spider Robinson has been publishing short stories, novelettes and novellas in "Omni", "Analog", "Destinies", and other magazines as well as book reviews and articles for publications of science fiction organizations and many novels.
Robinson has written 33 novels, including the well-known Callahan's Series, the Stardance Trilogy (including "Stardance," winner of the 1978 Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards and written in collaboration with his wife Jeanne Robinson), and the Deathkiller Trilogy.
The Robinsons moved to Nova Scotia in the 1970s and to Vancouver in 1987, where they continued to produce work. In the late 1990s they moved to Bowen Island, where Spider continues to reside.