Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for February, 2012

Need a new title for my next book — help!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

The Great Martian Fossil Rush is no more. The sales force for my US publisher doesn’t like the title, and I need to have them enthusiastic about the book. I’ve been asked to come up with a new title. It’s a hard-boiled detective novel set on Mars, expanded from my novella “Identity Theft” and my […]

Triggers opening chapters

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

The opening chapters of my 21st novel, Triggers, coming April 3 in hardcover, ebook, and Audible editions, are now online. Publishers Weekly says the book is “a turbo-charged techno-thriller” and Booklist says it combines “a thriller’s pacing and a chilling near-future world.” Robert J. Sawyer online:Website • Facebook • Twitter • Newsgroup • Email

Pinning it on William Gibson

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

For the 30th anniversary of the Aurora Awards — Canada’s top honour in science-fiction and fantasy writing — all previous nominees were presented with commemorative pins. Most of the nominees received theirs at ceremonies at SF conventions across Canada held in 2010 (I got mine at Keycon in May of that year). But Vancouver’s William […]

My favorite sentence

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

I was asked to write a sentence about my favorite sentence from someone else’s science-fiction work. The sentence I chose was from James White’s “Tableau”:Through them could be seen a tiny, three-dimensional picture in full detail and colour of the original war memorial, placed there to remind viewers that there was nothing great or noble […]