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Michael Capobianco


Michael Capobianco has published one solo science fiction novel, Burster (Bantam 1990). He is co-author, with William Barton, of the controversial hardcore sf book Iris (Doubleday 1990, Bantam paperback 1991, Avon Eos 1999), Alpha Centauri, (Avon, 1997), and the critically acclaimed near-future novel Fellow Traveler, 1991), as well as several magazine articles on planetology and the exploration of the solar system. Their story "The Adventure of the Russian Grave" appeared in the anthology Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (DAW, 1995).

Their latest collaboration, White Light, (Avon Eos 1998) appeared in paperback in August 1999.

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 2007-2008. He received the Service to SFWA Award in 2004 and is currently on SFWA's Board of Advisors. On July 1, 2008, Capobianco hung up his cat herding crook and returned to normal life, but was subsequently recruited for a stint as SFWA's VP. 





Exploration of Saturn and its Moons.





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