Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Wonder off to publishers!

by Rob - May 4th, 2010.
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This morning I submitted the manuscript for Wonder, the third volume of my WWW trilogy, and my 20th novel, to my three English-language editors:

  • Ginjer Buchanan at Ace Science Fiction in New York
  • Adrienne Kerr at Penguin Group (Canada) in Toronto
  • Simon Spanton at Orion/Gollancz in London

I spent six years working on this trilogy.  I’m pleased with how it came out.  Wonder will be published in April 2011.

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16 Responses to Wonder off to publishers!

  1. Congrats! Can’t wait to read it!

  2. Congrats! Huge news. What’s next?

  3. just finished the first 2, I literally read them back to back and couldn’t put them down. Amazing work and i very much look forward to the next one.

  4. Robert, if you need someone to read it before it’s published, I’d be glad to help out.

  5. You’re kind to offer, Jason; the book has already been read by over a dozen test readers; this is something I have done before, not after, I send it to my editors.

  6. Hurray! Congratulations Rob!

  7. Yayyy- great news! Watch is on the reading list for this weekend, so it’s great to know that World is coming down the pipes.


  8. Congratulations! I just can’t wait to read it. It’s hard for me to pick which trilogy of yours is my favourite. Cheers! :)

  9. Sending the same manuscript to three editors at the same time who will be doing their job – editing… Does this mean there will be three different versions of the book?

  10. If the editors are in conflict, my diplomatic agent and I will work out a compromise that satisfies them all — hopefully. ;)

  11. This is one of those where instances where I wish I stumbled upon a book a bit later in life. The first two parts of the series are so good that it will be tough waiting a year to finish it up! I guess I can start by reading through The Neanderthal Parallax and go from there.

  12. @Tom, I know how you feel. I’m still on the waitlist for Wake at my library (no funding to buy it–yet) and I can’t wait to read it. I’m also so excited for Wonder. I’m really glad I stumbled upon the Parallax after it was completed; it’s the best trilogy. It’s what made me fall in love with RJS’s work.

    Have fun reading!

  13. I have stated about a year ago that I have read all your books and collected stories. Weel, I lied. At that time I haven’t read the just published Wake, neither did I read it up to this day. Same for Watch. Why ? It’s a no-brainer: once I start reading them, I can’t put them down, and I hate to wait one year each time for the next part of the trilogy. So I reveal no secret when I say I will read the entire trilogy starting next April. This based on historical data, resulting from reading the Neanderthal Parallax. What’s perplexing is the long time it takes for the publishers from final manuscript to books in stores. Annoying, too. Once again, thanks for all your books, they are wonderful.

  14. Hi, George. The delay is caused mostly by the lead time Barnes & Noble — the giant of US book retailing — requires; they order fiction 10 months in advance of its appearance on bookstore shelves, and they won’t order it if it isn’t finished. :)

  15. Rob…you are one of my favorite authors and I am consistently delighted by your novels. I just finished Wake (finished = devoured) and picked up Watch, which I’m sure is going to be an even better read.

    I know you don’t write your books as a personal favor to me, but I would be most grateful if you continued writing indefinitely.

  16. Hi Rob.

    i want to say hallo from denmark. Wake was the first of your books i read and soon after it was Watch, then i began to look for more of you book, and i just read Calculating God, boy i was in tears when the part about Tom telling his son thad he is dieeng, and later when he desides leave, (iam a dad of 3 boys myself ;-) so now iam going to get all your books, and any later book you write in the future..
    I love SF and i think great story teller..

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