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Hardcover, 308 pages
Published November 12th 2004 by Isfic Pr (first published 1996)
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Zoe Cannon
According to the front matter, this was originally published in an anthology titled Men Writing Science Fiction as Women. If this story is to believed, the difference between a male main character and a female main character is that a female main character is constantly thinking about one of two things: 1) sexism, and 2) her family. Robert Sawyer's usual stories are (excellent) what-ifs and explorations of scientific possibilities. But apparently when your story features a woman, everything else ...more
Sep 28, 2013 Stephen rated it really liked it
While Sawyer may stand on the shoulders of giants (Clarke, Asimov and Heinlein, predominately) he has clearly become a giant himself. This collection of early stories,articles, speeches and essays is a great introduction to the author's work and the author himself. If you like science fiction, read it.
Nov 14, 2009 Ken rated it liked it
reprinted stories from other collections. Shoulders of Giants is an epic space opera - well worth a read.

interesting essays and thoughts on various subjects including one on writing that is interesting. Worth a read only if you're already a fan of this writer.

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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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