(May 10, 1969- )
Born in Fairfield, California
American science fiction writer
Novels include; 'The Old Man's War' series and the 'Android's Dream Universe' series
Also wrote 'The Sagan Diary' and 'The God Engines'
Non-fiction includes 'The Rough Guide to' series and 'The Book of Dumb' series
BA in philosophy from the University of Chicago where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Chicago Maroon
Won John W Campbell Award in 2005 for Best New Writer
Won Hugo Awards for Best Fan Writer and Best Related Book
Winner of the Geffen Award, an Israeli science fiction award
Why he might be annoying
He criticizes science fiction fans for being geeks who are 'emotionally trapped in the high school cafeteria and the social dynamics thereof.'
He criticizes science fiction writers for working for low paying companies.
He used to be a film critic and once was a writer for AOL.
Why he might not be annoying
He has operated 'Whatever,' one of the oldest author operated blogs on the net, since 1998. It actually predates his career as a science fiction writer.
He constantly encourages science fiction writers to do their best work.
His books have been translated into over a dozen languages including Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Spanish, and Czech.
He names characters in his books after musicians, writers, and artists he likes.
He criticizes bad science in science fiction books, movies, etc.
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Year In Review:
For 2013, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 60 Votes: 63.33% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 828 Votes: 35.87% Annoying
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