Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for June, 2011

Happy Anniversary, SmartKey!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Today is the 20th anniversary file-stamp date of the DOS TSR keyboard-macro program I use: SmartKey 6.0g Advanced, created by Australia’s FBN Software — an absolutely amazing program that I rely on daily. (I use WordStar for DOS, which is great on its own, but the combination of it with SmartKey has let me customize […]

Martin H. Greenberg, R.I.P.

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Rest in peace, Martin H. Greenberg. Marty was a consummate anthologist. He bought one of my very first short stories (“The Contest,” for 100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories, way back in 1984), and bought many others from me since, and I had the honor of late to serve with him on the jury for […]

The Purpose of Science Fiction

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

The Purpose of Science Fiction by Robert J. Sawyer First published in Slate 27 January 2011 Forget Star Wars, Lost in Space, and all the other escapist fare you think of when you hear the term “science fiction.” Print science fiction is an important tool for dealing with real-life issues related to new technology — […]

Award-winning Canadian SF&F

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

My directory of award-winning Canadian science fiction and fantasy has been updated through June 2011. Have a look. Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

Friend me on Facebook!

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

I’ve been pretty lax about updating this blog. I’m much more active on Facebook these days. But I’m getting close to the 5,000-person limit for Friends there. I happily friend my readers, so if you’d like to send me a friend request, please do. My Facebook wall is here. Here’s a taste of what you’ve […]