Robert Silverberg has won and been nominated for numerous Hugo, Nebula, and Locas Awards in his fifty plus year career. He won the 1971 nebula for his novel, “A Time of Changes”, set in a culture where the first person singular is forbidden, and words such as I or me are treated as obscenities or social errors. His most famous series is the Majipoor series, a science fantasy work consisting of several novels and short stories. If you’ve never read the series it is one that is highly recommended.
Robert Silverberg was born in New York City on 15 January 1935 to Michael and Helen Silverberg, an only child. He tends to keep his personal life to himself, but he has made allusions to being a lonely and bitter child who found a sort of release in science fiction and fantasy.
In 1949 he started a science fiction fanzine called Spaceship and made his first professional sale to Science Fiction Adventures, a non-fiction piece called Fanmag, in the December 1953 issue.