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THE DOWNLOADEDThe New Novel by Hugo and Nebula Award-Winner
Robert J. Sawyer
Many of you have kindly asked for information about my next novel (which will be my 25th!). Here's the scoop:
It's called The Downloaded and it will be an Audible Original first; they made a very handsome offer to have it exclusively as an audio production for six months. After that, it'll come out in print and ebook formats.
For the Audible version, they've hired a great producer: Gregory J. Sinclair, the former head of Radio Drama at the CBC. Greg will be using nine separate narrators (and he's got some big names in mind!), one to read each of the nine viewpoint characters.
As I understand it, the audio version will be free to anyone who has an Audible membership no Audible credit will be required for it. It should be out in March 2023.
"Robert J. Sawyer's new novel is a potent distillation of everything that makes science fiction so addictive. In the space of a concise and tightly-plotted story, The Downloaded explores a broad swath of future history and absolutely sizzles with fascinating ideas. You want space travel, a ruined Earth, virtual worlds, a cast of relatable characters, and a glimpse into the labyrinth of human destiny? Look no further: this book has all that and more."
"In The Downloaded, Robert J. Sawyer proves he's not just a master of using science fiction to address social issues, but also a master of devious plot twists and diverse character voices."
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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:
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