Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for January, 2016

35 Years Ago Today: My First SF Publication

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The second (and most recent) print edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction by John Clute and Peter Nicholls begins its entry on me thus: SAWYER, ROBERT J(AMES) (1960-        ) Canadian writer who began publishing sf with “If I’m Here, Imagine Where They Sent my Luggage” for The Village Voice in 1981 … And indeed I did. […]

Hugo / Nebula / PKDick overlap — and SF’s true Triple Crown

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

On a friend’s wall, there’s a discussion of the lack of overlap between winners of the Philip K. Dick Award and the Hugo and the Nebula. There was also mention of the Hugo, Nebula, and Dick being “science fiction’s Triple Crown.” My comments: Speaking as (a) a past Philip K. Dick Award judge, and (b) […]

Writers groups call on publishers to offer fair contracts

Friday, January 8th, 2016

The Authors Guild (US), Society of Authors (UK), and The Writers’ Union of Canada, among other groups, have all just written to traditional publisher demanding fairer, more-modern contract terms. I was asked on Facebook if these initiatives were likely to get any traction. Here’s my response: Honestly? I think traditional publishers will continue to dig […]

I finished writing Far-Seer 25 years ago today

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Twenty-five years ago today, on Friday, January 4, 1991, I finished writing my third novel, Far-Seer (I’d already written Golden Fleece and End of an Era). Far-Seer became the first volume of my Quintaglio Ascension trilogy. I’ll be releasing the whole trilogy as ebooks later this year. Some reviews (the novel was published in June […]