Here Comes My Big Brother: Robert J. Sawyer’s Wonder

Robert J Sawyer‘s 20th novel Wonder is being launched in Toronto tomorrow and will be in book stores on April 5th.

ROBERT J. SAWYER  Photo Credit: Christina Molendyk
ROBERT J. SAWYER Photo Credit: Christina Molendyk

Since 2008, I have been attending talks by Sawyer in Moncton, Montreal and Toronto, on a range of topics covering writing, publishing, science and philosophy.

I recently interviewed him for the second time. The first time was at the beginning of his WWW trilogy about the World Wide Web spontaneously becoming self-aware; this time his trilogy is concluded. Please read my article Here Comes My Big Brother: Robert J. Sawyer’s Wonder posted at AE The Canadian Science Fiction Review

or for a very abbreviated version of the interview please read http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/Do/March-2011/Wonder-lust-Robert-J-Sawyer-launches-his-latest-novel/ at www.PostCity.com (where you may encounter more of my writings).

Wake

Wake

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Watch

Wonder

Wonder

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Filed under book reviews, interviews, life not human, Optimism & Inspiration, writing

4 responses to “Here Comes My Big Brother: Robert J. Sawyer’s Wonder

  1. Kevin

    I’ve read about 10 of RJS’s novels and his two major collections of short fiction, *Iterations* and *Identity Theft*. What nearly all his fiction has in common is a fairly unbridled optimism about science, technology, and the future. Certainly his scifi stands out in the field in this regard. But perhaps the most interesting common thread in his writing appears in the author’s notes to each of the stories in those aforementioned collections. Just read those notes–and not the stories themselves–and tell us what you discover.

    • You mean the way he pats himself on the back like his spine’s on fire?

      • Kevin

        Yup. Pretty remarkable, eh? And in the final sign-off to one of those collections, he does for a brief moment thank his family, only to get right back to the awards he’s won.
        Ick.

  2. Will do. There is often some revealing information, as to his sources and inspiration, in the Acknowledgements to his novels. But I’ll follow your suggestion and get back to you.

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