Robert J. Sawyer established his reputation as a fine novelist when he burst on the science fiction scene with Golden Fleece in 1991. More quietly, he has built an impressive body of short fiction, essays, articles, and speeches. Relativity is his first collection of these.
This Aurora Award-winning collection gives you a chance to read a selection of Sawyer's speeches, including his acceptance of the prestigious Hugo Award for his novel Hominids in 2003.
Among his articles, you'll discover how the author views science and religion, science fiction's importance to the world, what exactly he thinks is the difference between Canadian and American SF, plus his fond remembrance of Judith Merril.
With an introduction by Mike Resnick.
Relativity also contains all twelve of Rob's "On Writing" columns (1995-97) from the Canadian SF magazine, On Spec, collected here for the first time: Great Beginnings; Constructing Characters; Point of View; Dialog; Show, Don't Tell; Description; Secret Weapons of Science; Heinlein's Rules; Word-Processing Tricks; Cover Letters & SASEs; Self Promotion; and Professionalism.
Read the stories collected, and you'll...
...see a modern-day killer sentenced to stalk the Cretaceous inside a dinosaur in Just Like Old Times.
...experience first contact with an alien race, with all the danger that implies in Ineluctable.
...take a sleeper ship to a new planet in The Shoulders of Giants.
And enjoy five more flights of the imagination in Immortality; The Stanley Cup Caper; Star Light, Star Bright; The Hand You're Dealt; and the title story, Relativity.
Fascinating, controversial, thought-provoking, this collection looks into the works and the mind of one of SF's most influential "new" writers. Illinois Science Fiction in Chicago Press is proud to present: Relativity, a book every Robert J. Sawyer and SF fan should have in their collection.
Robert J. Sawyer has won the Hugo, Nebula, John W. Campbell Memorial, Seiun, and Aurora Awards, all for best science fiction novel of the year. His novels include Golden Fleece, Rollback, Wake, and FlashForward (basis for the TV series).