Friday, May 25, 2007


The fourth and final phase of the Rollback book tour is coming to an end; this was the by-plane in the USA part. Last weekend, I was in Denver, and this weekend I'm in Orlando, Florida -- where the weather is gorgeous!

I'm one of the Guests of Honor at Oasis 20, the annual SF convention here. We just had a wonderful two-hour buffet lunch with Michael Bishop and his wife Jeri (joined for part of it by Mike Resnick), and I've already signed a bunch of books. So, yay!

Yesterday, Carolyn and I went to EPCOT at DisneyWorld; it was a letdown -- my favorite pavillion there, "The Living Seas," formerly sponsored by United Technologies, was one of the best, if not the best, indoor aquarium I'd ever seen ... but most of the tanks are gone, replaced with -- I kid you not -- big-screen TVs showing characters from Finding Nemo. Ugh. We did do the Mission to Mars space simulator, which really did feel like multiple-G acceleration (simulated by spinning the simulator, although you have no sense that it's spinning, only that you're being press down upon by a great weight). It upset my stomach, I must say, but Carolyn loved it.

Anyway, must head back to the con!

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At May 25, 2007 4:33 PM , Blogger Bombauer said...

I'm surprised Michael Bishop and his wife made it out to the con, but it speaks to their great strength and commitment.

It's a testament to the true smallness and connectivity of the world that we were all connected in some way to the VT tragedy, and hopefully Michael and his family, in turn, can feel the emotional support that the SF community has to offer them.

At May 28, 2007 11:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you and Carolyn had extra time to enjoy yourselves. It's typical of Disney though, to screw up something like that. It's one of the reasons we haven't been there in years.
Jim & Terry


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