Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

World’s Biggest Bookstore interviews Rob

by Rob - May 22nd, 2009.
Filed under: Interviews, Wake.

Jessica Strider, a bookseller at the World’s Biggest Bookstore in Toronto, recently interviewed Robert J. Sawyer for her blog Sci-Fi Fan Letter. You can read the whole interview right here.

Among the questions and answers:

What was the hardest scene for you to write?

I’ve written lots of gut-wrenching scenes over the years, and some of those have been very difficult to write emotionally, but the hardest scenes I’ve ever had to write creatively are in Wake: much of the novel is told from a first person point of view by the consciousness that is waking up in the background of the World Wide Web. Making those scenes plausible and captivating was very difficult to do. I ended up using a lot of interesting linguistic tricks to pull it off, and I was delighted when my brother-in-law, David Livingstone Clink, who is a very accomplished poet, said that they read like poetry.

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