Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Rollback nominated for the Hugo Award

by Rob - March 21st, 2008.
Filed under: Uncategorized.

I am thrilled, honoured, and delighted that my novel Rollback is one of five finalists for this year’s HUGO AWARD, the world’s top international honour for science fiction.

The winner will be announced Saturday, August 9, 2008, in Denver at a gala awards ceremony concluding the 66th Annual World Science Fiction Convention. The 6,000 members worldwide of that convention will cast ballots to determine the winner.

The full list of best-novel nominees:

  • The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins, Fourth Estate)
  • Brasyl by Ian McDonald (Gollancz, Pyr)
  • Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer (Tor, Analog Oct 2006-Jan/Feb 2007)
  • The Last Colony by John Scalzi (Tor)
  • Halting State by Charles Stross (Ace)

My press release aimed at the Canadian media is here, and the official World Science Fiction Convention press release, with a all nominees in all categories, is mirrored here in Microsoft Word format.

Anyone may become a member of the World Science Fiction Convention and vote; it’s $50 for a supporting membership (which gets you all the publications and the right to vote for the Hugos this year and nominate next year), and $200 for an attending membership, which lets you attend the convention, as well. More on the convention is here, and to become a member, see here. Carolyn and I will be attending, of course!

This is my eleventh Hugo Award nomination. I previously won the best-novel Hugo in 2003 for Hominids.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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