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[Identity Theft] [Iterations]
Robert J. Sawyer's short fiction — called "gobsmacking" by Publishers Weekly and "superlative" by Booklist — has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Awards, and it's won five Aurora Awards, as well as the Homer Award, the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award, the Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award, and Analog's Analytical Laboratory Award, plus the top SF awards in France and Spain.

All of Robert J. Sawyer's published short fiction is now collected in two handsome, matching volumes from Canada's Red Deer Press, with individual introductions to each story by Rob: Identity Theft and Other Stories (2008) and Iterations (2002) — scroll down for details.

[Identity Theft]

Identity Theft and Other Stories

Introduction by Robert Charles Wilson

(Rob's second collection, published 2008)

Aurora Award finalist!

"As fellow Canadian SF author Robert Charles Wilson points out in the introduction, Sawyer's fiction possesses a remarkable down-to-earth quality that appeals to readers of all nationalities. Yet Sawyer's collection showcases not only an irresistibly engaging narrative voice but also a gift for confronting thorny philosophical conundrums. At every opportunity, Sawyer forces his readers to think while holding their attention with ingenious premises and superlative craftsmanship." —Booklist
"Sawyer's latest collection is highly entertaining and thought-provoking; the book has something for almost any science-fiction fan. It is a testament to Sawyer's talent that it is not necessary to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy his writing; this is a collection of great stories that just happen to be set in the future." —Quill & Quire

Autographed copies of the Canadian-only hardcover first edition of Identity Theft are available from the author.


Iterations and Other Stories

Introduction by James Alan Gardner

(Rob's first collection, published 2002)

"Canada's leading sf author has been penning acclaimed novels and editing anthologies for years, but not until now has he produced a collection of his superlative, often award-winning, short stories. His fans will be gratified to find many of his favorite themes amply represented here, from evolution gone awry to sentient dinosaurs to the perilous loopholes created by quantum physics. Sawyer has a gift for casting jarringly original ideas in lucid, sharp-edged prose that mainstream-fiction as well as sf readers should appreciate." —Booklist

Autographed copies of the out-of-print hardcover first edition of Iterations are available exclusively from the author.

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