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Bob Shaw was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on December 31, 1931.
Bob passed away on February 11, 1996, at the age of 44, after a long battle with cancer. During his lifetime, Bob was a successful science fiction writer and won several awards for his work.
He is best known for his novel 'The Ragged Astronauts', which won both the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Bob's work often dealt with themes of first contact with aliens and alternate universes. He was also interested in Irish mythology and wrote several stories based on Celtic legends. At the time of his death, Bob was working on a new novel called 'Shipstar'. Sadly, he was not able to finish it before he passed away. Bob Shaw will always be remembered as a talented science fiction writer with a great imagination.
Bob Shaw was quite a renowned novelist from the United Kingdom.
At the age of eleven, Bob Shaw got his inspiration from a science fiction story by AE van Vogt and later in his career; he got carried away as a writer. He had a net worth of $1.5 million.
In 1954 Bob Shaw published his first professional science fiction story.
Bob's yearly income is estimated to be about $400,000.
The height of Bob Shaw is unknown.
Bob Shaw started his journey in Belfast on December 31, 1931, and at the age of 65, on February 11, 1996, he passed away.
The details of Shaw's childhood are not very much discussed. He was the eldest with two younger brothers, and his father was a policeman.
At a very early age, Shaw indulged in science fiction, and later, he described it as quite addictive. He graduated from Belfast College of Technology. In 1950 he encountered James White at Walt Willis's house on Upper Newtownards Road and joined Irish Fandom. The group became very influential for him and gave Bob a nickname, BoSh.
Bob Shaw married Sadie and then an American woman, Nancy Tucker. With Sadie, he got a son and two daughters together while living in Canada during 1956-1958. In 1991 Sadie passed away suddenly, and Shaw started living on his own. In 1995 Bob Shaw and Nancy Tucker got married and moved to the US.
In 1966 Bob Shaw wrote 'Light of Other Days,' about a slow glass to see the past.
Analog editor John W. Campbell bought his story, and later Bob wrote 'Burden of Proof' in 1967, the sequel. He envisioned the whole story in four hours but later expanded upon his concept with 'Other Days, Other Eyes'.
Bob Shaw won the Hugo Award with his novels 'Light of Other Days' and 'The Ragged Astronauts'.
As a science fiction writer, he won the BSFA award.
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