Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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History-making Aurora Award win

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

To my absolute astonishment and delight, my twenty-first novel, Wonder, has just won the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award (“the Aurora”) for Best Novel of the Year. An excerpt from the official Aurora Awards press release: Mississauga, Ontario, author Robert J. Sawyer has done it again. Not only is this his third consecutive Aurora [...]

Wonder nominated for the CBC Bookie Awards

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has unveiled the five finalists for its second annual Bookie Awards, and my Wonder is on the list. Anyone may vote for the awards, and you’re allowed to cast a ballot every day — you can vote today, tomorrow, the next day, and so on, once a day, until March 31. [...]

For your consideration: WWW: Wonder

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Nominations are now open for the Hugo, Nebula, and Aurora Awards — the time when writers (cough, cough) respectfully remind you of what they had published in the previous year that’s eligible for these awards. For me, it’s my twentieth novel, the concluding volume of my WWW trilogy of Wake, Watch, and Wonder. The title [...]

Wonder named “booksellers’ pick of the year” in adult SF&F by Quill & Quire

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Quill & Quire, the Canadian publishing trade journal, has posted its Booksellers’ Picks of the Year: Science Fiction and Fantasy. The adult choice is Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer; the young-adult choice is Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston. You can read the article here. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup [...]

WWW: Wonder nominated for Goodread’s Choice Award

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

My twentieth novel, Wonder, is one of fifteen nominees for the Best Science Fiction Book of the Year in the Goodreads Choice Awards. You can see the full list of nominees here. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

Finished with the WWW books

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Just sent corrections for the paperback of Wonder to Ace and Penguin Canada — the very last work I’ll ever do on the WWW trilogy books. It’s the end of an era that began getting on to nine years ago, on Friday, January 10, 2003, when I wrote this in my journal:Wrote 300 words explaining [...]

Winnipeg Free Press loves Wonder

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The Winnipeg Free press loves Wonder, as you can see in Nick Martin’s review here. The review concludes:Wonder is not only a superb conclusion to a tremendous trilogy, but stands alone as one of the best books that Sawyer has ever written.I’ll be in Winnipeg on book tour on Thursday, May 19, 2011, signing at [...]

CBC Radio One Spark interview

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Here’s the full 18-minute interview with me on CBC Radio One’s Spark, with host Nora Young (pictured above). Lots of stuff about Wake, Watch, and Wonder, plus some discussion of Mindscan. God, I love the CBC. Who else let’s you answer questions at such length? Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup [...]

The Globe and Mail loves Wonder

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The Globe and Mail: Canada’s National Newspaper reviewed Wonder, the “much anticipated finale to the WWW trilogy,” yesterday. I must say I like the opening:Okay, new rule. Effective today, Canadian reviews of Robert J. Sawyer and his fiction should no longer begin with “Robert J. Sawyer is a Canadian science-fiction writer” or any variation on [...]

Three titles in the top ten on the Edmonton Journal bestsellers’ list

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Wonder is #4, Watch is #6, and Wake is #8 on the Edmonton Journal fiction bestsellers’ list, published in the April 17, 2011, edition; Edmonton is the capital of the province of Alberta, and the Journal is the largest-circulation newspaper there. Here’s the he full list. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • [...]

Wonder is #1 on the Calgary Herald Fiction Bestseller’s List

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Woohoo! See here. As published in the April 17, 2011, edition of the largest-circulation newspaper in Alberta’s largest city (previous week’s rank in brackets):#1 Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer. A thriller about a new type of consciousness called Webmind. (10) #2 Deadly Fall by Susan Calder. A murder mystery set in Calgary. (1) #3 Captives [...]

Barnes & Noble’s SF&F Blog loves Wonder

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Over at Extrapolations: The Barnes & Noble Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog, Paul Goat Allen has posted a wonderful review of Wonder and the whole WWW trilogy. As Caitlin would say, “W00t!” Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

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 [...]

Spectacular Toronto Star ad for the WWW trilogy

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

On Sundays, The Toronto Star — the largest-circulation newspaper in Canada — contains a version of the New York Times Book Review. Last Sunday, March 6, 2011, the entire back cover was devoted to this terrific ad produced by Penguin Group (Canada) for my WWW trilogy of Wake, Watch, and Wonder. I’m absolutely thrilled! You [...]

Toronto launch party for Wonder — you’re invited!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The Toronto book-launch party for Wonder, the concluding volume of the WWW trilogy, will be Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at Dominion on Queen pub, 500 Queen Street East. The event is free and open to the public, and Bakka-Phoenix will be on hand to sell books. The gorgeous invitation Penguin Canada made [...]

First look at cover for Wonder

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Here’s a first look at the cover for Wonder, concluding volume of my WWW trilogy, coming in early April 2011 from Ace in the US, Penguin in Canada, and Gollancz in the UK. Click the image for a larger version, and click again if your browser is still scaling it down. The covers for all [...]

Getting better

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

In the interview I did recently with the CBC’s Shelagh Rogers, Shelagh and I talked about the difference between Margaret Atwood’s SF and my own. I think we’re getting better over time, and Margaret thinks we’re getting worse. I elaborate on this a lot in Wonder, the third WWW book, which I’m working on right [...]

Podcast: Sawyer neurosciences talk at Penn

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

On Wednesday, May 6, 2009, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science-fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer gave an invited 90-minute talk at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience [pictured] at the University of Pennsylvania (“Penn”). Sawyer was the first science-fiction writer ever invited to speak at the Center. Sawyer’s talk delved into the cognitive science, neuroscience, and other [...]

WakeWatchWonder.com is now live!

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Penguin Group (Canada) has created a gorgeous, Flash-content rich web site to promote my WWW trilogy (the novel Wake, and its forthcoming sequels, Watch and Wonder). Check out WakeWatchWonder.com for a nifty book trailer, Wake wallpapers, FAQs, and much more. It’s a work-in-progress — Penguin will be tweaking, expanding, and updating the site continously — [...]

Seven RJS novels coming from Audible.com

Friday, December 21st, 2007

I’ve been a very satisfied Audible.com customer since March 2001, and so I’m particularly delighted to report that Audible.com has jut bought audio-book rights to seven of my novels: Calculating God Plus the complete Neanderthal Parallax trilogy, consisting of: Hominids Humans Hybrids And (as they are released in print form) my complete upcoming WWW trilogy, [...]

New deal with Penguin in Canada and USA

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Well, since it’s the lead story right now on the (by subscription) website for Quill & Quire, the Canadian publishing trade journal, and since I’m scheduled to speak about this today (Tuesday, May 8, 2007) to Cynthia Good’s class in the Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College, I suppose I should say something here, [...]