Thursday, December 04, 2008

Cape Breton SF Anthology now released

Third Person Press has released Undercurrents: A Cape Breton Anthology of Speculative Fiction, co-edited by Sherry Ramsey. The fourteen science fiction, fantasy, horror and paranormal stories are by writers with ties to Cape Breton, including fellow SF Canada member Peter Andrew Smith.

From the publisher:
The landscape of Cape Breton writing doesn't necessarily begin at the Canso Causeway and end at the Cabot Strait-at least not between the covers of this volume.

The fourteen stories in Undercurrents ply the literary oceans of time and space, possibility and imagination. And while you may find familiar themes in these pages-love, change, greed, spirituality-you will discover that they take on a new perspective when viewed through the lens of the speculative.

Likewise, some of the authors will be familiar to you, while others will be newly-discovered voices. What they all share is a connection to Cape Breton Island, and a willingness to look beyond the boundaries of the world we know-or think we know.

Inside are stories that ripple and swell with the unusual: fiddle-playing ghosts, malevolent cats, urbane vampires, and ordinary folks who have drifted into the realms of the extraordinary. Set your oars in these unusual waters and see for yourself what swirls in the undercurrents.

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