Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wake me when it's over

The Canadian publishing trade journal Quill & Quire's January/February 2009 issue reports in its article "2009 Spring Preview: An advance look at the season's hottest books:"
This could get awkward: two of the season's high-profile novels share a title. Sci-fi giant Robert J. Sawyer has moved to Penguin Canada for Wake ($30 cl., April), an exploration of grief that hinges on the sinking of an offshore oil rig in Newfoundland. Meanwhile, Lisa Moore, Newfoundland native and two-time Giller nominee, offers Wake (House of Anansi Press, $29.95 cl., June), the story of a teenage girl who discovers she can see into another dimension via the Internet.

Hold on -- reverse those last two plot descriptions.
Hee hee hee.

The issue also has a great article about my friend, Prince George science-fiction author Lynda Williams (of Okal Rel Universe fame), and her publisher, Brian Hades's Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy of Calgary.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At January 14, 2009 10:24 AM , Blogger Lynda said...

Thanks for the mention Rob! Glad to know I'm not the only one who comes up with titles that confuse the industry now and then. When "Throne Price" (part 4 of the ORU saga) came out, even CBC called it "Throne Prince" or "Thorn Price" by turns. I seem to recall you telling me never to start a title with "Th". So ... your "Wake" isn't about the maritimes, them? :-)

At January 14, 2009 10:29 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Good to see you here, Lynda! Congrats on the wonderful QUILL & QUIRE piece!


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