Mike Resnick

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(March 5, 1942 -- January 9, 2020)

Mike Resnick was a native of Chicago who was well-known as both a fan and a pro. He was married to Carol Resnick and father to Laura Resnick.

Resnick began attending Worldcons with Discon in 1963. He, along with Carol, were among the founders of ISFiC, the organization which runs Windycon (and he was on the committee of the first three Windycons) in Chicago. He was a long-time member of CFG and was a member of the Hawaii in 1981 Worldcon bid.

He was GoH at Chicon 7, the 2012 Worldcon Science Fiction convention.

He wrote extensively for fanzines (most notably for Mimosa, but also Challenger, Foxfax, and Lan's Lantern) and published the apazines To Whom It May Concern, and Return of the Heretic as well as published a one-shot called Masquerade.

His 35 Hugo nominations through 2011 are the all-time record for a writer. His wins are: the 1989 Best Short Story Hugo, the 1991 Best Novelette Hugo, the 1995 Best Novella Hugo, the 1998 Best Short Story Hugo, and the 2005 Best Short Story Hugo.

In the 60s and early 70s, Resnick wrote more than 200 "adult" novels under pseudonyms, edited seven tabloid newspapers, and edited a trio of men's magazines. He also produced a weekly column on horse racing for more than a decade, and for eleven years wrote a monthly column on purebred collies, which he and his wife bred and exhibited.


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Also involved with: 1990 Best Novelette Hugo - 1991 Best Novella Hugo - 1992 Best Short Story Hugo - 1993 Best Short Story Hugo - 1994 Best Professional Editor Hugo - 1994 Best Short Story Hugo - 1995 Best Novelette Hugo - 1995 Best Professional Editor Hugo - 1995 Best Short Story Hugo - 1996 Best Novelette Hugo - 1996 Best Novella Hugo - 1997 Best Novelette Hugo - 2000 Best Novella Hugo - 2000 Best Short Story Hugo - 2001 Best Novelette Hugo - 2001 Best Related Book Hugo - 2001 Best Short Story Hugo - 2002 Best Related Book Hugo - 2002 Best Short Story Hugo - 2004 Best Short Story Hugo - 2006 Best Short Story Hugo - 2007 Best Novelette Hugo - 2007 Best Related Book Hugo - 2008 Best Short Story Hugo - 2009 Best Novelette Hugo - 2009 Best Short Story Hugo - 2010 Best Short Story Hugo - 2011 Best Related Work Hugo - 2012 Best Short Story Hugo - Argosy - Boskone 28 - Coastcon 34 - Conglomeration 2001 - Contact - Covert Contraption - Delphyne Joan Woods - Dick Smith - Discon II - Ditto 10 - Ed Wood - FanHistoriCon 9 - ISFiC Press - Joe Siclari - Lou Tabakow - Mark Irwin - Martin H. Greenberg - Masquerade - Mike Glyer
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