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Robert J. Sawyer - called the dean of Canadian science fiction by the Ottawa Citizen and just about the best science fiction writer out there these days by the Rocky Mountain News - won the World Science Fiction Society's Hugo Award for his novel Hominids and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's Nebula Award for his novel The Terminal Experiment, Iterations...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published 2004 by Red Deer (first published 2002)
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An Odd1
"Iterations" by Robert J. Sawyer has clever, horror, and "hard scifi" based on possibilities suggested by physics research. Prejudiced against scary stuff and pro-ramps, my favorite is his first major sale 1987 #7 "Uphill Climb". Whether the pretty woman is related by blood or love is never specified, but she is obviously dear. A couple almost hopeful tales depend on the destruction of our Earth. The rest are dark, black, Halloween campfire material.

Intros backgrounding how or why, related to au...more
The other John
This one was an impulse read. I was at the library for some reason or other and was loath to leave empty handed. This collection of short stories was there for the taking in the science fiction section, so I snatched it up. What can I say? I loved it! Not that it's such a big surprise. If you read a collection of short stories, the odds are fairly good that you'll find something enjoyable in it. Add the fact that these particular short stories are written by Robert J. Sawyer--who, despite his ob...more
Shambhawi P.
Creepy to a fault. This one left me wondering about parallel universe for a long long time when I was a kid.
Fred Hughes
This is a great selection of short stories from Robert J. Sawyer.

Some of the stories are foundational in that what started out as a short story has been the source of full length novel later on by the author.

For each story the author describes how it came to be and any awards, and there are many, that it has won.

There are time travel stories, altered perspectives, and a broad range that will tickle anyone’s fancy.

There are 22 stories in total and they all have the touch of the author which incl...more
night music -- bring on the clowns ♫
"Mir's interior was like everything in the Russian space program--rough, metallic, ramshackle, looking more like a Victorian steamworks than space-age technology." (from Above It All)

Also describes how these stories seem to me -- they have a more pedestrian imagination than I expect from SF.

Fallen Angel is based on this sculpture by Lisa Snellings:
Sawyer’s short story collection is an odd mix. For a guy with a rep as a hard SF author, he offers up quite a wide range here (even one “mainstream” story, as well as a few fantasy works), some of which is excellent, most of which is very good, and only some of which is so-so—but the best ones are not, generally, the hard SF ones. Go figure.
Nathan Burgoine
Another title from Canada's King of Science Fiction, "Iterations" is a collection of his short stories, and is a fine reminder of Sawyer's talent for short fiction as well as novels.
A great book that's fun to read. Sawyer's ability to mix science with science fiction lets you really get into and belive his stories.
Doug Clark
Great collection!
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Robert J. Sawyer is one of Canada's best known and most successful science fiction writers. He is the only Canadian (and one of only 7 writers in the world) to have won all three of the top international awards for science fiction: the 1995 Nebula Award for The Terminal Experiment, the 2003 Hugo Award for Hominids, and the 2006 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Mindscan.
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