Monday, February 26, 2007

More Book Lover's Ball photos ...

... this time also including lots from the literary-themed fashion show that concluded the evening. Check them out.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At February 27, 2007 3:32 AM , Anonymous Jim Shannon said...

Hi Rob,

In the inset photo, you look like a politician giving a speech. Any chance you could run in a federal election? I think Sci fi authors would make great PM's

At February 27, 2007 10:43 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, Jim. You're kind, but that's not for me. Besides, I'd be pilloried based on what's in my books. The media would take "anti-religion" stuff from CALCULATING GOD and HYBRIDS, or "pro-abortion" stuff from THE TERMINAL EXPERIMENT or MINDSCAN, or simply run with the hot sex scene in HUMANS. Politicians live their lives trying not to offend; writers live their lives trying to provoke. :)

At February 27, 2007 2:06 PM , Anonymous Brian Raney said...

Politicians learn not to offend their base, but everyone else is fair game. What you think is a liability is often, more than not, an asset to others who would support your actions. The only way you know for sure what people really think of you, Rob, is to run.

But therein lies the rub. If you do run, then you will really know what people think of you, and some potential candidates can’t take that kind of candor. Especially if he or she spends too much time worrying about pleasing everyone, and doesn’t spend enough time demonstrating his or her leadership skills.

This is something you can excel at, rob, so don't tell us you wouldn't make a good candidate. The only reason you're not running is because you like your day job of writing science fiction better, and you would have to give that up to become a politician.

It’s an easy, selfish choice for you, and a hard disappointment for the rest of us. You better write some great books to make up for it! We’ll all learn to survive; although, it will likely be under someone else’s management. :)

At February 28, 2007 3:40 AM , Anonymous Jim Shannon said...

Hi Rob,

Yes, I hear what your saying but you’d still make a great politician especially seeing as how you’re so good at giving keynote speeches. It’s not necessarily what you’ve done but who you are now and or at the time. Apparently you command a lot of attention at functions but perhaps Brian is on the right track and said it better then I could. Still, I think you’d make a great politician and I think you’d stand on your convictions rather then what’s popular. However, at the same time we can’t be all things to all people.


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