Thursday, July 6, 2006

Analog blurb for Rollback

The four-part serialization of my next novel, Rollback, starts in the October issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. The September issue has just come out, and it contains this "In Times to Come" blurb for my novel:
Robert J. Sawyer, as you've probably noticed by now, has a way of taking familiar ideas, looking at them from new angles and in greater depth than almost anybody before him, and tying them together to create extraordinarily fresh and thought-provoking stories. The latest example is his novel Rollback, which we'll be serializing in four parts beginning in our next issue (October).

We've all seen lots of stories about rejuvenation and lots of stories about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, but how often have you thought about how the two might be connected? Well, consider these questions: Who could maintain interest in a very long, slow conversation long enough to go anywhere with it? What would be worth talking about under such conditions? If rejuvenation is very, very expensive, as it probably will be at least initially, what would motivate anybody to pay for it? What would it really be like -- and what if it doesn't work the same for everybody?

Sawyer's answers to those questions, and the many others they stir up, will guarantee you a thoroughly engaging story, and acquaintance with some of the most memorable people you'll ever meet.

The October issue of Analog goes on sale August 1.


At July 06, 2006 6:29 PM , Blogger GP said...

Any ideas on where I might be able to buy Analog in store? Would bookstores like Chapters carry it?

At July 07, 2006 9:38 AM , Blogger Jose said...

I'm looking forward to getting a hold of a copy if I can. Unfortunately the town I live in here in the UK isn't a hot spot for sfnal Deadtree produce from North America.

At July 09, 2006 1:46 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, gp. Yes, Chapters carries ANALOG. It's a digest-sized magazine, and usually is on one of the lower racks. Don't look for it with STARLOG, or the other glossy SF-media magazines; rather, look for it with the other digest-sized lieterary magazines.


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