Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

This Week in Canadian History — me!

by Rob - April 26th, 2010.
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The Toronto Sun runs a “This Week in Canadian History” each Monday, and today’s edition has two shout outs to science fiction.

April 26, 1912: Novelist A.E. van Vogt was born on a farm in a Mennonite community in Manitoba. Rather than writing boring coming-of-age-on-a-farm stories, van Vogt opted to pen sci-fi classics about space aliens and super humans. He was one of the best-selling sci-fi writers of the 20th century.

April 29, 1960: Speaking of Canadians who got famous by writing about space aliens, best-selling sci-fi author Robert J. Sawyer was born this day in Ottawa. The hit ABC show FlashForward is based on one of his novels.

Cool! Many thanks to World Fantasy Award nominee Terence M. Green for bringing this to my attention.

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4 Responses to This Week in Canadian History — me!

  1. Oh, goody. We can leave comments now.

  2. @Romeo: Yeah, now all the angry people lurking the internet can come out. “You’re having a birthday!?! I’m so angry!!! How dare you have a birthday this week!!!”

    Or something equally angry and pointless.

    Oh, how I love the internet. Just not for that.

  3. Congrats! Can’t wait to see what will happen on APRIL 29 on ABC’s Flashforward!

    The ending of the book just SURPRISED me, so does every ending of the episode of the TV series!

    Love it! Looking forward for the episode you wrote! I’m at the end of Wake, so I’m going to listen to audiobook of Watch when I am in my long flight this Friday! :)

  4. @Kristin: funny you should say that. It’s Robert’s birthday this week :)

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