Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Humor in the SF of Robert J. Sawyer

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

Fiona Kelleghan

On Thursday, March 20, 2008, Fiona Kelleghan of the University of Miami presented a paper entitled “The Intimately Human and the Grandly Cosmic: Humor and the Sublime in the Works of Robert J. Sawyer” at the 29th annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Florida.

I was in the audience, and recorded the talk on my trusty iRiver digital recorder, and, with Prof. Kelleghan’s kind permission, I’ve uploaded it to my website. You can hear the whole thing (22 minutes, 20 megabytes) as an MP3 right here. (The talk is introduced by Loren Means, an independent scholar.)

I must say, Fiona’s comic delivery is excellent …

UPDATE: And you can hear her 2009 paper, “Time and Fiction of Robert J. Sawyer: Flash Forward to the End of an Era,” here.

(Pictured: Fiona Kelleghan)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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