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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... show more



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. 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 Rob's noir detective novel about the only private detective working the mean streets of Mars. It's his most-recent novel in paperback.Next up is Quantum Night (Ace Books), March 2016. Set in the present day, QUANTUM NIGHT is an exploration of 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.For more information about Rob and his award-winning books, check out his web page: http://sfwriter.com

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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 12 months ago
Meh. I'm glad I can now say that I've completed the trilogy. Hybrids had some good moments, but overall a flawed end to this story arc. (almost 2.5 stars, but I'm feeling generous)
Sci-Fi & Scary
Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 1 year ago
Quantum Night grabs the reader, demands their attention, and proceeds to horrify them (in some aspects) because it seems more fiction than fact. The opening pages alone are enough to make you realize that you need to put aside your distractions and focus on what Sawyer is saying. I’ve been in the m...
meeplemaiden
meeplemaiden rated it 1 year ago
A private investigator on Mars gets hired by a beautiful 'transfer' (a human mind in an artificial body) to find her missing husband and gets himself into a whole lot of trouble. Written in the style of an old-fashioned detective story from the 1950s, the story was fun as a one-off but it feels like...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 years ago
I read the first few stories in here and I liked them, I read some others and I didn't like them. There were two problems: I don't like short story collections much to begin with, and this has L. Ron Hubbard's name emblazoned on the cover. I just won't be seen with this in my hands.
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it 2 years ago
I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I think most of these stories were hampered by the fact that they were just that -- short stories. I'm confident that at least 90% of them would have been so much better had they had more length. So while I feel more ...
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