[Robert J. Sawyer]  Science Fiction Writer
 ROBERT J. SAWYER
 Hugo and Nebula Award Winner

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  Robert J. Sawyer  

  AWARDS AND HONORS  


Winner, Nebula Award for Best Novel of 1995: The Terminal Experiment

Photo: Nebula Award trophy


Finalist, Nebula Award for Best Novella of 2005: "Identity Theft"


Finalist, Nebula Award for Best Novel of 1996: Starplex


Winner, Hugo Award for Best Novel of 2002: Hominids


Finalist, Hugo Award for Best Novel of 2009: Wake


Finalist, Hugo Award for Best Novella of 2006: "Identity Theft"


Finalist, Hugo Award for Best Short Story of 2005: "Shed Skin"


Finalist, Hugo Award for Best Novel of 2003: Humans


Finalist, Hugo Award for Best Novel of 2000: Calculating God


Finalist, Hugo Award for Best Novel of 1998: Factoring Humanity


Finalist, Hugo Award for Best Novel of 1997: Frameshift


Finalist, Hugo Award for Best Short Story of 1997: "The Hand You're Dealt"


Finalist, Hugo Award for Best Novel of 1996: Starplex


Finalist, Hugo Award for Best Novel of 1995: The Terminal Experiment


Winner, John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel of 2006: Mindscan


Finalist John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel of 2009: Wake


Finalist John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel of 2003: Hominids


Finalist, John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel of 2001: Calculating God


Six-time winner of the Homer Award for Best Novel of the Year, voted on by the 39,000 members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Forum on CompuServe:


Two-time winner of the Homer Award for Best Short Story of the Year:


Winner of France's Le Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire for Best Short Story of the Year: "You See But You Do Not Observe"


Winner of Science Fiction Chronicle's 17th Annual Reader Award for Best Short Story of the Year: "The Hand You're Dealt"


Winner of the Galaxy Award — China's top SF award — for Most Popular Foreign Author of 2007


Three-time winner of the Seiun Award ("the Japanese Hugo") for Best Foreign Novel of the Year:


Three-time winner of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya's Science Fiction Award for Best Novella of the Year:

  • Best Novella of 1997: a short version of Factoring Humanity
  • Best Novella of 1998: a short version of FlashForward
  • Best Novella of 2005: "Identity Theft"


Eleven-time winner of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award ("the Aurora"):

Photos of Robert J. Sawyer accepting Aurora Awards


Winner, the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story of 1993: "Just Like Old Times"

Photos: Arthur Ellis trophy


Winner, 16th Annual Collectors Award for Most Collectable Author of the Year, presented by Barry R. Levin Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, the world's leading rare science-fiction book dealer (2003)


Finalists, Seiun Award:


Honorable Mentions, Hugo Award: Far-Seer and End of an Era


Best Science Fiction Novel of 1990, as chosen by critic Orson Scott Card in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction: Golden Fleece


"Starred review" in Publishers Weekly:


"Starred review" in Library Journal:


"Starred reviews" denoting books of exceptional merit in Quill & Quire, Canada's publishing trade journal:


Starred reviews in Kliatt:


The New York Public Library included Far-Seer on the 1993 revision of its "Best Books for the Teen Age" list, a prestigious reference guide to Young-Adult fiction first published in 1929.

Sawyer's "The Blue Planet" appeared in David G. Hartwell's Year's Best SF 5.

Sawyer has had numerous short-story honorable mentions in Gardner Dozois' Year's Best Science Fiction, including for the original novelette version of "Golden Fleece" (Amazing Stories, September 1988); for "Just Like Old Times" (On Spec, Summer 1993 — the first story from that magazine ever to make the Dozois list); for "You See But You Do Not Observe" from Sherlock Holmes in Orbit; and for "Identity Theft" from Down These Dark Spaceways.

In addition, he has had four honorable mention in Datlow and Windling's Year's Best Fantasy & Horror (for "Just Like Old Times," "Above It All," "Gator" and "Last but not Least").


  More Good Reading  

Backgrounder brochure on science-fiction awards
Robert J. Sawyer's essay on winning the Nebula Award
Review Excerpts

Short Fiction Bibliography
A list of Rob's books currently in print


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