Justina Robson

(1968 —)

Justina Robson is a SF author born and living in Leeds, England who studied philosophy and linguistics at the University of York. She worked in a variety of mundane jobs – including secretary, technical writer, and fitness instructor – until becoming a full-time writer. Robson attended the Clarion West Writing Workshop and was first published in 1994 in the British small press magazine The Third Alternative.

Her debut novel, Silver Screen. was shortlisted for both the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the BSFA Award in 2000. Her second novel, Mappa Mundi, was also shortlisted for the Clarke Award in 2001. It won the 2000 Amazon.co.uk Writer's Bursary. In 2004, Natural History, Robson's third novel, was shortlisted for the BSFA Award, and came second in the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

Her first short fiction collection, Heliotrope from Ticonderoga Publications (2011), consisted of 16 stories, mostly reprints.

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