Science Fiction has captured imaginations for centuries. Think of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Frank Herbert’s epic drama Dune, Gene Roddenberry block buster series Star Trek and even Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. So, now, come and explore this exotic and mind-challenging world with one of the most acclaimed authors of the genre, Robert J Sawyer. Robert, a Canadian, is the winner of all three of science fiction’s major prizes for best novel of the year: the Nebula, Hugo, and John W. Campbell Memorial awards. He is a highly sought-after futurist, keynote speaker, and television personality and we are lucky enough to have him as our guest on Goldster Inside Story. He has written about the nature of consciousness, the ethics of robotics, the search for extraterrestrial life, and the awakening that has come from the Internet. His books include Mindscan, Calculating God, and FlashForward, a story that asks what would happen if we could see – just for a moment, a brief two-minute flash in time – what our futures hold. ABC television snapped it up for a series. The American Library Association’s Booklist says, “Sawyer not only has an irresistibly engaging narrative voice but also a gift for confronting thorny philosophical conundrums. At every opportunity, he forces his readers to think while holding their attention with ingenious premises and superlative craftsmanship.” Meet Robert in conversation with Humphrey Hawksley on this unique Goldster Inside Story at 12.00 British time Thursday October 13th .