spider robinson was the key speaker at the Tor Con ..
There is a copy of his speech at Critter Writer Workshop
here he is giving a speech on science fiction writing
sorry, can't make the direct torcon...
Salutations, gentlefolk ! Might I make a request for some information ? A few years back, I read a short story. I _think_ it was by Spider Robinson, but I Could Be Wrong. Protagonist was man who'd inherited fortune, wanted to help the poor, started an _absolutely honest_ auto repair shop...
As a lawyer who spends a lot of time on line with fellow book lovers I am frequently asked for my opinion on copyright matters. Sadly I am not an expert in the field. I know one or two of those guys who practice Intellectual Property (”IP”) law, and I have to say honestly that it takes a certain...
-Heinlein's outline developed by Spider Robinson.
Supposedly in the style of Heinlein (I can't say, not too familiar with him).
Only about a third into it, now, it seems a bit long winded. But this probably isn't fair to say just yet.
I'm at the point where the Sheffield is taking off, on...
Found this one very cheap at a local second-hand store. Haven't read it yet, though. Has anyone else read it? What do you think of it?
I apparently is his debut novel, and not at all similar to his later Callahan series.
Spider Robinson will be online for a live chat about his works and the upcoming National Book Festival. His chat will begin at noon EST and you can go here http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2006/09/15/DI2006091500884.html if you are interested in participating. There is...
This is the text of an email sent by Spider's website:
Dear SpiderWeb list members,
We're happy to announce that Spider's newest, non-Callahan's novel, VERY BAD DEATHS, is now available at bookstores, just in time for the holiday season. The new novel is a departure for Spider. It's an...
Here is a list of Robinson's works including short stories and his journalism work: (Translations: F--French G--German P--Portuguese J--Japanese I--Italian S--Spanish D--Dutch Pl--Polish Cz--Czechoslovakian R--Russian)
CALLAHAN'S CON (novel) Tor hc/pb (Jy03/04)
GOD IS AN IRON AND...
I challenge any one of you to read one of Spider Robinson's books and not smile. Anyone up for it? :D Sure, they're a little 'touchy-feely', but that is also one of the best parts...who will step up to the plate?
My latest haul from Amazon includes this title by Robinson. I've read it before (I'm attempting to get the whole series in my collection) but it is a very good book. It's a good bet this will be the first I'll read in this bunch. Robinson always makes me feel good and I could use it right now.
I know nothing about Spider Robinson, but it was highly recommended that I open a board dedicated to him by one of the staff.
so...now I'm wondering what he writes about - what themes - and which are the most pivotal and famous novels?
Thank god for Spider Robinson. Where else can I read about characters from my own home town, Halifax, that are involved in black takeovers of New York City or time-traveling telepaths from beyond the grave, loveingly written in flourishing hippie-script ("to corn a phrase") and so painfully...