Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for June, 2014

My Star Trek computer-graphics article — 30 years later

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Thirty years ago today, on June 30, 1984, when I was 24, the following article by me appeared in The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest-circulation newspaper. As a young freelance writer just beginning my career, selling to The Star was a huge accomplishment (although this was actually my second piece for them). The article came about […]

University of Winnipeg convocation address

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, the University of Winniepg presented me with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at its Spring Convocation. I was asked to say a few words to the graduating students in Business, Economics, and Science: I’ve often said the job of a science-fiction writer is not to predict the future. Rather, […]

Honorary doctorate

Friday, June 13th, 2014

On June 12, 2014, the University of Winnipeg — the oldest university in the province of Manitoba, Canada — gave bestselling science-fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree; former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chr├ętien also received the same degree that day. Sawyer was nominated for the honorary doctorate jointly by the […]

Calculating God #1 Audible bestseller

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

I’m thrilled that my Hugo Award-nominated Calculating God was the #1 Science Fiction Bestseller at Audible.com for April 2014, as reported in the June issue of Locus, the U.S. trade journal of the science fiction and fantasy fields. (And in 2009, Calculating God won the Audio Publishers Association’s Audie Award for Best Science Fiction or […]