Sunday, December 20, 2009
The novel is a reincarnation, time-travel story about young Vancouver-based Max, who finds himself a reluctant investigator into a murder that happened decades ago to David Dexter. Max’s dreams and findings lead him to people it would appear he knew in a previous life and in the end transport back in time and body into the dangerous psychic experiments during the US/Soviet Union Cold War.
Simon Rose joins Five Rivers’ conclave of authors with six children’s novels in print through Tradewind Books, an impressive list of award nominations, and literary award adjudications (the Governor General and Sunburst among them.) A Derbyshire native, Simon now makes his home in Calgary, Alberta. More information about Simon can be found through his website.
Flashback, Simon’s first young adult novel, is slated for release early in 2011.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
"Waterfront" was directed by Carol McBride in 1986. Originally short in 35 mm, it stars Eva Mackey and features a gorgeous reading (and adaptation) of my short story "Memory Lapse at the Waterfront." "Memory Lapse" first appeared in New Bodies, An Anthology of Science Fiction, published by Emanation Press. (Toronto, 1981). It was rerprinted in my 2008 anthology, "After the Fires," published by Toronto's Tightrope books. Posted with permission.
Friday, December 11, 2009
The Hero with a Thousand Faces......
You can read my Hallowe'en/Fairy Tale/Humour/Urban Fantasy/Superhero/YA story in the fabulous zine of Superhuman fiction, 1000 Faces online now!
In "Camellia Chameleon", a suburban kid suddenly discovers she can change parts of herself at will-- and decides she doesn't like it! But on Hallowe'en a threat to a neighborhood child forces Cam to reconsider.....
Plus many more exciting stories. The issue is also available for download to e-book or POD. See the site for details!
Monday, December 07, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
The eight-hour course, which runs Tuesday evenings from March 6 to April 8, is described this way:
Students will receive an overview of the genres included in the umbrella term speculative fiction—science fiction, fantasy and horror—plus hands-on experience in the crafting of stories within these genres. Topics will include idea development, character development, world building and story structure. Information about speculative fiction markets, workshops, writers’ organizations, websites and conventions will also be provided. Students will be expected to produce work to be critiqued and to critique others’ work.
The tuition fee is $99; registration form is online here.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Two stories of his have also been published recently -- "From the Sea" in On Spec #78 and "The Tale of Lady Spite" in Tales of the Talisman.
Friday, November 20, 2009
For a deeper look at how this story came about, check out Geoff's essay: "A Yeast-Free Recipe to Make Lo'ihi Rise".
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Les vents de Tammerlan, the second tome of my Chaaas’ cycle, is now a finalist of the General Governor’s literary Awards in the children’s literature category.
“This captivating novel by Michèle Laframboise strays from the well-worn paths of science fiction. While conserving the essential elements of the genre, the author’s subtle, at times poetic, prose creates moving and colourful images and gives life to complex, lovable characters. “
It is a small victory for my story and my paper children, and a larger victory for science-fiction, now recognized as a full flavour of the literary ice cream!
(a nice article by the Mississauga News: http://www.mississauga.com/what's%20on/article/161156--laframboise-awaits-word-on-governor-general-s-award )
Michèle, coming back from a Saskatchewan Tour for the Canadian children's books week. (Tournée Lire à tous vents)
Lorina's fall promotional tour continues through December at the following locations in Ontario:
November 28: Coles, 150 First Street, Orangeville, L9W 3T7, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
December 5: Chapters, Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road, Guelph, N1G 2X6, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
December 11: Smith Books, Heritage Place, 1350 - 16th Street East, Owen Sound N4K 5N3, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Monday, September 21, 2009
This is Doug's first full collection, and includes 16 of his favourite stories--fantasy, SF, horror, etc.--including an Aurora Award winner, a Best New Horror selection, and nine Aurora finalists.
Chimerascope is now available for pre-order for the limited edition hardcover and will also be available in trade paperback later.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
On Saturday, September 26 at 2 p.m., along with fellow poet Marci Tentchoff of Double-Edged Books, Eileen will be reading at White Dwarf Books, 3715 West 10th Avenue in Vancouver B.C.
