Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for June, 2013

Why was FlashForward canceled?

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Over on Quora, someone asked why FlashForward was canceled, and someone else replied with an answer that was partially right but significantly wrong. That answer:The Lost curse. In the 6 years that Lost was on the air, ABC failed at using that monster hit to launch any new shows. The term “Flash Forward” was first […]

Lifeboat to the Stars winners

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Anderson and Savile win New $1,000 Science-Fiction Award New $1,000 cash award for science fiction writing Theme: interstellar fiction Finalists: Anderson & Savile, Benford & Niven, Bishop, Bova, McDevitt, Reynolds, and Santos. Coordinating judge: Robert J. Sawyer Presented at the 2013 Campbell Conference LIFEBOAT TO THE STARS AWARD On Friday, […]

R.I.P., Alan Sawyer

Monday, June 10th, 2013

My younger brother Alan Bruce Sawyer passed away Saturday night. He was born September 12, 1961, in Toronto, and died in that city June 8, 2013, at the age of 51. Alan was diagnosed with lung cancer last September [2012], and by the time it was diagnosed, it had already metastasized to his brain, abdomen, […]