Back in 2006, I had the good fortune of attending a week-long writer’s workshop taught by Robert J Sawyer.   Robert J. Sawyer is “the dean of Canadian Science Fiction,” according to The Ottawa Citizen, “just about the best science-fiction writer out there,” according to the Denver Rocky Mountain News, and “by any reckoning, among the most successful Canadian authors ever,” according to Maclean’s.

Robert Sawyer says (among other things) about the Women of the Apocalypse:

This is, without doubt, one of the major theme anthologies of 2009, and deserves a place on the Aurora Award ballot — as do the individual stories. The anthology recently made the bestsellers’ list published in the Calgary Herald.

You can read his full review here.

About Rob Sawyer (taken from his webpage)

# Rob has sold 20 science-fiction novels to major U.S. publishers, and his books have been translated into 16 languages; the hit ABC TV series FlashForward is based on his novel of the same name.

# He is one of only seven writers in history — and the only Canadian — to win all three of the world’s top science-fiction 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).

# He’s also won a record-setting ten Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards (“Auroras”), as well as an Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada.

# He’s won the top science-fiction awards in Canada, China, France, Japan, Spain, and the United States; in total he has received 42 national and international awards for his writing.