reading at Library & Archives Canada

Book Launch — Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen

Superhero in red and while costume with gold bracletsLibrary and Archives Canada cordially invites you to the launch of Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen, an anthology of science fiction and fantasy. Book launch is in conjunction with the fantastic Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity exhibit featuring art by Canadian comic book artists.  The evening will include readings by Alex C. Renwick, Leigh Wallace, & Jason Sharp. Books available through local independent outfit Perfect Books. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016      5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lobby exhibit space at 395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

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“Redux” to appear in MURDER MAYHEM

I’m seriously hesitant to say anything about this story for fear of accidental spoilery action. Needless to say, it’s awesome UK’s Flame Tree Press would like to include my serial-murderer bit of nastiness “REDUX” in one of their gorgeous volumes. Look for it soon: MURDER MAYHEM.

murder mayhem

“The Hairy Man”

Haida_SkidgateToronto-based Exile Editions has announced the table of contents for their forthcoming monster/myth anthology Those Who Make Us, which includes my post-apocalyptic love letter to Victoria, “The Hairy Man.”

Patterson–Gimlin_film_frame_352Living in the Pacific Northwest gives one (if one is odd, and loves monsters and attendant mythos) a somewhat proprietary appreciation for Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch, aka hairy man, aka gogit — okay, the dude has a dozen different regional names all over the world, and was incidentally responsible for one of my favorite X-Files episodes.

I’m in absolute love with this story. It’s tangentially set in the same future-Canada as my “Drowntown” (lead story in the Prix Aurora-winning Blood & Water) and Vancouver-based matriarchal steamworks story I’m still cooking in the oven. I’m starting to sense a post-disaster Canadian mosaic novel materializing…

“Dear Houston” in Tesseracts 20

t1-cover110Am feeling so Canadian! Having been an Austinite and a Portlander for so long, I’m having a swell time embracing my Canadianity (Canadianness?), most recently with a sale to the longrunning Canadian SFF anthology series, Tesseracts.

Called a “Canadian literary legacy,” the first Tesseracts anthology was edited by SF luminary Judith Merril in 1985. By Tesseracts 20‘s release Canadian authors, editors, translators and special guests will have contributed nearly 600 short stories, poems, editorials, and forewords to the series, including Margaret Atwood, Susan Swan, and the Hugo and Nebula award winning William Gibson, Spider Robinson, and Robert J. Sawyer.

tesseracts 19

Happy to say I’m following my Tesseracts 19 appearance (“A Week in the Superlife”) with “Dear Houston” in Tesseracts 20, edited by Mssrs. Spider Robinson and James Alan Gardner. A poem this time! A very long poem…