Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for December, 2013

2013 Year in Review

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Of course, I’ll always remember 2013 as the year I lost my younger brother Alan Sawyer to lung cancer. But it was also a good year in a lot of ways, including: Marking my 30th anniversary as a full-time self-employed writer Having my 22nd novel Red Planet Blues published in hardcover (bringing to two million […]

30 years of using WordStar; Canadian SF 30 years ago

Monday, December 16th, 2013

NOTE: For information on using WordStar with modern computers under Windows, see my instructions here. Thirty years ago today, on Friday, December 16, 1983, I started learning the word-processing program WordStar. I’d bought my first computer, an Osborne 1 CP/M luggable (24 pounds, the most portable computer in the world back then — see picture […]