Robert J. Sawyer—called the ‘dean of Canadian Science Fiction’, and a staunch supporter of up-and-coming authors—has been named one of 113 new members of the Order of Canada.
Founded in 1967, the membership to the Order (one of the highest civilian honors in Canada) is given to those who “desire a better country”. All living Canadians are eligible for membership, except federal and provincial politicians and judges while they hold office. Since its inception, the Order of Canada has been bestowed on 6, 531 people. Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including scientists, artists, actors, humanitarians, and businessmen. Members are selected by the Chancellery of Honors following a nomination and a consultation of experts.
We’re thrilled has been given this wonderful honor. Meanwhile his latest novel, QUANTUM NIGHT, is his second consecutive Canadian bestseller, making 2016 a very nice year for Rob.