Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for the 'Awards 2010' Category

Award-winning Canadian SF&F

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

My directory of award-winning Canadian science fiction and fantasy has been updated through June 2011. Have a look. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

Wake nominated for Campbell Memorial Award

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer is a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award — the principal juried award in the science-fiction field (and not to be confused with the other John W. Campbell Award — the one for best new writer). (Wake is also a current Hugo Award finalist and recently won [...]

Canadians Sawyer and Wilson face off for Hugo Award for Best Novel

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Toronto area-authors Robert J. Sawyer and Robert Charles Wilson are facing off once again for science-fiction’s top international honour, the Hugo Award for Best Novel of the Year. Sawyer’s Wake (published by Viking Canada / Ace USA / Gollancz UK) and Wilson’s Julian Comstock: A Novel of 22nd Century America (Tor Books) are two of [...]

Full list of 2010 Aurora nominees

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The nominees for Canada’s 2010 Aurora Awards are as follows. Winners will be announced at KeyCon 27/Canvention 30 during the May 21-24 weekend. BEST NOVEL IN ENGLISH The Amulet of Amon-Ra, by Leslie Carmichael, CBAY Books Druids, by Barbara Galler-Smith and Josh Langston, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Wake, Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada Steel [...]

Aurora Award finalists 2010!

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

I’m delighted and thrilled to be on the 2010 Aurora Award ballot twice: in the “Best Long Form English” category for Wake, published by Viking (Penguin) Canada, and in the “Best English Other” category for Distant Early Warnings: Canada’s Best Science Fiction, which I edited for Red Deer Press. The full list of nominees is [...]

Review of Steel Whispers

Monday, January 18th, 2010

… a novel by my gifted writing student Hayden Trenholm. See the review here. Steel Whispers is published by Bundoran Press, and is eligible for the Aurora Award. Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Siteand WakeWatchWonder.com

Here’s the right way to do it

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

This also appeared in my inbox today: Hello, all, Suzanne Church here. First of all, please forgive me if you’re received this request more than once. I am particularly proud of my story, “The Tear Closet” which appeared in Tesseracts Thirteen, from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, in September of 2009. The story is [...]

Aurora hustling

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Update 13 January 2010: After some gentle nudging by Aurora administrator Clint Budd, the scheme described below has been withdrawn by the author and her friend, and, rather than have this lapse of judgment haunt them forever, I’ve removed identifying details from the body of this post. However, I do think the fact that this [...]

The Year of Matthew Johnson

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

I’m always super-proud when my writing students do well, so let me tell you about Matthew Johnson: Matthew had his first novel published in 2009: Fall from Earth was issued by Bundoran Press, the wonderful publishing house in Prince George, BC, run by Virginia O’Dine. And Matthew also had a great short story published last [...]

Kirstin Morrell for the Aurora

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

There is an Aurora category for “Fan Achievement – Organizational.” If you enjoyed the programming at Con-Version 25 this past year in Calgary (which was some of the best in years), don’t forget to nominate Kirstin Morrell in that category. She did an amazing job — a job that was all the more remarkable because [...]

Aurora Award nominations now open

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Nominations are now open for the 2010 Aurora Awards, honouring science fiction and fantasy work from 2009. Any Canadian may nominate, and there’s not cost to do so. The nominating ballot is here, and a reminder of what works are eligible can be found at the Canadian SF Works Database. My novel Wake is eligible [...]

Canadian SF publishers and writers: Get with the program

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Judging by the entries in the Canadian SF Works Database, there were all of five stories published in On Spec this past year, and just two in Neo-opsis, and just two in Tesseracts Thirteen. That’s all that are listed in the wiki that many Canadian nominators rely on in filling out their Aurora and Hugo [...]