Robert J. Sawyer

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(1960 --)

A Canadian SF writer whose career began with three stories in the early 80s, three more in the late 80s, and his first novel in 1990. His career really took off in the mid-90s and he has published over twenty novels.

He has been heavily involved in SFWA, and lobbied hard for the creation of the Canadian Region which was established in 1992. Sawyer served as Canadian Regional Director of SFWA for three years and also edited its newsletter, called Alouette. Alouette was nominated for a Prix Aurora award for best fanzine.

In 1998, he was elected president of SFWA on a platform that promised a referendum on periodic membership requalification and the creation of a Nebula Award for best script. He won, beating Norman Spinrad 3:2. However, his term was marked by considerable controversy and he resigned half-way through and was replaced by vice-president Paul Levinson.

Sawyer's Aurora Award-winning collection of stories and essays, Relativity was the first book published by ISFiC Press.

He is married to the poet Carolyn Clink.

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Person Website(IA) Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 1960

Also involved: - 1996 Best Novel Hugo - 1997 Best Novel Hugo - 1998 Best Novel Hugo - 1998 Best Short Story Hugo - 1999 Best Novel Hugo - 2001 Best Novel Hugo - 2004 Best Novel Hugo - 2005 Best Short Story Hugo - 2006 Best Novella Hugo - 2008 Best Novel Hugo - 2010 Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Hugo - 2010 Best Novel Hugo - ArmadilloCon 40 - CAN*CON '95 - CAN*CON '97 - Carolyn Clink - Con*Cept 2000 - Ed Kramer - Howard Miller - I-Con XXIX - John W. Campbell, Jr. Memorial Award - MidSouthCon 21 - Millennicon 25 - Nebula Awards - OASIS 16 - OASIS 20 - Robert A. Heinlein Award - VCON 39 - When Words Collide 2011

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Also- 1996 Best Novel Hugo - 1997 Best Novel Hugo - 1998 Best Novel Hugo - 1998 Best Short Story Hugo - 1999 Best Novel Hugo - 2001 Best Novel Hugo - 2004 Best Novel Hugo - 2005 Best Short Story Hugo - 2006 Best Novella Hugo - 2008 Best Novel Hugo - 2010 Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Hugo - 2010 Best Novel Hugo Also- John W. Campbell, Jr. Memorial Award - Nebula Awards - Robert A. Heinlein Award