Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for June, 2007

Sawyer jokes

Friday, June 8th, 2007

My friend and writing student Nicholas Collins sent me these wonderful jokes he came up with, based on my books. You’ll have to know my novels well to get them all — but I think they’re terrific! How many mindscans (uploads) does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but it will cost […]

Audio interviews and readings with RJS Books authors

Friday, June 8th, 2007

I’m delighted to present a series of audio files and podcasts: Editor Rob Sawyer interviewing authors who have published under his Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint at Fitzherny & Whiteside — plus readings by the authors from their books! Marcos Donnelly, author of Letters from the Flesh: Marcos interviewed by Rob Marcos reading from his […]

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Romantic Times Book Reviews has reviewed Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer, calling it “Riveting — highly emotional and original; a complex story with sympathetic and believable characters.” The full review is here. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Canadian SF&F Database

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Marcel Gagné and I were chatting about a big problem with the Aurora Awards, namely that there was no convenient centralized place for people to post information about Canadian-authored works that they themselves have written, or are aware of by other people, that are eligible (either for the Auroras or other annual awards). Well, this […]

The Future and You

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

The podcast “The Future and You” interviewed Robert J. Sawyer, Mike Resnick, David Coe, and a bunch of others at Ravencon in April 2007, and the interviews are now available in this week’s podcast, available here. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Visiting Northern Ontario Schools

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

After the weekend in Sudbury, during which I got my honorary doctorate, Carolyn and I drove on to Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, where I spent the next two days — Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5, 2007 — visiting with students from five area high schools. You can read an account of one of […]

Sunday in Sudbury

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Sunday, June 3, 2007 — the day after I got my honorary doctorate from Laurentian University — I did a victory lap in Sudbury, appearing at the Chapters bookstore there. :) We had an excellent overflow crowd, including several Laurentian faculty members and some of the students who had graduated the day before, and heard […]

Quill & Quire profiles Rob

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Quill and Quire, the Canadian publishing trade journal, has just posted its cover-story profile of Robert J. Sawyer online; the cover story appeared in the May 2007 issue. The profile is titled “Nothing but blue skies: For Canadian sci-fi giant Robert J. Sawyer, the future is bright.” Read the full text here. Update March 2008: […]

Honorary Doctorate for Robert J. Sawyer

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

On Saturday, June 2, 2007, Robert J. Sawyer received an honorary doctorate (Doctor of Letters, honoris causa) from Laurentian University, in Sudbury, Ontario; Sawyer also gave the convocation address to graduating arts students that day. The doctorate was given in recognition of Sawyer’s international success as a science-fiction writer. Laurentian, a bilingual English-and-French institution, is […]

Photos from last night

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Photos from the dinner at the Laurentian University president’s house. Minnijean Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine, and is a prominent Civil Rights activist; Dr. Michael Emond, of Laurentian’s Department of Psychology nominated science-fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer for his honorary doctorate, which he will receive later today. Minnijean Brown Trickey, Robert […]

At Laurentian

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Carolyn and I had a very nice drive up through beautiful countryside to Sudbury, Ontario, today — about five hours on the road. Tonight, we had dinner at the home of the president of Laurentian; the dinner was in honour of myself and the other recipients of honorary doctorates this year, including Minnijean Brown Trickey. […]

Watch Rob get his doctorate!

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Laurentian University is giving me an honorary doctorate TOMORROW (Saturday, June 2, 2007), and they will be webcasting the ceremony. You can watch it live as it happens, starting at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time (Toronto/New York) on Saturday, June 2, 2007, right here. (If that link doesn’t work, go to the main convocation page here, […]

DiChario nominated for Campbell Memorial

Friday, June 1st, 2007

I am thrilled to report that Nick DiChario‘s A Small and Remarkable Life, published under the Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint, has been short-listed for one of the most prestigious awards in all of science fiction: The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel of the Year. The short list is here. The Campbell […]