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Robert J Sawyer


(Robert James Sawyer)
Canada (b.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'
.Robert J. Sawyer has been described as Canada's answer to Michael Crichton. Critically acclaimed in the US he is regarded as one of SF's most significant writers and his novels are regularly voted as fan's favourites. He lives just outside of Toronto.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
May 2024

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The Downloaded
 
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
   Golden Fleece (1990)
   End of An Era (1994)
   The Terminal Experiment (1995)
   Starplex (1996)
   Frameshift (1997)
   Illegal Alien (1997)
   Factoring Humanity (1998)
   Flashforward (1999)
   Calculating God (2000)
   Mindscan (2005)
   Rollback (2007)
   Triggers (2012)
   Red Planet Blues (2013)
   Quantum Night (2016)
   The Oppenheimer Alternative (2020)
   The Downloaded (2024)
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Collections
   Iterations (2002)
   Identity Theft (2008)
   Earth (2019)
   Space (2019)
   Time (2019)
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Anthologies edited
   Crossing the Line (1999)
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Series contributed to
Tesseracts
   6. Tesseracts 6 (1997) (with Carolyn Clink)
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Enigma Front
   2. Enigma Front: Burnt (2016) (with others)
   3. Enigma Front: The Monster Within (2017) (with others)
   5. The Stories We Hide (2019) (with others)
   6. The Machines That Make Us (2023) (with others)
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Non fiction show
 
Robert J Sawyer recommends
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To Each This World (2022)
Julie E Czerneda
"The search for the 21st-century's Larry Niven is now officially over. Julie E. Czerneda gives us a galaxy-spanning vision of credible aliens and high-stakes conflict. A wonderful book."
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Hot Moon (2022)
(Apollo Rising, book 1)
Alan Smale
"Alan Smale is one of the brightest stars in the hard-SFfirmament, and Hot Moon is his best novel yet. Enjoy!"
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Dead Space (2021)
Kali Wallace
"Kali Wallace is a force to be reckoned with."

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Anthologies containing stories by Robert J Sawyer
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State of the Ark (2023)
Canadian Futurefiction
edited by
Lesley Choyce
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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A Fistful of Dinosaurs (2018)
edited by
Charles Eugene Anderson and Jim LeMay

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