Robert J. Sawyer Book Signing
Canada’s most successful science fiction author, Robert J. Sawyer will be at McNally Robinson promoting his new book WWW: Watch. The ABC series FlashForward is based loosely on Sawyer’s book of the same title.
Robert J. Sawyer (Reading & Signing)
Monday Apr 12 2010 7:30 pm, Saskatoon, Prairie Ink Restaurant
Blind from birth, Caitlin Decter received the gift of sight with the aid of a signal-processing retinal implant. The technology also gave her an unexpected side effect — the ability to “see” the digital data streams of the World Wide Web. And within the Web, she perceived an extraordinary presence. It is Webmind, an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin and has grown eager to learn about her world. But Webmind has also come to the attention of WATCH — the secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States — and the agents are fully aware of Caitlin’s involvement in its awakening. WATCH is convinced that Webmind represents a risk to national security and wants it purged from cyberspace. But Caitlin believes in Webmind’s capacity for compassion — and she will do anything and everything necessary to protect her friend.
Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives just outside of Toronto, Canada. He is the most decorated Science Fiction writer in the world and has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel. Visit his website at www.sfwriter.com.