Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for April, 2015

Bring “God is an Iron” to Worldcon

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Two of my favourite people in the world are SF writer Spider Robinson and playwright Liz Cano. Last year, Liz did an amazing adaptation of Spider’s “God Is An Iron” at the Montreal Fringe Festival — I saw it and it blew my socks off. She’s now got an Indiegogo campaign going to bring the […]

Beyond the Fermi Paradox

Monday, April 20th, 2015

I had the pleasure, however virtually and metaphorically, to sit down recently with Edward M. Lerner and discuss his latest novel. InterstellarNet: Enigma is the newest addition to Ed’s popular InterstellarNet future history. Here’s a little of what we discussed.RJS: I’ve read InterstellarNet: Enigma, and it has a lot of moving parts. How do you […]

Spur interview

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

On this coming Saturday, April 25, 2015, I’m speaking at the Spur Festival in Calgary. They sent me a questionnaire; here are my answers: 1. Tell us about your participation in the 2015 Spur Festival. I’m thrilled to be speaking about the value of basic scientific research — why it’s so important to do work […]

Ten years since the Rob & Bob tour of 2005

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

On April 18, 2005 — ten years ago today — the second “Rob and Bob” book tour began, with Tor Books and H.B. Fenn & Company sending Robert J. Sawyer and Robert Charles Wilson on a cross-continent book tour together. Bob was promoting his novel Spin (which went on to win the Hugo Award) and […]

Come see me in Calgary

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Come see science-fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer and astronomer Phil Langill, in a discussion moderated by Kirstin Morrell, at Spur Festival Calgary, Saturday, April 25, at 4:00 p.m. at National Music Centre — Stage One, 134 11th Ave SE. Info: http://spurfestival.ca/calgary/events/are-we-alone-together-in-the-universe/‚Äč ‚ÄčTickets: ($15.67): http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/8819?skin=spurfestival We’ll be discussing: Everywhere from the 27-kilometre-long Large Hadron Collider particle […]

My next novel comes out one year from today

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

UPDATE: Actually, my next novel is coming out even sooner! In part to take advantage of some promotional opportunties that presented themselves, my US and Canadian publishers have moved the publication date up five weeks. The new official publication date for my next novel is TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016. The official publication date for my […]

I’m presenting two workshops in Orillia in June 2015

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

At the Canadian Authors Association’s CanWrite 2015 conference, June 11-14, 2015: A Thematic Approach to Science Fiction: Science fiction is often called “the literature of ideas,” and with good reason: the fresh central idea is often the defining characteristic of a science-fiction novel. Join bestselling author Robert J. Sawyer for a discussion of how to […]