Friday, November 21, 2008

Toronto: knee-deep in major SF/F authors!

I was asked to put together a list of major authors who had each written multiple books of science fiction and/or fantasy (especially if published as such) living in or near Toronto (which I rather arbitrarily chose to mean London, Ontario, to the west; Orillia, Ontario, to the north; and Kingston, Ontario to the east).

Here's the list I came up with; it's an incredibly impressive bunch, I must say:
  • Kelley Armstrong: USA Today and New York Times bestselling author

  • Margaret Atwood: Nebula finalist, Arthur C. Clarke Award winner

  • R. Scott Bakker: bestselling fantasy author for Penguin

  • Don Bassingthwaite: author of gaming tie-in novels

  • John Robert Colombo: major anthologist, host of "Unexplained Canada" on Space

  • Julie E. Czerneda: a mainstay for DAW Books; multiple Aurora Award winner

  • James Alan Gardner: Hugo and Nebula Award finalist, Aurora Award winner

  • Phyllis Gotlieb: Nebula Award finalist, Canada's first major SF author who didn't leave the country

  • Terence M. Green: two-time World Fantasy Award finalist for best novel

  • Ed Greenwood: bestselling fantasy writer for Tor

  • Nalo Hopkinson: World Fantasy and Aurora Award winner; Nebula finalist

  • Tanya Huff: bestselling DAW author with a TV series based on her "Blood" books

  • Guy Gavriel Kay: World Fantasy and Aurora Award winner, #1 Globe and Mail bestseller

  • Karin Lowachee: winner of the Warner Aspect first-novel competition, and author of many novels since

  • Scott Mackay: major SF author for Roc; also a fine mystery writer

  • Kenneth Oppel: author of the bestselling Silverwing trilogy

  • Fiona Patton: significant fantasy author for DAW

  • Michael Rowe: wonderful horror writer

  • Michelle Sagara / Michelle West: prolific author for DAW

  • Robert J. Sawyer: Hugo, Nebula, Aurora, and John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner

  • Karl Schroeder: Aurora Award winner, hot author for Tor and Analog

  • Caitlin Sweet: Aurora-nominated fantasy author for Penguin

  • Edo van Belkom: Bram Stoker Award winner, Aurora Award winner, Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award winner

  • Peter Watts: Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial Award finalist, Aurora winner

  • Andrew Weiner: frequent contributor to Asimov's SF and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction; author of two novels and two short-story collections

  • Robert Charles Wilson: Hugo Award winner, Philip K. Dick Award winner, John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner, Theodore Sturgeon Award winner

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At November 22, 2008 11:34 AM , Blogger icowdave said...

An impressive list! Is there something in the water?

At November 22, 2008 7:41 PM , Blogger Silverfish said...

What a great line up of writers. Do you know when Gardner is publishing a new book? I haven't seen anything by him in a while. Thanks.


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