Tales From the Holograph Woods, a 35-year retrospective of Eileen's speculative poetry, is available from Wattle and Daub Books.
The first three chapters of the first book, somewhat shortened, will run as "Hell of a Fix," the cover story in the December/January issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Notes Art, "I'm really pleased with it, and especially had a lot of fun with the radio plays in the 'play' section of the website. It's so enjoyable to do these extra things with your characters."
Bonus: in the upper-right-hand side there's a "choose your background" button, allowing you to use either the American or the Canadian cover as your background.
Friday, September 04, 2009
Pure Speculation runs October 2 to 4 at the Shaw Convention Centre.
Her poem “Don Quixote’s Quandary" came out in the Science Fiction Poetry Association's 2008 poetry contest collection.
Colleen's story “The Boy who Bled Rubies” has just come out in Don Juan and Men: Stories of Lust and Seduction, published by MLR press.
She has sold the story “Best Sipped Slowly” to the anthology The Quantum Genre on the Planet of the Arts.
...now actively seeking from Canadian authors solid, Canadian novel-length fiction, with well-crafted plot and characterization, employing Canadian themes, geography and issues. If you have a manuscript that’s been lying in your bottom drawer because the major US houses aren’t interested in Canadian issues, it’s very likely that manuscript will find a home with Five Rivers. We’ll look at just about any genre with the exception of romance, anything to do with vampires (unless you’re going to deliver something other than Bella and Edward), horror, crime or erotica. If you’re submitting SF, please, think outside the singing oysters thing. If you’re submitting fantasy, we’d rather not see anything about dragons, elves and quests for magical artefacts.
Complete submission guidelines are here.
John also has short story "The Slow Haunting" in the anthology Dark Delicacies 3 (Perseus Books), which also includes work by Clive Barker, Kevin J. Anderson. Chuck Palahniuk, Heather Graham, Richard Christian Matheson, David Morrell, and many more. It's available in both hardcover and trade paperback.
Just like in real life, work, friendship and storytelling are important parts of Johanson's beautifully built world. The author is an avid kayaker and her love and knowledge of the outdoors imbues her narrative with a rich verisimilitude.
As well, the reader will remember spunky, sympathetically drawn Jenia for a long time.
“The “Grim Hill” series gets another satisfying go-round with this fantasy/mystery romp featuring the spunky Cat Peters ... Another appealing mix of realism, whimsy, and legend.” – Booklist, May 2009
"The author interweaves mood, magic, and Celtic mythology with the typical preoccupations of adolescence, creating a worthwhile read for those who enjoy a suspenseful story built around engaging characters and an imaginative premise." – Resource Links, April 2009
“... once it takes off, it careens along, getting spookier and spookier … it does work out in the end, leaving Cat robbed of her potential best friend but on the verge of fitting in at school and wiser in the ways of relationships, both boy-girl and mother-daughter.” – CM: Canadian Review of Materials, April 2009
"DeMeulemeester offers a realistic heroine in the form of the conflicted Cat, and a storyline that fantasy addicts will devour." – Montreal Review of Books, April 2009
“The series is well-written, the Celtic fairy lore well-researched and well-incorporated … DeMeulemeester has created a fascinating world populated with believable characters and a strong dose of fantasy. What fun!” – HollyBookNotes (book review blog), April 2009
Geoffrey W. Cole's story "The Most Successful Man in the World" appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Strange, Weird, and Wonderful magazine.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Edward Willett won the award for Best Long-Form Work in English for Marseguro (DAW Books); Michèle Laframboise won Best Long-Form Work in French for Les vents deTammerlan (Editions Médiaspaul, coll. Jeunesse-Plus), Jean-Louis Trudel won the award for Best Short-Form Work in French for "Le dome de macaire" (Solaris 167), Karl Johanson won the award for Best Work In English (Other) for editing Neo-Opsis magazine, and Joel Champetier won for Best Work in French (Other) for editing Solaris.
Randy McCharles won the award for Best Short-Form Work in English for his short story "Ringing in the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta" (Tesseracts Twelve, Edge Science Fiction) and the Fan Achievement (Organizational) award for his work as chair of World Fantasy 2008.
