Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Supernatural Investigator is "Unsolved Mysteries for braniacs"

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Out of the blue, a lovely article about me and Supernatural Investigator, the series I host for Canada’s Vision TV, which is having its season finale tonight. The article, by Alex Strachan for the Canwest News Service, begins: Mississauga writer Robert J. Sawyer will have a flashy new sci-fi drama series on network TV this [...]

And it’s a wrap on Supernatural Investigator

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Just got back from the S-VOX studios in downtown Toronto, where I recorded my voice-over narration for the final episode of Supernatural Investigator, the half-hour weekly series I host for Vision TV. This was my last duty on the series — it’s been a blast being part of it! We still are on the air [...]

Supernatural Investigator on hiatus

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

No, we didn’t get canceled, and we haven’t been attacked by ghosts. Supernatural Investigator is on a planned hiatus this week and next week. We’ll be back as usual on Tuesday, April 14, with an episode about “Chaos Magick.” Here’s an episode guide. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Tonight’s Supernatural Investigator

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Hex or Hoax? Tues., March 24, 2009, 10:30 PM ET / 7:30 PM PT coast-to-coast in Canada on Vision TV Jinxes, curses, hexes, the evil eye: many cultures possess their own brands of black magic. Are there really people who can harness dark forces to strike down their enemies? In this episode, Halifax filmmaker Donna [...]

This week’s Supernatural Investigator

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Remote Viewing Tues., March 17, 2009, 10:30 PM ET / 7:30 PM PT, coast-to-coast in Canada on Vision TV During the Cold War, the U.S. government tried to harness ESP as a tool for espionage, through a technique known as “remote viewing.” Today, most dismiss the notion. But there are still those who believe remote [...]

Supernatural Investigator episode guide

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

An episode guide for Supernatural Investigator, the series I host on Canada’s Vision TV, is here at Vision TV’s site, and below: The AntichristTues., Jan. 27, 2009, 10:30 PM ET / 7:30 PM PTDoes the Antichrist walk among us? Are we nearing the End of Days? Surprisingly, belief in the Biblical prophecies of an Antichrist [...]

Oh, yeah, and my other TV show …

Monday, March 9th, 2009

The seventh episode of Supernatural Investigator — the series I host for Canada’s Vision TV — airs tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 10. This week’s topic: Seeing 9/11: Can precognitive dreams and visions provide warnings of impending disaster? Did thousands of people with no connection to the event somehow know in advance that 9/11 was going [...]

Not just hosting but narrating Supernatural Investigator tonight

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

I don’t just host this week’s episode of Supernatural Investigator on Vision TV — I also do the voice-over narration throughout the episode. Tonight’s topic: Mayan crystal skulls. It airs at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time / 7:30 p.m. Pacific. Pictured: Robert J. Sawyer and the extinct species known as the newspaper book-review section editor The [...]

Testing 1-2-3 …

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

I went into S-VOX (parent company for Vision TV) to record the voice-over narration for one of the episodes of Supernatural Investigator today. For most episodes I just appear at the beginning and the end, introducing the topic and doing a wrap-up, but for a couple of them the week’s expert chose not to do [...]

Supernatural Investigator on SETI

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Now that I’m back from Turkey, I’ve had a chance to watch this week’s (3 February 2009) episode of Supernatural Investigator, which I host for Canada’s Vision TV. This was episode 2 of 17, and it was entitled “Life From Other Worlds,” with Mac Tonnies as our investigator of the week. Man, it felt like [...]

Creator of Worlds, Chaser of Ghosts

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

The Brantford Expositor has a cool article headlined “Creator of Worlds and Chaser of Ghosts” by Brian Gorman about the incongruity of a hard-SF writer like me hosting a TV series like Supernatural Investigator. You can read it online here. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Supernatural Investigator publicity photo

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

T-minus 2 hours and 26 minutes … Vision TV has released the above publicity photo (click for a larger version). Photo: “Robert J. Sawyer hosts Supernatural Investigator.” The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Tuesday is RJS Night on Vision TV!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

This Tuesday, January 26 — tomorrow, as I write this — I’ll be featured not once but twice on Canada’s Vision TV. At 10:00 p.m. Eastern time / 7:00 p.m. Pacific, the half-hour documentary Dude, Where’s My Flying Car?, heavily featuring Rob, airs as the debut episode of the series I Prophesy. And, immediately following, at 10:30 [...]

Quill & Quire notes Supernatural Investigator

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Supernatural Investigator, the TV series I’m hosting for Canada’s Vision TV, debuts tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at 10:30 p.m Eastern time / 7:30 p.m. Pacific time. Quill & Quire, Canada’s publishing trade journal, notes that fact today — and the final paragraph of their coverage is a hoot. The Robert J. Sawyer Web [...]

Supernatural Investigator promo online

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

The 17-part TV series Supernatural Investigator, which I’m hosting for Canada’s Vision TV, premieres THIS COMING TUESDAY, January 27, 2009. You can watch the promo for the show online right here. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Vision TV: Sci-Fi and Supernatural Tuesdays!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

We got your Quantum Leap, we got your Poltergeist, we got Rob Sawyer hosting Supernatural Investigator, and we’ve got a new documentary featuring Rob on science fiction’s attempts to predict the future! Starting January 27, Tuesdays are Science Fiction and Supernatural Nights on Canada’s Vision TV! The Vision TV press release is here, and also [...]

SFWA Pressbook on Supernatural Investigator

Monday, January 12th, 2009

The SFWA Pressbook — the news service of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America — has just put up a release entitled Robert J. Sawyer hosts Supernatural Investigator. Older SFWA Pressbook articles about RJS: ABC buys TV rights to Robert J. Sawyer’s novel Flashforward New Short Story Collection from Robert J. Sawyer Sawyer [...]

More pix from the Supernatural Investigator shoot

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

If you’re on Facebook, Jeff Rustia of Front has posted an album of 40 photographs from last weekend’s shoot for Supernatural Investigator, the show I’m hosting for Vision TV. The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

Hosting Supernatural Investigator

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I’m hosting a 17-part half-hour documentary series for Canada’s Vision TV entitled Supernatural Investigator. It premieres Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and runs every week until Tuesday, May 19, 2009. Each week, a different investigator take an open-minded but skeptical look at an intriguing case — such as the supposed abduction [...]