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Distant Early Warnings: Canada's Best Science Fiction

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"The 21st Century Belongs to Canada" On a per capita basis, Canada has more world-class science-fiction writers than any country on Earth. Collected here are the best recent works by Hugo Award winners Spider Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo nominees Paddy Forde, James Alan Gardner, Nalo Hopkinson, and Peter Watts, and Aurora Award winners Julie
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Paperback, 308 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Robert J Sawyer Books (first published June 29th 2009)
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Alex Telander
Nov 17, 2009 Alex Telander rated it it was amazing
Readers who either don’t read a lot of science fiction, or don’t read a wide breadth of science fiction, may look at Distant Early Warnings and wonder: “Canada has science fiction writers?” Then they’ll read down the list of the stories included in this collection by authors like Julie E. Czerneda, Nalo Hopkinson, and Robert Charles Wilson, and think to themselves: “They’re Canadian?” And finally they look and see that Distant Early Warnings is edited by Robert J. Sawyer, a brilliant science fic ...more
Ken
Jun 18, 2010 Ken rated it liked it
- The Carthesian Theater is a great story from this collection (it does get better and clearer half way through)

- the spider robinson story is kind of weird.

- Ray-Gun story is good.

- apart from the Sawyer's stories, I had a hard time trying to get into the other stories
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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.
Robert Sawyer grew up in
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