Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Rollback stage play debuts tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

To be young again, knowing all you know now… May not be the dream you hoped it would be. Adapted from the popular novel Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer, Rollback: The Play will premiere in Prince George, British Columbia! Thirty years in the future, technology provides us with the ability to roll back our bodies [...]

SF novels that should be taught in schools

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

SF Signal asked a bunch of experts for recommendations for science fiction books to be taught in schools. To my delight, Jack McDevitt recommended Wake and Prof. Paul Levinson recommended Rollback. Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Siteand WakeWatchWonder.com

Peter de Jager receives Lifeboat Foundation’s Guardian Award

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

I am a proud member of the Advisory Boards of the Lifeboat Foundation, which is dedicated to ensuring that humanity survive the advent of artificial intelligence and other perils. In that capacity, I was asked to nominate a potential recipient for the organization’s highest honour, the Guardian Award. I submitted this nomination: On this tenth [...]

Rollback gets a FlashForward boost

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

It’s always nice when a novel goes into a new printing. My most-recent mass-market paperback is the Hugo Award-nominated Rollback (which had a very successful run in hardcover prior to that). Tor Books has gone back to press for another printing — which gave them the chance to mention that I’m also the author of [...]

CBC podcasts Rollback and features FlashForward

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

The CBC — the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — is podcasting Robert J. Sawyer‘s Hugo-nominated Rollback in 25 fifteen-minute installments read by Battlestar Galactica’s Alessandro Juliani: Rollback Podcasts And the CBC Book Club is featuring Sawyer’s Aurora Award-winning novel FlashForward this month: CBC Book Club Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Siteand WakeWatchWonder.com

Alessandro Juliani narrates Rollback for CBC

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Montreal-born actor Alessandro Juliani, who played Mr. Gaeta on the new Battlestar Galactica, will be narrating CBC Radio One’s twenty-five part serialization of my Hugo Award-nominated novel Rollback. The serialization will air in fifteen-minute installments weekdays at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time (10:30 a.m. Pacific Time) on CBC Radio One (and Sirius Satellite Radio channel 137) [...]

Federations interview

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

John Joseph Adams recently interviewed me about my story “The Shoulders of Giants,” which appears in his just-released anthology Federations. Among the things I say: Those who’ve read my recent novels have seen that I don’t have much interest in antagonists; I think the idea that all fiction is fundamentally about conflict, and you need [...]

First contact with aliens made today

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

As Don stood, looking at Sarah, the moment came back to him, and he shook his head in amazement. It had been front-page news, back when there were front pages, all over the world. On March first, 2009, a radio message had been received from a planet orbiting the star Sigma Draconis. So says Chapter [...]

Tim Hortons: the modern Canadian inukshuk

Friday, February 27th, 2009

So this Sunday, I’m appearing at the library in Paris, Ontario, as the concluding event of this year’s One Book, One Brant community-wide reading program; the book they’re doing this year is my Rollback. If you’re in the area, come on out this Sunday, March 1, 2009, for a lively reading, Q&A, and more, at [...]

One Book, One Brant and Rollback

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

As I mentioned before, my Hugo Award-nominated Rollback is currently the “One Book, One Brant” reading choice for all of Brant county in Ontario. The Paris Star has a nice article about that in the current edition, which you can read here. Pictured: Kelly Dinsmore, Mayor Rod Eddy, and Sharon Briggs reading the hardcover of [...]

Bob May: The Man Inside the Robot

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I attend a lot of science-fiction conventions, of course. At some, you find actors from past SF TV shows selling autographed photos of themselves. In my whole life, I have bought precisely one such: on Sunday, November 25, 2007, at LosCon 34 in Los Angeles I met Bob May, the actor who was inside the [...]

Rollback the "One Book, One Brant" choice

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Woot! Woohoo! My latest novel Rollback has just been selected by the County of Brant, Ontario, for its annual One Book, One Brant community-wide reading program. The program is sponsored by the County of Brant Public Library and the Friends of the Library. Brant includes the city of Paris, Ontario, and several smaller communities. I’ll [...]

Rollback a Main Selection of the SFBC

Friday, January 19th, 2007

I am totally thrilled and delighted to announce that my forthcoming novel Rollback will be a Main Selection of Doubleday’s Science Fiction Book Club in May 2007. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Publishers Weekly loves Rollback

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

The first review of my upcoming Rollback is in, and it’s a corker: Publishers Weekly — the trade journal for the book business — has given Rollback a “starred review,” their highest honor; starred reviews “denote books of exceptional merit.” An excerpt from the review, which is in the 15 January 2007, edition: Canadian author [...]

Press Release for Rollback

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

I have excellent publicists at Tor and H.B. Fenn (Tor’s Canadian distributor); Alexis Saarela is my publicist at Tor and Janis Ackroyd is my publicist at Fenn. But I also always do up a press release of my own for my novels, in addition to the ones they do. And that press release for Rollback [...]

Tweaks to the Rollback cover

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

The cover for Rollback has been slightly revised. The illustration is the same, but the typography is different, and even nicer). The new version looks like this: My name is now in a typeface called Minion, and the title of the book is in Yearling Light. The old version looked like this: You’ll find a [...]

Opening chapters of Rollback

Monday, January 8th, 2007

The opening chapters of Rollback are now available to whet your appetitie on my website as a web page, a Word document, an RTF file, and a PDF. Read ‘em online, download them, print them out, or synch them to your PDA or ebook reader. The book comes out April 3, 2007, from Tor.