Bob Shaw

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Bob Shaw


Born
in Ireland
December 31, 1931

Died
February 12, 1996

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Bob Shaw was born in Northern Ireland. After working in structural engineering, industrial public relations, and journalism he became a full time science fiction writer in 1975.

Shaw was noted for his originality and wit. He was two-time recipient (in 1979 and 1980) of the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. His short story Light of Other Days was a Hugo Award nominee in 1967, as was his novel The Ragged Astronauts in 1987.

Average rating: 3.68 · 3,955 ratings · 324 reviews · 134 distinct works · Similar authors
Orbitsville

3.70 avg rating — 521 ratings — published 1974 — 20 editions
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The Ragged Astronauts (Land...

3.68 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 1986 — 12 editions
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Other Days, Other Eyes

3.86 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 1972 — 13 editions
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Night Walk

3.87 avg rating — 218 ratings — published 1967 — 16 editions
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Who Goes Here? (Warren Peac...

3.83 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 1977 — 12 editions
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The Wooden Spaceships (Land...

3.69 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1988 — 8 editions
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A Wreath of Stars

3.61 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 1976 — 13 editions
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Orbitsville Departure

3.43 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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The Palace Of Eternity

3.42 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1969 — 8 editions
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Ship Of Strangers

3.55 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 1978 — 10 editions
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“Fortune accepted that he could not become a helpless, blameless baby again and yet he was strangely satisfied at the prospect of being carried upwards into the receptive convexities of the clouds.”
Bob Shaw, Tomorrow Lies in Ambush

“We of the Twentieth Century have abandoned the practice of holding something in reserve when we love our children, assuming – as our ancestors would never have dared to do – that they will reach adulthood as a matter of course.”
Bob Shaw, Tomorrow Lies in Ambush

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