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Robert J Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the science-fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1996 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2006 for Mindscan). According to the US trade journal Locus, he has won more awards for his novels than anyone else in the history of the science-fiction and fantasy fields.

The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his Aurora Award-winning novel of the same name, and he served as consultant on the TV series and wrote the 19th episode, “Course Correction.” He also hosts the series Supernatural Investigator on Vision TV.

His other novels include Starplex, Frameshift, Factoring Humanity, Calculating God, Humans, Rollback, and Wake, all of which were Hugo Award finalists; in total he’s authored 22 novels. His latest is Red Planet Blues.

Rob has been 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). SF Site says he has “undoubtedly cemented his reputation as one of the foremost science fiction writers of our generation,” and The New York Review of Science Fiction calls him “a gentle giant of a writer.” Quill & Quire, the Canadian publishing trade journal, recently named him one of “the 30 most influential, innovative, and just plain powerful people in Canadian publishing.”

Rob was the first science fiction author to have a website (at sfwriter.com), was a pioneer of giving away fiction online (doing so since 1995), had a blog even before the word “blog” existed, tweets as RobertJSawyer, and is active on Facebook. But he’s even more fun in the flesh, so come up and say hello.