The author of several science fiction novels and short stories, he also edited many science fiction anthologies and was inducted in to the Science Fiction Hall of Popularity. His popular functions consist of Starhaven; Aliens from Space; Starborne; as well as the Majipoor series. He examined English books at Columbia School. He released his first book, Revolt on Alpha C, in 1955. He gained both Hugo and Nebula Honours multiple situations. He was raised in Brooklyn, NY. He wedded Karen Haber in 1987. His novella, Sailing to Byzantium, took its name from a poem by William Butler Yeats.