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 […]

Quantum computing in the Neanderthal books and real life

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Great blog post from Canadian computing trade journal ComputerWorld Canada about quantum computing in the novels of Robert J. Sawyer — and now in reality. W00t! Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

Is it a cop-out that the Neanderthals never had religion?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

A minister wrote to me over the weekend to say it was a “cop-out” that my Neanderthals in Hominids and its sequels never had any religion; oh, he could understand a story about a kind of humanity that had turned away from religion, but not one that never had it; he said a lack of […]

Onward to Mars

Monday, July 20th, 2009

In Robert J. Sawyer‘s 2003 novel Hybrids, the U.S. president who comes to office in 2009 makes a speech calling for a crewed mission to Mars. The speech appeared broken into a series of excerpts at the beginning of each chapter of Hybrids, but, in honor of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, he’s providing […]

Lovely review of my Neanderthal books

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The business blog Knights on the Road has just posted a very nice review of all three volumes of my Neanderthal Parallax trilogy (Hominids, Humans, and Hybrids). You can read the review, by Reg Nordman, here. Healthy day! Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Siteand

Interview for Fantascienza: Flash Forward, Neanderthals

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

In honor of the release of the Italian edition of my novel Humans, second volume of my Neanderthal Parallax trilogy, Sosio Silvio conducted a by-email interview with me, although many of the questions were actually about the upcoming Flash Forward TV pilot. The Italian version of the interview is online at here, and the […]

Obama’s America includes atheists

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

In his inaugural address, Barack Obama said of America, “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers.” In my 2003 novel, Hybrids, I had the next president of the United States (the one coming to office in 2009) refer to nonbelievers, too: So, yes, indeed, now is the time to […]