Justina Robson was born in Yorkshire, England in 1968. After completing school she dropped out of Art College, then studied Philosophy and Linguistics at York University. She sold her first novel in 1999 which also won the 2000 amazon.co.uk Writers’ Bursary Award.
She has been a student (1992) and a teacher (2002, 2006) at The Arvon Foundation, in the UK, (a centre for the development and promotion of all kinds of creative writing). She was a student at Clarion West, the US bootcamp for SF and Fantasy writers, in 1996.
Her eleven books have been variously shortlisted for most of the major genre awards, including her latest novel “Glorious Angels”. An anthology of her short fiction, “Heliotrope”, was published in 2012. 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.
She lives in t’North of England with her partner, three children, a cat and a dog.