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“At every opportunity, Sawyer forces his readers to think while holding their attention with ingenious premises and superlative craftsmanship.” Booklist
The Oppenheimer Alternative
by Robert J. Sawyer
“My favorite Sawyer book of all; a solid award contender!” Amazing Stories
“You can call this alternate history or alternate astrophysics (or both). Whatever term you choose, it’s a terrific story.” Eric Flint, author of 1632
“Science fiction fans will devour this smart speculative tale.” Publishers Weekly
”An imaginative restructuring of a phantasmagoric life into an alternative phantasmagorical story. Oppenheimer fans will be intrigued.” Martin J. Sherwin, co-author of American Prometheus, the basis for Christopher Nolan’s movie Oppenheimer
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“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
Hard Science Fiction Classics
Nebula Winner • Seiun Winner • Aurora Winner
Book Club Favorites
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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The Novels That Launched Rob’s Career
The Complete Short Fiction of Robert J. Sawyer
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Canada’s Highest Honours
Robert J. Sawyer, C.M., O.Ont., is a member of both The Order of Canada and the The Order of Ontario respectively, the highest honours given by his country and by his province and he is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
As such, he is entitled to display the honour bars shown above and to wear the medals shown below, and he is also entitled to use the Order of Canada postnominal initials C.M. (standing for “Courage and Merit”) and the Order of Ontario postnominal initials O.Ont. Rob was the first person admitted to either order specifically for work in the science-fiction field.
Selected Additional Honours
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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There’s Lots More Here!
The first-ever science-fiction author website, established Wednesday, June 28, 1995, and most recently updated on Wednesday, August 2, 2023.