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ROBERT J. SAWYER
Hugo and Nebula Award Winner

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Robert J. Sawyer's Short-Fiction Bibliography


Note: if you're actually looking for magazine appearances, as opposed to just short stories, my novel The Terminal Experiment was serialized in four parts in Analog Science Fiction and Fact under the title Hobson's Choice, from the Mid-December 1994 to March 1995 issues; my novel Starplex was serialized in Analog's July through October 1996 issues; my novel Hominids was serialized in Analog's January through April 2002 issues; my novel Rollback was serialized in Analog's October, November, and December 2006, and January-February 2007 issues; my novel Wake was serialized in Analog's November 2008, December 2008, January-February 2009, and March 2009 issues; and my novel Triggers was serialized in Analog's January-February, March, April, and May 2012 issues.

In addition, an excerpt from my novel Far-Seer was published in the May 1992 issue of Amazing Stories.


Short Stories by Robert J. Sawyer:

"Biding Time," in Slipstreams, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers, DAW, New York, May 2006.

Reprinted in:

  • The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, selected and introduced by Peter Robinson, Penguin Canada, Toronto, 2007.

Honors:

  • Winner, Aurora Award, Best English-Language Short Story of 2006.

"Flashes," in FutureShocks, edited by Lou Anders, Roc, New York, January 2006.

Reprinted in:

  • Sense of Wonder, edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman, Wildside Press, Rockville, MD, June 2011.


"Identity Theft," in Down These Dark Spaceways, edited by Mike Resnick, Science Fiction Book Club, New York, April 2005.

Reprinted in:

  • Nebula Awards Showcase 2007, edited by Mike Resnick, New American Library, New York, February 2007.

Film Rights:

  • Optioned by Snoot Entertainment, Los Angeles.

Honors:

  • Winner, Spain's top science fiction award, the Premio UPC de Ciencia Ficción, Best Novella of the Year.
  • Finalist, Hugo Award, Best Novella of 2005.
  • Finalist, Nebula Award, Best Novella of 2005.
  • Finalist, Aurora Award, Best English-Language Short Story of 2005.
  • Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Science Fiction, Gardner Dozois, editor

"The Eagle Has Landed," in I, Alien, edited by Mike Resnick, DAW, New York, April 2005.


"The Right's Tough," in Visions of Liberty, edited by Mark Tier and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, New York, July 2004.


"Mikeys," in Space Stations, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers, DAW, New York, March 2004.

Reprinted in:

  • Triangulation: Last Contact, edited by Steve Ramey and Jamie Lackey, Parsec Ink, Pittsburgh, July 2011.


"Kata Bindu," in Microcosms, edited by Gregory Benford, DAW, New York, January 2004.


"Relativity," in Men Writing Science Fiction as Women, edited by Mike Resnick, DAW, New York, November 2003.


"The Stanley Cup Caper," in The Toronto Star, Sunday, August 24, 2003.


"Immortality," in Janis Ian's Stars, edited by Janis Ian and Mike Resnick, DAW, New York, August 2003.

Reprinted in:

  • Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound edited by Mark Leslie, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Calgary, Alberta, July 2012.


"Come All Ye Faithful," in Space Inc., edited by Julie E. Czerneda, DAW, New York, July 2003.

Reprinted in:

  • Tesseracts Eighteen: Wrestling with Gods edited by Liana Kerzner and Jerome Stueart, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Calgary, Alberta, March 2015.


"On the Surface," in Future Wars, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Larry Segriff, DAW, New York, April 2003.


"Shed Skin," in The Bakka Anthology: Original Science Fiction, edited by Kristen Pederson Chew, The Bakka Collection, Toronto, December 2002.

Reprinted in:

  • Analog, Jan/Feb 2004 issue.
  • Hayakawa SF Magazine (in a Japanese translation by Masayuki Uchida), Japan's principal science-fiction magazine, October 2005.
  • Into The New Millennium: Trailblazing Tales From Analog Science Fiction and Fact, 2000-2010, edited by Stanley Schmidt, Penny Publications, New York, Kindle Edition 2011.

Honors:

  • Winner, Analog's Analytical Laboratory Award for Best Short Story of the Year.
  • Finalist, Hugo Award, Best Short Story of 2004.

"Ineluctable," in Analog, November 2002 issue.

Honors:

  • Winner, Aurora Award, Best English-Language Short Story of 2002.

"Driving a Bargain," in Be VERY Afraid!, edited by Edo van Belkom, Tundra Books, Toronto, 2002.


"Black Reflection," in In the Shadow of the Wall: Vietnam Stories that Might have Been, edited by Byron R. Tetrick, Cumberland House, Nashville, 2000.


"Fallen Angel," in Lisa Snellings' Strange Attraction: Turns of the Midnight Carnival Wheel, edited by Edward E. Kramer, Shadowlands Press, Centreville, VA, 2000.

Honors:

  • Finalist, Bram Stoker Award, Best Short Story of 2000.

