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  A novel by Robert J. Sawyer  

    [Illegal Alien Canadian cover]
  • First edition hardcover: Ace, December 1997, ISBN 0-441-00476-8, US$21.95 / CDN$30.95
  • British edition: HarperCollins Voyager, January 1998
  • North American paperback: Ace, January 1999, ISBN 0-441-00592-6, US$5.99 / CDN$7.99
  • Canadian premium-sized paperback: Penguin, November 2009, ISBN 978-0-14-317510-0, CDN$13.50
  • American paperback: Ace, January 2012, ISBN 978-1-937007-21-8, US$7.99

A courtroom drama with an extraterrestrial defendant — Independence Day meets John Grisham.

"Add another hit to Sawyer's string." — Science Fiction Chronicle

  • Penguin Canada, November 2009 premium-sized paperback
  • Berkley/Ace, January 1999 paperback
  • HarperCollins Voyager UK, January 1998 paperback
  • Berkley/Ace, December 1997 hardcover
  • Winner of Japan's Seiun Award for Best Foreign Novel of 2002
  • A Locus Bestseller
  • A selection of The Science Fiction Book Club
  • Signed leather-bound limited edition from Easton Press
Students take note! The critical article "Coding of Race in Science Fiction: What's Wrong With the Obvious?" by Sherryl Vint discusses Illegal Alien at length. You can find it in Worlds of Wonder: Readings in Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, edited by Jean-François Leroux and Camille R. La Bossière (University of Ottawa Press, 2004).

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