Monday, January 12, 2009

Identity Theft for the Aurora

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts in which I'm going to discuss people and things that I think merit consideration for this year's Hugo and Aurora Awards; both sets of awards will be given at the Montreal Worldcon this year.
Okay, okay, what about little ole me? Well, although I didn't publish a novel in 2008, I do have something eligible for the Aurora Award in the Best Long Form Work in English category: my new collection Identity Theft and Other Stories.

The book, published simultaneously in hardcover and trade paperback by Red Deer Press, includes the Hugo finalist "Shed Skin," the Nebula finalist "Identity Theft," the Aurora winners "Biding Time" and "Ineluctable," and 13 others [Table of Contents].

The book spent two months on the Locus bestsellers list, and both months was the only single-author short-story collection on any of the Locus lists (hardcover, mass-market paperback, trade paperback, media-related, or gaming-related).
"As fellow Canadian SF author Robert Charles Wilson points out in the introduction, Sawyer's fiction possesses a remarkable down-to-earth quality that appeals to readers of all nationalities. Yet Sawyer's collection showcases not only an irresistibly engaging narrative voice but also a gift for confronting thorny philosophical conundrums. At every opportunity, Sawyer forces his readers to think while holding their attention with ingenious premises and superlative craftsmanship." —Booklist

"Sawyer's latest collection is highly entertaining and thought-provoking; the book has something for almost any science-fiction fan. It is a testament to Sawyer's talent that it is not necessary to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy his writing; this is a collection of great stories that just happen to be set in the future." —Quill & Quire

For your consideration for the Aurora Award Best Long-Form Work in English:
  • Sawyer, Robert J. Identity Theft and Other Stories. Red Deer Press.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site



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