Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Red Planet Blues book tour

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Join me in celebrating the launch of my 22nd novel, Red Planet Blues. The book tour begins with a gala launch party Monday, March 25, in Toronto, and continues with events in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, and Montreal, and Quebec City. All except the Montreal and Quebec City events are [...]

Triggers book tour dates

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Robert J. Sawyer‘s twenty-first novel, Triggers, comes out in hardcover on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 — and Wonder, the concluding volume of his acclaimed WWW trilogy, comes out in paperback that day. Join him on his book tour for events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Waterloo, Hamilton, and Ottawa: Official [...]

Canadian book tour for Wonder

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Here’s the current itinerary for the Canadian book tour for Wonder, third and final book in the WWW Trilogy (more events will be added when they are confirmed, and the up-to-date list will always be here). All events are free, except for the mega-three-author blowout in Calgary, which is in a fancy theatre; that one’s [...]

Upcoming Canadian events for Watch

Monday, April 19th, 2010

All events are free and open to the public. I’ll be reading from Watch, doing a Q&A, and signing books at each one: # Vancouver, British ColumbiaVancouver Public Library Central BranchAlma VanDusen Room on the lower level350 West Georgia StreetIn conjunction with (but not at) White Dwarf BooksWednesday, May 5, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. # [...]

Canadian booktour for Watch starting to shape up

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Had a fabulous meeting with Adrienne Kerr, my new editor at Penguin Canada, yesterday, followed by an amazing meeting with the whole marketing team there. We’re definitely going to have a cross-Canada book tour for Watch next spring. Anchor points will include Ad Astra in Toronto (at which I’m guest of honour); Keycon in Winnipeg [...]

Touring for Wake comes to an end

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

And that’s a wrap! Today I did my final scheduled touring event to promote my new novel Wake. The touring started on Monday, April 13, 2009, at Borderlands Books in San Francisco. That was followed April 17-19, 2009, at Xanadu Las Vegas, the wonderful science-fiction convention I was author guest of honor at. Then there [...]

Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking …

Friday, June 19th, 2009

It’s been a busy seven days of public appearances and interviews — in three different cities: Saturday evening, June 13, 2009, I appeared in Calgary, Alberta, reading from Wake at the EDGE Publishing book-launch event. Monday, June 15, 2009, I gave an hour-long creative-writing lecture on “Great Beginnings” to the staff of the Canadian Light [...]

Events in Saskatoon and Regina this week

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

I’m doing two free public events in Saskatchewan this week: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 (tomorrow), at 7:00 p.m.: Free public lecture at the Frances Morrison Library Theatre in Saskatoon: “A Galaxy Far, Far Away My Ass: Science Fiction as a Mirror for Reality.” Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.: Reading from Wake and signing [...]

Planet S loves the Rob-man

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Planet S: Saskatoon’s City Magazine comes out every two weeks. The last page is a section called 14 Days which lists “City Events * Movies * Music” for the next two weesk, and at the right side of the page there’s a sidebar labelled Top 6, listing the six best bets for the coming fortnight. [...]

First five days in Saskatoon

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Carolyn and I are safe and sound in Saskatoon (say that five times fast!). We’re having a blast, but — man! — I haven’t had a chance to catch my breath. We flew here from Toronto on Monday, June 1, had lunch with Canadian Light Source’s Matthew Dalzell, then did our safety training at CLS, [...]

Sawyer in Sudbury tomorrow

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Tomorrow — Monday, May 25, 2009 — I’m off to Sudbury, Ontario, to give the closing keynote address at the Canadian Science Writers Association’s annual meeting, and am also doing a free public reading and signing for Wake at the Chapters superstore, 1425 Kingsway Road, Sudbury, at 7:00 p.m. If we’re lucky, Ponter Boddit will [...]

North Perth Public Library blog on my Waterloo event

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

My event in Waterloo for Wake on Thursday was terrific (and my friend Marcel Gagné saved the day by getting the sound system working with literally seconds to spare). And now the North Perth Public Library has put an entry about my event in their blog. Check it out. Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web [...]

Holy cow! I’m on the front page of The Record!

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The problem with reading newspaper articles online is that you miss seeing the layout of the article in the actual printed paper. To my astonishment and delight, it turns out that the article about me and my novel Wake in today’s Waterloo Region Record, a major Canadian daily newspaper, is on THE FRONT PAGE! The [...]

Waterloo Setting a "No-Brainer"

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

That’s the headline for the article about me, my novel Wake, and why it’s set in Waterloo, Ontario, that appears in today’s edition of The Waterloo Region Record, the major daily newspaper serviing the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario. And, indeed, it really was a no-brainer: people would accuse me of making up [...]

Hey, Waterloo, Wake Up! :)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

My new novel Wake is set in Waterloo, Ontario — Canada’s computing and high-tech capital — and to celebrate that, I’m doing a reading and Q&A at The Waterloo Entertainment Centre on Thursday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 (to defray facilities rental) or free if you buy a copy of Wake from [...]

Waterloo: The Centre of the Universe

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

A FEW WORDS FROM ROBERT J. SAWYERA posting to the blog of Waterloo’s Words Worth Books I’ve long known that Waterloo was a special place. I lived there in the summer of 1980 — has it really been almost 30 years? — and was immediately aware of how much intellectual excitement there was in your [...]

