Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Artist Talk, Reading: IFOA | IFOA @ the CNE

Wine Garden, Enercare Centre

Cost: Free with CNE admission

Join authors Robert Sawyer and Sylvain Neuvel as they discuss science fiction. Sawyer will present his 23rd novel Quantum Night. Neuvel, a linguist currently building a working R2-D2 replica, will be presenting his novel Sleeping Giants.

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  • Neuvel, Sylvain - credit James Andrew Rosen

    Sylvain Neuvel

    Sylvain Neuvel is a linguist and translator based in Montreal. A high school drop-out, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He has a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago. He absolutely loves toys, so he writes about aliens and giant robots as a blatant excuse to build action figures (for his son, of course). He will present his debut novel, Sleeping Giants, a story exploring human nature and power relations.

  • Robert J. Sawyer

    Robert J. Sawyer

    Robert J. Sawyer is the only Canadian to have won all three of the top international science fiction awards: the Nebula Award, Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award. He has published 23 novels, including Triggers and the novels of the WWW trilogy. His novel Flashforward was adapted for an ABC TV series of the same name. Sawyer presents his most recent novel, Quantum Night, in which he explores the nature of consciousness and agency.