Monday, July 30, 2007

Derryl Murphy/William Shunn novella coming out as stand-alone book from PS Publishing

Derryl Murphy and William Shunn have written a novella, "Cast a Cold Eye," which will be coming out as a stand-alone book in Spring/Summer 2009 from PS Publishing. Derryl describes it as "a ghost story about an orphan teen and a spirit photographer that takes place a few years after the Spanish flu epidemic."

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Hellnotes reviews Brett Alexander Savory's In and Down

Hellnotes has posted an online review of Brett Alexander Savory's upcoming novel In and Down (Brindle & Glass, September, 2007).

Monday, July 23, 2007

Edward Willett on Newsworld

Edward Willett was interviewed on CBC Newsworld on Sunday, July 22, though not about science fiction: he was explicating the science of soccer in honour of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup then underway in Canada.

You can view the video here, on his blog.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Colleen Anderson resells story to anthology

Colleen Anderson resold "Consuming Fear" (which first appeared in Northern Frights 4) to Splatterpunk Press’s Sickness anthology.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Cory Doctorow essay from Locus Magazine now online

Cory Doctorow's most recent essay for Locus Magazine, "The Progressive Apocalypse and Other Futurismic Delights," is now available online.

Cory describes it as "an essay about the role that futurism (doesn’t) play in science fiction, and why so much 'futuristic' sf can be set in the present."

Interview with Sandra Kasturi online at BlogTO

An interview with Sandra Kasturi about her poetry book The Animal Bridegroom is now online at BlogTO.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Paula Johanson leading SF writers' workshop in Victoria

Paula Johanson will be leading a science fiction writers' workshop at Camosun College in Victoria, B.C. as part of the college's Writers' Workshop Series. The series runs Thursdays from September 27 to November 1; tuition is $179. The course number is 2007F WRIT 607V 001; register online here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Donna Farley launches Facebook group devoted to Canadian SF & Fantasy

Donna Farley has launched a Facebook group dedicated to Canadian SF & Fantasy:

To promote SF and fantasy by Canadian authors. To put readers and people in the Canadian SF writing and publishing community in touch. And maybe to find out if Sasquatch is online yet....Authors, editors, publishers, artists, academics, teachers, journalists, readers and anyone else with an interest in Canadian SF (even if you aren't Canadian yourself) is welcome to join.

Of course, you have to become a member of Facebook first.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Cory Doctorow CBC interview online

Cory Doctorow's recent interview on CBC Radio One's Q, talking about the Universal Music Group threat to pull their music out of iTunes, is available online as an MP3.

SFF World reviews Dave Duncan's Mother of Lies

SFF World has posted a review of Dave Duncan's Mother of Lies.

(Via Andrew Wheeler at ComicMix).

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Simon Rose profiled in The Calgary Sun

Simon Rose was profiled in the July 7 issue of The Calgary Sun. The same article also appeared in newspapers in Edmonton, Toronto, Winnipeg, Ottawa and London.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Joe Mahoney SF comedy series Canadia gets second season on CBC Radio One

The science fiction comedy series that Joe Mahoney created with Matt Watts, Canadia, has been picked up for a second season on CBC Radio One. Its exact place on the schedule will be announced later.

Also, the first two science fiction comedy series that Joe produced for CBC Radio One with Matt Watts, Steve the First and Steve the Second, will be rebroadcast this summer. Steve the First will run Monday, July 23, to Friday, July 27,at 11:30 a.m., and Steve the Second will run Monday, July 30, to Wednesday, August 1, at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Karl Schroeder excerpt in Harper's

Harper’s Magazine has published an excerpt from Karl Schroeder’s Crisis in Zefra in their July issue.

From the back cover of the full book:

Crisis in Zefra is a fictional narrative designed to illustrate emerging concepts and technologies that could become part of Canada's Army of the Future. Set in 2025, this story follows what starts out as a routine patrol mission through the streets of war-torn Zefra, but the situation quickly degrades into a 'three-block-war' scenario.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Colleen Anderson sells story and poem

Colleen Anderson's story “Stocking Stuffers” sold to Cleis Books for the Christmas Naughty or Nice? anthology. She also recently sold poem "Graven Image" to The Prairie Journal.

Matt Hughes auctioning signed books and magazines

To raise money for his impending relocation to England, where he intends to take up a secondary career as a housesitter while continuing to write fiction, Matthew Hughes is auctioning off stuff at his website he hopes may be of interest to collectors at his website. There are three lots (so far):

Lot 1 -- Fools Errant hardcover: this is the original 1994 Maxwell Macmillan Canada edition, signed, in near mint condition (it's unread but it's been moved around from time to time) and dust-jacketed. Only 750 copies were printed, and most of them went to Canadian libraries.

Lot 2 -- Black Brillion proof: this is a Advanced Reading Copy paperback, with no artwork on the cover, signed, in mint condition.

Lot 3 -- Magazines: a complete set of Matt's magazine appearances from recent years. In total, there are 21 stories, 16 from Fantasy and Science Fiction, two from Asimov's, two from Postscripts, and one from Interzone. Each story is signed on the page where it starts. Matt will also throw in signed copies of his two stories in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and a Czech and Russian edition of Fantasy and Science Fiction with a couple of his pieces.

CM Magazine reviews Lynda Williams's Righteous Anger

CM: Canadian Review of Materials has posted a review of Lynda Williams's Righteous Anger (Edge), Part 2 of the Okal Rel Saga.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Edward Willett turns in Marseguro to DAW

Edward Willett has turned in his new SF novel Marseguro to Sheila Gilbert at DAW Books. It's slotted for release in February, 2008. Ed's agent is Ethan Ellenberg. Marseguro is a space opera set on a watery world where genetically modified humans fight for survival against warriors from a religious dictatorship on Earth.

Review of Cory Doctorow's Overclocked online

SF Crowsnest has posted a review of Cory Doctorow's short-story collection Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present (Thunder's Mouth Press).