Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Hugo Winners party

by Rob - December 18th, 2006.
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I’ve had an insanely busy — but very pleasant — last couple of weeks. The highlight was this past Friday night, December 15. Carolyn and I hosted a party in honor of two of this year’s Hugo Award winners: my editor David G. Hartwell, who won for Best Editor, and my great friend Robert Charles Wilson, who won for Best Novel (for his remarkable Spin).

David was in town for an H.B. Fenn sales conference (Fenn is Tor’s Canadian distributor), and he stayed overnight at our place (as did our other very special guest, Kirstin Morrell, the managing editor of Calgary’s Red Deer Press, publisher of Robert J. Sawyer Books, who was in town for her own sales conference).

The party was a blast, with a who’s-who of Canadian SF in attendance. We had a total of four Hugo winners (the other two were myself and Mike Glicksohn, who won the Best Fanzine Hugo in 1973), and three other Hugo finalists: artist Taral, and writers James Alan Gardner (who had come to the party directly from London, England — he came straight from the airport to our place) and Pat Forde. Also on hand were such luminaries as Merril Collection head Lorna Toolis, Canada’s great editor John Robert Colombo, authors Karl Schroeder, Terence M. Green, Phyllis Gotlieb, and many more.

The evening was doubly special, in that it was also Robert Charles Wilson’s birthday. Great conversation, lots of food, good friends — what more can one ask?

David G. Hartwell, Sharry Wilson, Robert Charles Wilson

Kirstin Morrell plants a wet one on Caesar

Phyllis Gotlieb and Kelly Gotlieb

The Senior Pajamas writer’s group: Pat Forde, Robert J. Sawyer, James Alan Gardner, Suzanne Church

Robert Charles Wilson’s birthday cake

Janice Beitel and Karl Schroeder

Robert J. Sawyer and Robert Charles Wilson with their Hugos

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