Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for March, 2006

By Dawn’s Early Light

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

I really like this HBO TV movie, which stars (among other people) Darren McGavin, who just passed away, Martin Landau, and James Earl Jones. Gripping from beginning to end, and has it on for $6.99 on DVD. Right up there with Dr. Strangelove and Fail-Safe as far as films about the brink of nuclear […] is live

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

I finally got around to installing as a synonym for — either one will take you to my website. :)

Hugo nomination deadline is this Friday

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Just a polite reminder for those who were members of last year’s Worldcon in Glasgow or are members of this year’s Worldcon in Los Angeles that the Hugo voting deadline is this Friday (end of the day). I hope you’ll consider my novel Mindscan, published by Tor, and my novella “Identity Theft” from Down These […]

SF writers and blogging

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Carol Pinchefsky has written a very good article about SF writers and blogging, which includes quotes from me, for Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. You’ll find it here.

Monday Spotlight: Jesuit Brothers

Monday, March 6th, 2006

I used to make my living writing nonfiction. Twenty-one years ago this month, an article I wrote appeared in, of all things, Compass: The Jesuit Journal. I’d been hired by the Jesuits of Upper Canada to write an article about what it’s like to be a Jesuit Brother; back then, I didn’t know any, although […]

A contest for new writers

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

I think this is a very worthwhile short-story contest for emerging writers. It’s held annually in conjunction with Con-Version, Calgary’s SF convention, but submissions are open to anyone. The contest is named in honour of my great friend and writing student Robyn Herrington, who died two years ago.

Science Friday with Octavia Butler and David Brin

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

A very good half-hour podcast from NPR’s Science Friday is here. It’s hosted by Ira Flatow, and features Octavia Butler, who died last week, plus David Brin and Lawrence Krauss, on the occasion of the opening of the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle. (I myself was a guest on Science Friday once, along with Leonard […]

Introduction to Boarding the Enterprise

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

The introduction to Boarding the Enterprise, coming in August 2006 from BenBella Books: Welcome Aboard the Enterprise by Robert J. Sawyer Last fall, I got invited to the Singapore Writers Festival, along with fellow science fiction authors Bruce Sterling and Norman Spinrad. Periodically, when we were out sightseeing in that beautiful city, people would notice […]