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Robert J Sawyer


(Robert James Sawyer)
Canada (1960 - )

Robert Sawyer was born in Toronto, Canada. He studied Radio and Television Arts, and after graduating in 1982 he began a lucrative career in journalism. He began writing science fiction in 1988 and is now a full-time writer. Sawyer has twice won the Aurora, the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award; and in 1993 he won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, by the Crime Writers of Canada. He won the 1995 Nebula Award for his novel 'Terminal Experiment'.
 
Series
Quintaglio Ascension
1. Far-Seer (1992)
2. Fossil Hunter (1993)
3. Foreigner (1994)
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Neanderthal Parallax
1. Hominids (2002)
2. Humans (2003)
3. Hybrids (2003)
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WWW
1. Wake (2009)
2. Watch (2010)
3. Wonder (2011)
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Novels
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Collections
Iterations (2002)
Identity Theft (2008)
Enigma Front: Burnt (2016) (with Jayne Barnard, Renee Bennett, Robert Bose, Chris Patrick Carolan, Christopher Chupik, Susan Forest, Ron S Friedman, Elizabeth Grotkowski, Katie Harse, Chris M Jessop, Valerie King, Adria Laycraft, Colin Maheu, Brent Nichols, R Overwater, Lee F Patrick, Celeste A Peters, Tim Reynolds, Erin Sneath and David Worsick)
Enigma Front: The Monster Within (2017) (with Shannon Allen, Renee Bennett, Robert Bose, Chris Patrick Carolan, J M Dover, Robert W Easton, Susan Forest, Ron S Friedman, Michael Gillett, Elizabeth Grotkowski, Calvin D Jim, Colin Maheu, Brent Nichols, Al Onia, Selene O'Rourke, Celeste A Peters, Erin Sneath, Stephen Swan and Kevin Weir)
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Series contributed to
Tesseracts (with Carolyn Clink)
6. Tesseracts 6 (1997)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Robert J Sawyer
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Short stories
The Contest (1980)
Just Like Old Times (1993)
You See But You Do Not Observe (1995)
Above It All (1996)
Peking Man (1996)
Forever (1997)
The Hand You're Dealt (1997)Hugo (nominee)
Fallen Angel (2000)Bram Stoker (nominee)
The Shoulders of Giants (2000)
Star Light, Star Bright (2000)
Wiping Out (2000)


Awards
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1996) : The Terminal Experiment
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1996) : The Terminal Experiment
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1997) : Starplex
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1997) : Starplex
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1998) : Frameshift
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1998) : The Hand You're Dealt
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1999) : Factoring Humanity
Bram Stoker Best Short Story nominee (2001) : Fallen Angel
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2001) : Calculating God
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2001) : Calculating God
Hugo Best Novel winner (2003) : Hominids
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2003) : Hominids
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2004) : Humans
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (2006) : Mindscan
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2008) : Rollback
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : Rollback
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2010) : Wake
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2010) : Wake


Robert J Sawyer recommends
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Songs of Chaos (1993)
Shariann Lewitt
"The best book yet by one of SF's hottest and hippest writers."
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Branch Point (1996)
Mona Clee
"A complex, exciting, thoughtful time-travel novel. Clee writes beautiful poetic prose about hard and dangerous events."
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The Infinite Sea (1996)
(Chaos Chronicles, book 3)
Jeffrey A Carver
"An absolutely terrific book."
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Night Sky Mine (1996)
Melissa Scott
"William Gibson meets Samuel R Delany! Melissa Scott's Night Sky Mine is her best book yet, with first rate world building and first rate storytelling."
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The Sum of All Men (1998)
(Runelords, book 1)
David Farland
"David Farland is a consummate stylist, and his characters are so alive they walk right off the page. The Runelords is a wonderful fantasy novel."
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Raptor without a Cause (1999)
(Dinoverse, book 3)
Scott Ciencin
"Dinoverse is terrific - the closest anyone will ever come to experiencing a living dinosaur."
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The Price of Peace (2000)
(Society of Humanity, book 2)
Mike Moscoe
"A major new talent."
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Picoverse (2002)
Robert A Metzger
"Physics hasn't been this much fun since Timescape."
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Mindworlds (2002)
(Flesh and Gold, book 3)
Phyllis Gotlieb
"Phyllis Gotlieb is the grande dame of Canadian SF. A poet with a cosmic perspective who elevates space opera to a high art."
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Trapped (2002)
(League of Peoples, book 6)
James Alan Gardner
"Gardner will be one of the big names of 21st century science fiction."
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The Dark Path (2003)
(Dark Wing, book 2)
Walter H Hunt
"The new master of military SF."
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Omnifix (2004)
Scott MacKay
"This is a terrific book from first page to last: big ideas, believable characters, great action - it's all here."
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The Last Guardian of Everness (2004)
(Everness, book 1)
John C Wright
"The first significant debut of the new millennium."
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From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain (2007)
Minister Faust
"An outlandish, outrageous tour de force by the most innovative prose stylist in the field."
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Plague Year (2007)
(Plague , book 1)
Jeff Carlson
"Jeff Carlson is a terrific writer and Plague Year is a marvelous book, full of memorable characters, white-knuckle scenes, and big ideas. Get in on the ground floor with this exciting new author."
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Singularity's Ring (2008)
Paul Melko
"Debut novel of a stellar new talent."
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Gaslight Grimoire (2008)
Jeff Campbell and Charles Prepolec
"A wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any fan of Sherlock Holmes or of the supernatural. Terrific stories, great variety, genuine chills: it's all here."
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Edge (2010)
(Josh Cumberland, book 1)
Thomas Blackthorne
"A spectacular writer."
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The Unincorporated Woman (2011)
(Unincorporated, book 3)
Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin
"Reminiscent of Heinlein - a good, old-fashioned, enormously appealing SF yarn. Bravo!"
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Destiny's Fall (2012)
(Destiny , book 2)
Marie Bilodeau
"Marie Bilodeau knocks my socks off."
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The Ultra Thin Man (2014)
(Ultra, book 1)
Patrick Swenson and Patrick Swenson
"Patrick Swenson keeps the pages turning in this slick, clever noir novel. Wonderful world-building, a terrific read, and an auspicious debut: truly the stuff that dreams are made of."
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Willful Child (2014)
(Willful Child, book 1)
Steven Erikson
"Willful Child is a love letter to Star Trek and its fans-a pitch-perfect tour de force. Erikson walks a very fine line without ever once stumbling."
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The Cave Beneath the Sea (2015)
(Shards of Excalibur, book 4)
Edward Willett
"Willett brings great energy, clarity, and excitement to every page."
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Transgalactic (2016)
(Transcendental Machine, book 2)
James Gunn
"A tight, fierce novel from one of the field's giants."
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Don't Look Back (2017)
John Gribbin
"A visionary, and one heck of a good storyteller."
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Shattered Minds (2017)
(False Hearts, book 2)
Laura Lam
"Ingenious...Gritty and Wise."
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The Genius Plague (2017)
David Walton
"David Walton is one of our very best writers of science-fiction thrillers, and The Genius Plague is a triumph from first page to last. This one will stick with you."


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