Robert Reed was born, raised and currently is the only SWFA member living in Nebraska.
Since his debut in the mid- eighties, Robert Reed has produced a substantial and varied body of work. Nine novels have been published to date, His first two novels, The Leeshore and The Hormone Jungle, appeared in 1987. These were followed by Black Milk (1990), Down the Bright Way (1991), The Remarkables (1992), Beyond the Veil of Stars (1994), An Exaltation of Larks (1995), and Beneath the Gated Sky (1997) and the much anticipated Marrow, based on a short story of the same name that was one of Locus's selections for the top 10 stories of 1997. Reed has also sold nearly one hundred shorter works of fiction, including The Utility Man, Decency, Marrow, and Whiptail, all finalists for the Hugo Award. His novella Chrysalis was nominated for a Nebula, and Human Bay is currently on the final ballot for a World Fantasy Award. His first collection of stories, The Dragons of Springplace, was published in 1999 by Golden Gryphon Press. Reed has also been working for several years on a science fiction thriller which he likens to "Jurassic Park meets Dances With Wolves."
His short fiction has twice been nominated for the Hugo Award. He has had numerous short stories published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and other major magazines.
He was the gold-prize winner in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest in 1986 for his story "Mudpuppies" (under the pen-name Robert Touzalin).
Reed's hobbies include gardening, playing God to numerous small ponds and large aquariums, running long distances, and reading about every persuasion of science. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife, Leslie.