Thursday, July 29, 2004

Ahmed A. Khan story to appear in Danish SF mag

Ahmed A. Khan's story "The Book of Pain" will be translated into Danish and published in Novum, a Danish SF magazine.

Nina Munteanu story in scifidimensions

Nina Munteanu's short story "Mark of a Genius" will appear in the August 2004 issue of the webzine scifidimensions.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Catherine MacLeod sells story to OnSpec

Catherine MacLeod has sold her short story "Assumption" to OnSpec for its "Addiction" theme issue.

Friday, July 23, 2004

So Long Been Dreaming review in Quill & Quire

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy, an anthology edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan, has received an excellent review in the August issue of Quill & Quire. Among the writers included in the anthology is Celu Amberstone, whose story "Refugees" is among those singled out by reviewer Tracey Thomas.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Nalo Hopkinson reading at Omiala, A Festival of New Black Culture

Nalo Hopkinson will be reading from her novel The Salt Roads at Omiala, A Festival of New Black Culture, this weekend at Toronto's Harbourfront. This is a new initiative being produced by Harbourfront that organizers hope will become a permanent event in the city. This year the theme of the festival is "HOME."
Nalo will be reading Sunday, July 25, at 4:30 p.m.  Joining her on the podium will be Bernadette Dyer, who will read from her latest work Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Derryl Murphy sells story to YA anthology

Derryl Murphy has sold his homage to Thornton W. Burgess, "The Day Michael Visited Happy Lake," to Julie Czernada for her young-adult anthology Fantastic Companions.  Says Derryl, "I'm thrilled that I've sold something that I don't have to hide from my kids."

Friday, July 16, 2004

Mary Choo article on magic realism online

You can read Mary Choo's article, "On Magic Realism," on the Magic Realist Writers International Network (MRWIN). Click on MR.MAGIC REALISM, then on MRWIN, Artists, Writers, Publishers and People of Interest.
Mary will also have three poems, "Christina," "Keepers," and "Jig" in upcoming issues of the Bram Stoker Award-winning online magazine, ChiZine.

Cover art for new Eileen Kernaghan YA fantasy

Eileen Kernaghan's third young adult fantasy, The Alchemist's Daughter, will be published by Thistledown Press in September.  The setting is Elzabethan England a year before the Armada.  Sidonie Quince, the alchemist's daguther, is caught up in a web of Renaissance magic, dire portents and dangerous secrets.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Cory Doctorow/Charles Stross novella in Argosy

The second issue of the new incarnation of the classic magazine Argosy includes a separately-bound novella by Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow, "The Rapture of the Nerds," with a foreword by Lou Anders, an introduction by James A. Owen, and a glossary of terms. (The first part of the story, "Jury Service," was previously published in Sci Fiction in 2002.)

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Claude Lalumière story online at Fishnet

Mere days after being accepted, Claude Lalumière's new story "Secretly Wishing for Rain" has been posted at Fishnet.

Interview with Peter Watts online

Rick Kleffel's The Agony Column has published an interview with Peter Watts.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

New Books page updated

The new books page has been updated; it includes the vast majority of books published by SF Canada members in 2003 and 2004, complete with links to so you can purchase them easily. And if you do buy books from the SF Canada site, SF Canada gets a small referral fee--so please do!

Thursday, July 08, 2004

New Web site for Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes has a new web page. Though he says it's "still bare bones," you can read the first chapter of his new novel Black Brillion there.

"Stellar review" for Elisabeth Vonarburg

Elisabeth Vonarburg's novel Dreams of the Sea got a "stellar review" in Strange Horizons in June.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Paula Johanson writing Will Hobbs biography

Paula Johanson is writing a biography of Will Hobbs for Rosen Publishing Group's "Library of Author Biographies." Among his 11 novels Hobbs has one fantasy book, Kokopelli's Flute; as well, Beardream, one of his two picture books, has fantasy elements. "All Hobbs's novels are strongly realistic, whether historical or contemporary, but have a sense of wonder a little like Bradbury's Dandelion Wine," Paula notes. The book should be out in January 2005.

Ahmed Khan story in Kenoma

Ahmed Khan's story "The Crystal Fruit" has been published in the June 2004 issue of Kenoma. The same story has been translated into Greek and is scheduled to appear in the special Olympic Games issue of a Greek SF magazine, The Dramaturges of Yan.

Cover art for Simon Rose's new novel

Here's the cover art for Simon Rose's new novel, The Sorcerer's Letterbox.

And, from Simon's Web site, here's the cover blurb: "In a hidden drawer in the base of an old wooden box, Jack discovers a letter from a boy calling himself Edward. Penning a reply, Jack is astonished to be corresponding through time with the boy king Edward V, one of the famous Princes in the Tower, murdered by King Richard III. Travelling back in time, Jack attempts to rescue Edward V and his brother from their fate, but is soon fighting for his life in the terrifying London of 1483."

Sherry D. Ramsey story now online at The Martian Wave

Sherry D. Ramsey's story "Accidents Happen," is currently online in the July issue of The Martian Wave.

Michèle Laframboise featured in French engineering magazine

PLAN magazine (a French professional engineer's magazine with a circulation of 20,000) recently featured an article on engineers-turned-writers that included a long section about (and photo of) Michèle Laframboise.

Michèle's next YA novel, Les Mémoires de l'Arc, has also been annonced.

Friday, July 02, 2004

SF Canada Web site Wooden Rocket runner-up

The SF Canada Web site has been named a runner-up for one of the Wooden Rocket Awards for best SF Web sites, in the category of Best Convention/Society Site: Sites that support an annual SFF event or a regional SFF society.

The winner in that category was Dragon*Con; The British Science Fiction Association was also a runner-up.