Robert J. Sawyer

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Access to all of Rob's text, or text-and-photo, Patreon blog posts (but not the ones with document or manuscript attachments), invitations to exclusive Patreon-only meet-and-greets at conventions, and an ebook copy of Factoring Humanity, Rob's favorite of his 20th-century novels.

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Everything in the previous tier, an ebook copy of Rob's Hugo Award-nominated novel Frameshift, plus access to private files, documents, and manuscripts — exclusive creative works, early drafts, and behind-the-scenes and under-the-hood goodies available nowhere else!

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About

Hi there! My name's Rob, and I’m a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science-fiction writer. I’ve had a great run in this field: 24 novels published in twenty languages, plus the ABC TV series FlashForward was based on my novel of the same name, and I got to write the scripts for the two-part series finale of the popular web series Star Trek Continues. But a while ago, I started saying in interviews that I was throwing in the towel and giving up writing.

I was truly moved by all those who asked me not to do that. And, with the help of my supporters here on Patreon, I've already completed a new novel and a new TV pilot script.

I wrote that novel, The Oppenheimer Alternative (which came out in June 2020) without first seeking a publishing contract—something I hadn't done for decades. Why? Well, although the big-five New York publishers continue to rake in record profits, it’s just about the worst it’s ever been economically for traditionally published authors like me. Unable to squeeze more money out of Amazon, publishers are squeezing their authors instead, and they're actively afraid of challenging books, preferring tried-and-true formulaic work.

Is that more candor from a writer than you’re used to hearing? Good—because that’s what you’re going to get if you become one of my Patreons. For everyone at the $2-a-month or higher level, I'll give you an unprecedented insider’s look at my creative process, my career, my life and health, and the state of the publishing and TV industries.

And for those at the $3-or-above level, you'll have access here to files and documents that you just can’t get anywhere else: drafts of new material for whatever I’m writing right now (my patrons were with me every step of the way as I created The Oppenheimer Alternative); cuts chapter from my older books; letters I’ve sent to agents and publishers; production memos from the FlashForward TV series; scripts and TV pitch documents I've written; the text or audio of speeches I've given; and more. You’ll have exclusive access to a smorgasbord of fiction and creative goodies, plus behind-the-scenes stuff readers don’t normally get to see.

So, with your help, I’m going to keep on creating both novels and TV projects. Your support will let me pursue the ones I’m most passionate about, rather than worrying about what some sales force or TV exec thinks the market wants this week.

Stay tuned, as we say in TV land: I promise you lots more of that combination of the intimately human and the grandly cosmic that’s always been the hallmark of my work. Thank you so, so much for your support!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 372 exclusive posts
3
Audio releases
148
Images
9
Links
246
Writings
7
Videos

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