Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Rollback paperback now out!

by Rob - February 5th, 2008.
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Today — February 5, 2008 — is the official release date of the mass-market paperback edition of my 17th novel, Rollback. The book had a very successful run in hardcover, and I’m delighted that it’s now going to be even more widely read.

The opening chapters are here, and plenty more about the book is here.

Direct links to bookstore pages for buying the paperback edition at,,,,,,, and McNally Robinson, are here.

If you’d like to buy an autographed copy directly from me, info is here.

Among Rollback‘s honors to date:

  • A Main Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club
  • Currently on the Preliminary Nebula Award Ballot
  • One of the American Library Association‘s Top Ten SF Novels of the Year
  • One of the Kansas City Star‘s Top Five SF Novels of the Year
  • On Quill & Quire‘s list of the Best Books of the Year of any type

Some reviews:

“Extraordinarily fresh and thought-provoking, with some of the most memorable people you’ll ever meet.” —Analog Science Fiction & Fact

“A story that is so poignant that I found myself in tears. Sawyer has written another classic.” —The Davis Enterprise, Davis, California

“One of those books you can’t put down … truly engrossing human drama; characters that are totally realistic. It’s got mainstream appeal but is also a great read for fans of thought-provoking science fiction. ***** [out of 5]” —SF Signal

“Beyond the SF trappings, Rollback is a story about love and commitment, about humanity at its most basic — a novel to be savoured by science-fiction and mainstream readers alike.” —The Globe and Mail: Canada’s National Newspaper

“A dynamite science fiction novel; a wholly satisfying story.” —January Magazine

“Above all, the author’s characters bear their human strengths and weaknesses with dignity and poise. An elegantly told story for all libraries; highly recommended.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“An early candidate for sci-fi book of the year.” —Kansas City Star

Rollback gets my vote as SF novel of the year. A joy to read.” —Jack McDevitt, author of Odyssey

“Sawyer, who has won Hugo and Nebula awards, may well win another major SF award with this superior effort.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Highly emotional and original — a complex story with sympathetic and believable characters. A riveting book.” —Romantic Times Book Reviews

“A reminder of why Sawyer is one of our most highly regarded writers of speculative fiction, able to handle the demands of the heart and the cosmos with equal skill.” —Quill & Quire

“It’s a shoo-in to be short-listed for major awards.” —SciFiDimensions

“A fascinating human drama, worth reading by genre and mainstream readers alike.” —SFRevu

by Robert J. Sawyer
Tor Books mass-market paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-765-34974-3
ISBN-10: 0-765-34974-4

In stores now!

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