Other winners were Lar deSouza, who won the award for Artistic Achievement for Looking for Group (online comic), Jef Boman, who won the award for Fan Achievement (Fanzine) for editing The Original Universe, and Joan Sherman, who won the award for Fan Achievement (Other) for organizing the Heather Dale Concert.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Born Phyllis Fay Bloom on May 25, 1926, in Toronto, in the 1960s and 1970s she was the only prominent English-language Canadian SF writer; in 1982 she was honored with an Aurora Award for lifetime achivement.
Her first SF story, "A Grain of Manhood," appeared in Fantastic in 1959, and she published short fiction widely right into this century. Some of her stories are gathered in Son of the Morning and Other Stories (1983) and Blue Apes (1995). She edited Tesseracts2 (1987), an anthology of Canadian SF, with Douglas Barbour.
Phyllis's first novel, Sunburst appeared in 1959; one of Canada's most important SF prizes is called the Sunburst Award in her honor. Other works include her Sven Dhalgren books: O Master Caliban! (1976) and Heart of Red Iron (1989); her Starcats series: Nebula-nominated novella "Son of the Morning" (1972) and novels including Aurora Award winner A Judgment of Dragons(1980), Emperor, Swords, Pentacles (1982), and Tiptree and Aurora finalist The Kingdom of the Cats; the Flesh and Gold series: Flesh and Gold (1998), Violent Stars (1999);Mindworlds (2002); and standalone feminist fantasy Birthstones (2007).
The funeral will be held on Thursday, July 16, at 3:30 p.m. at Adath Israel Synogague in Toronto. Details are here.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Dave Duncan's The Alchemist's Code (Ace) is a finalist in the adult category, while Cory Doctorow's Little Brother (Tor) and Eileen Kernaghan's Wild Talent: A Novel of the Supernatural (Thistledown) are on the young adult shortlist.
In addition, Ursula Pflug's collection After the Fires received an honorable mention in the adult category, as did Arthur Slade's Jolted: Newton Starker's Rules for Survival in the young adult category.
The awards, named after the first novel by Phyllis Gotlieb, consist of $1,000 cash and a medallion which incorporates a specially designed "Sunburst" logo. The winners will be announced in the fall.
Michele's SF comic book The General's Garden is now out in both French and English.
A new story Ursula says she's particularly happy with, "Harvesting the Moon." will appear in the fall issue of Peter Crowther's Postscripts. Another new story, "Learning Elvish," is forthcoming in Jon Wood's Farrago's Wainscot.
Besides Duncan, the other finalists are Anathem by Neal Stephenson, Long Walks, Last Flights and Other Stories by Ken Scholes, Space Magic by David Levine, and A World Too Near by Kay Kenyon.
The Endeavour Award honors a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book, either a novel or a single-author collection of stories, created by a writer living in the Pacific Northwest. Entries are read by seven readers randomly selected from a panel of local fans and readers. The five highest scoring books then go to three judges, who are all professional writers or editors.
The winner will be announced November 27 at OryCon, Oregon’s annual science fiction convention.
First, Little Brother tied with Ian MacLeod's Song of Time (PS Publishing) for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of the year. Third went to The Philosopher's Apprentice, by James Morrow. The award will be presented at the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, this weekend, July 10 to 12.
Second, Little Brother won the Prometheus Award, awarded annually by The Libertarian Futurist Society. Other finalists were Matter by Iain Banks (Orbit), The January Dancer by Michael Flynn (Tor), Saturn's Children by Charles Stross (Tor), Opening Atlantis by Harry Turtledove (Roc), and Half a Crown by Jo Walton (Tor). The award will be presented at the World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal in August.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here's the synopsis:
The legendary crystal ceremonial mask of Kulkaan, high priest of Atlantis,was believed to have been endowed with incredible powers. In the ancient civilization's destruction, the mask was thought to have been shattered and irretrievably lost, eventually being forgotten. Long considered to be a myth, the artifact’s fragments have now been found and the mask of Kulkaan reassembled. In a desperate race against time, Josh and Erica must prevent the mask from falling intact into the hands of the shadowy Crystalline Order to save the world from catastrophe.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Little Brother runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m., through July 19 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Tickets are $15-$25, from 800-982-2787. More information, here.
