Michael Capobianco has published one solo science fiction novel, Burster (Bantam). He is co-author, with William Barton, of the critically acclaimed hardcore science fiction novels Iris (Doubleday, Bantam Spectra, Avon Eos), Alpha Centauri (Avon Eos), and White Light (Avon Eos) and the near-future novel Fellow Traveler (Bantam Spectra), as well as short fiction and magazine articles on planetology and the exploration of the solar system.
Born in Washington, D.C. in 1950, Capobianco graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies. For many years he was involved in the development of computer simulations and game software. An amateur astronomer, he is a member of the International Occultation and Timing Association (IOTA). His observations were critical in determining the size and shape of asteroid 102 Miriam.
Capobianco served as President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) from 1996-1998 and again from 2007-2008. He received the Service to SFWA Award in 2004 and is currently SFWA's Authors Coalition Commissioner.