Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for July, 2010

Japan, here I come!

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I’m thrilled to be making my third trip to Japan! I’ll be Guest of Honor at HAL-Con 2011 in Tokyo, April 9-10, 2011. Woohoo! My other upcoming appearances are listed here. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

I was blind for six days

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

When I was twelve, I was blind for six days. I live in Toronto. Back then we got a lot of snow in winter, and kids had a blast making snowballs. But, as the saying goes, it’s all fun and games until some loses an eye — and I came darn close. A snowball hit […]

Awesome book trailer for Watch

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Check out this awesome book trailer for my novel Watch — it’s like a mini-movie, with a full cast. Way, way cool! (Also available on YouTube.) Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

Some recommended books

Monday, July 5th, 2010

In April 2009, I was asked by Cosmos, Australia’s leading science magazine, to contribute to their “Bookmark” column. Normally, that column has scientists recommending books; for the first time ever, they asked a science-fiction writer to do it instead. My suggestions appeared in issue 27: Robert J. Sawyer is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science-fiction […]

Science: Ten Lost Years

Monday, July 5th, 2010

An op-ed piece by Robert J. Sawyer first published in The Ottawa Citizen, the largest-circulation newspaper in Canada’s capital city (first published under the headline “The Future Disappoints”). Science: Ten Lost Years by Robert J. Sawyer Ten years ago, in 1999, I published a novel called FlashForward; ten years later, it’s a (cough, cough) hit […]

FlashForward email interview

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Eleven months ago, at the beginning of August 2009, I did a by-email interview with a reporter for a genre magazine who was doing an article about FlashForward, the ABC TV series based on my novel of the same name. Only brief snippets were used int he article, and while cleaning my hard drive today […]