| Bud Sparhawk|| Fiction writer|
| University of Maryland, College Park|
Nebula Award for Best Novella
Sam Boone, Dancing with Dragons, Vixen, Distant Seas, Fantastic Futures 13
Bud Sparhawk Wikipedia
John C. "Bud" Sparhawk (born August 11, 1937) is an American science fiction writer. He is known for the strong scientific basis of his work and for his humorous science fiction, in particular the Sam Boone series of short fiction.
Sparhawk was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and lives in Annapolis. He has a BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland and an MBA in Finance from Oklahoma City University. After fifteen years in the Air Force he worked for a variety of commercial companies before retiring from the role of Vice President at Macfadden, a Federal Government contractor. Sparhawk is also a member of SIGMA, a think tank of speculative writers that advises the government on issues of national interest.
Sparhawk started writing seriously in 1974 and made his first sale to Analog, followed quickly by his second, just when he entered his second year of graduate school, and just before taking a thirteen-year hiatus from SF. His work is most associated with his short fiction in Analog but it has also appeared in various other magazines and anthologies. He is a three-time nominee for the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 1997, 2002, and 2005, and his stories have appeared in several Year's Best SF anthologies. His latest novel titled Distant Seas, was released in April 2015 by Fantastic Books. His first professionally published novel, titled Vixen, was released in 2008 from Cosmos Books. He currently serves on the Board of Directors in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as Chief Financial Officer.
Sparhawk occasionally attends science fiction and fantasy conventions, including Balticon, Confluence, and CapClave in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. He has also appeared as a guest author in numerous interviews When not writing, he spends his spare time sailing on Chesapeake Bay.