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Distant Early Warnings
Canada's Best Science FictionFinalist for the Aurora Award!
An anthology of real science fiction not fantasy by authors who have won or been nominated for the Hugo or Nebula Award, or won the Aurora Award for Best Novel of the Year. Authors included: Julie E. Czerneda, Paddy Forde, James Alan Gardner, Nalo Hopkinson, Spider Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Schroeder, Peter Watts, and Robert Charles Wilson, plus the poetry of Carolyn Clink and David Livingstone Clink.
In addition, Distant Early Warnings includes a lightning round of short-shorts and a comprehensive listing of award-winning Canadian SF. This anthology was published under the Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint of Fitzhenry & Whiteside in 2009 in honour of the World Science Fiction Convention being in Montreal.
Boarding the Enterprise
Transporters, Tribbles and the Vulcan Death Grip in Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek
David Gerrold and I edited this essay collection for BenBella Books in honor of the 40th anniversary of classic Star Trek.
The book includes an introduction by me, and essays by Trek writers such including D.C. Fontana, Norman Spinrad, Howard Weinstein, and David himself, articles by many modern SF writers who were influenced by the show, and a comprehensive essay by Eric Greene, best known for his Planet of the Apes as American Myth.
An Anthology of Canadian Science FictionFinalist for the Aurora Award!
My wife Carolyn Clink and I edited the acclaimed Canadian science fiction and fantasy anthology Tesseracts 6, published by Tesseract Books of Edmonton in December 1997 (now part of EDGE Publishing).
"A delightful mixture, presenting a full spectrum: from hard-core science-based tales through to the purest New Wave SF. Tesseracts 6 is an exhibition of state-of-the-art work; a true feast to satisfy and intrigue every reader." The Edmonton Journal
"Brings together the year's best Canadian speculative fiction." Canadian Book Review Annual
Crossing the Line
Canadian Mysteries with a Fantastic Twist
David Skene-Melvin and I edited this anthology of crime-fiction stories that also happen to be science fiction, fantasy, or horror, published by Pottersfield Press of Nova Scotia in October 1998.
"Who says you can't mix crime and speculative fiction? Certainly not the authors in this excellent anthology. The editors have carefully chosen good writing that contains elements of horror, science fiction, fantasy and mystery, and kept it Canadian. For those who haven't yet discovered the crossover talents of Robert J. Sawyer, this is a great way to begin. The book also affords an excellent introduction to the vampire mysteries of Tanya Huff, the elegant stylistics of William Gibson, the marvelous ghost stories of Robertson Davies, and a clever little tale by one of my favourite authors, Terence M. Green. Margaret Cannon in The Globe and Mail: Canada's National Newspaper
"This is a reprint collection of SF and fantasy mysteries with Canadian themes, and if you thought that was too restrictive to allow a good assortment, you'd be wrong. There's not a bad or mediocre story in the lot." Science Fiction Chronicle
"Great writing fresh and skillful tales, following in their genre's traditions. I enjoyed all of them. To the extent that you like good writing in any genre and are a mystery fan with catholic tastes, you will thoroughly appreciate these stories." The Mystery Review
"Will appeal to mystery lovers who have a taste for the bizarre." Canadian Book Review Annual
Over the Edge
The Crime Writers of Canada Anthology
Peter Sellers and I edited this anthology in 2000 for Pottersfield Press of mystery fiction by members of the Crime Writers of Canada. Authors included: Eric Wright, Mary Jane Maffini, Terence M. Green, Edward D. Hoch, James Powell, Nancy Kilpatrick, Peter Sellers, Rosemary Aubert, Robert J. Sawyer, Edo van Belkom, William Bankier, Therese Greenwood, and Lawrence Block.
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