Friday, April 29, 2005

Steven Mills sells novel to Cosmos Books

Steven Mills has sold his novel Burning Stones to Sean Wallace for Cosmos Books (an imprint of Wildside Press), with a hardcover/paperback release scheduled for early 2006.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

SF Canada main page updated

The SF Canada home page has been updated. It features short fiction by Douglas Smith and Joe Mahoney and a short science article by Edward Willett. There's also a complete (we hope) list of members' 2004 works to explore, compiled by Mici Gold.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Three stories from Michèle Laframboise so far in 2005

Michèle Laframboise has three published stories for 2005 (so far): "Pollen," in Horrifique # 43 - Femmes de l'Etrange #7, "Les Fées de la source" in Solaris 154, and "Petite Musique de nuit," in Brins d'Éternité, #5.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Douglas Smith story in Hebrew e-zine

Douglas Smith's novelette "Scream Angel," which won an Aurora Award last year, has been published in the Hebrew e-zine Bli Panika, translated by Inbar Greenstein. In Hebrew, the title is "Mal'ach Tze'aka."

First novel by Mark A. Rayner out next month

Mark A. Rayner's first novel is coming out early next month from ENC Press. The Amadeus Net is a science fictional satire, in which Mozart has never died, briefly considers having his "sprouter" snipped off, and then finds other ways to keep his immortality a secret. Excerpts can be found, and preorders can be made, at the ENC site.

Mark also reports that Aoife's Kiss has just bought a cyberpunk tale, "The Onus of Survival," which will probably appear in June. He says he also had a spate of publications in the fall, and recommends anyone interested check out his new Web site, "tarted up for the discerning primate."

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Several members' stories on Between the Covers

Weekdays from May 16 through May 27 CBC Radio's Between the Covers will feature a special series of short speculative fiction, hosted and curated by Nalo Hopkinson. The series, entitled "Six Impossible Things," will include fiction by Marcie Tentchoff, Penn Kemp, Nancy Kilpatrick, Pam MacLean, Wade Bell, Terence M. Green, Nalo Hopkinson, Phyllis Gotlieb, Rhea Rose-Fleming, Sandra Kasturi, Dora Knez, Edward Willett, Ashok Mathur, Dan Rubin, Larissa Lai, Wilma Kenny, Yves Meynard, Nega Mezlekia, Candas Jane Dorsey, and Ven Begamudre. You'll have two opportunities to hear the work--weekday afternoons in the second half hour of the RoundUp (2:30 p.m.) and weeknights on Between The Covers at 10:40 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Jo Beverley novella wins Sapphire Award for SF Romance

Jo Beverley's novella “The Trouble With Heroes...”, which appeared in the anthology Irresistible Forces, has won the short-fiction Sapphire Award for SF Romance.

Second place in the short-fiction category went to “Winterfair Gifts” by Lois McMaster Bujold, also from Irresistible Forces; third place went to “The Night Owl” by Emma Holly, from Hot Blooded.

Simon Rose novel nominated for Golden Eagle Book Award

Simon Rose's novel The Sorcerer's Letterbox has been nominated for the 2005 Golden Eagle Book Award, chosen by school students in Southern Alberta.

As noted in earlier posts, The Sorcerer's Letterbox is also up for the Silver Birch Award in Ontario and the Diamond Willow Award in Saskatchewan.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Marie Jakober's Even the Stones up for best Alberta novel

Marie Jakober's novel Even the Stones has been short-listed for the Georges Bugnet award for best Alberta novel in this year's Alberta Book Awards.

The winners will be announced at the annual Book Awards banquet in Edmonton May 14. The prize is $1,000 and a leather-bound copy of the winning book.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Mark Anthony Brennan's first book is out!

Shelter from the Storm by Mark Anthony Brennan

Shelter from the Storm and other speculative tales, a collection of short stories by Mark Anthony Brennan previously published in various mags and anthologiess (plus one never-before-seen story), is now available from Project Pulp and the Genre Mall. SF Canada members should order it directly through to receive a special discount.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Lynda Williams book to launch at Westercon

Lynda Williams's book Courtesan Prince: Book #1 of the Okal Rel Universe Saga, published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy, will be launched at Westercon in Calgary in July.

