Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Supernatural Investigator is "Unsolved Mysteries for braniacs"

by Rob - June 2nd, 2009.
Filed under: SI.

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 fall, adapted from his book Flashforward.

All of a sudden, he’s everywhere. These past few weeks he has hosted VisionTV’s self-explanatory Supernatural Investigator, and in tonight’s season finale, the program turns its inquiring mind on the peculiar 1961 alien- abduction case — an alleged alien abduction? — of Barney and Betty Hill in New Hampshire.

And the article concludes:

No moss grows on Sawyer, by the way. As you are reading, he has taken up his new position as writer-in-residence at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) physics-research centre in Saskatoon. Imagination is at the heart of both artistic and scientific endeavours, Sawyer commented on his blog, “and the science being done in Canada is world-class.”

So are TV shows about paranormal investigations.

Supernatural Investigator is Unsolved Mysteries for brainiacs, who like a little science with their fiction. (VisionTV, 10:30 ET/7:30 PT)

You can read the full article here.

Canwest, which produced the above story, publishes the following major Canadian daily newspapers, so the story will be in some of them: National Post, Victoria Times Colonist, Vancouver Province, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Regina Leader-Post, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Windsor Star, Ottawa Citizen, and Montreal Gazette.

In fact, here it is in the Edmonton Journal, and here in the Ottawa Citizen, and here in the Victoria Times Colonist, and here in the Regina Leader Post, and here in the Montreal Gazette, and here in the Windsor Star, and below is how the top of the article looked in today’s Calgary Herald:

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