Friday, June 29, 2007

Website anniversary

Well, it's just after midnight here, meaning it's now Friday, June 29, 2007 -- and that day happens to be the 12th anniversary of my website. I was, by all accounts, the very first science-fiction writer to have a website, and it's been of enormous value to me over the last dozen years. If you haven't dropped by for a while, check it out at

The website went live on June 29, 1995 (the week before came online). My site (or "home page," as we called them back then) started with 23,000 words of text, and precisely one photo. The text consisted of six novel excerpts, three short stories, some review excerpts, a little biographical information, and a little recent news.

Today, the website has well over a million words of text, and (of course!) hundreds of photos, including the smiling one above that beams out from each page on my site. :)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At June 29, 2007 12:33 AM , Blogger Joel Kelly said...

Thanks for all the years of advice and tips. If ever I become a good writer, I'll owe much of it to what I've learned from

At June 29, 2007 10:22 AM , Blogger Shannon said...

Well, then happy anniversary dear, knowledgable, fun, charming, brilliant, out-of-the-box & above-the-curve website!

-(from a still-humble one picture website)

ps. I don't know how you do it!

At June 29, 2007 2:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Internet Archive's earliest 'snapshot' of your site is from December 12, 1998:

You had a pretty good publicity photo back then too!

John F,
Truro, NS

At June 29, 2007 9:08 PM , Blogger Lou Sytsma said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all the wonderfully helpful articles and words of advice you have put out via your web site.


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