Get a Science-Fiction Verbotomy from Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer, winner of Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel, will be our featured author at Verbotomy for the week starting June 18, 2007. Rob is offering a signed copy of his latest book, Rollback, as prize for the most creative player of the week.


Rob loves pop-culture and he has an unmistakable fondness for Star Trek (Jabberwocky will be thrilled) and Planet of the Apes. He also likes to ask the big questions – the ethical ones – especially when there rooted in that fertile ground where mysticism clashes with rationalism. (That ever present conflict between creativity and logic, between our invented words and grammar, that verbotomists know so well.) Rob’s latest novel, Rollback explores morals and ethics on both a human and a cosmic scale with a narrative about interplanetary communication and the science of rejuvenation ( plastic aurgery anyone!). But at its heart, Rollback is really a story about how two people’s relationship is affected by time and aging. The Globe and Mails says, “Rollback is a story about love and commitment, about humanity at its most basic — a novel to be savoured by science-fiction and mainstream readers alike.

We are thrilled to have such wonderfully creative writer provide inspiration for our daily verboticisms. Thank you Rob!

We invite all Robert J. Sawyer fans to submit for ideas for definitions, especially if they have been inspired by Rob’s work. Go to:

About Robert J. Sawyer

“Robert J. Sawyer is just about the best science fiction writer out there these days.”The Rocky Mountain News

“One of the foremost science fiction writers of our generation.”SF Site

“A writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation.”The New York Times

To find out more about Rob and his creative work visit website at

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The winner will be chosen based on the final stats on the Verbotomy Weekly Author Ranking for the week starting on Monday June 18, 2007.

Prize: Rollback Hard Cover Edition. (Approximate Retail Value $24.95 US.)
Contest Start Date: June 18, 2007 at 12:01:00 am EDT
Contest End Date: June 24 2007 at 11:59:00 pm EDT

For Weekly Author Ranking see:

For complete contest rules and regulations please see our Verbotomy Contest Rules and Regulations.