Robert J. Sawyer
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Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer -- called "the dean of Canadian science fiction" by the OTTAWA CITIZEN and "just about the best science-fiction writer out there" by the Denver ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS -- is one of eight authors in history to win all three of the science-fiction field's highest honors for best novel of the year: the Hugo Award (which he won for HOMINIDS), the Nebula Award (which he won for THE TERMINAL EXPERIMENT); and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won for MINDSCAN).

Rob has won Japan's Seiun Award for best foreign novel three times (for END OF AN ERA, FRAMESHIFT, and ILLEGAL ALIEN), and he's also won the world's largest cash-prize for SF writing -- the Polytechnic University of Catalonia's 6,000-euro Premio UPC de Ciencia Ficcion -- an unprecedented three times.

In 2007, he received China's Galaxy Award for most favorite foreign author. He's also won fourteen Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards ("Auroras"), an Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada, ANALOG magazine's Analytical Laboratory Award for Best Short Story of the Year, and the SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE Reader Award for Best Short Story of the Year.

Rob's novels have been top-ten national mainstream bestsellers in Canada, appearing on the GLOBE AND MAIL and MACLEAN'S bestsellers' lists, and they've hit number one on the bestsellers' list published by LOCUS, the U.S. trade journal of the SF field.

On October 6, 2013, Rob received a Lifetime Achievement Aurora Award, then on October 5, 2014, he was one of the initial inductees into The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame -- both honors bestowed by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.

On July 1, 2016, Rob was named to the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Canadian government. He was inducted on August 25, 2017 in a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, presented Rob with his medal.

Rob is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, teaches SF writing occasionally, and edited his own line of Canadian science-fiction novels for Red Deer Press.

His novel FLASHFORWARD (Tor Books) was the basis for the ABC TV series of the same name. He enjoyed spending time on the set and wrote the script for episode 19 "Course Correction."

His WWW trilogy, WAKE, WATCH, and WONDER (Ace Books), is all about the World Wide Web gaining consciousness.

RED PLANET BLUES is a noir detective novel about the only private detective working the mean streets of Mars.

QUANTUM NIGHT is Rob's most recent novel. The paperback, from Ace Books, came out in February 2017.

Set in the present day, QUANTUM NIGHT is an exploration of consciousness and the concept of the Philosophical Zombie: someone whose lights are on but no one is home. Sawyer posits that our population is dominated by these easily led, emotionally vacant followers. And who leads this vast mob? Psychopaths. Resemblance to the current political situation is a coincidence/awesome prediction as Rob wrote this in 2015.

For more information about Rob and his award-winning books, check out his web page: http://sfwriter.com

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Best Sellers

    • Flashforward

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,808
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,222

    A scientific experiment begins, and as the button is pressed, the unexpected occurs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How would you digest the fruits of knowledge??

    • By Phelix_da_Kat on 07-23-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Hominids

    • The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 1
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,695
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,010
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,015

    Neanderthals have developed a radically different civilization on a parallel Earth....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Science Fiction

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-05-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Calculating God

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,710
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,729

    In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting book, very enjoyable narration

    • By Ione on 05-07-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Far-Seer

    • The Quintaglio Ascension, Book 1
    • By: Robert. J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    The Face of God is what every young saurian learns to call the immense, glowing object which fills the night sky on the far side of the world....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely Original!

    • By Simone on 08-30-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • WWW

    • Wake
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Jennifer Van Dyck, A. C. Fellner, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,458
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,459

    Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great, if Incomplete, Concept

    • By Seth H. Wilson on 04-14-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Red Planet Blues

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 643
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 576
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 582

    Alex Lomax is the one and only private eye working the mean streets of New Klondike, the Martian frontier town that sprang up 40 years ago....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Takes MEARS Out of Your Life

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-12-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: John Joseph Adams (editor), Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Roden, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 576
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 384

    A modern short story collection featuring the great detective....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Improbable and Incredible.

    • By Shannyn Campbell on 03-28-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Hybrids

    • The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 3
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 379

    Scientists (and lovers) Mary Vaughan, who is human, and Ponter Boddit, who is Neanderthal, embark on the harrowing adventure of conceiving a child together....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hated it!

    • By dissipatedfog on 08-30-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fossil Hunter

    • The Quintaglio Ascension, Book 2
    • By: Robert. J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Fossil Hunter is hard SF in the tradition of Larry Niven about a world inhabited by the Quintaglios, a dinosaurian species that has evolved a human level of intelligence and culture....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic book with a great narrator. Top notch!

    • By Peter Daly on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Triggers

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 346

    On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin's bullet strikes President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to the hospital, where surgeons struggle to save his life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Read

    • By Ron on 04-04-12

    Regular price: $24.95

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