Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New work from Jean-Louis Trudel

Jean-Louis Trudel has provided one of his semi-annual updates of his publishing activities:

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's short story « Désaxés! » ("Off-kilter") has been accepted for publication in 2009 by Solaris, while Tesseracts 13 (EDGE), edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and David Morrell, will include his story "The Night Before the Storm", translated by the author himself from the story in French, known as « La nuit avant l'orage ».

In 2008, the Éditions David in Ottawa published a thick teacher's guide by Sophie Beaulé of St-Mary's University in Halifax, Jean-Louis Trudel, devoted to five of the author's young adult books, comprising the series of the « Saisons de Nigelle » ("Seasons of Nigelle").

Jean-Louis's  short story about life on Vancouver Island after global warming, « Soldats des bois, de la mer et du ciel » ("Soldiers of the Woods, the Sea, and the Sky"), appeared in the December 2008 issue of French magazine Galaxies, while his story about a Venus transit in Milano, « Les terrasses de Brera » ("The Brera Roofs"), should appear in 2009 in the Montreal magazine Brins d'Éternité, a non-paying market.

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 ».

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