Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Op-ed piece in today’s Ottawa Citizen: Science decade in review

by Rob - December 9th, 2009.
Filed under: Nonfiction, op-ed.

Today’s (Wednesday, December 9, 2009) Ottawa Citizen — the largest-circulation newspaper in Canada’s capital city — contains a commissioned op-ed piece by Robert J. Sawyer entitled “The Future Disappoints,” looking back at the progress in science and technology over the last decade.

This is the first of a series of decade-in-review op-eds that will be appearing in the Citizen; I’m honoured to have been asked to kick off the series.

Above is how it appears in today’s print edition; you can read the full text (sans italics — I wish the Citizen would fix that problem on their site!) here.

(An op-ed piece is an opinion piece or essay that appears opposite the editorial in a newspaper — it’s a featured opinion piece by someone other than the newspaper’s staff editorial writer.)

And (ahem) I’ll just point out the biographical note that appears at the end:

Robert J. Sawyer’s Nebula Award-winning science-fiction novel The Terminal Experiment has just been reissued by Penguin Canada.

Previous op-ed pieces by me:

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