1935 - Born in Brooklyn, New York on the 15th of January.
1955 - His first published novel, a children's book called Revolt on Alpha C appeared, and in the following year, he won his first Hugo.
1956 - He attended Columbia University, receiving an A.B. in English Literature, but kept writing science fiction.
1959 - The market for science fiction collapsed, and Silverberg turned his ability to write copiously to other fields, from carefully researched historical nonfiction to softcore pornography for Nightstand Books.
1969 - His “Nightwings” was awarded the Hugo as best novella.
1970 - He won a Nebula award, for the short story “Passengers”, and two the following year.
- He was the Guest of Honor at the World Science Fiction Convention.
1972 - He moved from his native New York to the West Coast .
1975 - He announced his retirement from writing.
- He won yet another, for his novella “Born with the Dead.”
1980 - He returned, however, with Lord Valentine's Castle, a panoramic adventure set on an alien planet, which has become the basis of the Majipoor series a story cycle set on the vast planet Majipoor, a planet much larger than Earth, inhabited by no less than six types of planetary settlers.
1986 - He received a Nebula for his novella "Sailing to Byzantium", a Hugo for the novelet "Enter a Soldier.
2004 - He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
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