Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Double Aurora Award win!

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Woohoo! First, I’m thrilled that my Quantum Night just won the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award (“the Aurora“) for Best Novel of the Year this evening; the award (pictured above) was presented at Hal-Con in Halifax. The nominees were: Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay, Viking Canada Company Town by Madeline […]

Donald Trump is president. How the hell did that happen?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Press Release: For Immediate Release A year ago, science-fiction writer and futurist Robert J. Sawyer accurately predicted the rise of a far-right psychopath coming from out of nowhere to become the American president, propelled into office by large numbers of people manipulated to vote against their own best interests. Sawyer’s predictions have often come true […]

CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter on Quantum Night

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

The top books-discussion radio program in Canada is CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter hosted by Shelagh Rogers. Here’s Shelagh’s 15-minute interview with me, first aired Saturday, June 18, 2016. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Email

Reviews of Quantum Night

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

“Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Sawyer’s latest work is a fast-moving, mind-stretching exploration of the nature of personality and consciousness; it balances esoteric speculation with action and character. Sawyer is very good at grounding the technical speculation in personal conflict, as Marchuk’s utilitarian principles struggle with his emotional impulses and the political/media references keep the […]

Door prizes for Toronto launch party!

Monday, February 29th, 2016

DOOR PRIZES! The weather is so crappy in Toronto, I figure we need to sweeten the pot a little to get people to come out to Tuesday night’s QUANTUM NIGHT book launch party (6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Lansdowne Brewery, 303 Lansdowne Avenue at Dundas West). So, we’re going to have a free door-prize draw for these […]

eBooks of Quantum Night available worldwide

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

English-language eBook editions of my 23rd novel, Quantum Night, are available worldwide in Kindle and Kobo formats (plus additional formats in Canada and the United States). Find your country’s links here. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Email

Book tour for Quantum Night

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

I’m touring extensively in March and April 2016 to promote the release of my 23rd novel, Quantum Night. Come on out and say hello! In Canada, I’ll be in Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Muenster, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Waterloo, Prince George, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Wasaga Beach. In the United States, I’ll be in Rye Brook, Seattle, San […]

Quantum Night comes out one week from today

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Quantum Night, my 23rd novel — and my first in three years — comes out one week from today, on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, simultaneously in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook formats. I’ll be touring throughout Canada and into the US for the book; see my book-tour schedule here. Pictured: Morgan Hoffman, cohost of Space’s InnerSpace, […]

Publishers Weekly gives Quantum Night a starred review

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Publishers Weekly just gave my Quantum Night a starred review! The most-coveted review in the industry, a “starred review” from PW indicates a book of exceptional merit. PW is the trade journal of the publishing industry. Note: There are spoilers in the full review, but here are the first and last lines: “Hugo and Nebula […]

Three new SF novels coming March 1, 2016

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, is the pub date for my next novel, Quantum Night, from Ace — but it’s also the pub date for the new novels by two very good friends of mine (both of which have cover blurbs from me!): Arkwright by Hugo winner Allen Steele from Tor, and The Courier, the debut […]

Authoritarians: an existential threat

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Foresight consultancy Idea Couture publishes a wonderful magazine called MISC. For their Fall 2015 issue, they asked me to contribute a piece on a “looming potential crisis nobody is talking about.” This is what I had to say in MISC; I explore this theme in much greater depth in my upcoming 23rd novel Quantum Night, […]

Quantum Night cover reveal

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Six months from today, on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, my twenty-third novel, Quantum Night, will be released simultaneously in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook. Click the image above for a high-resolution / print-quality version. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Email

Quantum Night cover reveal on September 1

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

On Tuesday morning (Eastern time), September 1, I will unveil the gorgeous cover for my 23rd novel, Quantum Night. That’s six months to the day in advance of publication: the book will be released in hardcover, ebook, and as an audiobook on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • […]

My 23rd novel will be called Quantum Night

Friday, July 31st, 2015

We still don’t have a cover, but we at last have a final title: my 23rd novel, coming March 1st, 2016, is now officially called: QUANTUM NIGHT I’ve never had a title go through so many changes, but with having two different American editors during the creation of this book, a Canadian editor, and separate […]