Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for May, 2012

Financial Times loves Triggers

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Financial Times — The Financial Times of London, one of the most-read newspapers in the world — just reviewed my novel Triggers. It’s a short but sweet review, but wonderfully quotable:“It’s a national security nightmare — someone has access to the secrets lodged in the brain of the most powerful man in the world. There’s […]

Seeing Star Trek: The Motion Picture as it was meant to be seen

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Spoiler Alert! In 1979, before I’d yet seen Star Trek: The Motion Picture, a friend of mine came up to me and said, “So, what did you think when V’Ger turned out to be Voyager 6?” I’ve never had any idea what my reaction to that revelation would have been; I was robbed of that […]

Texas Public Radio interview

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

A fabulous 18-minute Texas Public Radio interivew with me about Triggers, conducted by the masterful Dan Skinner, is online here. Give it a listen! Texas Public Radio describes the interview thusly:When you talk about finding your soul mate, quantum entanglement is probably something you didn’t think about when searching for that individual who would “complete” […]

30 years ago: working at Bakka

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Pictured: Dune author Frank Herbert and Bakka owner John Rose, outside of Bakka’s old 282 Queen Street West location in Toronto, where Robert J. Sawyer worked in 1982; Bakka was named for “the weeper who mourns for all mankind” from Dune. Photo by Tom Robe from 1981. Just about exactly thirty years ago, I started […]