Autographed copies of Wake in Kitchener-Waterloo

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Wake is set in Kitcener-Waterloo, Ontario, and now you can get signed copies there, either at Words Worth Books in Waterloo, or the Chapters superstore on Gateway Blvd. in Kitchener, as well as the Chapters at the north end of Waterloo. And don’t forget that I’m coming to Waterloo soon for a public event: Reading [...]

Pictures from the Ottawa Wake event

Friday, May 8th, 2009

There was a wonderful book-launch party for Wake in my home town of Ottawa, Ontario, on April 29, 2009, which happened to be my birthday. Hayden and Liz Trenholm took these pictures of the event, which was held at the Clock Tower Pub: As I blow out the candles on my birthday cake, Pat Cavan [...]

Toronto book launch for Wake: Photos

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Above: Chris Szego and Aurora Simmons from Bakka-Phoenix Books selling copies of Wake at the launch. Above: Robert J. Sawyer reading from Wake. Above: Mark Askwith (producer for Space: The Imagination Station), who interviewed Rob on stage at the launch; Lesley Livingston, author of the YA fantasy novel Wonderous Strange from HarperCollins; and Robert J. [...]

Quill Blog has photos of Toronto launch

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Quill Blog — the blog of the Canadian publishing trade journal Quill & Quire — has some photos of the Toronto launch for my new novel Wake on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at the pub Dominion on Queen. Have a look. (In the article, Quill Blog calls me, “Robert J. Sawyer — a.k.a. the Canadian [...]

Charles Mohapel’s pictures of my Montreal event

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Charles Mohapel — the great Canadian photographer of all things science fiction — came out to my event for Wake at Parragraphe Bookstore in Montreal on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, and took some wonderful pictures, including the ones below. Many thanks, Charles! Photographs copyright 2009 by Charles Mohapel. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Hardcore Nerdity on Toronto book-launch party for Wake

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Hardcore Nerdity discusses the Toronto launch of Robert J. Sawyer’s Wake. Pictured: Mark Askwith, Robert J. Sawyer The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Jean Chrétien is on my flight!

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

How cool is that! Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien is on the same plane as me; we’re both flying to Toronto from Ottawa (and I’m finally getting home after 18 days on the road). Tonight: the big launch party for Wake at Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen Street East, Toronto, at 7:00 p.m. The [...]

Wake events in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto this week

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Montreal Reading!Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore2220 McGill College AvenueMontreal, QuebecTuesday, April 28, 2009, 6:30 p.m.paragraphbooks.com Ottawa Book Launch Party!The Clock Tower Brew Pub575 Bank StreetOttawa, OntarioWednesday, April 29, 2009, 7:30 p.m. (not 7:00 p.m., as previously announced)Hosted by Perfect Booksclocktower.caperfectbooks.ca/index.html Toronto Book Launch Party!Dominion on Queen (pub)500 Queen Street EastToronto, OntarioThursday, April 30, 2009, 7:00 p.m.Hosted by [...]

Pictures from Vancouver and Calgary

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Photos from the book tour stops in Vancouver (at White Dwarf) and Calgary (at Sentry Box: A packed house at White Dwarf. Photo by kc dyer. Part of the crowd at Sentry Box. Calgary photos by Kirstin Morrell. The shirt I’m wearing depicts the famous S. Harris cartoon that figures a couple of times in [...]

The Edmonton Journal profiles RJS

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

And a very nice piece it is, too. You can read it here (as reprinted in The Ottawa Citizen). (The Edmonton Journal is the major daily newspaper in the capital city of the province of Alberta.) The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Vancouver was great

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

The event at White Dwarf was packed, and I believe they sold out of Wake hardcovers. And, amazingly, some old friends from public school back in Toronto showed up. Cool! Bonnie Jean Mah and her infant son Jason were my escorts in Vancouver, and we were joined for dinner beforehand by Rhea Rose (Bonnie was [...]

Vancouver on Monday! Calgary on Tuesday!

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Wake book tour events: # White Dwarf Books3715 West 10th AvenueVancouver, British ColumbiaMonday, April 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m.http://www.deadwrite.com/wd.html # Sentry Box1835-10th Ave SWCalgary, AlbertaTuesday, April 21, 2009, 7:00 p.m.www.sentrybox.com “Sawyer continues to push the boundaries with his stories of the future made credible. His erudition, eclecticism, and masterly storytelling make this trilogy opener a choice [...]

Xanadu Las Vegas is rockin’

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Xanadu Las Vegas, the convention I’m Author Guest of Honor at right now, has been great fun so far. Today I gave a talk on writing, attended talks by Chase Masterson (above) and Lawrence Montaigne (below, with me and Carolyn), watched Chase’s excellent new movie Yesterday was a Lie, and had a wonderful three-hour Chinese [...]

Important update on Waterloo Wake event

Friday, April 17th, 2009

An important update on the Robert J. Sawyer event for Wake at the Waterloo Entertainment Centre in Waterloo, Ontario, on Thursday, May 21, at 7:30. I just learned this myself (I was not involved in the discussions between the bookseller and my publisher): Waterloo’s venerable bookshop Words Worth Books is sponsoring this event, and paying [...]