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While in high school Bob had a secret passion to prowl used bookstores acquiring bundles of 1940’s and 1950’s copies of Astounding Science Fiction, Planet Stories, Startling Stories, and Thrilling Wonder Stories. The adventurous SciFi fantasies contained within those garish covers, with their monstrous aliens and beautiful scenes of strange planets inspired him to try writing on his own. He sold his first short story about a pair of life seeking automated rovers on Venus to Analog Science Fact & Fiction while in college. His first novel, which took place on a newly colonized Venus with aerostat cities drifting in the habitable zone of the murky cloud deck, “World in the Sky”, was serialized in Analog Science Fact & Fiction several years later. Several of the stories published in Analog magazine were honored with the coveted cover spot. He was also lucky enough to be published in OMNI magazine. some of his novelettes have gone on to be anthologized in hardback and paperback, including a favorite story: The Runners, an adventure that explores the end times of the dinosaurs. Bob’s latest novel, “Mars Awakened”, is available in paperback and Kindle edition on Amazon. Bob is a member of the Planetary Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He manages a team of technical writers for a satellite communication company and lives in California