the year by The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
a monumental computer named JASON, the Argo proceeds flawlessly . . .
until death strikes its sleek decks with sudden and mysterious
ramfield — 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 — and that the murderer is
intelligence conceive and execute that most heinous of human crimes?
And if so, can a mortal mind take on a cunning computer . . . and
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 it.
It is a stand-alone novel set on Earth.
Awards. Starplex won Canada’s Aurora Award for best novel of the
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.
windows, no seams, and no visible means of propulsion — arrives
through a new wormhole, an already battle-scarred Starplex could be
the starting point of a new interstellar war . . .
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.
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 . . .
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
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 — or the end of the human race — appears close at
fiction” by The Ottawa Citizen and “just
about the best science-fiction writer out there these days”
by The Denver Rocky Mountain News — 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
year:the World Science Fiction Society’s Hugo Award,
which he won in 2003 for his novel Hominids;the
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Nebula Award,
which he won in 1996 for his novel The Terminal Experiment;and
the John W. Campbell Memorial Award,
which he won in 2006 for his novel Mindscan.
Rob is the #1 all-time worldwide leader in number of award wins as a
science fiction or fantasy novelist. Recent honors include the
first-ever Humanism in the Arts Award from
Humanist Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
from the Governor General of Canada, the Hal Clement Award for
Best Young Adult Novel of the Year (for Watch),
and a Lifetime Achievement Aurora Award from
the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association — the first
such award given to an author in thirty years, and only the fourth
such ever bestowed.
based on his novel of the same name, and Rob was a scriptwriter for
that series. Maclean’s: Canada’s Weekly Newsmagazine says, “By any
reckoning, Sawyer is among the most successful Canadian authors
ever,” and The New York Times calls him
“a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific
extrapolation.” The Canadian publishing trade journal Quill &
Quire 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).
appearing on the Globe and Mail and Maclean’sbestsellers’
lists, and they’ve hit #1 on the science-fiction bestsellers’ lists
published by Locus, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk,
His twenty-three novels include Red Planet Blues, Triggers, Calculating God,
and the “WWW” trilogy of Wake, Watch, and Wonder,
each volume of which separately won the Aurora Award —
Canada’s top honor in science fiction — for Best Novel of the Year.
of Winnipeg and Laurentian University —
has taught writing at the University of Toronto, Ryerson
University, Humber College, and The Banff Centre.
He has been Writer-in-Residence at the Richmond Hill (Ontario) Public
Library, the Kitchener (Ontario) Public Library, the Toronto Public
Library’s Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, Berton
House in Dawson City, the Canadian Light Sourcesynchrotron,
and the Odyssey Workshop.
of Congress and the National Library of Canada, and beenkeynote
speaker at 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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