Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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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 [...]

A polite reminder: Distant Early Warnings is eligible for the Aurora

Friday, February 5th, 2010

This major reprint anthology — containing stories, poems, a lightning round of short-shorts, comprehensive biographical and bibliographical notes on each author, and an exhaustive list of award-winning Canadian SF&F is eligible for nomination for the Aurora Award in the Best Work in English (Other) category: Distant Early Warnings, edited by Robert J. Sawyer. Robert J. [...]

Ingram now distributing Robert J. Sawyer Books

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

January 14, 2010 — Ingram Publisher Services Inc. (IPS), the full-service book distribution company of Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced a new distribution agreement with well known and award winning Canadian publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Under the terms of the agreement, IPS will provide Fitzhenry & Whiteside and its wholly-owned associate publishers, Fifth House [...]

The gift I enjoyed giving the most

Friday, December 25th, 2009

I gave inscribed copies of the anthology Distant Early Warnings: Canada’s Best Science Fiction to four very special ladies today. The book. which is edited by me, carries this dedication: For My Nieces Melissa Jasmine BeckettMegan Rose BeckettAnnabelle William ClinkAbigail Maria Clink Canada’s Future Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Siteand WakeWatchWonder.com

Review of Distant Early Warnings

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Great review of Distant Early Warnings: Canada’s Best Science Fiction, edited by Robert J. Sawyer, is here at The Crotchety Old Fan. Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Siteand WakeWatchWonder.com

RJS Books co-hosts Friday night Worldcon party

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Robert J. Sawyer Books, the imprint I edit for Red Deer Press (a Fitzhenry & Whiteside Company), is co-hosting the SF Canada Party at the Montreal World Science Fiction Convention, starting at 9:00 p.m. in the Delta Hotel, Suite 2815. (But come an hour earlier to the same place for the launch of new novels [...]

The introduction to Distant Early Warnings: Canada’s Best Science Fiction

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Click picture for a larger version (Table of Contents) INTRODUCTIONThirty years ago, in 1979, John Robert Colombo published a massive anthology called Other Canadas in which he culled the best of four centuries of Canadian fantastic literature. That book was a watershed: it established definitively that Canada did have a tradition of science fiction and [...]

DEW Launch and RJS Farewell at McNally Saskatoon on Tuesday

Friday, July 24th, 2009

This Tuesday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a launch for my new anthology Distant Early Warnings: Canada’s Best Science Fiction at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon; this will also serve as the farewell event for my two months here in Saskatoon as writer-in-residence at the Canadian Light Source. (Note: this event was orginally [...]

Table of Contents: Distant Early Warnings

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

DISTANT EARLY WARNINGSCanada’s Best Science Fictionedited by Robert J. Sawyer Robert J. Sawyer Books [Red Deer Press],trade paperback, August 2009 [Award wins cited are for the stories listed; all the short-story authors have won or been nominated for the Hugo or Nebula, or have won the long-form Aurora] Table of Contents “Copyright Notice, 2525″ by [...]

Distant Early Warnings

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Cover art by James BeveridgeCover design by Karen Thomas Click picture for a larger versionBehold the cover for Distant Early Warnings: Canada’s Best Science Fiction, edited by Robert J. Sawyer, and published by the Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint of Red Deer Press. Copies arrived in our warehouse from the printer today. We’ll be launching [...]

Distant Early Warnings

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

This evening I delivered the manuscript for the anthology Distant Early Warnings: Canada’s Best Science Fiction, edited by me, to be published by Red Deer Press under my Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint this summer. Included are stories by Hugo Award winners Spider Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo nominees Paddy Forde, [...]