Tuesday, May 1, 2007


Still on book tour for Rollback ...

Vancouver was fabulous. Bonnie Jean Mah, who was one of my writing students at Banff in 2000, picked me up at the airport. We rushed off to Chapters on Robson Street, so I could sign stock.

The afternoon was spent with meetings. Bonnie Jean and I got the behind-the-scenes tour at Mainframe, Canada's leading computer-animation house, from studio head Paul Gertz. Then we headed over to Rampage Entertainment, the company that has optioned Calculating God, for a meeting with the business-affairs manager and the scriptwriter who is adapting the novel.

After that, there was another meeting, about which more later, if anything comes of it. :)

Then it was dinner. Bonnie Jean's husband Jeff and her seven-year-old daughter Sabrina joined us, as did old friends Daneen and Will McDermott, who drove up from Washington state.

The event at White Dwarf -- Vancouver's SF specialty store -- was excellent. The house was packed; in fact, next time, we're going to have to do my event at the local library (with White Dwarf as the bookseller, of course!). We sold out the entire stock of copies of Rollback, and, as this was the last day of the month, White Dwarf co-owner Jill was able to confirm that Rollback was the number-one bestselling book at White Dwarf for the month of April -- woohoo!

I spent the night in a hotel by the airport, then took an early shuttle to the airport, and flew off to Edmonton, the next stop on the tour. I'm exhausted, but having a blast!

Some photos:

Arriving at White Dwarf, Vancouver's SF specialty store

A packed house

An animated reading from Rollback

Writer Will McDermott and his wife Daneen, who came all the way from Washington State for Rob's reading

Ma, Mah! Rob with Bonnie Jean Mah and her daughter Sabrina

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At May 02, 2007 2:53 AM , Blogger bloginhood said...

Hi Rob,

Great to meet you the other night at White Dwarf. Thanks for signing my copy of Rollback and for discussing how you put yourself into the mindset of an octogenarian. Looking forward to seeing how you apply the same techniques in your next novel where I think you'd mentioned you'd centre on the character of a 15-year-old blind girl. Interesting also to hear your thoughts on the seeming halt to Darwinism in modern human evolution.



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