Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Berton House halfway mark

by Rob - August 16th, 2007.
Filed under: Berton House.

Today, Thursday, August 16, 2007, marks the halfway point in my residency at Berton House, here in Dawson City, Yukon. Carolyn and I have been here 44 days, and we now have 43 left to go (14 of which will be spent on our side trip to China).

We’re having a great time, and I’m getting lots of good work done. The weather is getting cooler, and we’re having a few hours of actual darkness each night.

On Tuesday evening, I did a reading from Rollback at the Dawson Public Library, and presented the library with a hardcover copy of the book, donated by H.B. Fenn and Company, Tor’s Canadian distributor.

Yesterday, we had lunch with old friends Marlys and Jim Schneider, who were visiting from Fairbanks, Alaska (and had come to my reading the night before); Jim used to be one of the sysops of the old CompuServe Science Fiction Forum, back in the day.

Today, it’s “Authors on Eighth,” a public celebration of the three literary landmarks on Eighth Avenue here in Dawson: Robert Service’s home, Jack London’s home, and Pierre Berton’s home. Carolyn and I are hosting an open house this afternoon — so I better go clean up!

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