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

    • 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 3,517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,790
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,808

    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

    • 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 591
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 396

    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

    • 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 1,716
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,028
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,033

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Scicen Fiction Can Be Literature

    • By Scott on 08-10-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Starplex

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    Starplex Director Keith Lansing investigates a mysterious vessel that soon threatens the station with intergalactic war....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At least as much science as fiction

    • By Potter O. on 06-01-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 643
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 385

    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

    • Humans

    • The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 2
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 883
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 526

    In this Hugo-nominated novel, Neanderthal physicist Ponter Boddit brings Canadian geneticist Mary Vaughan back to his world to explore the Neanderthals....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wanted to love it, but...

    • By West02139 on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 2,253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,476

    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 644
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 577
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 583

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gumshoe on Mars

    • By Craig on 04-06-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • WWW: Watch

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Marc Vietor, Oliver Wyman, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 982
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 983

    Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about her world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice idea driven sf

    • By Jerker on 08-14-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • End of an Era

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    Paleontologist Brandon Thackery and his rival, Miles "Klicks" Jordan, fulfill a dinosaur lover's dream with history's first time-travel jaunt to the late Mesozoic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By Simone on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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