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Robert J(ames) Sawyer (1960-) Biography

Career, Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Member, Writings

Born 1960, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Education: Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, B.A.A., 1982. Politics: Liberal. Hobbies and other interests: Reading.

Agent—Ralph M. Vicinanza Ltd., 303 West 18th St., New York, NY 10011.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (Canadian regional director, 1992-95, president, 1998), Crime Writers of Canada, Writers Union of Canada (membership committee, 1996-97), Writers Guild of Canada, Horror Writers Association.


Golden Fleece, Warner (New York, NY), 1990.

End of an Era, Berkley/Ace (New York, NY), 1994.

The Terminal Experiment (first serialized in Analog), HarperPrism (New York, NY), 1995.

Starplex (first serialized in Analog), Ace Books (New York, NY), 1996.

Frameshift, Tor (New York, NY), 1997.

Illegal Alien, Ace Books (New York, NY), 1997.

Factoring Humanity, Tor (New York, NY), 1998.

Flashforward, Tor (New York, NY), 1999.

Calculating God, Tor (New York, NY), 2000.

Iterations (short stories), Quarry (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), 2002.


Far-Seer, Berkley/Ace (New York, NY), 1992.

Fossil Hunter (sequel to Far-Seer), Berkley/Ace (New York, NY), 1993.

Foreigner (sequel to Fossil Hunter), Berkley/Ace (New York, NY), 1994.


Hominids (first serialized in Analog), Tor (New York, NY), 2002.

Humans, Tor (New York, NY), 2003.

Hybrids, Tor (New York, NY), 2003.


(With wife, Carolyn Clink) Early Harvest Magazine: Young Adult Collection of Short Stories and Poetry, 1994 edition, Vaughan Public Library Board (Vaughan, Ontario, Canada), 1994.

(With wife, Carolyn Clink) Early Harvest Magazine: Young Adult Collection of Short Stories and Poetry, 1995 edition, Vaughan Public Library Board (Vaughan, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

(With wife, Carolyn Clink) Tesseracts 6: The Annual Anthology of New Canadian Speculative Fiction, Tesseract Books (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), 1997.

(With David Skene Melvin) Crossing the Line: Canadian Mysteries with a Fantastic Twist, Pottersfield (East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada), 1998.

(With Peter Sellers) Over the Edge: The Crime Writers of Canada Anthology, Pottersfield (East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada), 2000.


Author and narrator of five one-hour documentaries on speculative fiction for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio's Ideas series, 1986, 1990. Author of commissioned series bibles for Exodus: Mars, Nelvana, 2000; Charlie Jade, CHUM Television, 2002; and Robotech Revival, Harmony Gold USA, 2003. Editor of feature supplements for Financial Times of Canada, 1988 and 1990; editor of special reports for Playback: Canada's Broadcast and Production Journal, 1987. Contributor of articles on science fiction to The Canadian Encyclopedia and The Canadian Writer's Guide: Official Handbook of the Canadian Authors Association. Author of "Just like Old Times," "Peking Man," "Stream of Consciousness," "You See but You Do Not Observe," and "The Hand You're Dealt." Contributor of short fiction to numerous periodicals, including Canadian Fiction Magazine, Village Voice, and Globe and Mail. Short stories included in numerous anthologies. Contributor of nonfiction to numerous periodicals, including Toronto Star, Books in Canada, New York Review of Science Fiction, and Quill & Quire; contributor of business journalism to periodicals, including Financial Post, Financial Times of Canada, Report on Business Magazine, Your Money, InfoAge, and Broadcaster. Columnist for On Spec, 1995-97.

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