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Ben Robinson is a British writer and editor, who has worked as such on several Star Trek related reference works.

A 1991 York University graduate, holding a masters degree in English and Related Literature, and a Star Trek fan from an early age, Robinson worked for GE Fabbri, serving as one of the initiators, editors and writers for two years on the Star Trek Fact Files in the 1990s, alongside Marcus Riley, Penny L. Juday, Larry Nemecek, Guy Vardaman, Tim Gaskill, and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. Following the success of that publication, he was pulled from that publication in late 1998 and assigned to edit the US derivative version, Star Trek: The Magazine. Robinson was the first publication editor to fully realize that live-action produced computer generated imagery, was singularly well suited for illustrative purposes in (licensed) print publications, and CG imagery has been appearing in print from issue 69 (1998) of The Fact Files onward. [1]

When Haynes Publishing sought advice on creating the USS Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual, Robinson was one of those approached through CBS Consumer Products, which ultimately led to an offer to write the manual in its entirety. Robinson approached Marcus Riley to assist with the project, and also had the assistance of Michael Okuda as technical consultant. Robinson subsequently served in the same capacity for the Haynes follow-up publication, Klingon Bird of Prey Owners' Workshop Manual, where he had the assistance of Rick Sternbach.

As of 2011, Robinson is formally employed by Eaglemoss Collections, due to the merger of GE Fabbri with magazine publisher Eaglemoss, another notable partwork publisher. He is currently the project manager of the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection partwork magazine.

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