Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Astronomy and Science Fiction

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, I had the privilege of giving this year’s Paul Sykes Memorial Lecture to the Vancouver Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. My topic was “Astronomy and Science Fiction” and during the talk I mentioned the following SF novels (listed in italics) and short stories (listed in quotation marks):H.G. […]

I’m presenting two workshops in Orillia in June 2015

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

At the Canadian Authors Association’s CanWrite 2015 conference, June 11-14, 2015: A Thematic Approach to Science Fiction: Science fiction is often called “the literature of ideas,” and with good reason: the fresh central idea is often the defining characteristic of a science-fiction novel. Join bestselling author Robert J. Sawyer for a discussion of how to […]

Come see me in England!

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

I have two public appearances coming up very soon in the United Kingdom. Both are free and open to the public: Public Lecture “Foresight in Fiction” Darwin College Lecture Series Cambridge University, UK Friday, February 1, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. Reading and Signing Big Green Bookshop Unit 1, Brampton Park Road Wood Green London, […]

Sawyer transhumanism lecture Monday night

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Free transhumanism lecture! Free snacks! Plus you get to be part of the studio audience for TVOntario’s Big Ideas series: it’s all happening this Monday night, November 21, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at The Gardiner Museum in Toronto, 111 Queen’s Park (just across the screet from the ROM). Sponsor: The Literary Review of Canada, co-producing […]

Authors@Google: Robert J. Sawyer

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Now available on YouTube: my full 1 hour and 12 minute talk given at Google Waterloo on Wednesday, May 27, 2009. Wake up, Watch it, and Wonder about it … ;) (If you prefer an audio podcast, you can get that here.) Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Siteand