Monday, August 4, 2008

New edition of Calculating God coming

Tor is preparing a new trade-paperback edition of my 2000 Hugo Award-nominated Calculating God, which will included a book-club discussion guide at the back.

This afforded an opportunity to update the splash page at the front of the book (the one in the existing mass-market paperback doesn't take advantage of the best reviews the book received). Here's the new text:

#1 on the Locus Bestsellers List!

"The best SF novel of the year; a profound moral and scientific inquiry into the nature and existence of God." —Borders Books

"Spectacular. This is unusually thoughtful SF." —Publishers Weekly

"A delicious read: intelligent, emotionally engaging, peopled with interesting characters and driven by a thoughtful narrative that does not shy away from confronting profound questions. How can you go wrong?" —The Globe and Mail

"The alien's arguments for God's existence are the most convincing I have seen since Thomas Aquinas — maybe more so. For fiction to be called literature, the story should stay with readers and keep them thinking about it long after the book has been put away. Sawyer has accomplished this with Calculating God." —Denver Rocky Mountain News

"Exciting and emotional. Sawyer smoothly combines ethical questions and comical dialogue in a highly absorbing tale." —Booklist

"An ambitious and extremely funny science fiction adventure; Calculating God is the most captivating work of science fiction I've read since Carl Sagan's Contact." —Victoria Times Colonist

"If the words `science fiction' conjure up images of spaceships, ray guns, and bug-eyed monsters, settle down with this novel and discover that, in the right hands, science fiction can be literature." —Halifax Chronicle-Herald

Praise for the Hugo Award-winning ROBERT J. SAWYER:

"Sawyer is a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation." —The New York Times

"Sawyer has good things to say about the world, about people; he deals in a currency of goodwill, where the trust that we hand him at the start of the book is repaid, with interest, in the thoughtful and frequently emotional denouements." —Interzone

"By any reckoning, Sawyer is among the most successful Canadian authors ever." —Maclean's: Canada's Weekly Newsmagazine

"Sawyer has undoubtedly cemented his reputation as one of the foremost science fiction writers of our generation." —SF Site

"It's hard to think of a modern SF author with dreams as vast as those of the internationally acclaimed Robert J. Sawyer." —The Toronto Star

"No reader seeking well-written stories that respect, emphasize and depend on modern science should be disappointed by the works of Robert J. Sawyer." —The Washington Post
The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


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