Justina Robson, 2020
Justina Robson was born in Yorkshire, England in 1968 and studied Philosophy and Linguistics at York University.
Her first novel, Silver Screen, won the 2000 amazon.co.uk Writers’ Bursary Award together with her second novel, Mappa Mundi.
She has been a student (1992) and a teacher (2002, 2006) at The Arvon Foundation and studied at Clarion West, the US bootcamp for SF and Fantasy writers, in 1996.
Her thirteen books have been variously shortlisted for most of the major genre awards such as The Philip K Dick Award and the Arthur C Clarke Award. In 2004 Justina was a judge for the Arthur C Clarke Award on behalf of The Science Fiction Foundation.
Her novels and stories range widely over SF and Fantasy, often in combination and often featuring AIs and machines who aren’t exactly what they seem.
She is the proud author of “The Covenant of Primus” (2013) – the Hasbro-authorised history and ‘bible’ of The Transformers linked to the “Transformers Prime” TV show.
She lives in t’North of England with her husband, three children, a cat and a dog.