Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

I finished writing Far-Seer 25 years ago today

by Rob - January 4th, 2016.
Filed under: Far-Seer.

Twenty-five years ago today, on Friday, January 4, 1991, I finished writing my third novel, Far-Seer (I’d already written Golden Fleece and End of an Era). Far-Seer became the first volume of my Quintaglio Ascension trilogy. I’ll be releasing the whole trilogy as ebooks later this year. Some reviews (the novel was published in June 1992 by Ace):

“The most memorable interstellar dinosaurs of all were introduced in Robert J. Sawyer’s Far-Seer. Collectively, Sawyer’s Far-Seer, Fossil Hunter, and Foreigner are the greatest tales ever written about intelligent, space-faring dinosaurs.” — Allen A. Debus in Dinosaurs in Fantastic Fiction

“A tour de force. Vastly enjoyable, beautifully realized.” —Asimov’s Science Fiction

“Afsan’s world and nature feel quite real. The reader gets involved and cheers him on, and many another writer must say to Sawyer just what one saurian says to a superior: `I cast a shadow in your presence.'” —Analog

“This is a truly great piece of SF.” —Kliatt (starred review “highlighting an exceptional book”)

“A modern parable about the conflict between science and religious faith. Painstakingly researched, lucidly written, meticulously crafted — a vivid depiction of the scientific method and the scientific mind.” —Books in Canada

“Riveting; compelling; thrilling — a real treat. The science in Far-Seeris impeccable, the story-line is refreshingly original, and the world Sawyer’s constructed is audacious. He’s already being compared to Heinlein, Clarke, and Pohl, an illustrious company of SF masters. If he keeps up the high standard set by Far-Seer, this comparison will be well deserved.” —Quill & Quire (starred review “indicating a book of exceptional merit”)

“Without question, Far-Seerwill be remembered as one of the year’s outstanding sf books.” —The Toronto Star

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