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Expert commentator on J. Robert Oppenheimer
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Author of #1 bestseller available for interviews
tying into Christopher Nolan's summer blockbuster movie
As this summer's hottest blockbuster movie
Oppenheimer is about to open, you're going to need
someone to talk about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of
the atomic bomb, and we have the expert you've been looking for.
Bestselling futurist ROBERT J. SAWYER has been called
"Canada's answer to Michael Crichton" by The Toronto
Star and "a writer of boundless confidence and bold
scientific extrapolation" by The New York Times.
His latest novel The Oppenheimer Alternative covers
the life and secret history of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the
character being played by Cillian Murphy in Christopher Nolan's
summer blockbuster film, which opens worldwide on Friday, July
Sawyer did two years of full-time research on Oppenheimer and the
atomic-bomb effort before writing his novel, and other experts
agree Sawyer knows what he's talking about:
- Martin Sherwin, co-author of the Pulitzer
Prize-winning biography American Prometheus: The Triumph
and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (the basis for
Christopher Nolan's biopic Oppenheimer), says
"Oppenheimer fans will be intrigued by Sawyer's novel."
- Gregory Benford, physicist at the University of
California Irvine, says: "The feel and detail of the Manhattan
Project figures is deep and well done. I knew many of these
physicists, and Sawyer nails them accurately."
- Perimeter Institute physicist Lee Smolin, the author
of The Trouble with Physics, agrees: "I know the
history of this period well and I'm one or two degrees of
separation from many of these people. Sawyer's portrayals ring
true to me. I loved it!"
- Mike Shinabery, education specialist at the New Mexico
Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, New Mexico (where the
first atomic-bomb test was conducted), says: "Sawyer's The
Oppenheimer Alternative is a wonderful book full of
accurate descriptions J. Robert Oppenheimer comes to life
in its pages."
- And Doug Beason, former Associate Laboratory
Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory, adds that
"The Oppenheimer Alternative is incredibly
realistic: the characters, locations, the era, and even the
science. I felt like I was back in Los Alamos and I should
know: I worked there!"
Based on the latest research and recently declassified documents,
Sawyer will enthrall your audience with stunning revelations
about Oppenheimer and the dawn of the atomic age:
Robert J. Sawyer is a member of the Order of Canada, the
highest honor given by the Canadian government, and he's past
president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on Rob's
novel of the same name.
- Why Oppenheimer tried to give away his infant daughter for
- The exact moment when Oppenheimer went from being in favor of
using the atomic bomb on Japan to when he became a lifelong
- How a foolish slip of the tongue on Oppenheimer's part ruined
the life of his best friend and caused Oppie himself to lose all
access to nuclear secrets.
- The time Oppenheimer got away with attempted murder at Cambridge
University and the startling sexual secret that had driven
him to try to kill a man.
- The suicide of both Oppenheimer's lover and his daughter.
- Fascinating revelations about whether the United States really
did have to drop the bomb on Japan to end the war and why
two bombs were used in such rapid succession.
- Sawyer can also talk about all the previous attempts to tell
the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer on film and TV the
great ... and the awful.
A multiple TEDx speaker and a frequent science commentator for
the CBC and the BBC, Rob has been interviewed over 380 times on
TV, over 430 times on radio, and over a thousand times in print.
He's guaranteed to give your audience what they want to hear. He
lives in Toronto.
"Robert, I have to congratulate you! You love your subject
matter, you're bubbly, you're excitable you're the perfect
guest." George Noory, host of Coast To Coast AM, the
most-listened-to overnight radio program in North America, heard
on over 600 stations
For interviews, please contact Rob at
email@example.com or call
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