Okal Rel Universe Anthology #1 and Guide to the Okal Rel Universe are both being published by Windstorm Creative of Port Orchard, WA. Both are expected to launch (with a bit of luck) at CascadiaCon in August.

New stories and essays from Ursula Pflug

Ursula Pflug's story "The Wizard of Wardenclyffe" is in Leviathan 4, while "Black Lace" appeares in OnSpec's "Addictions" issue.

Recent fiction sales by Ursula include "The Eyes Of Horus," to an as-yet-untitled invitational anthology from Wheatland press, for women speculative writers, and "Telepathic Fish," a reprint from Leviathan 1, to Moist.

Her review of A Girl Named Sugar by Emily Pohl-Weary recently appeared in The Peterborough Examiner; recent non-fiction sales include an essay on on Nalo Hopkinson’s Salt Roads, Maya Deren’s Divine Horsemen, Wade Davis’s The Serpent And The Rainbow, Angela Carter’s Black Venus, Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire and The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara to New York Review of Science Fiction and, also to NYRSF, an essay on Elizabeth Vonarburg’s Dreams Of The Sea, Ursula Leguin’s The Telling and Kathleen Ann Goonan’s (and the author’s) memoirs of travel to Kauai, in Hawaii.

The Jean-Louis Trudel report...

Jean-Louis Trudel's short story "Les outils de l'ombre" (The Shadow's Tools) appeared in Solaris 154. He also sold reprint rights for his short-short "Des anges sont tombés" (Where Angels Fall) to the new French publisher Les Moutons électriques for an anthology to be released in October, Les Anges électriques. His translation of Jean-Claude Dunyach's short story "Le temps, en s'évaporant..." will appear in David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer's Year's Best SF 10 (Eos) as "Time, As It Evaporates" following its publication in The Night Orchid from Black Coat Press. (Here's a review.)

La nouvelle "Les outils de l'ombre" de Jean-Louis Trudel est parue dans Solaris 154. Il a aussi vendu les droits de réimpression de sa nouvelle "Des anges sont tombés" au nouvel éditeur français Les Moutons électriques pour une anthologie intitulée Les Anges électriques, à paraître en octobre. Sa traduction de la nouvelle "Le temps, en s'évaporant..." de Jean-Claude Dunyach paraîtra dans l'anthologie Year's Best SF 10 (Eos) réunie par David G. Hartwell et Kathryn Cramer sous le titre "Time, As It Evaporates" après avoir été publiée dans le recueil The Night Orchid de Blackcoat Press.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Brett Savory nominated for Stoker for ChiZine

Brett Savory has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in the Alternative Forms category as editor of ChiZine. Other nominees in the same category are The Devil's Wine, Tom Piccirilli (CD Publications), the magazine Flesh & Blood, Jack Fisher (Flesh & Blood Press) and The Goreletter, Michael Arnzen.

The Bram Stoker Awards, for superior achievement in the field of horror writing, are presented by the Horror Writers of America. Winners will be presented at the HWA Annual Conference and Bram Stoker Awards banquet, to be held in Burbank, California, on June 25.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Eileen Kernaghan interview up at Strange Horizons

The March 28 edition of Strange Horizons has an interview with Eileen Kernaghan by Vancouver writer C. June Wolf.

Mary Choo chapbook makes Stoker preliminary ballot

Mary Choo’s chapbook Dream Tribes, from Gnometree West Books, has made the preliminary ballot for this year’s Bram Stoker Awards, in the poetry collection category. Mary’s poem "Christina" will receive honourable mention by Ellen Datlow in the 2005 edition of The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror. Her short story "The Ragged Man" appears online in the January 2005 edition of Sintrigue Dot Org.

SDO the webzine dies, SDO the anthology lives!

Mark Anthony Brennan and David Bowlin have decided not to re-launch SDO after the original domain became unavailable. However, they are launching a series of print anthologies (through Perplexed Puffin Press). The first project is The Best of SDO, which features works by the likes of James Van Pelt, Tyree Campbell and Leah R. Cutter. It also features a couple of SF Canada members: Joe Mahoney and Claude Lalumière. Projected publication date is May 2005. Future anthologies will be open to submissions.