Mike Resnick

(b. March 5, 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

A native of Chicago who is well-known as both a fan and a pro. Married to Carol Resnick and father to Laura Resnick.

He was Guest of Honor at Chicon 7, the 2012 Worldcon.

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 is a long-time member of CFG and was a member of the Hawaii in 1981 Worldcon bid.

He has written extensively for fanzines (most notably for Mimosa, but also Challenger, Foxfax, and Lan's Lantern) and has 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.

Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:

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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