Monday, October 26, 2009

Covers for new Canadian editions of The Terminal Experiment and Illegal Alien

Coming December 1, 2009, from Penguin Group Canada: new premium mass-market editions of two of my novels: The Terminal Experiment, which won the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's Nebula Award for Best Novel of Year for 1995, and Illegal Alien, which the Globe and Mail's mystery-fiction reviewer Margaret Cannon said was "the best Canadian mystery of 1997."

Premium mass-market is the format used for most bestselling fiction paperbacks these days; it's about an inch taller than regular mass-market (and has bigger type); Penguin Canada's paperback edition of my latest hardcover, Wake, coming in March 2010, will also be done in premium mass-market.

Ace Science Fiction in the United States has separately acquired US rights to these titles, and will be producing their own editions, with their own covers, later.
SF Site on The Terminal Experiment: "Robert J. Sawyer won the Nebula Award with this novel, and I would have voted for it. There is so much of interest in this book -- artificial intelligence, a good murder mystery, a nicely realized near-future, and, as I've come to expect from Sawyer's novels, thought-provoking philosophy."

The Washington Post on Illegal Alien: "Innovative, imaginative, and pioneering — not just excellent sf but also excellent popular literature. A fast-paced, exciting book that shows the imaginative heights to which science fiction writers can climb when they combine sf with something else."

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At October 26, 2009 9:32 PM , Blogger John F said...

Do you think your early novels will ever be issued in hardcover? I'd love to have them that way to match my copies of your later work.

At October 26, 2009 10:00 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

There's just no bookstore market for older books in hardcover, sad to say. I wish there was; I'd love to have hardcovers of those books myself. :)

At October 26, 2009 10:02 PM , Blogger Evan said...

Note to self. Buy another copy of Illegal Alien sometime soon to replace lost copy...

At October 27, 2009 7:01 AM , Blogger The Snake said...

I've got my Terminal Experiment pre-ordered. Already read Illegal Alien. Fantastic book.


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