Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for the 'op-ed' Category

The Purpose of Science Fiction

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

The Purpose of Science Fiction by Robert J. Sawyer First published in Slate 27 January 2011 Forget Star Wars, Lost in Space, and all the other escapist fare you think of when you hear the term “science fiction.” Print science fiction is an important tool for dealing with real-life issues related to new technology — [...]

Science: Ten Lost Years

Monday, July 5th, 2010

An op-ed piece by Robert J. Sawyer first published in The Ottawa Citizen, the largest-circulation newspaper in Canada’s capital city (first published under the headline “The Future Disappoints”). Science: Ten Lost Years by Robert J. Sawyer Ten years ago, in 1999, I published a novel called FlashForward; ten years later, it’s a (cough, cough) hit [...]

Op-ed piece in today’s Ottawa Citizen: Science decade in review

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Today’s (Wednesday, December 9, 2009) Ottawa Citizen — the largest-circulation newspaper in Canada’s capital city — contains a commissioned op-ed piece by Robert J. Sawyer entitled “The Future Disappoints,” looking back at the progress in science and technology over the last decade. This is the first of a series of decade-in-review op-eds that will be [...]