Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for August, 2006

Three in a row!

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Being an author is kinda cool sometimes. :) Today I got recognized not once, not twice, but three times in public — a record to date. It happened first at BestBuy, where a sales associate in the computer department told me how much he’d enjoyed my books, including Factoring Humanity and Calculating God. Then it […]

Rollback a "SciFi Essential Book"

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Just learned that my Rollback will be the SciFi Essential Book for April 2007. Cool!

Analog cover art for Rollback

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Charming, I’d say! :) A bigger version (PDF) is here. This issue — dated October — is on sale now, and contains the first of four parts of the serialization of Rollback. The cover art is by John Allemand, and the cover design is by Victoria Green.

The full interview

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

In another conversation elsewhere, I’ve been reminded of an old interview I did for the Canadian SF magazine Challenging Destiny. This one’s a transcription of a recorded interview, so it’s kinda loose reading, but it’s still interesting. Oh, and just for the record, nowhere does it say that the science in science fiction is actually […]

Rob to be Writer in Residence in Kitchener this fall

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

I’m delighted to announce that I will be the Edna Staebler Writer in Residence at the Kitchener (Ontario) Public Library this fall. I will be doing free appraisals/critiques of manuscripts of all types, and having private one-on-one hour long consultations with the authors of the works submitted. I’ll also be leading a couple of workshops […]

Science fiction and prediction

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Over at Meme Therapy, they have this Brain Parade going on, exploring this topic: Science fiction isn’t a predictive tool. Do you agree with that statement? And if so why do we fuss over plausibility in science fiction? The question is illustrated with the picture above of a Star Trek communicator — but there’s no […]

Rob on Rochester NPR affiliate today

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

I’ll be interviewed live today on 1370 Connection on WXXI 1370 AM, the National Public Radio affiliate in Rochester, New York. You can listen live here. I go on at 12:10 p.m. Eastern time (9:10 a.m. on the West Coast).

Review of Nick DiChario’s book

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Steven H. Silver has weighed in very kindly on Nick DiChario’s A Small and Remarkable Life, the latest title from my Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint. You can read Steven’s review here.

Dark Courier

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

I’m a huge fan of this free TrueType font, provided by Hewlett Packard as an alternative to the spindly Courier New that comes with Windows. Manuscripts are still routinely done in Courier, and this version is much easier on the eyes.

Rob’s Worldcon schedule

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

I finally got my programming schedule for L.A.con IV, the World Science Fiction Convention in Los Angeles. You can see it here.