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The Top Ten Things To Know About Robert J. Sawyer
- Robert J. Sawyer is "the dean of Canadian
Science Fiction," according to The Ottawa Citizen, "just
about the best science-fiction writer out there,"
according to the Denver Rocky Mountain News,
and "by any reckoning, among the most successful Canadian
authors ever," according to Maclean's.
- Rob has sold 23 science-fiction novels
to major U.S. publishers, and his books have been translated into
19 languages; the ABC TV series FlashForward
was based on his novel of the same name.
- He is one of only eight writers in history and the
only Canadian to win all three of
the world's top science-fiction awards for best novel of the year: the
Hugo (which he won in 2003 for
the Nebula  (which he won in 1996
for The Terminal Experiment),
and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award
(which he won in 2006 for Mindscan).
- He's also won a record-setting fourteen Canadian Science
Fiction and Fantasy Awards ("Auroras"), as well as an
Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada.
- He's won the top science-fiction awards in Canada, China,
France, Japan, Spain, and the United States; in total he has received 53
national and international awards for his writing.
- He holds honorary doctorates from Laurentian University and the University of Winnipeg
and in 2008 was named one of the
"30 most influential, innovative, and just plain powerful people in Canadian publishing"
by Quill & Quire, the Canadian-publishing trade journal.
- He's very much in demand as a keynote speaker,
addressing such groups as the Federation of State Medical Boards and
the Canadian Public Relations Society, and corporations including CA,
Google, Lockheed Martin, and Sanofi-Aventis.
- He has made almost 700 radio and TV appearances, including
Canada AM, NPR's Science Friday, and
Rivera Live with Geraldo Rivera.
- He's taught writing at the
University of Toronto,
Banff Centre, and been writer-in-residence at the
Toronto, Kitchener, and Richmond Hill Public Libraries, and
the Canadian Light Source, Canada's nationa synchrotron.
- His award-winning website at
sfwriter.com was the
world's first science-fiction author website and
has been called "the best author's page on
the Internet;" it contains over one million words of
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