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Silverberg, Robert

Born: 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 80 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors

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.