Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Analog to serialize Wake

by Rob - March 27th, 2008.
Filed under: Wake, WWW.

[Update: Robert J. Sawyer’s novel Wake is now out in book form — read all about it here.]

Pssst! Wanna be among the very first to read Wake, the first volume of the WWW trilogy by Robert J. Sawyer? Subscribe to Analog Science Fiction and Fact, the world’s top-selling English-language SF magazine.

I’m thrilled to announce that Stanley Schmidt, the Hugo-Award-nominated editor of Analog, has just bought serialization rights to Wake. Stan will be running the full text of the novel in four parts, in the November 2008, December 2008, combined January-February 2009, and March 2009 issues (the hardcover will follow later in the spring of 2009 from Ace Science Fiction in the US and Penguin in Canada).

Since the “November” issue actually comes out early in September, and since it takes a while to start receiving subscription copies, now would be a good time to subscribe to Analog. You can subscribe to the print edition here or the electronic edition here (one year) or here (two years).

This is my fifth (!) serialization sale to Analog, and I hold, by far, the record now for sales during Stan’s 30-year tenure as editor of the magazine (no other author has more than three). My Analog serials:

You just can’t beat this kind of exposure. Every single one of my previous serials went on to be a Hugo finalist (and Hominids won the Hugo); in addition, The Terminal Experiment (which Analog ran under my original title for the book, Hobson’s Choice) won the Nebula Award, and Starplex was also nominated for it (and was the only 1996 book to be nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula).

(Yes, serialization is great for book sales — you just can’t beat having tens of thousands of people doing word of mouth about the novel on the day it first arrives on bookstore shelves.)

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