Obituary: Frank M. Robinson

Author Frank M. Robinson (b.1926) died on June 30. Robinson wrote several novels with Tom Scortia, including The Glass Inferno, which was the basis for the film The Towering Inferno. They also wrote The Prometheus Crisis, The Nightmare Factor, and Blow-Out!. Robinson also wrote the solo novels The Dark Beyond the Stars, Waiting, and The Donor. In 1999, he published Science Fiction of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History and recently finished his autobiography. In addition to his genre work, Robinson was a speechwriter for San Francisco politician Harvey Milk in the 1970s and appeared in a cameo role in the film Milk.

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  1. Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014) | File 770 — June 30, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

    […] M. Robinson, best-selling fiction author, editor, collector and sf historian died June 30 reports SF Site News. He was 87. His health was known to be in decline, as he had been unable to participate in person […]

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