Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for June, 2006

Welcome to the Spock Casa!

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Two friends sent me this about the same time: film producer Bonnie Jean Mah in Vancouver, and lawyer Ariel Reich in Palo Alto. I just totally love it, especially since I have all the Art Asylum Star Trek action figures that are used in this one-minute promo for Classic Trek on G4 TV: Star Trek […]

Monday Spotlight: SF for People Who’ve Never Read SF Before

Monday, June 5th, 2006

As we slide into summer, people’s minds often turn to reading. Twelve years ago, I was asked by Now, Toronto’s weekly entertainment paper, to suggest some Science Fiction for People Who’ve Never Read SF Before. I still recommend all the choices on the list, and I offer it up as this week’s Monday Spotlight, highlighting […]

Quite a magician, that Jonathan Strange …

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

I guess the ad-copy deadline for the June Locus, which arrived in the mail today, was prior to the Nebula Award winners being announced 27 days ago, ’cause the back-cover ad for the forthcoming mass-market paperback of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell calls it “An utterly compelling epic tale that won both the […]

GoH in Tennessee

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

I’ve just accepted an offer to be one of the author guests of honor at Chattacon 2007, being held January 26-28, 2007, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In other news, just sold Czech rights to my short stories “Fallen Angel,” “Ineluctable,” and “Shed Skin.” Woohoo!

Keynote at Surrey

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

I’m delighted to announce that I will be giving the keynote address at the Surrey International Writers Conference, in Surrey, British Columbia, Friday, October 20, 2006. This is in addition to the seminars and blue-pencil cafe work at the conference. Looking forward to it!