Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for the 'futurism' Category

Come see me in England!

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

I have two public appearances coming up very soon in the United Kingdom. Both are free and open to the public: Public Lecture “Foresight in Fiction” Darwin College Lecture Series Cambridge University, UK Friday, February 1, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. darwin.cam.ac.uk/lectures Reading and Signing Big Green Bookshop Unit 1, Brampton Park Road Wood Green London, [...]

In FlashForward, I predicted this year’s Nobel Prize winners in Physics

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

My novel FlashForward (published by Tor and the basis for the ABC TV series of the same name) was published in 1999 but is set today. In it, as many hundreds of people have mentioned to me over the years, I correctly predicted that the current Pope would take the name Benedict XVI. Well, here’s [...]

The Robman on CBC’s The Hour

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

CBC Television’s The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos has posted the clip of me — Robert J. Sawyer — talking about the future of transportation which first aired Monday, January 2, 2007. It’s a funny clip in a way. They recorded me in front of a green screen, and then simply keyed in a plain white [...]

Sawyer, Schroeder are predicting the future — again

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Today’s Toronto Sun, along with Sun newspapers across Canada, has a long, very good article by Vivian Song, in which Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Schroeder, and Richard Worzel predict what the remaining decades of this century have in store. (You can skip the “astrologist’s” predictions that appear at the end — the Ottawa Sun wisely [...]

CBC’s The Hour features Robert J. Sawyer and Karl Schroeder

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

CBC Television’s The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulous, which airs at 11:00 p.m. local time coast-to-coast in Canada, is doing a three-part series on the future to kick off the new year. The three segments will air Tuesday, January 2; Wednesday, January 3; and Thursday, January 4. Each segment features a different theme, and a different [...]