Spider Robinson

Recent Role:

Himself on Prisoners of Gravity

Born:

11/24/1948, New York

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  • Biography
  • No biography is available for Spider Robinson.

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    New York

    Also Known As

    Spider Robinson

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Spider: Now that I finally have the time for it, this websurfing stuff turns out to be as interesting and fun and addictive as you’ve all been telling me. Zipping from link to link, chasing an idea across the noosphere, sucking up information like a killer whale — way cool.

    • (regarding the state of space exploration, part of his Toastmaster Opening remarks for TorCon in 2003) Spider: The day Apollo 11 landed, I knew men would walk on Mars in my lifetime. I'm no longer nearly so sure. The last budget put forward in Canada contained not a penny for Mars.

    • (regarding his 2001 trip to Amsterdam) Spider: I hadn't come for the coffeehouses... or the music, or the notorious Red Light District, or even the ganja. I live in BC. I came to see Amsterdam. I wanted to know what a city that tolerates pot and prostitution and considers junkies treatable sick people is like.

    Trivia (17)

    • Although born in the United States, Spider has been living in Canada for the last 30 years (as of 2006); in 2002, he became a Canadian citizen, while keeping his American citizenship as well.

    • In July, 2004, Spider performed at the Vancouver Island Music Festival, held in Courtenay, B.C.

    • Spider is part of the jury that decides who will be the recipients of the Heinlein Awards, given out annually.

    • Spider refers to his guitar as "Lady MacBeth".

    • In 2003, Spider was the Toastmaster at TorCon, the 61st World Science Fiction Convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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