Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick
Resnick in 2016
Resnick in 2016
BornMichael Diamond Resnick
(1942-03-05)March 5, 1942
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJanuary 9, 2020(2020-01-09) (aged 77)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
  • Writer
  • editor
GenreScience fiction
Years active1957—2020
SpouseCarol L. Cain (m. 1961)

Michael Diamond Resnick (k/; March 5, 1942 – January 9, 2020) was an American science fiction writer and editor. He won five Hugo awards, a Nebula award, was the guest of honor at Chicon 7, and was executive editor of Jim Baen's Universe[1][2][3] and the editor and creator of Galaxy's Edge magazine.


Resnick was born in Chicago and was a 1959 graduate of Highland Park High School [4][5] in Highland Park, Illinois.[6] He sold his first piece in 1957, while still in high school.[7]:27 He attended the University of Chicago from 1959 to 1961 and met his future wife, Carol L. Cain, there.[8] The couple began dating in mid-December 1960 and were engaged by the end of the month.[7]:27 They were married in 1961.[1]

In the 1960s and early 1970s, Resnick wrote over 200 erotic adult novels under various pseudonyms[9] and edited three men's magazines and seven tabloid newspapers.[1] For over a decade he wrote a weekly column about horse racing and a monthly column about purebred collies, which he and his wife bred and showed.[1] His wife was an uncredited collaborator on much of his science fiction and a co-author on two movie scripts they sold, based on his novels Santiago and The Widowmaker.[10][7]:9 His daughter Laura Resnick is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author.[11]

Resnick lived in Cincinnati from 1976 until his death following a battle with cancer on January 9, 2020.[7][12][13][14]

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