Sunday, September 30, 2007

World's Biggest Bookstore pushes Hominids

Toronto's World's Biggest Bookstore is promoting Hominids in the latest issue of their online newsletter, as you can see here: World's Biggest Bookstore's Sci-Fi Fan Letter: Sci-Fi Fan Letter Issue 14.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At October 01, 2007 6:21 AM , Blogger Mike said...

Hey Rob great news on the Hominids push. I lent my copies to a good friend of mine and he couldn't put them down. Some interesting and thought provoking speculation on how Neanderthals would've been, and the dichotomy between hunter gatherers and consumers. Plus Ponter is a fantastic character and a perfect fish out of water. Also just wondering what your thoughts are on Robert Charles Wilson's Axis. I just picked it up and haven't had a chance to read it yet. Spin was excellent though. I'm just reading through Ringworld for the first time...great stuff.

At October 02, 2007 7:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a bit confused about the World's Biggest Bookstore. Is this an actual bookstore in Toronto, or just a way of referring to the Chapters/Indigo chain?

John F
Truro, NS

At October 02, 2007 9:06 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

It's an actual bookstore in downtown Toronto. It is owned by Chapters, but isn't branded as such. It no longer is the world's largest bookshop, but certainly was when it opened -- it was the world's first ever book superstore. More info is here.

At October 02, 2007 3:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in Toronto in August, visiting relatives. I wish I'd known about this place before! I did get to go to Bakka-Phoenix and the Silver Snail, so I'm not entirely heartbroken.

I also spent some time driving through Mississauga on my way to various things, idly wondering which towering apartment building contained your penthouse.

John F
Truro, NS

At October 03, 2007 10:43 AM , Anonymous Michèle Laframboise said...

Hi Rob and Carolyn!

Cette histoire mérite bien une reconnaissance des livraires! J'ai beaucoup aimé la trilogie. (I love my signed hardcover edition)

After HHH, WWW?

I envy your retreat! See ya!

I am busy writing my next two novels... and translating another!

Michèle from Mississauga

At October 14, 2007 5:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm pleased to have found this site!! I just recently read your Neanderthal Trilogy and enjoyed it very much. I was particularly taken by your concept of the magnetic pole reversal stimulating the visions of a deity. Is this something you encountered in scientific or other literature? or your unique concept? I'm quite taken with it!!

Thanks!! and keep up the good work; I'm heading to the bookstore this afternoon to find more of your fascinating writing.

Seattle, WA, USA

At October 14, 2007 6:31 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, Kim.

The notion of transcranial magnetic stimulation causing religious experiences is Michael Persinger's, as discussed in the novel -- the lab at Laurentian that Ponter and Mary go to at the beginning of HYBRIDS really exists. As for the rest involving Earth's magnetic field collapse -- that's my own extrapolation.

Many thanks for the kind words!


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