Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Did the U.S. have to drop atomic bombs on Japan?

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

A friend wrote to me today urging me to read Killing the Rising Sun as, by he said, Bill O’Reilly, since it made the case that the U.S. had to drop atomic bombs on Japan. My reply: You underestimate me, my friend; I’ve already read to Killing the Rising Sun. The key issue out of […]

Fat Man and Little Boy

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Watched the 1989 movie FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY on DVD this evening. Rarely is a film so poorly cast; ironically, the first opening credit after the star names is that of the casting director, Nancy Foy. Paul Newman can be a fabulous actor — by coincidence, the night before, I was watching brilliant clips […]

Today’s history lesson

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016