Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for January, 2011

My article in Slate

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

See my article “The Purpose of Science Fiction” in Slate. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

Letter to Beginning Writers

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

I updated the letter I send to beginning writers who ask me for advice today; the current version follows: Dear Beginning Writer: You’re getting this letter because you’ve contacted me about writing science fiction. Unfortunately, so many people have taken to asking me for advice that I’ve had to resort to this form letter of […]

Wonder from

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

For those who’d pre-ordered WWW: Wonder through (the Canadian Amazon), Amazon was mistakenly listing the American edition. They’ve now cancelled those orders, but unfortunately didn’t refer buyers to the Canadian edition. If you want to pre-order Wonder from, this link will do the trick. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • […]

30 Years Ago Today: My First SF Publication

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The second (and most recent) print edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction by John Clute and Peter Nicholls begins its entry on me thus: SAWYER, ROBERT J(AMES) (1960-        ) Canadian writer who began publishing sf with “If I’m Here, Imagine Where They Sent my Luggage” for The Village Voice in 1981 … And indeed I did. […]