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[Iterations spine]

  Iterations  

by ROBERT J. SAWYER

Published in hardcover by Quarry Press (ISBN 1-55082-295-0)
in January 2002; Cdn$34.59

Published in trade paperback by Red Deer Press (ISBN 0-88995-303-1)
in February 2004; Cdn$22.95

Reprinted in trade paperback by Red Deer Press (ISBN 978-0-88995-416-8)
in March 2008; Cdn$15.95


  • "Introduction" copyright 2002 by James Alan Gardner.

  • "The Hand You're Dealt" copyright 1997 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Free Space, edited by Brad Linaweaver and Edward E. Kramer, Tor Books, New York, July 1997.
    • Finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story of the Year
    • Winner of the Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award for Best Short Story of the Year

  • "Peking Man" copyright 1996 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published as the lead story in Dark Destiny III: Children of Dracula, edited by Edward E. Kramer, White Wolf, Atlanta, October 1996.
    • Winner of the Aurora Award for Best Short Story of the Year

  • "Iterations" copyright 2000 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published as the lead story in TransVersions: An Anthology of New Fantastic Literature, Paper Orchid Press, November 2000.

  • "Gator" copyright 1997 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published as the lead story in Urban Nightmares, edited by Josepha Sherman and Keith R. A. DeCandido, Baen Books, New York, November 1997.
    • Honorable Mention, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror

  • "The Blue Planet" copyright 1999 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published as "Mars Reacts!" in The Globe and Mail: Canada's National Newspaper, Saturday, December 11, 1999.
    • Included in David G. Hartwell's Year's Best SF 5

  • "Wiping Out" copyright 2000 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Guardsmen of Tomorrow, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Larry Segriff, DAW Books, New York, November 2000.

  • "Uphill Climb" copyright 1987 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Amazing Stories, March 1987.

  • "Last But Not Least" copyright 2000 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Be Afraid!: Tales of Horror, edited by Edo van Belkom, Tundra Books, Toronto, September 2000.
    • Selected for reading on CBC Radio's "Between the Covers"

  • "If I'm Here, Imagine Where They Sent My Luggage" copyright 1981 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in The Village Voice: The Weekly Newspaper of New York, 14-20 January 1981; reprinted by Story Cards, Washington, D.C., in 1987.
    • Prize Winner, The Village Voice's "Sci-Fi Scenes" Contest

  • "Where the Heart Is" copyright 1992 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Ark of Ice: Canadian Futurefiction, edited by Lesley Choyce, Pottersfield Press, Nova Scotia, 1992.

  • "Lost in the Mail" copyright 1995 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in TransVersions 3, October 1995.
    • Finalist for the Aurora Award for Best Short Story of the Year

  • "Just Like Old Times" copyright 1993 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of Speculative Writing, Summer 1993; commissioned for and also published as the lead story in Dinosaur Fantastic, edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, New York, July 1993.
    • Winner of the Aurora Award for Best Short Story of the Year
    • Winner of the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story of the Year
    • Finalist for Japan's Seiun Award for Best Foreign Short Story of the Year

  • "The Contest" copyright 1980 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in White Wall Review 1980, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto; reprinted in 100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories, edited by Isaac Asimov, Terry Carr, and Martin Harry Greenberg, Doubleday, New York, 1984.

  • "Stream of Consciousness" copyright 1999 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in No Limits: Developing Scientific Literacy Using Science Fiction and Packing Fraction and Other Tales of Science and Imagination, both edited by Julie E. Czerneda, Trifolium Books, Toronto, 1999.
    • Winner of the Aurora Award for Best Short Story of the Year

  • "Forever" copyright 1997 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Return of the Dinosaurs, edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, New York, May 1997.
    • Honorable Mention, Gardner Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction

  • "The Abdication of Pope Mary III" copyright 2000 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, July 6, 2000.
    • Called "gobsmacking" by Publishers Weekly

  • "Star Light, Star Bright" copyright 2000 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Far Frontiers, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Larry Segriff, DAW Books, New York, September 2000.
    • "Robert J. Sawyer, quiety intelligent as ever" says Booklist of this story

  • "Above It All" copyright 1996 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Dante's Disciples, edited by Peter Crowther and Edward E. Kramer, White Wolf, Atlanta, February 1996.
    • Winner of the CompuServe SF&F Forum's HOMer Award for Best Short Story of the Year

  • "Ours to Discover" copyright 1982 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in LeisureWays, November 1982.

  • "You See But You Do Not Observe" copyright 1995 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Sherlock Holmes in Orbit, edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books, New York, February 1995. Authorized by Dame Jean Conan Doyle.
    • Winner of France's Le Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire for Best Foreign Short Story of 1996
    • Winner of the CompuServe SF&F Forum's HOMer Award for Best Short Story of the Year

  • "Fallen Angel" copyright 2000 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published in Strange Attraction, edited by Edward E. Kramer, ShadowLands Press, Centreville, Virginia, June 2000.
    • Finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story of the Year

  • "The Shoulders of Giants" copyright 2000 by Robert J. Sawyer. First published as the lead story in Star Colonies edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers, DAW Books, New York, June 2000.


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