"Wiping Out," in Guardsmen of Tomorrow, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Larry Segriff, DAW, New York, November 2000.


"Iterations," in Transversions: An Anthology of New Fantastic Literature, edited by Marcel Gagné and Sally Tomasevic, Paper Orchid Press, Toronto, November 2000.


"Star Light, Star Bright," in Far Frontiers, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Larry Segriff, DAW, New York, September 2000.

Reprinted in:

  • Aoife's Kiss, Issue 37 (10th Anniversary issue), July 2011.


"Last But Not Least," in Be Afraid!: Tales of Horror, edited by Edo van Belkom, Tundra Books, Toronto, September 2000.


"The Abdication of Pope Mary III," in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, July 6, 2000.

Reprinted in:

  • Futures From Nature: 100 speculative fictions from the pages of the leading science journal, edited by Henry Gee, Tor Books, New York, November 2007.

"The Shoulders of Giants," the lead story in Star Colonies, edited Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers, DAW, New York, June 2000.

Reprinted in:

  • Federations, edited by John Joseph Adams, Prime Books, January 2009.
  • Galaxy's Edge Magazine, issue #1, Arc Manor Publishing, March 2013.
Honors:

  • Finalist, Aurora Award, Best English-Language Short Story of 2000.

"Mars Reacts!," in The Globe and Mail: Canada's National Newspaper, Toronto, Saturday, December 11, 1999 (a 1,400-word SF story commissioned to explain what really happened to the Mars Polar Lander).

Reprinted as "The Blue Planet" in:

  • Year's Best SF 5, edited by David G. Hartwell, Avon Eos, New York, 2000.


"Stream of Consciousness," in No Limits: Developing Scientific Literacy Using Science Fiction, edited by Julie Czerneda, Trifolium, Toronto, 1999.

Reprinted in:

  • Packing Fraction and Other Tales of Science and Imagination, edited by Julie Czerneda, Trifolium, Toronto, 1999.
  • The Aurora Awards: Ten Years of Canadian Science Fiction, edited by Val Grim, Marie-Astrid Walling, and René Walling, Nanopress, Montréal, May 2010.

Honors:

  • Winner, Aurora Award, Best English-Language Short Story of 1999.


"Gator," the lead story in Urban Nightmares, edited by Josepha Sherman and Keith R.A. Decandido, Baen, New York, November 1997.

Reprinted in:

  • Unnatural Selection: A Collection of Darwinian Nightmares, edited by Gord Rollo, Wildside Press, New Jersey, 2001.

Honors:

  • Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, editors


"The Hand You're Dealt," in Free Space, edited by Brad Linaweaver and Edward E. Kramer, Tor, New York, July 1997.

Reprinted in:

  • Hayakawa SF Magazine (in a Japanese translation by Masayuki Uchida), Japan's principal science-fiction magazine, January, 1998.
  • Crossing the Line, edited by Robert J. Sawyer and David Skene-Melvin, Pottersfield Press, October 1998.

Honors:

  • Winner, Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award, Best Short Story of the Year
  • Finalist, Hugo Award, Best Short Story of 1997
  • Finalist, Aurora Award, Best English-Language Short Story of 1997
  • Finalist, Arthur Ellis Award, Best Short Story of the Year


"Forever," in Return of the Dinosaurs, edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, New York, May 1997.

Reprinted in:

  • North of Infinity II, edited by Mark Leslie, Mosaic Press, Oakville, Ontario, June 2006.
  • KasmaMagazine.com, edited by Alex Korovessis, 2011.

Honors:

  • Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Science Fiction, Gardner Dozois, editor


"Peking Man," the lead story in Dark Destiny III: Children of Dracula, edited by Edward E. Kramer, White Wolf, Atlanta, October 1996.

Reprinted in:

  • Aurora Awards: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Science Fiction & Fantasy, edited by Edo van Belkom, Quarry Press, Kingston, Ontario, November 1999.
  • By Blood We Live, edited by John Joseph Adams, Night Shade Books, San Francisco, August 2009.
Honors:

  • Winner, Aurora Award, Best English-Language Short Story of 1996
  • Included on SFWA's Preliminary Nebula Award Ballot


"Above It All," in Dante's Disciples edited by Peter Crowther and Edward E. Kramer, White Wolf, Atlanta, February 1996.

Reprinted in:

  • Canadian Fiction Magazine, 1999.
  • Travellers in Darkness: The Souvenir Book of the World Horror Convention 2007, edited by Stephen Jones, March 2007.

Honors:

  • Winner, CompuServe Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Forum's HOMer Award for Best Short Story of 1996


"Lost in the Mail," in the Canadian SF magazine TransVersions, Volume 1, Number 3, October 1995 (this issue also includes a profile entitled "Rob Sawyer: Not Just a Dinosaur Guy" by Mici Gold).

