Wednesday, January 26, 2005

CBC Radio to feature Canadian speculative fiction this spring

This spring CBC Radio's Between the Covers will feature a two-week special series of short speculative fiction, hosted and curated by Nalo Hopkinson. The series will include fiction by Ashok Mathur, Dan Rubin, Larissa Lai, Edward Willett, Nalo Hopkinson, Wilma Kenny, and others. The exact date will be announced later.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Nina Munteanu reviews the "New Jedi Order" series in NYRSF

Nina Munteanu's review of 19 books in the Star Wars "New Jedi Order" series is in the January, 2005, issue of the New York Review of Science Fiction.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Jean-Louis Trudel translation may be in Year's Best anthology

Jean-Louis Trudel reports that there's a possibility that one of his SF translations of French author Jean-Claude Dunyach will be in David Hartwell's Year's Best Science Fiction anthology. In other news, Jean-Louis's story "Ailes d'acier, griffes de lumière" finally came out in the most recent issue of the French magazine Galaxies (along with a story by Nalo Hopkinson).

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Joe Mahoney developing new SF anthology show Emanations for CBC Radio

Joe Mahoney reports that the science fiction radio show Faster Than Light that he's been developing for the last couple of years "is no more." Says Joe, "I've also been developing another SF show with Rob Sawyer and Michael Lennick called Emanations, which is more of a straight-up SF anthology series, and we've opted to go with it as opposed to FTL, at least for the time being. We'll be producing the first episode of Emanations, an original half-hour drama called "Birth," in March, to be broadcast (hopefully!) shortly

Joe notes he is also producing a non-genre piece called "Worms For Sale," written by Stacy Gardner, "a wonderfully charming piece set in Newfoundland." He adds, "I'm trying to convince Stacy to include some spaceships or aliens, but so far she's not biting."

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Edward Willett to lead Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience

Edward Willett will be leading the Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience in Regina July 25 to 29--and plans to give it a science fiction/fantasy spin, of course! Teen Writing Experiences are being held in Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Regina this summer. Each experience accepts 14 promising young writers. Activities include group discussion, critiques, talks, readings, and writing assignments. Co-sponsors are the Saskatoon Public Library, Regina Public Library, the City of Regina, and the Living Skies Festival of Words. The Moose Jaw Teen Writing Experience will be led by Donna Caruso and the Saskatoon Experience by Dave Glaze. Keynote speakers will be Warren Cariou in Moose Jaw, Judith Krause in Regina, and Barbara Klar in Saskatoon. E-mail for information or an application form.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Claude Lalumière story to be in debut issue of Red Scream

Claude Lalumière's second Vinny Demon story, "Motherfucker," has sold to new print horror magazine Red Scream for its debut issue. (The first Vinny Demon story was "The World's Forgotten Boy and the Scorpions from Hell.")

Friday, January 14, 2005

Several stories out (or out soon) from Holly Phillips

Holly Phillips has sold two stories, "The Lass of Loch Royal" and "canvas, mirror, glass," to a new invitation-only US literary magazine called Jabberwocky. Her story "A Beggar in Shadow" is now in print in Alchemy, and another story, "Luck of the Gods," is in the current issue of Black Gate. She also have a couple of poems that should be showing up in Asimov's very soon.

Holly will be giving a class on publishing as part of the Canada Writes! weekend workshop in Castlegar, B.C., in April, and she says her dark fantasy novel the burning girl will be tidied up and ready to send to publishers soon.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Mary Choo story in January SDO Fantasy

Mary Choo has sold a short story, "The Ragged Man," to SDO Fantasy.

Nina Munteanu story nominated for Fountain Award

Nina Munteanu's short story "Virtually Yours" has been nominated for a 2005 Speculative Literature Foundation Fountain Award. "Virtually Yours" appeared in Issue #3 of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, edited by Karl Johanson, who nominated the story.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Michael Libling novelette in April F&SF

Michael Libling's novelette "The Gospel of Nate" should be appearing in the April issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Jo Beverley novella up for SF Romance Sapphire Award

Jo Beverley's novella "The Trouble With Heroes," published in the anthology Irresistible Forces (NAL) is a nominee for the SF Romance Sapphire Award for short fiction. Other nominees in the short fiction category are "Dead Girls Don’t Dance" by MaryJanice Davidson (Cravings, Jove), "The Night Owl” by Emma Holly (Hot Blooded, Jove), "Originally Human" by Eileen Wilks (Cravings, Jove), "Stained Glass Heart" by Catherine Asaro (Irresistible Forces, NAL), "Winter Born" by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Stroke of Midnight, St. Martin’s) and "Winterfair Gifts" by Lois McMaster Bujold (Irresistible Forces, NAL). The Sapphire Awards (which also include a novel category) will be announced in April.

Matt Hughes sells another story to F & SF

Matt Hughes has sold another "Guth Bandar" novelette to Gordon Van Gelder at The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It's Matt's 10th sale to F&SF since he started submitting to the magazine 18 months ago.

Friday, January 07, 2005

New books from Nancy Kilpatrick

Here's the cover art for Nancy Kilpatrick's newest book, Near Death, part of the Power of the Blood series, just published by Mosaic Press:

Nancy has two more books coming out this year. Jason X: Planet of the Beast is due out in October from Black Flame, and Outsiders: Stories on the Edge of the Fantastical, an anthology Nancy co-edited with Nancy Holder, will be out that same time from Roc/NAL.

