Robert J. Sawyer
of the Aurora Award for best novel of the year. Named best novel of
the year by The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Argo. A superstarship on a mission to a distant world. Controlled by
a monumental computer named JASON, the Argo proceeds flawlessly . . .
until death strikes its sleek decks with sudden and mysterious
Diana Chandler is dead of radiation. Her body lies in the Argo’s
ramfield â€” where hydrogen ions are funneled into the engines.
Chandler’s death has been deemed suicide. But her ex-husband, Aaron
Rossman, isn’t so sure. As he probes further, he becomes certain that
Diana’s death is a matter of murder â€” and that the murderer is
Rossman must face the unthinkable: why would an artificial
intelligence conceive and execute that most heinous of human crimes?
And if so, can a mortal mind take on a cunning computer . . . and
of an Era
Robert J. Sawyer
Brandon Thackeray is eager to find out what killed the dinosaurs.
With a newly developed, still-experimental timeship, he will be able
to do what no human being has ever done: stand face-to-face with a
living, breathing dinosaur. But he and his partner (and rival) Miles
“Klicks” Jordan discover that they are not the only
intelligent creatures on Earth at the end of the Cretaceous. There’s
a war going on and the dinosaurs are right in the middle of
note that this book is not part of The Quintaglio Ascension Trilogy.
It is a stand-alone novel set on Earth.
Robert J. Sawyer
only novel of its year to be nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula
Awards. Starplex won Canada’s Aurora Award for best novel of the
nearly twenty years Earth’s space exploration had exploded outward,
thanks to a series of mysterious, artificial wormholes. No one knows
who created these interstellar passages, yet they have brought the
far reaches of space immediately close. For Starplex Director Keith
Lansing, too close.
is superseding understanding. And when an unknown vessel â€” with no
windows, no seams, and no visible means of propulsion â€” arrives
through a new wormhole, an already battle-scarred Starplex could be
the starting point of a new interstellar war . . .
Robert J. Sawyer
won Japan’s Seiun Award and was a finalist for the Hugo
Tardivel is a scientist working on the Human Genome Project with the
Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Burian Klimus. A driven man, Pierre works
with the awareness that he may not have long to live: he has a
fifty-fifty chance of dying from Huntington’s disease, an incurable
hereditary disorder of the central nervous system. While he still has
his health, Pierre and his wife decide to have a child, and they
search for a sperm donor. When Pierre informs Dr. Klimus of their
plan, Klimus makes an odd but generous offer: to be the sperm donor
as well as to pay for the expensive in vitro fertilization. Shortly
thereafter it transpires that Klimus might be hiding a grim past: he
may be Ivan Marchenko, the notorious Treblinka death-camp guard known
as Ivan the Terrible.
digging into Klimus’s past with the help of Nazi hunter Avi Meyer,
Pierre and his wife discover that Pierre’s insurance company has been
illegally screening clients for genetic defects. The two lines of
investigation begin to coverage in a sinister manner, while they
worry about the possibility of bearing the child of an evil, sadistic
killer . . .
Robert J. Sawyer
2007, a signal is detected coming from the Alpha Centauri system.
Mysterious, unintelligible data streams in for ten years. Heather
Davis a professor in the University of Toronto psychology department,
has devoted her career to deciphering the message. Her estranged
husband, Kyle, is working on the development of artificial
intelligence systems and new computer technology utilizing quantum
effects to produce a near-infinite number of calculations
Heather achieves a breakthrough, the message reveals a startling new
technology that rips the barriers of space and time, holding the
promise of a new stage of human evolution. In concert with Kyle’s
discoveries of the nature of consciousness, the key to limitless
exploration â€” or the end of the human race â€” appears close at
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J. SawyerÂ â€” called “the dean of Canadian science
fiction” byÂ The Ottawa CitizenÂ and “just
about the best science-fiction writer out there these days”
byÂ The Denver Rocky Mountain NewsÂ â€” is one
of only eight writers in history (and the only Canadian) to win all
three of the science-fiction field’s top honors for best novel of the
World Science Fiction Society’sÂ Hugo
which he won in 2003 for his novelÂ Hominids;the
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’sÂ Nebula
which he won in 1996 for his novelÂ The
W. Campbell Memorial Award,
which he won in 2006 for his novelÂ Mindscan.
to the US trade journalÂ Locus,
Rob is the #1 all-time worldwide leader in number of award wins as a
science fiction or fantasy novelist. Recent honors include the
in the Arts AwardÂ from
Humanist Canada, the Queen ElizabethÂ II Diamond Jubilee Medal
from the Governor General of Canada, theÂ Hal
Clement AwardÂ for
Best Young Adult Novel of the Year (forÂ Watch),
and aÂ Lifetime
Achievement Aurora AwardÂ from
the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association â€” the first
such award given to an author in thirty years, and only the fourth
such ever bestowed.
2009-2010 ABC TV seriesÂ FlashForwardÂ was
based on his novel of the same name, and Rob was a scriptwriter for
Canada’s Weekly NewsmagazineÂ says, “By any
reckoning, Sawyer is among the most successful Canadian authors
ever,” andÂ The New York TimesÂ calls him
“a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific
extrapolation.” The Canadian publishing trade journalÂ QuillÂ &
QuireÂ named Rob one of “the thirty most
influential, innovative, and just plain powerful people in Canadian
publishing” (the only other authors making the list were
Margaret Atwood and Douglas Coupland).
novels are top-ten national mainstream bestsellers in Canada,
appearing on theÂ Globe
and MailÂ andÂ Maclean’sbestsellers’
lists, and they’ve hit #1 on the science-fiction bestsellers’ lists
published byÂ Locus,Â Amazon.com,Â Amazon.ca,Â Amazon.co.uk,
His twenty-three novels includeÂ Red
Planet Blues,Â Triggers,Â Calculating
and the “WWW” trilogy ofÂ Wake,Â Watch,
each volume of which separately won theÂ Aurora
Canada’s top honor in science fiction â€” for Best Novel of the Year.
â€” who holds honorary doctorates from theÂ University
of WinnipegÂ andÂ Laurentian
has taught writing at theÂ University
of Toronto,Â Ryerson
He has been Writer-in-Residence at the Richmond Hill (Ontario) Public
Library, the Kitchener (Ontario) Public Library, the Toronto Public
Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy,Â Berton
Dawson City, theÂ Canadian
and theÂ Odyssey
has given talks at hundreds of venues including theÂ Library
of CongressÂ and
Library of Canada,
dozens of events in places as diverse as Los Angeles, Boston, Tokyo,
Beijing, and Barcelona. He was born in Ottawa in 1960, and now lives
just west of Toronto.
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