Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

New US paperback of The Terminal Experiment

by Rob - August 30th, 2011.
Filed under: Terminal.

Today — August 30, 2011 — Ace Science Fiction releases a new US mass-market paperback of my Nebula Award-winning novel The Terminal Experiment. This beautiful edition features a new introduction by me.

The Terminal Experiment set an all-time record that still stands for the highest number of nominations in any category in the 45-year history of the Nebula Awards.

In addition to winning the Nebula, The Terminal Experiment also won Canada’s Aurora Award, was a finalist for the Hugo Award, was a finalist for Japan’s Seiun Award, and won the Homer Award (voted on by the 40,000 members worldwide of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Forum on CompuServe, then the world’s largest online service).

Prior to its original book publication, the full novel had been serialized in Analog Science Fiction and Fact (under my original title for it, Hobson’s Choice), then and now the world’s top-selling English-language SF magazine — my first novel to be serialized there. It was also my first novel to become an audiobook (still available, now through, and was a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club.

The original edition (from HarperPrism) was one of’s top 100 bestselling titles store-wide for the entire year of 1996, and was later ranked one of the top 50 bestselling science-fiction titles of all time at

The new paperback is available now throughout the US in physical and online bookstores (Canadian readers got a separate new edition from Penguin Canada recently).

Praise for The Terminal Experiment:

“A terrific mix of science, technological derring-do, and murder. A great story; a crackerjack novel.” —The Globe and Mail

“Robert J. Sawyer won the Nebula Award with this novel, and I would have voted for it. There is so much of interest in this book — artificial intelligence, a good murder mystery, a nicely realized near-future, and, as I’ve come to expect from Sawyer’s novels, thought-provoking philosophy. This is science fiction at its most thought provoking.” —SF Site

Opening chapter

More about the book

Below: the Nebula Award trophy for The Terminal Experiment:

Robert J. Sawyer online:

2 Responses to New US paperback of The Terminal Experiment

  1. Good! Have not yet read this one but look forward to it (once we launch new classes, I finish the paperwork shuffle, etc.). What a fine writer you are!

    And a Master Wordstar user besides!


    Mort Castle

  2. Love this cover!

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