Friday, January 23, 2009

RJS tally: 25 books

I've now finished 18 novels, and, as of yesterday, have finished editing my fourth anthology, and I have three collections (including one, Relativity, that's mostly nonfiction). That's a total of 25 books.

Here are the 20 that are all my own fiction, totaling about 1.8 million words:

It's a start. :)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site



At January 23, 2009 11:09 PM , Blogger Puppet Master said...

Hi Robert:

Do you talk about cryptography in your novels? If you do, which one?



At January 23, 2009 11:11 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Yes, I do, particularly in Factoring Humanity.

At January 24, 2009 6:00 PM , Blogger Short Thoughts said...


I have been reading your blog for a little while now. I originally came to your site for the articles on writing. Thank you for the useful information.

You have piqued my interest in your books. Which book do you recommend to start with? Is there any particular order they should be read in? Thanks.

At January 24, 2009 6:16 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Thanks for asking!

I think the most accessible books I've written -- the easiset introductions to my work are: Rollback, Calculating God, and Factoring Humanity, and Frameshift.

Any of them would be a good place to start.

Three of my books compose the Neanderthal Parallax trilogy, and should be read in this order: Hominids, Humans, Hybrids.

Three of my books compose the Quintaglio Ascension trilogy, and should be read in this order: Far-Seer, Fossil Hunter, Foreigner.

Other than the two trilogies, there's no recommended reading order or sequence, although in publication date order, my novels are:

Golden Fleece (Warner, 1990; Tor reprint, 1999)
Far-Seer (Ace, 1992; Tor reprint, 2004)
Fossil Hunter (Ace, 1993; Tor reprint, 2005)
Foreigner (Ace, 1994; Tor reprint, 2005)
End of an Era (Ace, 1994; Tor reprint, 2001)
The Terminal Experiment (Harper, 1995)
Starplex (Ace, 1996)
Frameshift (Tor, 1997)
Illegal Alien (Ace, 1997)
Factoring Humanity (Tor, 1998)
Flashforward (Tor, 1999)
Calculating God (Tor, 2000)
Hominids (Tor, 2002)
Humans (Tor, 2003)
Hybrids (Tor, 2003)
Mindscan (Tor, April 2005)
Rollback (Tor, April 2007)
Wake (Ace, April 2009)

At January 24, 2009 6:23 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

And info about each book is here.

At January 30, 2009 9:48 PM , Blogger Puppet Master said...

Thanks! I will be getting this one tomorrow. (Factoring Humanity)

What are your favorites topics to develop in your novels?



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