Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Interview with Leslie Carmichael online

A short interview with Leslie Carmichael is now online at teensreadtoo.com.

Claude Lalumière story sells to Electric Velocipede

Claude Lalumière's story "Hochelaga and Sons" has sold to Electric Velocipede and is scheduled to appear in a 2007 issue.

Ahmed A. Khan short-short in The Opinion Guy

The first issue of The Opinion Guy Speculative Fiction magazine, now out in PDF format, includes Ahmed A. Khan's short-short story "Harry, Harry, Quite Contrary."

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Edward Willett sells second novel to DAW

Edward Willett has sold a second novel to DAW Books for publication in 2007. The as-yet untitled book will be a stand-alone SF novel, not a sequel to Lost in Translation, which DAW is bringing out in mass-market paperback this October. (A Lost in Translation sequel remains a possibility for the future.)

Ed notes that the new book was born on September 20, 2005, during the Writing With Style workshop on writing speculative fiction taught by Robert J. Sawyer at the Banff School of Fine Arts, when he and fellow workshoppers were asked to write, as a classroom exercise, the opening lines of a story. The opening line Ed wrote became an unfinished short story which in turn became the basis of the synopsis that sold the new novel to DAW.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Deborah Jackson novel now available for pre-release purchase

Deborah Jackson's new middle grade/YA novel, Time Meddlers, is now available for pre-release purchase on Amazon.com and Chapters.ca; the official release date is October 28.

Here's the cover blurb:

One of Canada’s top scientists has found the secret to time travel. But something has gone horribly wrong. . . .

On the first day of school, in a new city, Sarah Sachs experiences the shock of her life when she sees a car drive right through a strange boy. Did she really see it, or was it a figment of her imagination? Soon, however, the shock seems mild. She becomes swept up in Matt Barnes’s life as she helps him search for his father, a famous scientist who’s been missing since Matt’s birth. Their quest will lead them to uncover a powerful new technology and expose the frightening secret behind Dr. Barnes’s disappearance. It will throw them far from the modern city of Ottawa into the forest-matted land of the 1600’s, and deposit them right in the middle of a war between the Iroquois and the Algonquin nations. In the midst of this strange New World, it will take all their courage just to survive. Will the answer they seek be found in time?

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Simon Rose's fourth novel now available

The Emerald Curse, Simon Rose's fourth novel for young readers, is now available from Tradewind Books. Here's the description from Simon's website:
Charles Kelly was the world's greatest comic book artist, until he disappeared without a trace. Two years later, his grandson Sam discovers a mysterious pen in Kelly's attic studio. Sam is soon propelled into a bizarre dimension, where super villains are all powerful and disturbingly real, and finds himself in a deadly confrontation with an evil entity, imprisoned inside a mystical gemstone since the dawn of time.