Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for May, 2013

Yay for theme anthologies!

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Back in 2006, when my novella “Identity Theft” — which makes up the first ten chapters of my new novel Red Planet Blues — was a Nebula Award finalist, I was asked to comment about the story’s origin for the SFWA Bulletin. Here’s what I had to say (“Identity Theft” first appeared in Mike Resnick‘s […]

Academic conference about Canadian science fiction

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The conference “Science Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Genre” at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, September 13-15, 2013, is shaping up to be the biggest and best academic conference ever focusing on Canadian Science Fiction: Three Days! Multiple Tracks! Banquet! Authors? We got ’em: Aurora Award-winner Julie E. Czerneda, Hugo Award-winner Robert J. Sawyer, Aurora Award-winner √Člisabeth […]

Expanding Identity Theft into Red Planet Blues

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by John DeNardo of Kirkus for an article about expanding short works into novels, which is what I’d done with my latest book, Red Planet Blues. The full by-email interview is below, and here is the finished article, with a couple of my quotes used and quotes from […]