Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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20 Years an Ifwit

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Twenty years ago this week, my life changed in a big way. I did my first-ever stint teaching science-fiction writing. Hayden Trenholm, who lived in Calgary then, had been charged with finding a leader for the first-ever workshop run by a professional writer for Calgary’s Imaginative Fiction Writers’ Association (IFWA), and since I’d won the […]

Ingram now distributing Robert J. Sawyer Books

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

January 14, 2010 — Ingram Publisher Services Inc. (IPS), the full-service book distribution company of Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced a new distribution agreement with well known and award winning Canadian publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Under the terms of the agreement, IPS will provide Fitzhenry & Whiteside and its wholly-owned associate publishers, Fifth House […]

The gift I enjoyed giving the most

Friday, December 25th, 2009

I gave inscribed copies of the anthology Distant Early Warnings: Canada’s Best Science Fiction to four very special ladies today. The book. which is edited by me, carries this dedication: For My Nieces Melissa Jasmine BeckettMegan Rose BeckettAnnabelle William ClinkAbigail Maria Clink Canada’s Future Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Siteand

How not to sell your book

Monday, December 7th, 2009

This showed up in my inbox this evening, in my role as editor of Robert J. Sawyer Books, the science-fiction imprint for Canadian publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside. It violates two of the cardinal rules for trying to sell a book to a commercial publisher. The first is: don’t query until you’re ready to submit; she […]

Events at the RJS Books table at Worldcon

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Robert J. Sawyer Books (Red Deer Press / Fitzhenry & Whiteside) will have a table in the dealers’ room at the Montreal World Science Fiction Convention (“Anticipation”) later this week, and we’ll be feturing these one-hour signings at our table: Thursday at 4:00 p.m.: Hugo Award-winners Robert J. Sawyer and Robert Charles Wilson and two-time […]

RJS Books co-hosts Friday night Worldcon party

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Robert J. Sawyer Books, the imprint I edit for Red Deer Press (a Fitzhenry & Whiteside Company), is co-hosting the SF Canada Party at the Montreal World Science Fiction Convention, starting at 9:00 p.m. in the Delta Hotel, Suite 2815. (But come an hour earlier to the same place for the launch of new novels […]

Table of Contents: Distant Early Warnings

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

DISTANT EARLY WARNINGSCanada’s Best Science Fictionedited by Robert J. Sawyer Robert J. Sawyer Books [Red Deer Press],trade paperback, August 2009 [Award wins cited are for the stories listed; all the short-story authors have won or been nominated for the Hugo or Nebula, or have won the long-form Aurora] Table of Contents “Copyright Notice, 2525” by […]

Distant Early Warnings

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Cover art by James BeveridgeCover design by Karen Thomas Click picture for a larger versionBehold the cover for Distant Early Warnings: Canada’s Best Science Fiction, edited by Robert J. Sawyer, and published by the Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint of Red Deer Press. Copies arrived in our warehouse from the printer today. We’ll be launching […]

Nick DiChario novel from RJS Books nominated for Campbell Memorial!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Nick DiChario is now two for two! His Valley of Day-Glo, published under Fitzhenry & Whiteside’s Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint, is a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award — the principal juried award in the science-fiction field, voted on by a blue-ribbon panel of American and British academics, critics, and authors. The […]

Asimov’s loves DiChario

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

In the July issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction, Paul Di Filippo gives a rave review to Nick DiChario‘s Valley of Day-Glo, which was published under my Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint. The review says, in part: Nick DiChario has written a new bonkers novel, Valley of Day-Glo (Robert J. Sawyer Books, trade paper, $15.95, 240 […]

SciFiDimensions podcasts Rob

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The terrific online SF magazine SciFi Dimensions has a meaty podcast interview with Robert J. Sawyer right here. Among other things, we talk about my new novel Wake, the forthcoming Flash Forward TV series, and author Nick DiChario, whom I publish under my Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Educators’ Guide for The Savage Humanists

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

When I commissioned the anthology The Savage Humanists, edited by Prof. Fiona Kelleghan of the University of Miami, for my Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint at Red Deer Press, the idea was to produce a modern teaching anthology of science fiction: recent meaty stories by Hugo and Nebula finalists that could be used in the […]

Brockport revokes NAFTA

Friday, February 27th, 2009

In response to my posting about being unable to publish any further non-Canadian authors under my Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint, Marcos P. Donnelly sent the following: BROCKPORT, NY, REVOKES NAFTA BROCKPORT, February 26 — In a surprise response to complaints by the Canada Council for the Arts concerning the publication of U.S. works by Robert […]

RJS Books: Canadian authors only from now on

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Sharon Fitzhenry, the publisher of Fitzhenry & Whiteside, parent company of Red Deer Press, which publishes my Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint, just called. The Canada Council for the Arts has objected — probably quite rightly, from their point of view — to me publishing Americans under my imprint while the Canada Council helps to […]

Have I taught you nothing?

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

The opening of an email I just received: Dear Editor: I am seeking the publication of my young adult novel, TITLE, complete at 168,000 words. My reply: You’ll never get anywhere like this. My guidelines say no YA, and nothing over 100,000 words — I didn’t read anything beyond that in your letter. I wish […]

Distant Early Warnings

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

This evening I delivered the manuscript for the anthology Distant Early Warnings: Canada’s Best Science Fiction, edited by me, to be published by Red Deer Press under my Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint this summer. Included are stories by Hugo Award winners Spider Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo nominees Paddy Forde, […]

The Savage Humanists in my hands!

Friday, August 29th, 2008

And, OMG, it looks gorgeous! This is the latest book under my Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint for Red Deer Press; my copies were just delivered to my home. It looks fabulous. The anthology, edited by Fiona Kelleghan, will be hitting the stories shortly. That’s Fiona, below, in a photo I took at the International […]