Nancy has also sold short story "Our Lady of the Snows" to Tesseracts 9, and has just contracted to write another novel in the Jason X world for 2006. She's currently working on Mercedez - Day of the Dead for Blue Moon/VIVID, to be released "eventually."

Joe Mahoney story in SDO Fantasy

Joe Mahoney's story "The Coming Home" (co-authored with Julian Ford) will be included in the January-March issue of SDO Fantasy.

Matt Hughes story selected for Year's Best SF

Matt Hughes's first Henghis Hapthron story, "Mastermindless," has been chosen to sppear in The Year's Best SF #10, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, coming in 2005 from Harper/Eos.

Donna Farley story accepted by Cicada

Cicada has accepted Donna Farley's story "Jettator", pending some final small revisions which I am about to send them. Says Donna, "I like to describe this one as 'my big fat quasi-Greek fantasy story'."

Hugh Spencer play on Shoestring Radio Theatre in March

Hugh Spencer's play "Robot Reality Check" is scheduled for broadcast on Shoestring Radio Theatre on (or around) March 2. If you click on "listen now" on their site you can hear that week's show.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Nina Munteanu story in Sky Songs II anthology

Nina Munteanu's short story, "Angel's Promises" (2004 SLF Fountain Award nominee) will be joining the ranks of award-winning stories by fellow SF Canada writers Donna Farley (2004 Word Guild Award for "Tree Dance") and Douglas Smith (2004 Aurora Award finalist for "The Red Bird") in the spiritual SF anthology Sky Songs II (Sky Song Press), scheduled to be launched March 11 to 13, 2005, at ConSecration (an SF convention in Chicago, Illinois).

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Numerous reprints for Douglas Smith stories

The US magazine Cicada will be publishing Douglas Smith's SF novelette "Going Harvey in the Big House" in its January/February 2005 issue. Doug's martial arts fantasy "The Red Bird," which first appeared in the Canadian speculative magazine On Spec in 2001 and was an Aurora finalist in 2002, will be reprinted in the anthology Sky Songs 2, publication date likely late in 2005.

Doug's short story "State of Disorder," which first appeared in Amazing Stories in 1999 and was an Aurora finalist in 2000, will be reprinted in the upcoming Australian anthology An Alternative Time from Altair Books, and his novelette "Scream Angel," which first appeared in the US anthology Low Port in 2003 and won the 2004 Aurora Award, will be translated and reprinted in Ukraine (Real'nost' Fantastiki) and Israel (Bli Panika).

His novelette "Spirit Dance," which appeared in Tesseracts 6 and The Third Alternative #22 and was an Aurora finalist in 1998, will be translated and reprinted in Croatia (Futura), Poland (Nowa Fantastyka), and Lithuania (Dorado Raganos), bringing the number of sales for this story to sixteen.

Finally, Doug's short story "Symphony," which first appeared in Prairie Fire in 1999 and was an Aurora finalist in 2000, will be translated and reprinted in Croatia (Via Galactica).

Two Claude Lalumière stories republished

Two of Claude Lalumière's stories are being republished. "Njàbò" (originally from On Spec, Fall 2003), appeared online in the December 2004 issue of Kemona, while "Dregs" (originally from Interzone #186) is included in Maxim Jakubowski's The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 4 (Carroll & Graf), which hits bookshops this month.

Glenn Grant novella chosen for best-of-year anthology

Glenn Grant's novella "Burning Day", originally published in Claude Lalumière's anthology Island Dreams: Montreal Writers of the Fantastic, has been selected to appear in The Year's Best SF #10, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, to be published in 2005 by Harper/Eos.

Cory Doctorow novel on preliminary Nebula ballot

Cory Doctorow's novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Tor) is on the Preliminary Ballot for the 2004 Nebula Awards®. Other novels on the preliminary ballot are Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos), Omega by Jack McDevitt (Ace), Perfect Circle by Sean Stewart (Small Beer Press), Conquistador by S.M. Stirling (Roc) and The Knight by Gene Wolfe (Tor).

The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. The prelimnary ballot will be mailed to all active SFWA members (of which there are more than 1,400). Each member may nominate no more than five works in each category on the preliminary ballot. The final ballot will then be drawn up and mailed February 15. The Awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards® Banquet to be held at the Allegro Hotel in the heart of Chicago's Loop Theater District on Saturday, April 30.

Cory is also on the cover of (and interviewed inside) Locus Magazine this month, along with Charles Stross.

Two Kate Riedel short stories appearing soon

Kate Riedel has two stories upcoming for publication, "And a Pony" in On Spec's addictions-themed issue, and "Trying to be Kind" in Not One of Us.

Ahmed A. Khan story online and book in print

Ahmed A. Khan's story "Shores of Id" has been published in Kenoma. As well, his book Ghelenden, previously published as an e-book) is out now as a
paperback and can be ordered from Whortleberry Press. A signed copy can be ordered by e-mailing Ahmed.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Cover art for Edward Willett's new novel

It's only available in black and white so far, from the Five Star catalogue, but there's the Jill Bauman cover art for Edward Willett's upcoming novel Lost in Translation:

UPDATE, March 1: This cover art was originally incorrectly attributed to Alan M. Clark.