Norman Richard Spinrad is a SF author, essayist, and critic who was born in New York City, and is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. In 1957 he entered City College of New York and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
He has lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and New York. He married fellow novelist N. Lee Wood in 1990; they divorced in 2005.
Spinrad served as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) from 1980 to 1982 and again from 2001 to 2002. He has also worked as a radio phone show host, a vocal artist, a literary agent, and President of World SF.
Some of his SF novels are The Solarians (1966), Agent of Chaos (1967), Bug Jack Barron (1969), The Iron Dream (1972), A World Between (1979), The Void Captain's Tale (1983), Child of Fortune (1985), Russian Spring (1991), and Greenhouse Summer (1999). His short fiction is collected in The Last Hurrah of the Golden Horde (1970, The Star-Spangled Future (1979), and Vampire Junkies (1994).
He has also written historical fiction, including The Druid King (2003) and Mexica (2005).
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1975 -- Best Novella Hugo nominee
- 1977 -- Mudcon 1
- 1978 -- Philcon 1978, Apricon
- 1979 -- Paracon II, 4th International SF Festival, Best Novel Hugo nominee
- 1982 -- ConQuesT 3
- 1984 -- Albacon 84, Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo nominee
- 1989 -- Eurocon 1989
- 1991 -- Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo nominee
- 1992 -- Freucon XII
- 1993 -- Mexicon 5
- 1994 -- Wincon III, Eurocon 1994
- 1997 -- Finncon 1997
- 2001 -- Atlantykron
- 2003 -- Prix Utopia
- 2008 -- Fantasticon 2008
- 2013 -- LoneStarCon III
- two Nebula Awards
- Jupiter Award
- Prix Apollo.
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