Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Bring “God is an Iron” to Worldcon

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Two of my favourite people in the world are SF writer Spider Robinson and playwright Liz Cano. Last year, Liz did an amazing adaptation of Spider’s “God Is An Iron” at the Montreal Fringe Festival — I saw it and it blew my socks off. She’s now got an Indiegogo campaign going to bring the [...]

Spur interview

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

On this coming Saturday, April 25, 2015, I’m speaking at the Spur Festival in Calgary. They sent me a questionnaire; here are my answers: 1. Tell us about your participation in the 2015 Spur Festival. I’m thrilled to be speaking about the value of basic scientific research — why it’s so important to do work [...]

Come see me in Calgary

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Come see science-fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer and astronomer Phil Langill, in a discussion moderated by Kirstin Morrell, at Spur Festival Calgary, Saturday, April 25, at 4:00 p.m. at National Music Centre — Stage One, 134 11th Ave SE. Info: http://spurfestival.ca/calgary/events/are-we-alone-together-in-the-universe/‚Äč ‚ÄčTickets: ($15.67): http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/8819?skin=spurfestival We’ll be discussing: Everywhere from the 27-kilometre-long Large Hadron Collider particle [...]

Free science-fiction festival in Greater Toronto

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Science Fiction Spectacular! Mississauga Central Library in the Noel Ryan Auditorium 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West, adjacent to City Hall Mississauga, Ontario Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free — but space is limited. Please register in advance with the Central Library’s “Readers’ Den” Department: Phone 905-615-3200, extension 3544. In honour of Mississauga [...]

SF Conference Sept 13-15 in honour of donation of my archives

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

McMaster University Presents Science Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Genre A conference in honour of Robert J. Sawyer‘s archival donation to the University Library Collections with special guests: Robert J. Sawyer John Robert Colombo Julie E. Czerneda David G. Hartwell Élisabeth Vonarburg Robert Charles Wilson Chris Szego Multiple paper tracks! Banquet! Author Readings! Everyone is welcome. Free [...]

Come see me in England!

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

I have two public appearances coming up very soon in the United Kingdom. Both are free and open to the public: Public Lecture “Foresight in Fiction” Darwin College Lecture Series Cambridge University, UK Friday, February 1, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. darwin.cam.ac.uk/lectures Reading and Signing Big Green Bookshop Unit 1, Brampton Park Road Wood Green London, [...]

Sawyer transhumanism lecture Monday night

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Free transhumanism lecture! Free snacks! Plus you get to be part of the studio audience for TVOntario’s Big Ideas series: it’s all happening this Monday night, November 21, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at The Gardiner Museum in Toronto, 111 Queen’s Park (just across the screet from the ROM). Sponsor: The Literary Review of Canada, co-producing [...]

Guest at SETIcon

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

W00t! I’m honoured and thrilled to be a Guest at SETIcon, sponsored by the SETI Institute, in Santa Clara, California, August 13-15, 2010. Other guests include Seth Shostak, Frank Drake, Jill Tarter, Phil Plait, and Andre Bormanis. My bio from the SETIcon website: Robert J. Sawyer is one of only seven writers in history to [...]

Toronto book-launch party for Watch

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Join me for the Toronto book-launch party for Watch, the second book in the WWW trilogy, this Tuesday, Apirl 6, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at The Dominion on Queen pub, 500 Queen Street East (East, not West), Toronto, with book sales by Bakka-Phoenix Books, and the unveiling of the new Watch book trailer! Admission is [...]

Canadian academic conference on science fiction

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, has issued a call for papers for an academic conference entitled “Social Science on the Final Frontier.” Guest authors at the event: Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Schroeder, and Julie E. Czerneda. Dates: Monday, August 23, to Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Sudbury, of course, is where my novels Hominids, Humans, and [...]

Toward a Science of Consciousness

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

I’m giving a keynote at this upcoming conference, my great friends James Kerwin and Chase Masterson will be on hand to talk about their quantum-physics noir movie Yesterday was a Lie, and Chase will be singing songs from Star Trek on Wednesday night. Join us! Toward a Science of Consciousness 2010 April 12-17, 2010 Tucson [...]

Star attraction

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Today’s Winnipeg Free Press — the major daily newspaper in Winnipeg, Manitoba — has a great article about the upcoming Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival, which begins next week. The article, by Books section editor Morley Walker, observes, “The star attraction this year is arguably science-fiction novelist Robert J. Sawyer.” That’s why I love [...]

Winnipeg Sun on Thin Air

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Lots of info about Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival, featuring Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Charles Wilson, and Nick DiChario, in today’s Winnipeg Sun newspaper. Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Siteand WakeWatchWonder.com

EDGE Publishing Bash in Calgary on Saturday

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Come see me and a bunch of other fine authors at this event in Calgary on Saturday, June 13: You may already have received this invitation, but I want to be sure you know about our upcoming Fine Fiction, Fine Art and Fine Wine multi-author book launch event … Hades Publications is celebrating nine years of [...]

June 2009 events: Saskatoon, Calgary, Regina

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Robert J. Sawyer June 2009 events — all are free and open to the public: Bookstore Reading & Signing from WakeMcNally Robinson3130 8th Street EastSaskatoon, SaskatchewanThursday, June 4, 2009, 7:30 p.m.www.mcnallyrobinson.com/saskatoon_events EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Launch PartyFeaturing a reading by Robert J. SawyerVenturion Art GallerySuite 104A214 – 11 Avenue SECalgary, AlbertaSaturday, June 13, 2009, [...]

Off to Tennessee this weekend

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Kevin J. Anderson — who is one of my best friends in this industry — and I are the Author Guests of Honor at Chattacon in Chattanooga, Tennessee, this weekend. My programing schedule: Fri 7p – GOH speeches followed by reception Sat 10a – panel with Snider, Douglas, Buettner – Post 9/11 – has SF [...]