Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for June, 2010

Happy 15th anniversary to my website

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Happy 15th anniversary to my website — it’s older than, was the first science-fiction author site on the web, has been giving away fiction since the first week, and has over 1,000,000 words of content. Check it out at Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

Are the days of the full-time novelist numbered?

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

I was the only author invited to give a solo talk at this year’s Canadian Book Summit, which had the theme of “Hot New Models” — the implicit assumption being that new technologies and ways of doing business, such as ebooks and print-on-demand, were going to be the salvation of traditional publishing. My talk was […]

Audiobooks of Wake and Watch

Friday, June 25th, 2010

I’m lovin’ my associating with and Brilliance Audio. The former offers a bunch of my novels as audiobooks for download; the latter offers some of the same productions on traditional audio CD and also on MP3 CD. I just got copies of the 12-disc CD version of WWW: Wake and WWW: Watch, and each […]

Wake nominated for Campbell Memorial Award

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer is a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award — the principal juried award in the science-fiction field (and not to be confused with the other John W. Campbell Award — the one for best new writer). (Wake is also a current Hugo Award finalist and recently won […]

More authors’ copies means more press

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

I was asked at the Canadian Book Summit yesterday if I could change one thing about what my publishers do, what would that be? A better answer than the one I gave has occurred to me: Give the author more free copies to distribute for promotional purposes. (Believe it or not, boilerplate contracts from most […]

Journal of Consciousness Studies

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The latest issue of The Journal of Consciousness Studies (Vol. 17, No. 5-6) lists “Notable Quotes” from this year’s Toward a Science of Consciousness conference in Tucson, including these from my keynote address:“Canada should have British culture, French cuisine, and American know-how. Instead, Canada has British cuisine, American culture, and French know-how.” “Scholars ask me […]

Inside Edition’s Jim Moret loves the FlashForward novel

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Jim Moret, chief correspondent for the TV news magazine Inside Edition, recently posted his review of my novel FlashForward on his Facebook page: I became hooked on the ABC series Flash Forward which, sadly, has not been renewed. Today I bought and read the novel that inspired the show. This is a great read – […]

First look at cover for Wonder

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Here’s a first look at the cover for Wonder, concluding volume of my WWW trilogy, coming in early April 2011 from Ace in the US, Penguin in Canada, and Gollancz in the UK. Click the image for a larger version, and click again if your browser is still scaling it down. The covers for all […]

Tweeting the Auroras

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

On Sunday, May 23, 2010, the 30th anniversary Aurora Awards banquet was held in Winnipeg at Keycon, this year’s Canadian National Science Fiction Convention. Fan Organizational nominee Kirstin Morrell used Robert J. Sawyer’s Twitter feed to tweet the proceedings live as they happened. Below is what she had to say; above is a photo of […]