Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Calculating God #1 Audible bestseller

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

I’m thrilled that my Hugo Award-nominated Calculating God was the #1 Science Fiction Bestseller at Audible.com for April 2014, as reported in the June issue of Locus, the U.S. trade journal of the science fiction and fantasy fields. (And in 2009, Calculating God won the Audio Publishers Association’s Audie Award for Best Science Fiction or [...]

Audiobooks of Wake and Watch

Friday, June 25th, 2010

I’m lovin’ my associating with Audible.com and Brilliance Audio. The former offers a bunch of my novels as audiobooks for download; the latter offers some of the same productions on traditional audio CD and also on MP3 CD. I just got copies of the 12-disc CD version of WWW: Wake and WWW: Watch, and each [...]

"Identity Theft" novella available as audibook

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

“Identity Theft” — my Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated / UPC Award-winning hard-boiled detective novella set on Mars — is now available as downloadable audiobook from the good folks at Audible.com — with physical media coming soon, too. Publisher is Blackstone Audio, and narrator is Anthony Heald (pictured). “Identity Theft” is about 25,000 words long, or [...]

Starplex now available from Audible.com

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Audible.com’s unabridged reading of my 1996 novel Starplex is now available. The narrator is Mark Boyett, and the audiobook also includes an exclusive introduction read by me. The Audible.com catalog page for Starplex is pretty bare-bones, so I’ll mention a few things they fail to: Starplex was the only novel of its year to be [...]

A reminder: FlashForward is available as an audio book

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Blackstone Audiobooks has a wonderful unabridged reading of FlashForward, the Robert J. Sawyer novel that the hit ABC TV series is based on. The reader is Mark Deakins, and he does a fabulous job (I recently listened to the whole thing during my morning treadmilling sessions). You can download it from Audible.com or Amazon.com, or [...]

The voice of Caitlin

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Carolyn and I just finished listening to Audible.com’s unabridged production of my novel Wake. We were blown away! Audible used four narrators: Jessica Almasy (as Caitlin Decter), Jennifer Van Dyck (as Shoshana Glick), A.C. Fellner (as Sinanthropus), and Marc Vietor (as Phantom) (plus myself, reading the entries attributed to The Online Encyclopedia of Computing; I [...]

Calculating God wins the Audie Award!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

My friend Alethea Kontis is in New York City at the Audie Awards and reports that Calculating God by one Robert J. Sawyer just won the 2009 Audie Award from the Audio Publishers Association for best Science Fiction or Fantasy Audio Book of the Year! I’m super-proud of the team at Audible.com that produced the [...]

Wake audio book an Audible.com Editors’ Pick

Friday, May 29th, 2009

I’m pleased to see that the audiobook of Wake is one of Audible.com’s Best (So Far!) of 2009 Editors’ Picks — one of 19 audidiobook titles — and the only science-fiction one! — to be so honored. You can get all my Audible.com audiobooks here. Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Siteand WakeWatchWonder.com

Audible.com interviews Rob

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Right here. And all my Audible audiobooks are here. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

SFFaudio reviews Wake

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

And a lovely review it is, too. Of course, they’re reviewing the unabridged audio book version from Audible.com, but the review says lots of nice things about the novel. Particularly gratifying to me is this: Is Caitlin’s blindness realistic? This is where my own personal experience comes into play. I’ve been legally blind since birth, [...]

Wake audio book released

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Audible.com has the exclusive audio book of Wake, released today to coincide with the release of the American hardcover edition. It’s a terrific multi-voice unabridged reading, narrated by Jessica Almasy, Jennifer Van Dyck, A.C. Fellner, Marc Vietor, and yours truly, Robert J. Sawyer, and featuring an exclusive audio introduction by me. You can get it, [...]

Audible.com and Starplex

Monday, March 30th, 2009

W00t! I’m thrilled to announce that Audible.com has just bought audiobook rights to my novel Starplex — without doubt, the hardest hard-SF novel I’ve ever written. Starplex was the only novel in its year to be nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula, and it won Canada’s Aurora Award and CompuServe’s Homer Award, and [...]

Calculating God nominated for the Audie

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Woot! Audible.com’s unabridged audiobook of my novel Calculating God has just been nominated for an Audie Award. Given by the Audio Publishers Association, the Audies are the top honor in the audiobook industry. The full list of finalists in the Science Fiction and Fantasy category: Calculating God, by Robert J. Sawyer, Narrated by Jonathan Davis, [...]

And speaking of Audible …

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

I just recorded a small portion of the Audible.com multiple-cast unabridged reading of my next novel, Wake. I am the voice in the novel of the “Online Encylopedia of Computing,” and I recorded my parts with my brand-spanking new Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone, which Wired recently recommended, and I picked up new on [...]

Audiobook of Hominids for $4.95

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Until Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time Audible.com has the unabridged audiobook of my Hugo Award-winning Hominids (as well as 70-odd other first volumes in series) on sale for only US$4.95. To get Hominids go here. This version features an exclusive audio introduciton by yours truly. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

The voice of Caitlin

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Audible.com is doing unabridged recordings of my novels Wake, Watch, and Wonder. Today was the first recording session for Wake, and actress Jessica Almasy, who is voicing Caitlin Decter, reports that it went well. Other voicing is being done by Aze Fellner, who, like me, turns out to be a fan of Julian Jaynes’s The [...]

Introducing Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Steve Feldberg and the wonderful folks at Audible.com have been absolutely terrific to me, so when Steve emailed to ask a favour, I pretty much would have said yes, no matter what it was. But this favour was also an honour and a privilege: Steve wanted me to write and record brand-new introductions for Audible’s [...]

Guest Editor at Audible.com

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I’m the smiling guest editor at Audible.com this month in the science-fiction and fantasy section, recommending some of my favorite audiobooks by other authors. Check it out here — click on “(more)” to see the rest of my essay, and my comments on each audiobook. And you can get all my Audible.com titles here. The [...]

Audible and science fiction

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Audible.com has recently released editions of my Hominids, Humans, Hybrids, Calculating God, The Terminal Experiment, and Flashforward. You can get them all here. This is all part of a big push into science fiction for Audible.com, and over at io9, they have an interview with Steve Feldberg about all this. Check it out. The Robert [...]

Flashforward at Audible.com

Friday, June 20th, 2008

The Robert J. Sawyer blitz at Audible.com continues! They’ve just added my novel Flashforward to their collection of RJS unabridged audibooks (joining Calculating God, Hominids, Humans, Hybrids, and The Terminal Experiment, plus my Hugo-nominated short story “Shed SKin”). You can get all my Audible titles right here. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Audible.com goes big time into science fiction

Monday, April 28th, 2008

I’m thrilled to be part of Audible.com’s new science-fiction initiative. All my Audible.com titles are here, and the press release is below: Audible Announces New Imprint and Exclusive Agreements with Orson Scott Card and Other Top Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Audible Frontiers imprint launches with 25 exclusive audiobooks, including 10 Hugo Award winners from [...]

Seven RJS novels coming from Audible.com

Friday, December 21st, 2007

I’ve been a very satisfied Audible.com customer since March 2001, and so I’m particularly delighted to report that Audible.com has jut bought audio-book rights to seven of my novels: Calculating God Plus the complete Neanderthal Parallax trilogy, consisting of: Hominids Humans Hybrids And (as they are released in print form) my complete upcoming WWW trilogy, [...]