Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for December, 2007

Auction for Sawyer manuscript with Freas sketches

Friday, December 14th, 2007

An interesting auction on eBay: the working copy of the manuscript for my novelette “Ineluctable” with Analog editor Stan Schmidt’s notations, and artist Frank Kelly Freas’s rough sketches on it (Kelly did the art for the story). I’ve got nothing to do with this auction — just thought it was interesting (the link will go […]

15,000 more ebooks for Amazon’s Kindle — plus SF mags!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007, very wisely in my view, has made virutally all of their Multiformat ebooks (mostly short stories, but lots of novels, too) available in the format used by the Amazon Kindle eBook reader (and the Sony Reader, too). Check it all out here. And that means — very cool! — that Analog Science Fiction and […]

Earth and Moon

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

A reader wrote to me today, “Earth and Moon should always be capitalized; and if your line editors are sloppy, then tell them so!” (In Mindscan, much of which does take place on Earth’s natural satellite, I made a conscious choice not to capitalize “moon.”) My response: On the capitalization of Earth, Moon, etc., we’ll […]

AI Podcasts

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Oodles of them, right here, courtesty of The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intellegence. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

OSC’s IGMS has interview with RJS for free

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

How’s that for a lot of initials? Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show — a wonderful online magazine — has made its interview with me in the current issue, conducted by the always insightful Darrell Schweitzer, available right here for free. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Dual Citizenship

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

I often get email from students asking me questions about my science-fiction writing, but today’s email contained questions from a student on an entirely different topic: dual citizenship (I hold both Canadian and American citizenship): In my Honors Colloquium on immigration, the discussion arose about the merits and problems with dual citizenship. My instructor said […]

Arisia, here I come!

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Just a quick note to say I’ll be at the science-fiction convention Arisia over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, January 18-21, 2008, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Walter Hunt

Friday, December 7th, 2007

My buddy Walter H. Hunt, author of the Dark Wing series from Tor, is in Toronto for a conference, and so we had lunch today. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


Friday, December 7th, 2007

Home at last! In the last six days, I’ve taken eight flights — something that’s always risky in winter. Indeed, one of my flights was almost canceled, and for two of the others, my connections ended up being so tight (because my earlier flights on those days had been delayed by bad weather) that I […]

BookBlog reviews

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Nicholas Collins’s BookBlog has nice reviews of Rollback and Fossil Hunter. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

New SF Collection at Kansas State University

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

(Photo: Sara Morgan, Robert J. Sawyer, Roger Adams) On Tuesday, December 4, 2007, Robert J. Sawyer gave the keynote address (“Science Fiction as a Mirror for Reality”) at the Dedication Ceremony of the David J. Williams III Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Collection, at Kansas State University. The collection, consisting of 3,000 items, includes a […]

A nice review of Foreigner

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

A very nice review (scoll down, past the cover copy) of my Foreigner is here. (And thanks to Kirstin Morrell for drawing this to my attenion.) The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Odyssey workshop applications open

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

I’m not teaching there in 2008, but I do recommend Jeanne Cavelos’s Odyssey workshop. Check it out. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site