The play is directed by Dorothy Milne, who previously worked with Massolia on the Griffin's 2005 adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Stardust.
(Via SF Scope.)
Read the whole thing!
I have always earned my living as a writer. It was the only thing I could do well enough to earn enough to feed my family.
Monday, June 15, 2009
The Bram Stoker Awards are presented annually by the Horror Writer's Association, and are named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. The award is an eight-inch replica of a fanciful haunted house, designed for HWA by sculptor Steven Kirk. The door of the house opens to reveal a brass plaque engraved with the name of the winning work and its author.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Stephanie Bedwell-Grime's vampire saga Dark Desire, Bleeding Sun and A Pirate's Life are now available from Double Dragon Publishing.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
La quête de Chaaas (Chaaas’ Quest) explores in depth the life of an adolescent struggling to find his own way in an alien civilization of super-gardeners. Robbed of the fruit of his quest and left to die of cold in the northern desert, Chaaas resolves to find the culprit. But a grain of chance mingles in his plans...
On June 15th, Michèle will be at a public lecture at the Harbourfront, in Toronto. The award ceremony will be held on the next day.
Monday, May 25, 2009
It's Matt's 19th sale to the magazine.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Says Derek, "It's the story of three kids living on the streets on San Pedro Sula, one of whom believes he's been visited by John the Baptist. It's dark and uses the environment I saw while working with street kids in Central and South America. No ray-guns, spaceships or aliens, though...."
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
It’s never a good idea to date your prey…
Xandra had a thing about vampires—like not dating one. Ever. But now that she’s on the hunt for the mastermind behind a newly formed vampire army, she’s sucking it up and dating every vamp in her little black book. Her prime suspect: Dante. Cop, vampire—and drop-dead gorgeous.
As the police force’s vampire liaison officer, Dante is no stranger to crime. Feral vampires are attacking in droves, and he’s hell-bent on finding out who’s responsible before the backlash robs them all of their hard-won rights. His number one suspect: Xandra. Hunter, smartass—and sexy as sin.
No one is more surprised than Xandra when Dante shows up as her date. Her cover is not all that’s blown during their mutual interrogation. Sparks of attraction fly—right before an attack leaves her gravely injured. With no choice but to inoculate her with his blood, Dante has more questions than ever before. Like who wants her silenced.
As they race to uncover a long-buried secret, Xandra realizes she can trust no one. Not even Dante. Especially since his blood is giving her unpredictable side effects…
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009
Here's a sneak peek at Steve Vernon's upcoming children's picture book, Maritime Monsters, a field guide to the sea serpents and wood beasts of the maritimes, illustrated by Jeff Solway. The book will hit the bookshelves this fall.
Currently Steve is gearing up for the launch and promotion of Halifax Haunts, his third collection of ghost stories. You can listen to an interview with Steve online here.
Nina also signed on with Redjack Books, who will be publishing a collection of her short stories in 2010. Meanwhile, Absolute Xpress (Hades Publications) will be re-releasing Nina's award-nominated romantic SF thriller, Collision with Paradise (formerly with Liquid Silver) this spring in ebook and print formats.
Nina recently participated in BC Book and Magazine Week 2009. As part of Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine's participation in the Main Street Literary Tour, Nina gave a reading from her award-nominated short story, "Virtually Yours," which appeared in The Best of Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine (Bundoran Press) and has been translated into Greek, Romanian, and Polish. An after-party followed at Cafe Montmartre.
Nina was also interviewed by Danielle Marcotte of Radio Canada in connection with her participation in BC Book Week and to discuss SF writing and publishing in British Columbia.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Other finalists in that category are Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book (HarperCollins/Bloomsbury), Margo Lanagan's Tender Morsels (Knopf), Terry Pratchett's Nation (Doubleday UK/HarperCollins) and John Scalzi's Zoe's Tale (Tor).
The Locus Awards, nominated for and voted on by readers of Locus Magazine and Locus Online, will be presented in Seattle during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend, June 26 to 27.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Terra Insegura will be available in bookstores on May 5.
