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RIP: Frank M. Robinson (1926 – 2014)

Sad news…

SF Site is reporting that SF author Frank M. Robinson has passed away.

Robinson is perhaps best known in sf circles as the author of the novels The Dark Beyond the Stars, Waiting, The Donor, and the 1999 coffee table book Science Fiction of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History. With Tom Scortia he co-authored The Glass Inferno (basis for the film The Towering Inferno), The Prometheus Crisis, The Nightmare Factor, and Blow-Out!. Robinson was also a speechwriter for San Francisco politician Harvey Milk in the 1970s and appeared in a cameo role in the film Milk.

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2 Comments on RIP: Frank M. Robinson (1926 – 2014)

  1. Not to mention he was the author of the near classic SF thriller, the Power.

  2. thingmaker // July 2, 2014 at 8:27 am //

    And, charmingly enough, when the 1956 novel – The Power – was reissued in 2000, Mr. Robinson updated it… By substituting, as I recall, the word Vietnam for Korea… once… Great book in any event.

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