Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for December, 2009

Star Trek: The Motion Picture 30 years on

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Today, December 7, 2009, is the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. has a nice appreciative essay. In tribute, I offer this sneak peek at a scene from Watch, the second volume of my WWW trilogy, coming in April 2010 from Ace (US), Penguin (Canada), and Gollancz (UK); in […]

How not to sell your book

Monday, December 7th, 2009

This showed up in my inbox this evening, in my role as editor of Robert J. Sawyer Books, the science-fiction imprint for Canadian publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside. It violates two of the cardinal rules for trying to sell a book to a commercial publisher. The first is: don’t query until you’re ready to submit; she […]

FlashForward hiatus a good thing

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Doubtless, you’ve all heard that FlashForward, the ABC TV series based on my novel of the same name, is off the air until March 4, 2010. A lot of people are spinning this online as a bad thing, or a sign of lack of faith in the show on the part of ABC. I suspect […]

FlashForward Revealed

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

After the documentary FlashForward Revealed aired in the UK tonight, interviewing me, the FlashForward novel is back in the top 100 storewide of (for a total of 49 days so far in the top 100 there). W00t! [Update: I’ve now seen the show; the interview with me was recorded at the Canadian Light Source, […]

British edition of Wake now available!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

My UK publisher, Gollancz (an imprint of Orion), has just released the British edition of Wake, the first volume of my WWW trilogy. It’s in paperback over there (the North American paperbacks come out at the end of March 2010). Woohoo! “Sawyer’s take on theories about the origin of consciousness, generated within the framework of […]