Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for April, 2010

Happy FlashForward day — and birthday!

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Today is the day everyone saw a glimpse of during their flashforwards in FlashForward , the ABC TV series based on my novel of the same name. It also happens to be my 50th birthday. In honour of both, I provide the English text of an interview I just did for a Hungarian publication. Enjoy! […]

Latest RJS email newsletter: April 2010

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Hello, Robert J. Sawyer reader! Welcome to my twice-a-year newsletter.  This time: new novel, FLASHFORWARD news, cross-Canada book tour, and more! === NEW BLOG ADDRESS! I’ve switched my blog to WordPress, which necessitated a slight change to the address.  My blog can now be found at: === WWW: WAKE now out in paperback! WWW: […]

This Week in Canadian History — me!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The Toronto Sun runs a “This Week in Canadian History” each Monday, and today’s edition has two shout outs to science fiction. April 26, 1912: Novelist A.E. van Vogt was born on a farm in a Mennonite community in Manitoba. Rather than writing boring coming-of-age-on-a-farm stories, van Vogt opted to pen sci-fi classics about space […]

Guest at SETIcon

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

W00t! I’m honoured and thrilled to be a Guest at SETIcon, sponsored by the SETI Institute, in Santa Clara, California, August 13-15, 2010. Other guests include Seth Shostak, Frank Drake, Jill Tarter, Phil Plait, and Andre Bormanis. My bio from the SETIcon website: Robert J. Sawyer is one of only seven writers in history to […]

Upcoming Canadian events for Watch

Monday, April 19th, 2010

All events are free and open to the public. I’ll be reading from Watch, doing a Q&A, and signing books at each one: # Vancouver, British ColumbiaVancouver Public Library Central BranchAlma VanDusen Room on the lower level350 West Georgia StreetIn conjunction with (but not at) White Dwarf BooksWednesday, May 5, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. # […]

Watch subway ads

Monday, April 12th, 2010

As they did for Wake (see here), Penguin Canada is advertising Watch in Toronto subway cars — and I happened to be on the subway today, and managed to get these shots. (Thanks also to my friend Lance Sibley, who also sent me a photo that he took.) This is made out of awesome! Robert […]

WWW: Watch now out!

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Today is the official publication date for WWW: Watch, second volume in my WWW trilogy. The US edition is out in hardcover from Ace Science Fiction, and the Canadian edition is out in hardcover from Viking Canada (Penguin). Sawyer shows his genius in combining cutting-edge scientific theories and technological developments with real human characters. —The […]

Canadians Sawyer and Wilson face off for Hugo Award for Best Novel

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Toronto area-authors Robert J. Sawyer and Robert Charles Wilson are facing off once again for science-fiction’s top international honour, the Hugo Award for Best Novel of the Year. Sawyer’s Wake (published by Viking Canada / Ace USA / Gollancz UK) and Wilson’s Julian Comstock: A Novel of 22nd Century America (Tor Books) are two of […]

Toronto book-launch party for Watch

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Join me for the Toronto book-launch party for Watch, the second book in the WWW trilogy, this Tuesday, Apirl 6, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at The Dominion on Queen pub, 500 Queen Street East (East, not West), Toronto, with book sales by Bakka-Phoenix Books, and the unveiling of the new Watch book trailer! Admission is […]