Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for October, 2007

Latest RJS print newsletter

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Since 1995, Carolyn and I have been putting out an occasional newsletter that goes to booksellers, publishing professionals, and media with news about me and my books. A PDF of the latest issue (#24) is now available right here. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

My Galaxy Award trophy

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Note to self: glass trophies are hard to photograph. :) Robert J. Sawyer with the Galaxy Award, China’s top science-fiction award; Rob won in the category of “Most Popular Foreign Author.” The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Actually, I think this is Kansas, Toto

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

I’m delighted to announce that I will be giving the keynote address at the dedication ceremony for the The David J. Williams III Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Collection at Kansas State University, in Manhattan, Kansas, at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. More info on the collection is here. The Robert J. Sawyer […]

Sawyer in Manitoba

Monday, October 29th, 2007

I am the solo opening-night reader for the inaugural year of Words Alive, the Brandon Book Festival, in Brandon, Manitoba. Come see me on Thursday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

International Festival of Authors

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

I was one of the authors participating in the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront, in Toronto, this past week. I’m afraid my time was marred by the Cold From Hell, but I still enjoyed myself immensely. Tuesday night, I did a reading along with Spider Robinson, Jasper Fforde, and poet Jay MillAr; many people […]

On winning the Aurora Award

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

To my astonishment and delight, I won my tenth Aurora Award on Sunday (the Auroras are the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards, established in 1980). Michael Walsh and Clint Budd, who organized the ceremony, did an amazing job, with a wonderful banquet (something done too infrequently for the Auroras) followed by a witty Aurora […]

Full list of Prix Aurora Award winners 2007

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

See photos of the ceremony in Vancouver (of which I was master of ceremonies) in Jean-Louis Trudel’s blog; also see the official list — now up! — here. Read Rob’s report on the ceremony here. Best Long-Form Work in English * Children of Chaos, Dave Duncan (Tor Books) Best Long-Form Work in French * Reine […]

Aurora Awards — English pro

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

I’ll get the full list up as soon as I can confirm it, but the three English pro categories for the Auroras went to: Long-Form: Dave DuncanShort-Form: Robert J. SawyerOther: Neo-Opsis Yay! The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site interviews Robert J. Sawyer

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 — the online site of the famed business magazine — interviews Robert J. Sawyer in his capacity as futurist. They only used a portion of the interview we did; here’s the whole thing: I’m both a science-fiction writer and a futurist — which are related but distinct disciplines. A futurist’s goal is usually to […]

WordFest: Hangin’ with Meg

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Sorry to be so scarce of late, but I’ve been too busy having a ball. From October 9-14, 2007, I was a participant at WordFest: The Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival in Alberta, and I’m now at the follow-up writers-only Summit Salon in Banff, one of my favourite places in the world. WordFest is one of […]

RJS Quoted in #1 Bestseller

Friday, October 5th, 2007

One of the hottest nonfiction books around for the last several months has been The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss. It’s hit #1 on the New York Times bestsellers’ list, and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestsellers’ list, and, as I write this, its […]

What a week!

Friday, October 5th, 2007

I’ve been crazy busy. Sunday was Word on the Street, Toronto’s open-air book fair; I was there selling books from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (including doing a reading). Monday, I did four hours of talks at Upper Canada College (above), one of Toronto’s ritziest private boys’ schools. Tuesday, it was off to the University […]

Sawyer, deLint at WordFest in Calgary

Friday, October 5th, 2007

I’m off to Calgary for WordFest: the Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival, and so is my buddy Charles de Lint (above), as well as Tom Wayman, and we’re all reading together at the Vertigo Theatre Centre — Playhouse on Saturday, October 13, at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $14. All the details are here, and you can […]