Friday, April 17, 2009
As well, Mary has sold three poems, "The Malcontents," "From the Hidden Texts of Lucy Maud," and "The Hill Witch," to the upcoming speculative issue of Room magazine
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
- Matter, Iain Banks (Orbit)
- Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
- The January Dancer, Michael Flynn (Tor)
- Saturn’s Children, Charles Stross (Ace)
- Opening Atlantis, Harry Turtledove (Penguin/Roc)
- Half a Crown, Jo Walton (Tor)
The winners will be announced at (where else?) Anticipation, this year's World Science Fiction Convention, August 6 to 10 in Montreal.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Other finalists in that category are The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock Press, Redemption Roadshow by Weston Ochse (Burning Effigy Press), and The Confessions of St. Zach by Gene O'Neill (Bad Moon Books).
The awards will be presented at the 2009 Stoker Awards Weekend, June 12 to 14 in Burbank, Calif.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Cory Doctorow's Little Brother (Tor) is a finalist in the Best Novel category, alongside Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Morrow; Atlantic UK); The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury); Saturn's Children by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit); and Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi (Tor). You can download Cory's book for free.
It's interesting to note that three of the five finalists are young adult books.
Tony Pi is on the final ballot for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Others in that category are Aliette de Bodard, David Anthony Durham, Felix Gilman and
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The Auroras recognize Canadian science fiction and fantasy artwork, writing, and fan activities. Any Canadian citizen or resident may vote in the Aurora selection process. Mail-in or online ballots must be submitted before Wednesday, July 15, 2009. For more information or to vote, go here.
Best Long-Form Work in English
Meilleur livre en anglais
After the Fires, Ursula Pflug (Tightrope Books)
Meilleur livre en français
Best Long-Form Work in French
Une fêlure au flanc du monde, Éric Gauthier (Alire)
Best Short-Form Work in English
Meilleure nouvelle en anglais
“All In,” Peter Atwood (May–June, Weird Tales magazine)
Meilleure nouvelle en français
Best Short-Form Work in French
« Ballade sur Pallide », Michèle Laframboise (Virages 44)
Best Work in English (Other)
Meilleur ouvrage en anglais (Autre)
The Gaslight Grimoire, Jeff Campbell & Charles Prepolec, Editors, (Edge Science Fiction)
Tesseracts Twelve, Claude Lalumière, Ed. (Edge Science Fiction)
Meilleur ouvrage en français (Autre)
Best Work in French (Other)
Jean-Louis Trudel, Sophie Beaulé, (Éditions David)
Fan Achievement (Fanzine)
Accomplissement fanique (Fanzine)
The Original Universe, Jeff Boman, (Ed.)
Fan Achievement (Organizational)
Accomplissement fanique (Organisation)
Robyn Herrington Memorial Short Story Contest, Renée Bennett (Administrator)
Fan Achievement (Other)
Accomplissement fanique (autre)
World Fantasy 2008 Podcasts, Kurt Armbruster, & Ryah Deines (Producers/Ed./Hosts)
The Prix Aurora Awards will be presented at Canvention, the Canadian national science fiction convention, which this year is taking place in conjunction with the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, Anticipation, being held in Montréal from August 6 to 10.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
This is the 3rd in the Venice trilogy. Number two (Alchemist's Code) came out in mass market a week ago.
Here is a summary of The Alchemist's Pursuit:
Being even crabbier than usual, Maestro Nostradamus refuses a request from Violetta Vitale, the finest courtesan in Venice, to investigate the murder of her friend Lucia. But when another courtesan dies, and then another, the Maestro repents and sets Alfeo Zeno--his apprentice and Violetta's lover--to work gathering evidence. Their quest has hardly begun before the ruling Council of Ten intervenes, forbidding them to pursue the investigation.
