Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for October, 2011

The Doranna Durgin blog post

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

For those following Doranna Durgin’s posting — on her own blog and at the Writer Beware blog — about her dealings with Fitzhenry & Whiteside in relation to her novel Dun Lady’s Jess, my comments: Doranna contends that the book is out of print, and so the rights should be reverted to her. Fitzhenry & […]

On Canadian science fiction

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I stumbled today across this by-email interview I did in March 2007 for an American librarian preparing an article about Canadian science fiction, and I thought I’d share it here. (1) Do you believe that there is a significant difference between Canadian and American SF? If so, how would you describe that difference? I like […]

Triggers cover

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Here’s the US cover for Triggers, my 21st novel, coming April 3, 2012, from Ace Science Fiction in the US, Penguin Canada (under the Viking imprint) in Canada, and about the same time from Orion (under the Gollancz imprint) in the UK — with simultaneous audiobook (from Audible) and ebook editions. Click the little version […]

In FlashForward, I predicted this year’s Nobel Prize winners in Physics

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

My novel FlashForward (published by Tor and the basis for the ABC TV series of the same name) was published in 1999 but is set today. In it, as many hundreds of people have mentioned to me over the years, I correctly predicted that the current Pope would take the name Benedict XVI. Well, here’s […]

Finished with the WWW books

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Just sent corrections for the paperback of Wonder to Ace and Penguin Canada — the very last work I’ll ever do on the WWW trilogy books. It’s the end of an era that began getting on to nine years ago, on Friday, January 10, 2003, when I wrote this in my journal:Wrote 300 words explaining […]