Robert J. Sawyer

July 11, 2009

Robert J. Sawyer, called “just about the best science fiction writer out there” by The Denver Rocky Mountain News and “the leader of SF’s next-generation pack” by Barnes and Noble, frequently writes science fiction about artificial intelligence, most notably in his Aurora Award-winning novel Golden Fleece (named the best SF novel of the year by critic Orson Scott Card, writing in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction); The Terminal Experiment (winner of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Nebula Award for Best Novel of the Year); the Hugo-Award nominated Factoring Humanity; the Hugo Award-winning Hominids, which deals with quantum computers and the quantum-mechanical origin of consciousness, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winning Mindscan, which deals with uploaded consciousness, and his popular WWW trilogy, consisting of Wake, Watch, and Wonder, dealing with the spontaneous emergence of consciousness in the infrastructure of the World Wide Web. The hit ABC TV series FlashForward is based on his novel of the same name. According to Reuters, he was the first SF author to have a website. For more information on Rob and his work, visit that extensive site at:

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