Any normal detective would be balked, but the Maestro is the finest seer in Europe, and even the implacable Council of Ten cannot prevent him from seeking to foresee the next murder and sending Alfeo to catch the killer in the act. The hunt becomes ever more urgent and desperate as it seems that Violetta herself may be destined to be the next victim and Alfeo begins receiving mysterious occult help that he did not ask for and probably dare not accept.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Donna Farley appears in an online podcast talking about Saint Cuthbert, the subject of her two upcoming books from Conciliar Press, The Ravens of Farne, a picture book, and Bearing the Saint, a YA novel.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Simon Rose will be leading workshops on Writing and Publishing Your Children's Novel in Calgary March 16 and 18:
Monday, March 16, 2009 - 7 pm to 9 pm Inspiration, Imagination and Invention
We examine the writing process from initial concept through to the finished manuscript, including how to turn ideas into stories, the creation of outlines, story structure, character development, the role of research and the importance of editing and revision. Cost: $50.00
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 7 pm to 9 pm Marketing and Promotion
This workshop explores websites for authors and writers, online marketing, media relations, book launches and bookstore signings, promotional events, securing speaking engagements, as well examining ways to research and submit to publishing houses. Cost: $50.00
The workshops will be held at the Palliser Bayview Pumphill Community Association, 2323 Palliser Drive SW, Calgary.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (403) 285 9383.
Louise Bohmer's debut novel, The Black Act, is now available for pre-order from the publisher, Lachesis Publishing.
From the back cover:
The history of a curse is fraught with bloody battles, bitter hatred, and dark secrets.
Through five generations, ghosts of war haunt the Wise Women. When the Rebellion of Glenna ends, their curse sleeps bound in the Tunnels of the Dead, waiting for its chance to re-awaken the battle between the Wood People and Dalthwein Clans.
Claire, a distraught young Wise Woman born in the sacred valley of the fae, unwittingly helps it escape imprisonment. While her twin sister, Anna, receives psychic glimpses of ancient secrets she must unravel. With her scribe teacher, Rosalind, she also struggles to uncover the reasons behind Claireʼs strange behavior, ever escalating since the death of their Guild Mother, Grianne.
The Age of the Wise Women will cease, if the curse does not end with Anna and Claire. Perhaps inheriting the mistakes of their ancestors, and learning the truths of their identities, will bring great suffering for these witch twins?
We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:
- studies of individual works and authors;
- comparative studies;
- studies that place works in their literary and/or cultural contexts.
Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long, and geared toward a general as well as an academic audience. Please submit proposals (max. 2 pages) by email or hard copy to:
Dr. Allan Weiss
Department of English
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3H 3N4
Deadline: April 1, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Clélie is looking for original unpublished work that fits these guidelines:
short fiction (2000 to 5000) for which we will pay $200; and poems up to 50 lines in length, for which we will pay $50. We’re looking for character-driven pieces; for whimsical, absurdist, elegant, horrific, heart-felt, energetic, sad, scary pieces; for hard sf, sf with a bit of give in it, fantasy, and everything in between. Pick one or all of the above. If you’ve put your heart into it, we want to see it. Just respect the word limits.To submit:
one story per submission please, or up to five poems; as an attachment only (not in the body of the message) in either Word or RTF, with your name/[PTY or FCT]/title in the heading, and send it winging through the ethers to email@example.com
Reading period: January 15th to February 28th 2009.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
In 2009, the Éditions du Vermillon in Ottawa will publish their second fiction collection by Jean-Louis. Titled Les Marées à venir (Tides to Come), it will include 10 science fiction short stories published between 2000 and 2008, plus one original story.
Jean-Louis also writes with Yves Meynard under the name Laurent McAllister. In 2008, they sold to the Éditions Bragelonne in Paris a hulking 250,000-word space opera to be published as Suprématie : La vengeance d'Alcaino (Domination: Alcaino's Revenge), in April or May 2009. Laurent McAllister will also be authoring in 2009 a fiction collection, Les Leçons de la cruauté (Cruelty's Lessons), to be published by the Éditions Alire in Quebec City. It will include three stories originally written in French and two originally written in English, published in various venues between 1992 and 2007.
Finally, as a sometime agent-translator, Jean-Louis also sold recently, to Fantasy Magazine, a short story by French author Jean-Claude Dunyach, "Birds," translated by Sheryl Curtis from the French original, « Oiseaux ».