Swancon 2001: PR2 part 3 of 3

The Swancon 2001:Masquerade Progress Report 2, while a light weight publication, devoted a significant proportion of the real estate to Guest of Honour, Robert Silverberg

Robert Silverberg

“The man who put sex in science fiction”
– Neil Gaiman

Its almost impossible to to sum up the work of Robert Silverberg in this short a space. His career has been long, prolific, and has produced an enormous amount of work of the highest quality.

An indication of how well regarded he is as a science fiction writer is that he has been nominated for the Nebulas 20 times (and won 5 times), and been nominated for the Hugos 27 times (and won 4 times, withdrawing 4 times), beginning with the Hugo for ‘most promising new author’ in 1955, a promise that he has well and truly made good on. He has also been nominated for the Locus Readers Award 97 times and won 5 times. Most notably, he is the only science fiction writer to have won major awards in every decade from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Robert Silverberg is not only a writer of an enormous amount of superb science fiction, but also a notable editor (for example, he edited the recent Legends anthology), and writer on many other subjects (including much excellent non-fiction). He is also a witty, warm and entertaining speaker, who has been a guest of honour at many science fiction cons before.

Perhaps his best known recent work is the Majipoor series, beginning with Lord Valentine s Castle, that he is currently continuing with books including the recent Lord Prestimion.

We are absolutely delighted at the prospect of having Robert as a guest.

“Where Silverberg toes today, the rest of science fiction will go tomorrow!”
— Isaac Asimov

About australian sf-history

ASFDAP was set up in 2011 after the rediscovery by the wider SF community of an impressive hoard of Australian SF community related ephemera, fanzines and other materials in the Murdoch University basement.
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