Reprinted in:

  • Bloody York: Tales of Murder, Mayhem and Mystery in Toronto, edited by David Skene-Melvin, Simon & Pierre, Toronto, 1996.
  • Like Water for Quarks: Science Fiction Meets Magic Realism, edited by Elton Elliott & Bruce Taylor, MVP Publishing, Salem, Oregon, April 2011.

Honors:

  • Second Place, Aurora Award, Best English-Language Short Story of 1995


"You See But You Do Not Observe," in Sherlock Holmes in Orbit, edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, New York, February 1995.

Reprinted in:

  • Yellow Submarine Science Fiction et Fantasy (in a French translation by Patrick Marcel), No. 119, Mai (May) 1996, French SF magazine.
  • Hayakawa SF Magazine (in a Japanese translation by Masayuki Uchida), Japan's principal science-fiction magazine, October 1996.
  • Time Machines: The Best Time Travel Stories Ever Written, edited by Bill Adler Jr., Carroll & Graf, New York, December 1997.
  • Nebula Awards 31, edited by Pamela Sargent, Harcourt Brace, New York, 1997 (as a sample of the work by the winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel of 1995).
  • Over the Edge: Stories by Members of the Crime Writers of Canada, edited by Peter Sellers and Robert J. Sawyer, Pottersfield Press, 2000.
  • The Improbable Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, edited by John Joseph Adams, Night Shade Books, San Francisco, September 2009.

Honors:

  • Winner, Le Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire (France's top honor in SF) for Best Foreign Story of the Year.
  • Winner, CompuServe Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Forum's HOMer Award for Best Short Story of 1995
  • Honorable Mention, Hugo Award, Best Short Story of 1995
  • Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Science Fiction, Gardner Dozois, editor


"Just Like Old Times," the lead story in Dinosaur Fantastic, edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, New York, July 1993. Also published in On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of Speculative Writing, Summer 1993.

Reprinted in:

  • Northern Stars: The Canadian Science Fiction Anthology, edited by David G. Hartwell and Glenn Grant, Tor Books, New York, 1994
  • On Spec: The First Five Years, Tesseract Books, Edmonton, May 1995
  • Dinosaurs II, edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois, Ace, December 1995
  • Dinosaurs, edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Donald I. Fine, New York, 1996
  • Hayakawa SF Magazine (in a Japanese translation by Masayuki Uchida), Japan's principal science-fiction magazine, August 1997.
  • Aurora Awards: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Science Fiction & Fantasy, edited by Edo van Belkom, Quarry Press, Kingston, Ontario, November 1999.
  • Arthur Ellis Awards edited by Peter Sellers, Quarry Press, Kingston, Ontario, 2000.

Honors:

  • Winner, Aurora Award, Best English Short Story of 1993
  • Winner, Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award, Best Short Story of 1993
  • Finalist, Seiun Award (Japan's top SF award), Best Foreign Short Story of 1997
  • Honorable mention, The Year's Best Science Fiction, Gardner Dozois, editor
  • Honorable mention, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, editors


"Where the Heart Is," in Ark of Ice: Canadian Futurefiction, edited by Lesley Choyce, Pottersfield Press, Nova Scotia, 1992. Other contributors include major Canadian-literature authors Margaret Atwood, Katherine Govier, Timothy Findley, and W. P. Kinsella.

Reprinted in:


"The Good Doctor," in Amazing Stories, January 1989.


"Golden Fleece," in Amazing Stories, story and accompanying essay, September 1988 (14,000 word novelette, later expanded into my first novel, Golden Fleece).

Honors:

  • Cover story in Amazing Stories (back then, Amazing paid a premium fee of $1,650 for its cover stories, regardless of length)
  • Included on SFWA's Preliminary Nebula Award Ballot
  • Second Place, Aurora Award, Best English Short Story of 1988
  • Included on Locus 1988 Recommended Reading List
  • Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Science Fiction, Gardner Dozois, editor


"Uphill Climb," in Amazing Stories, March 1987.


"The Contest," in 100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories, edited by Isaac Asimov, Terry Carr, and Martin Harry Greenberg, Doubleday hardcover, 1984; Avon paperback, August 1985.

Film Rights:

  • Optioned by Bar Harbour Films, Toronto


"Ours to Discover," in Leisure Ways, November 1982 (the magazine of the Ontario division of the Canadian Automobile Association — one of a trio of "Future Ontario" stories selected by John Robert Colombo; the other two stories were by Terence M. Green and Andrew Weiner).


"Caught in the Web," in White Wall Review 1982, edited by Denise Coney, Jennifer Harwood, J. Craig Sandy and Robert J. Sawyer, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, 1982.


"If I'm Here, Imagine Where They Sent My Luggage," in The Village Voice: The Weekly Newspaper of New York, 14 January 1981.

Reprint:

  • As a "Bon Voyage" greeting card, Story Cards, Washington, DC, 1987.


"Motive," produced as one-third of the dramatic-trilogy starshow Futurescapes, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Rochester, New York, Summer 1980 (192 performances).


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