“For I have become death … the destroyer of worlds ….”
With that epochal Vedic scripture, Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, head of the top-secret World War II “Manhattan Project,” hurled the world into the vast uncertainties of “the Atomic Age” … 75 years ago this month, July 16, 1945 ….
But what if the United States’ breakneck atomic bomb development, followed by the creation of its even more devastating “fusion” follow-on, the dreaded “super hydrogen-device,” had, as a quiet side-effect, also revealed a terrifying planetary secret?:
That, just decades in the future — regardless of the then uncertain outcome of WWII — civilization itself would be totally destroyed … not by “global thermonuclear war” — but, by a once-in-a-million-year, gargantuan thermonuclear explosion–
On the Sun?!
Fortunately, the preceding scenario is total fiction — from the fertile mind and technical imagination of my guest tonight, award-winning “hard” science-fiction writer, Robert Sawyer.
Or … is it?
Richard C. Hoagland
Trump Administration Suddenly Announces
Return of American Astronauts to the Moon …
Before End of President Trump’s Second Term!
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Robert J. Sawyer
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Writers of the Future
Science fiction writer and futurist Robert J. Sawyer has been interviewed over 350 times on radio, over 350 times on television, and countless times in print. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (just outside Toronto).
"Thank you very much! Your sparky anecdotes, sharp analysis, and agility in switching between the world of sci-fi and the real world made the program flow very smoothly." —Irene Chang, BBC World Service, London
Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers in history—and the only Canadian—to win all three of the science fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo, which he won in 2003 for Hominids; the Nebula, which he won in 1996 for The Terminal Experiment; and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, which he won in 2006 for Mindscan. His latest novel is the #1 Locus bestseller Quantum Night. Rob lives in Toronto and was recently named a member of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Canadian government. He is also past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and one of the initial nine inductees into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
"When asked who my favourite person in the world to interview is, my answer is always 100% Robert J. Sawyer, because he's so smart and his answers are always killer." —Teddy Wilson, host ofInnerSpace
Rob on page one of the Arts & Life section of Canada's National Post, on the debut of the TV series FlashForward, based on his novel of the same name.