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Thornhill, Ontario, writer Robert J. Sawyer won the
1995 Nebula Award the "Academy Award" of Science Fiction for
Best Novel of the Year. His winning novel,
The Terminal Experiment, is set in Toronto fifteen years from now. It tells
the story of Peter Hobson, a biomedical engineer who discovers
scientific proof for the existence of the human soul.
The Terminal Experiment was a May 1995 title from
HarperPrism, the SF imprint of HarperCollins (ISBN 0-061-05310-4). The
Nebula Award was presented to Sawyer at a banquet aboard the
H.M.S. Queen Mary moored off Long Beach, California, on
Saturday, April 27, 1996.
The Nebulas are voted on and awarded by the Science
Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which has 1,100 members
in 23 countries. Sawyer's win is the first for a Canadian since
William Gibson received the prize for his 1984 novel Neuromancer.
More Good Reading
Robert J. Sawyer's essay on winning the Nebula Award
Reflections on winning the Nebula 15 years later
Chronological list of Best Novel Nebula Winners
Alphabetical list of all authors who have won best-novel Nebulas
Alphabetical list of all novels that have won best-novel Nebulas
Excerpt from The Terminal Experiment
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