Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for September, 2008

RJS audio talks on writing and selling SF

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

I had cause today to gather some links to podcasts of me talking about science-fiction writing and the history of the genre, and I thought I’d share them here: Audio lecture from Odyssey Workshop with Robert J. Sawyer on point-of-view Audio lecture from Odyssey Workshop with Robert J. Sawyer on “Is your science-fiction element extraneous?” […]

This Sunday: Rob at Eden Mills

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Cribbed from Torontoist: The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival—the Toronto literary community’s annual out-of-town oasis—is celebrating its twentieth birthday this summer. This year’s festival, a mere forty-five minutes west of Toronto, starts this Friday [September 5, 2008] and includes workshops, seminars, and the popular “festival day” on Sunday [September 7, 2008]. Some of the big appearances […]

Pure Speculation — Edmonton in October

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Pure Speculation Festival (October 18-19, 2008) Hazeldean Community Hall, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Two days of literary science-fiction and fantasy panels, including Con Spec (hosted by On Spec Magazine) and Comic Talks (hosted by Happy Harbor Comics); plus games, the Geeks for Geeks Charity Auction (in support of the Edmonton Small Press Association), the Speculation Bake-off, […]

Photos from the 2008 Mississauga Write-Off

Monday, September 1st, 2008

The 2008 Mississauga Write-Off, which began Thursday evening, August 29, and finished this afternoon, Monday, September 1, was a great success. The weather was gorgeous throughout, and our balcony was put to good use: Elizabeth Westbrook-Trenholm Hayden Trenholm Herb Kauderer I did some work on the balcony, but also worked with my lovely dual-monitor setup […]

Have you seen Anna Roebick?

Monday, September 1st, 2008

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Enterprise feels like a house with all the children gone …

Monday, September 1st, 2008

They’re drifting away: Liz and Hayden left before lunch. Herb, Al, Paddy, Dave, Carolyn, and I went to Swiss Chalet for lunch once more. After, I showed people the “Crazy Ray” episode of Pam Anderson’s sitcom Stacked, one of the best treatments of writerly jealousy I’ve ever seen — and very, very funny. Herb and […]

In a Mirror, Darkly

Monday, September 1st, 2008

We ordered in pizza (which we ate out on my balcony), then we all did brief readings of the new work we’d written over the weekend. And then, to round out the evening, we watched part one of “In a Mirror, Darkly,” from Star Trek: Enterprise, because Paddy Forde, Herb Kauderer, Al Katerinsky, and Hayden […]