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The Oppenheimer Alternative
Coming June 2, 2020
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Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer
#1 Locus bestseller!
“Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Sawyer's latest work is a fast-moving, mind-stretching exploration of the nature of personality and consciousness; it balances esoteric speculation with action and character.”
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The WWW Trilogy
The World Wide Web wakes up
Nebula Winner • Seiun Winner • Aurora Winner
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Thought-provoking novels perfect for reading groups
The Neanderthal Parallax Trilogy
The Hugo Award-winning HOMINIDS and its sequels
The bestselling Neanderthal Parallax trilogy explores a version of Earth where Neanderthals survived to the present and we did not and a portal that opens up between our world and theirs.
The Quintaglio Ascension Trilogy
Science battles religion with alien counterparts of Galileo, Darwin, and Freud
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Classic Hard Science Fiction
The Complete Short Fiction of Robert J. Sawyer
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Rob One of “The CanLit 30”
Quill & Quire, the Canadian publishing trade journal, recently released its first-ever list of “The CanLit 30: The most influential, innovative, and just plain powerful people in Canadian publishing.”
Only three authors made the 30-person list: Margaret Atwood, Douglas Coupland, and Robert J. Sawyer. The write-up about Rob says:
“When Penguin Canada snatched up domestic rights to science fiction giant Robert J. Sawyer last year, it felt like the Canuck industry was finally waking up to an entire genre. Not that Sawyer really needed the nod: he already sells more than respectably and has a shelf full of major sci-fi prizes. As a generous mentor to other writers, the proprietor of his own eponymous imprint at Red Deer Press, and a frequent media pundit, Sawyer is the public face of Canadian sci-fi.”
According to the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards, Robert J. Sawyer is the #1 all-time worldwide leader in number of award wins as a science-fiction or fantasy novelist (second place goes to China Miéville; Stephen King, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Connie Willis are tied for third place).
Rob is also the #1 all-time leader in number of award nominations as a science-fiction or fantasy novelist (second place goes to Stephen King).
In June 2016, Rob was inducted into the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Canadian government.
Among Rob’s honors (in order of receipt):
Who is Robert J. Sawyer?
Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers in history and the only Canadian to win all three of the world’s top Science Fiction awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (the full list of such winners: Paolo Bacigalupi, David Brin, Arthur C. Clarke, Joe Haldeman, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Connie Willis), and he’s the first author in thirty years to receive a Lifetime Achievement Aurora Award.
Rob’s novels are also #1 bestsellers in audio:
His novels have made numerous appearances on the two major top-ten national mainstream bestsellers’ lists in Canada, covering authors of all nationalities, reaching as high as:
And Sawyer titles have simultaneously been #4, #6, and #8 on the Edmonton Journal Fiction Bestsellers’ List.
At Bakka Phoenix Books, the world’s oldest extant science-fiction specialty bookstore, Rob’s books have been #1 on their lists of the bestselling books for the entire year a record-setting nine times:
Listen: Sounds Like Canada radio interview (MP3)
There’s Lots More Here!
The first-ever science-fiction author website, established Wednesday, June 28, 1995, and most recently updated on Saturday, March 14, 2020.