Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I'm a cover boy again!

This time it's on The Library Link, the quarterly magazine of the Mississauga Public Library. This is the cover of the January-March 2008 edition (Volume 5, Number 1). The photo is by Stephen Uhraney, and was taken October 4, 2007.

I live in Mississauga, which is a city of 700,000 just west of Toronto. The cover was also done up as a poster, and is on display at various library branches.

The books I'm leaning on are (top to bottom):
  • The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame edited by Robert Silverberg
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Final Diagnosis by James White
  • The Perseids and Other Stories by Robert Charles Wilson
  • Jem by Frederik Pohl
  • Kirinyaga by Mike Resnick
  • Contact by Carl Sagan
All are personal favourites of mine.

Free copies of the magazine are available at any Mississauga Public Library branch until the end of this month, March 2008 (I meant to post this back in January, but forget -- sorry!).

(Last year, I was also the cover boy on Quill & Quire, the Canadian publishing trade journal).

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At March 12, 2008 11:46 PM , Blogger zafri said...

Congrats Rob! I'm sad to say that I've only read 2 of those texts (the Wells, of course). Once I'm through with Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, I'll be sure to check some of those out. Any in particular that you recommend?

PS, arrested development is good so far, and I'm hoping that the new terminator show is renewed.

At March 12, 2008 11:56 PM , Blogger envaneo said...

What a cool photograph. If you cropped that photo from where it says "Mississauga Public Library"
the rest on up would make for a cool decorative plate.

Jim Shannon

At March 13, 2008 1:47 PM , Anonymous carlos m. hernandez said...

Thanks for selecting a James White book for the poster.

He's a favourite of mine and almost criminally under-appreciated. Maybe this will get some people interested in his 'Sector General' novels as well as his other writings. Admittedly, some of the early books in the series seem sexist now, but they still have charm and are cracking medical mystery stories.

I've turned several of my friends into readers of his works by giving them copies of 'All Judgement Fled' to start with.

At March 13, 2008 9:51 PM , Anonymous Jeff said...

Hooray! Frederik Pohl, one of my favorites. Alas, much of his work no longer appears on bookstore book shelves, but wait, that is what's so great about the web bookstores :-)


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