Frank M. Robinson, author

Aug 9, 1926 - June 30, 2014

Frank M. Robinson’s Memorial
August 8, 2014 @7pm
San Francisco Women's Building
3543 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 431-1180
WomensBuilding.org
This event is open to the public and we hope to see you there to celebrate the life of our friend!

Frank M. Robinson Biography, part 2
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Author
The Donor, Forge Books 2004
The Great Divide (with John Levin), Forge Books 2004
Art of Imagination (with Robert Weinberg, Randy Broecker), Collectors Press, 2002
Science Fiction of the 20th Century, Collectors Press 1999
Waiting, Forge Books 1999
Pulp Culture (with Lawrence Davidson), Collectors Press 1998
Death of a Marionette (with Paul Hull), Forge Books 1995
The Dark Beyond the Stars, Tor Books 1991
Blow-Out (with Thomas N. Scortia), Franklin Watts 1987
The Great Divide (with John Levin), Rawson/Wade 1982
A Life in the Day Of... (Short story collection), Bantam 1981
The Gold Crew (with Thomas N. Scortia), Warner Books 1980
The Nightmare Factor (with Thomas N. Scortia), Doubleday 1978
The Prometheus Crisis (with Thomas N. Scortia), Doubleday 1975
The Glass Inferno (with Thomas N. Scortia), Doubleday 1974
The Power, J.B. Lippincott 1956

Editor
Sex, Amercian Style (with Nat Lehrman), Playboy Press 1971
The Truth About Vietnam (with Earl Kemp), Greenleaf 1966

Actor
Milk 2008 (Frank’s article about the experience)

Books into Films
The Power, MGM 1968 (Producer, George Pal)
The Towering Inferno, 20th / Warners 1974 (Producer, Irwin Allen)
The Fifth Missile (aka The Gold Crew), NBC weekly movie 1986

Film Scripts
Inferno, Paramount 1999 (not filmed)
The Dark Beyond the Stars, American Zoetrope 1997 (not filmed)

Articles and Stories
Playboy, Readers Digest, Cavalier, Gallery, Astounding Science  Fiction, Galaxy,   Beyond, etc., plus numerous anthologies.

Editorial Positions
Assistant Editor, Science Digest; Assistant Editor Family Weekly; Editor, Rogue Magazine; Editor, Censorship Today; Managing Editor, Cavalier; Staff Writer, Playboy; speech writer for martyred San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, etc.

Born
Chicago, Ill.

Education
BS in Physics, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.
MS in Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Professional Societies
Phi Beta Kappa (scholastic)
Pi Kappa Alpha, President (social)
Omicron Delta Kappa (freshman honorary)
Phi Eta Sigma (journalistic)

Hobbies:
Pulp magazine collector
DVD movie collector

Military:
Navy radar technician, World War II, Korean War

Family status:
Single man living in San Francisco (yada, yada), nieces, nephews, sisters-in-laws, lots of friends, outgoing, charming, helpful, handsome (right)

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