Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for April, 2011

Aurora Award nominations close on Saturday

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

All Canadians are eligible to nominate for Canada’s top science-fiction and fantasy award, the Aurora! You can nominate here, and find lists of eligible works here. (My own eligible works are the novel Watch published by Penguin Canada, the poem “The Transformed Man” from Tesseracts Fourteen, and, in the Best Work in English — Other […]

CBC Radio One Spark interview

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Here’s the full 18-minute interview with me on CBC Radio One’s Spark, with host Nora Young (pictured above). Lots of stuff about Wake, Watch, and Wonder, plus some discussion of Mindscan. God, I love the CBC. Who else let’s you answer questions at such length? Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup […]

New interview with me

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Here’s a great new interview (in English) with me conducted at the Budapest International Book Fair, in Hungary, on Sunday, April 17, 2011, where my Hungarian publisher, Galaktika, was launching the Hungarian translation of my Nebula Award-winning novel The Terminal Experiment. Thanks to Hungary’s Ekultúra for the terrific interview! It’s available in three video segments: […]

Rollback stage play debuts tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

To be young again, knowing all you know now… May not be the dream you hoped it would be. Adapted from the popular novel Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer, Rollback: The Play will premiere in Prince George, British Columbia! Thirty years in the future, technology provides us with the ability to roll back our bodies […]

Come see me in Ottawa, Waterloo, Prince George, Winnipeg, Phoenix, and Milan!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Still lots of events left on the Wonder book tour! Reading and signing from Wonder The Ottawa International Writers Festival Mayfair Theatre 1074 Bank Street Ottawa, Ontario Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Carleton Students with ID can get tickets for free General tickets are $15, reduced tickets are $10 Reading and signing […]

15th anniversary of winning the Nebula Award

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Many articles about me have suggested that having ABC make a TV series out of my 1999 novel FlashForward was the biggest thing that ever happened to me. Yes, that was cool, but it wasn’t the thing that changed my life the most. No, that was winning the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s […]

The Globe and Mail loves Wonder

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The Globe and Mail: Canada’s National Newspaper reviewed Wonder, the “much anticipated finale to the WWW trilogy,” yesterday. I must say I like the opening:Okay, new rule. Effective today, Canadian reviews of Robert J. Sawyer and his fiction should no longer begin with “Robert J. Sawyer is a Canadian science-fiction writer” or any variation on […]

Ten Years of Waterloo Region’s “One Book, One Community”

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

My Hugo Award-winning novel Hominids was the “One Book, One Community” reading choice in 2005 for Waterloo Region in Ontario (which consists of Canada’s high-tech centres of Waterloo and Kitchener, plus smaller towns and surrounding Mennonite farming communities). This year is the tenth anniversary of the program, and I was asked to provide a comment […]

Three titles in the top ten on the Edmonton Journal bestsellers’ list

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Wonder is #4, Watch is #6, and Wake is #8 on the Edmonton Journal fiction bestsellers’ list, published in the April 17, 2011, edition; Edmonton is the capital of the province of Alberta, and the Journal is the largest-circulation newspaper there. Here’s the he full list. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • […]

Wonder is #1 on the Calgary Herald Fiction Bestseller’s List

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Woohoo! See here. As published in the April 17, 2011, edition of the largest-circulation newspaper in Alberta’s largest city (previous week’s rank in brackets):#1 Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer. A thriller about a new type of consciousness called Webmind. (10) #2 Deadly Fall by Susan Calder. A murder mystery set in Calgary. (1) #3 Captives […]

Barnes & Noble’s SF&F Blog loves Wonder

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Over at Extrapolations: The Barnes & Noble Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog, Paul Goat Allen has posted a wonderful review of Wonder and the whole WWW trilogy. As Caitlin would say, “W00t!” Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email