Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Toronto Hydra founded 25 years ago today

by Rob - April 29th, 2009.
Filed under: Canadian SF.

One could argue that twenty-five years ago today, the modern Canadian science-fiction movement was born.

On April 29, 1984, Judith Merril invited all the “good science fiction” heads she could find to the founding meeting of Toronto Hydra, a social networking group for science-fiction professionals. That predates the publication of the first Tesseracts anthology by some months, and the founding of SF Canada and On Spec by five years.

Among those attending that historic first meeting: John Robert Colombo, Phyllis Gotlieb, Terence M. Green, Robert J. Sawyer, and Andrew Weiner.

I was the coordinator of Toronto Hydra for the next eight years, until October 1992. More of the group’s history is here.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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