Sunday, May 3, 2009

Minister Faust interviews Robert J. Sawyer

Minister Faust -- one of Canada's leading SF writers (author of Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad from Del Rey), and a renowned Edmonton radio personality -- interviews Robert J. Sawyer about Rob's new novel Wake.

You can listen to the 14-minute interview, which was first heard on Edmonton's CJSR Radio on April 24, 2009, right here.

Says Minister Faust in the introduction:
Robert J. Sawyer is a Canadian Michael Crichton, fascinated with how developments in science will affect present-day and day-after-tomorrow individuals and society. His breadth of comprehension of scientific ideas is astounding, and his deployment of that understanding in his fiction is always exciting, memorable, and debate-provoking.
Among the topics we discuss: the inclusiveness, and ethnic/cultural diversity, featured in my fiction; the challenge of writing a trilogy; my approach to high-level metaphors; and how I managed to capture the voice of a 15-year-old girl.

(And more about Wake is here.)

Update: Minister Faust also interviews Robert J. Sawyer in the 10 May 2009 Toronto Star.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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