Monday, February 23, 2009

PW starred review for Wake

Woot! Woohoo! We just received our first review for my new novel Wake, and it's a rave!

Publishers Weekly has given Wake a "starred review," their highest distinction: starred reviews denote books of exceptional merit. The review, which appears in the February 23, 2009, edition, says in part:
The wildly thought-provoking first installment of Sawyer's WWW trilogy explores the origins and emergence of consciousness. The thematic diversity -- and profundity -- makes this one of Sawyer's strongest works to date.
As my character Caitlin would say, "Sweet!"

(This is my second consecutive starred review in PW; they also gave a star to Rollback.)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site



At February 23, 2009 7:01 PM , OpenID rvitelli said...

So when will we be able to get our hands on a copy?

At February 23, 2009 7:04 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

The official on-sale date in Canada is April 14; in the US, April 7.

At February 24, 2009 8:11 AM , Blogger John F said...

The official on-sale date in Canada is April 14; in the US, April 7.

The last few books I've wanted to buy were released a week later in Canada than in the US. Is there some special publishing industry reason for this?

At February 24, 2009 9:50 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, John. Nope, no special reason in general. And, in fact, the dates are a bit rubbery. Penguin Canada will have books printed well before April 14, but they're announcing that as the publication date so that the major media coverage will begin that day.


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