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Author Robert J. Sawyer jokes about kja

Postby Nekhrun » 29 Apr 2010 10:40

On April 9th kja blogged ( http://kjablog.com/?p=753b) about being a judge for the Writers of the Future Contest. He mentions that Robert J. Sawyer (a former winner and author of Flash Forward) had become a big name (among others).

Not such a big deal. But this Big Name in writing gave a speech about Point of View in the summer of 2006 which can be downloaded as Podcast #4 here: http://www.sff.net/odyssey/podcasts1.html .

Check out what he says about his fan kja at this point: 7:14 He makes a joke about Point of View violation while illustrating a point to his audience that is made up of aspiring writers.

If I walk into the presence of a brilliant writer and I’ve just heard him do a reading I could easily say to myself, you know, that that Kevin J. Anderson is better than I could ever hope to be. Unlikely, but it could happen.
(Audience laughs, and so did I)

I hope his feelings weren’t too hurt.
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Re: Author Robert J. Sawyer jokes about kja

Postby Freakzilla » 29 Apr 2010 10:42

:lol:
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Re: Author Robert J. Sawyer jokes about kja

Postby lotek » 29 Apr 2010 12:06

another part of the hate plan conspiracy against the poor KJA who did nothing to deserve all this...
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Re: Author Robert J. Sawyer jokes about kja

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 29 Apr 2010 12:07

Oh man, if SAWYER is making fun of your writing then you must be in trouble. :lol:
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Re: Author Robert J. Sawyer jokes about kja

Postby lotek » 29 Apr 2010 12:20

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Porn star???
huh?
Not mentionned in the wiki link it's supposed to come from...

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Re: Author Robert J. Sawyer jokes about kja

Postby Freakzilla » 29 Apr 2010 12:38

Wow, if there's two jobs you could combine, that's two I wouldn't have thought of.
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Re: Author Robert J. Sawyer jokes about kja

Postby Freakzilla » 29 Apr 2010 12:56

lotek wrote:Image
Porn star???
huh?
Not mentionned in the wiki link it's supposed to come from...

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My google search doesn't give him porn star cred:

Robert J. Sawyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert James Sawyer (born April 29, 1960) is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 19 novels published, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog ...
Fiction - Editing and scholarly work - Film and television
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_J._Sawyer - Cached - Similar


Oh well, he was famous for a few minutes. :P
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Re: Author Robert J. Sawyer jokes about kja

Postby SandChigger » 30 Apr 2010 05:03

Looks like KJA lubed it up and slipped in a new blahg, without Twatting about it several times like he usually does. Here's the bit relevant to this thread:

Next day Rebecca and I had breakfast with Robert J Sawyer, then we participated in several panels and book signings, then a great game with all the guest author, What Line’s Mine?, where the emcee read random lines from the authors’ novels, and we had to guess who had written what. Then a very nice dinner at a local inn with Rob Sawyer and wife Carolyn Clink, other authors Ann Bishop, James Alan Gardner, Josepha Sherman, and their guests.

I'm showing Nekhrun's first post here at "Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:40 am" (my time, JST. That's 0:40 and it's now 18:40). The blahg timestamp is "Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 9:42 pm", but the RSS feed reports it as "Today, 1:42 PM", or just five hours ago (13:42). Meaning Nekhrun's post came a full 12 hours before the blahg.

Another of those uncanny coincidences? You decide! :lol:
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Re: Author Robert J. Sawyer jokes about kja

Postby Nekhrun » 30 Apr 2010 07:26

Nekhrun score?
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Re: Author Robert J. Sawyer jokes about kja

Postby SandChigger » 30 Apr 2010 10:55

And a new category of mayhem is born! :D
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA


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