My latest email newsletter, sent out today:
Hello, Robert J. Sawyer reader!
Here's the latest news from Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science-fiction writer Rob Sawyer:
FLASHFORWARD TV SERIES PREMIERE
The TV series FLASHFORWARD, based on my novel of the same name, premieres in the United States (on ABC) and Canada (on CTV's A channels) on Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific (7:00 p.m. Central).More info
UK viewers: watch for it on Five this fall.
FLASHFORWARD NOVEL REISSUED
My Aurora Award-winning novel FLASHFORWARD has been continuously in print since it was first published in 1999. But Tor Books, New York, just reissued it in both mass-market (regular) and trade (large-format) paperback with new covers to tie in to the ABC TV series of the same name (and the Science Fiction Book Club will be offering it in hardcover shortly).
UK and Australian readers: look for a new edition of FLASHFORWARD from Orion/Gollancz, coming soon.
The new Tor trade paperback:
The new Tor mass-market paperback:
More about the novel (including the new cover!) and links to online retailers:More info
FLASHFORWARD is also available for the Kindle and from Audible.com.
"A creative, soul-searching exploration of fate, free will, and the nature of the universe. This first-rate, philosophical journey, a terrific example of idea-driven SF, should have wide appeal." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review, denoting a book of exceptional merit)
CBC BOOK CLUB PICKS FLASHFORWARD
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Book Club pick for September 2009 is FLASHFORWARD by Robert J. Sawyer. You can join in the fun online from anywhere in the world:More info
A book-club discussion guide for FLASHFORWARD is here:More info
"Great storytelling. Sawyer's FLASHFORWARD has well-developed characters that you care about." -- BOSTON GLOBE
ROLLBACK ON CBC SIRIUS RADIO / PODCASTS
CBC Sirius Satellite Radio's BETWEEN THE COVERS is broadcasting -- and podcasting! -- Rob's Hugo Award-nominated novel ROLLBACK in twenty-five 15-minute installments weekdays from Monday, September 7, to Friday, October 9. Narrator is ALESSANDRO JULIANI, who played Felix Gaeta on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.
* Sirius Satellite Radio: channel 137 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time
* Podcasts will be here:Podcasts
More about ROLLBACK:More info
"Beyond the SF trappings, ROLLBACK is a story about love and commitment, about humanity at its most basic -- a novel to be savoured by science-fiction and mainstream readers alike." -- THE GLOBE AND MAIL
CALCULATING GOD WINS AUDIE
Audible.com's unabridged reading of my Hugo Award-nominated novel CALCULATING GOD recently won the Audie Award -- the highest honor in the audiobook industry -- for best SF/F audiobook of the year:More info
"Guaranteed to expand the minds of believers and non-believers alike." -- TORONTO STAR
And check out Audible's brilliant production of my WWW:WAKE -- it knocked my socks off!RJS on Audible.com
MISSISSAUGA LITERARY FESTIVAL
ROBERT J. SAWYER, KENNETH OPPEL, LINWOOD BARCLAY, and others, at the Living Arts Centre, Sunday, September 13:More info
Rob's event is in the Rogers Theatre at 2:15 p.m.
WATCH THE FLASHFORWARD PREMIERE WITH ROB
If you'll be in Winnipeg on Thursday, September 24, come watch the first episode as it airs with me at McNally Robinson Pollo Park in a special public viewing sponsored jointly by CTV and Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival. The evening will begin with a talk by me at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A and book signing after the show is over at 9:00.More info
AND SPEAKING OF WINNIPEG ...
Hugo winners ROBERT J. SAWYER and ROBERT CHARLES WILSON and Hugo finalist NICK DiCHARIO headline Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival on Friday, September 25:More info
And on Wednesday, September 23, at 4:30 p.m., Rob will be giving a "Big Ideas" talk on "Science Fiction as a Mirror for Reality" as part of Thin Air:More info
WORD ON THE STREET
Hugo Award-winner ROBERT J. SAWYER and World Fantasy Award nominee TERENCE M. GREEN will be at Word on the Street, Toronto's open-air book festival, in booth WB17 all day long.
RAVE REVIEWS FOR WWW:WAKE
WAKE, the first volume in my WWW trilogy, continues to garner rave reviews:WAKE reviews
WATCH, the second volume, will be published in April 2010.
More about WAKE:More about WAKE
"Sawyer continues to push the boundaries with his stories of the future made credible. His erudition, eclecticism, and masterly storytelling make WAKE a choice selection." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL
RJS on the Web:WebsiteBlog
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