Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Yet another Aurora Award?

Monday, July 30th, 2012

So, the Aurora Awards committee — which has been AWFULLY proactive — has announced its intention to lobby for the creation of YAAA (Yet Another Aurora Award) at this year’s CanVention AGM, which takes place at When Words Collide in Calgary, August 12-14. My take: They want to create a YA novel award. Note that […]

Wonder nominated for the CBC Bookie Awards

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has unveiled the five finalists for its second annual Bookie Awards, and my Wonder is on the list. Anyone may vote for the awards, and you’re allowed to cast a ballot every day — you can vote today, tomorrow, the next day, and so on, once a day, until March 31. […]

Pinning it on William Gibson

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

For the 30th anniversary of the Aurora Awards — Canada’s top honour in science-fiction and fantasy writing — all previous nominees were presented with commemorative pins. Most of the nominees received theirs at ceremonies at SF conventions across Canada held in 2010 (I got mine at Keycon in May of that year). But Vancouver’s William […]

For your consideration: WWW: Wonder

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Nominations are now open for the Hugo, Nebula, and Aurora Awards — the time when writers (cough, cough) respectfully remind you of what they had published in the previous year that’s eligible for these awards. For me, it’s my twentieth novel, the concluding volume of my WWW trilogy of Wake, Watch, and Wonder. The title […]

Watch wins Aurora Award!

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Robert J. Sawyer‘s novel Watch, the second volume of his WWW Trilogy, won the Aurora Award today — Canada’s top honour in science fiction and fantasy — for Best Novel of the Year. The award was presented at the 31st annual Canadian National Science Fiction Convention, SFContario 2, in Toronto. The vote ranking: 1st: Watch […]

Wonder named “booksellers’ pick of the year” in adult SF&F by Quill & Quire

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Quill & Quire, the Canadian publishing trade journal, has posted its Booksellers’ Picks of the Year: Science Fiction and Fantasy. The adult choice is Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer; the young-adult choice is Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston. You can read the article here. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup […]

WWW: Wonder nominated for Goodread’s Choice Award

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

My twentieth novel, Wonder, is one of fifteen nominees for the Best Science Fiction Book of the Year in the Goodreads Choice Awards. You can see the full list of nominees here. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

In FlashForward, I predicted this year’s Nobel Prize winners in Physics

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

My novel FlashForward (published by Tor and the basis for the ABC TV series of the same name) was published in 1999 but is set today. In it, as many hundreds of people have mentioned to me over the years, I correctly predicted that the current Pope would take the name Benedict XVI. Well, here’s […]

Aurora Award voting now open

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Voting is now open for Canada’s Prix Aurora Awards. Any Canadian may vote. It’s free if you’re a member of this year’s Canadian National Science Fiction Convention (or “CanVanetion”), which is SFContario 2 in Toronto in November; if you’re not a member, the voting fee is $5.50. I’m nominated in two categories: Best Novel for […]

Award-winning Canadian SF&F

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

My directory of award-winning Canadian science fiction and fantasy has been updated through June 2011. Have a look. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

Aurora Award nominations close on Saturday

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

All Canadians are eligible to nominate for Canada’s top science-fiction and fantasy award, the Aurora! You can nominate here, and find lists of eligible works here. (My own eligible works are the novel Watch published by Penguin Canada, the poem “The Transformed Man” from Tesseracts Fourteen, and, in the Best Work in English — Other […]

15th anniversary of winning the Nebula Award

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Many articles about me have suggested that having ABC make a TV series out of my 1999 novel FlashForward was the biggest thing that ever happened to me. Yes, that was cool, but it wasn’t the thing that changed my life the most. No, that was winning the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s […]