Robert Weinberg, American science fiction author, Died at 70


Robert Weinberg (also credited as Bob Weinberg) was born on August 29, 1946, in New Jersey and died on September 25, 2016.

He was an American author.

Robert’s work spans several genres including non-fiction, science fiction, horror, and comic books.

He sold his first story in 1967.

Several selections of his writing career was conducted part-time while also owning a bookstore; he became a full-time writer after 1997.

He was also an editor, and edited books in the fields of horror, science fiction and western.

He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology.

He edited Pulp, a fanzine devoted to pulp magazines; Pulp became noted for its interviews with pulp writers such as Walter B. Gibson and Frederick C. Davis, from 1970 to 1981.

He has also a comic writer, he wrote for Marvel Comics; his first job was on the series Cable, and he later created the series Nightside starring Sydney Taine a character who had previously appeared in a short story Weinberg wrote.

He sat on the ‘Council of Six’, a board of editorial advisers for Canadian publisher Battered Silicon Dispatch Box. Along with another boardmember, George Vanderburgh, Weinberg took the editorial reins at Arkham House.

While at Chicon 7, Weinberg received a Special Committee Award for his service to science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Because of health issues, Weinberg was unable to attend and the award was accepted on his behalf by Jane Frank.

Robert Weinberg died in Oak Forest, Illinois.

Robert Weinberg passed away at 70 years old.