Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for September, 2011

Calgary’s Con-Version SF convention cancelled for 2011 and 2012

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

On the Facebook page for Con-Version XXVII, Calgary’s long-running science-fiction convention, con-com member Amilee Hagon posted the following on September 18:Good evening everyone. It is with deepest regret that I inform you all that until further notice Con-Version will not be going ahead as planned next year. I am truly sorry for this and would […]

Free Sawyer talk in Ottawa on Monday, October 17

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

A Glimpse into the Future on “Faster-than-Light Neutrinos”: Hope, Hype and Magic World-renowned science-fiction writer and futurist comes to Canada Science and Technology Museum Robert J. Sawyer was been called “a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation” by the New York Times, and declared “one of the most-successful Canadian authors ever” by Maclean’s. […]

The truth behind FlashForward’s Oxide Super stadium

Monday, September 26th, 2011

I don’t think it was ever explained on air, but the Oxide Super stadium, where Suspect Zero is first spotted in the FlashForward TV series, is named that because it’s an anagram of Oedipus Rex, and alludes to this scene from my novel FlashForward, in which Theo (the character who became Simon on the show) […]

Lightwedge Flex Neck ebook light

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Just under a year ago, I reviewed the Lightwedge Verso ebook light. I thought it wasn’t bad, but could use some improvements. Now, Lightwedge has brought out a new ebook light called the Lightwedge Flex Neck Tech Light — and this one I don’t like at all. I’m unhappy for four reasons: (1) The clear […]

Ten years of reading ebooks

Friday, September 16th, 2011

This week marks my tenth anniversary as a reader of ebooks. I got in early because, as a science-fiction writer, I’d long been expecting this technology. After all, Captain Kirk read reports off a wedge-shaped device back in 1966, and the astronauts in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey used tablet computers for viewing […]

Read my Aurora Award-nominated poem

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The full text of “The Transformed Man”, my Aurora Award-nominated poem is available right here. Enjoy! Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

45th Anniversary of Star Trek

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Star Trek debuted 45 years ago today. In honor of that, here’s a piece I wrote in 2006 for the 40th anniversary of Star Trek: the introduction to Boarding The Enterprise: Transporters, Tribbles and the Vulcan Death Grip in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, edited by David Gerrold and me (Robert J. Sawyer), and published by […]