Thursday, September 20, 2007

Rollback adopted at University of Calgary

My latest novel Rollback has been adopted as required reading for the science-fiction course to be taught by Ruby Ramraj at the University of Calgary next term (Winter 2008) -- yay!

(Prof. Ramraj is also teaching an SF course this term, and she's using my first novel, Golden Fleece, as a required text.)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At September 20, 2007 5:32 PM , Anonymous Jim Shannon said...

Hi Rob, Is he teaching science fiction writing or just in general?

But that is good news. Come on UofA, get with it.

At September 20, 2007 5:47 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, Jim. Ruby is a she, not a he. :) And she's teaching a science-fiction literature course, not a how-to-write course. It's like a general English-literature course, but with all the books being works of science fiction, and the students discussing the themes, literary virtues, and so on of the works.

At September 20, 2007 6:01 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

By the way, it's worth mention that Prof. Ramraj has done some fine scholarship about my work over the years, including:

The paper Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Asimov's The Caves of Steel and Sawyer's Golden Fleece," in: Leroux, Jean-Francois/La Bossiere, Camille R., eds. Worlds of Wonder: Readings in Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2004, p. 139-146

And in her conference paper "Soulwaves, AIs, and Murders in Robert Sawyer's The Terminal Experiment: Seeking a Philosophical Dr. Watson in Cyberspace."


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