(1932 – 2002)
Robert Lull Forward was an American physicist and SF writer. His SF was based largely on ideas developed from his career as an aerospace engineer. He earned a doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1965. He was nominated for the 1981 Campbell Award.
Forward is primarily remembered today for his Dragon's Egg series: Dragon's Egg (1980) and Starquake (1985). Both novels were collected in an omnibus edition (Dragon's Egg & Starquake) in 1994.