SF Canada members on BPAA’s award shortlist!

Congratulations to our SF Canada members who are on the Book Publishers of Alberta Association’s shortlist for the Alberta Book Publishing Awards!

For the Douglas Barbour Award for Speculative Fiction, the following are shortlisted:

    • Seasons Between Us: Tales of Identities and Memories – edited by SF Canada members Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law of Laksa Media Groups Inc.
    • Tying the Knot, published by Tyche Books, SF Canada member Margaret Curelas, Acquisitions Editor (written by E.C. Bell)
    • Water: Selkies, Sirens, and Sea Monsters, published by Tyche Books, SF Canada member Margaret Curelas, Acquisitions Editor (edited by Rhonda Parrish)

New short story by Rebecca M. Senese!

SF Canada member Rebecca M. Senese’s latest short story, “A Future So Bright”, has been published in Blaze Ward Presents 06: Small Gods!

Small Gods.
They aren’t the earth-shakers, but the quiet ones. Or perhaps the loud, brash ones.
We challenged the writers to give us stories without much more than Small Gods.
They came through, as usual, ranging all over the spectrum, as well as all over the emotional map, from the noir of a god created while smoking a cigarette and doing dishes, to the god of pizza delivery (and all the things that might go wrong).
Come take a journey with some of the deities you might not have known until now.

Available at Blaze Ward Presents.
Find more of Rebecca’s writing at her website: rebeccasenese.com

Stories by Edward Willett, Robert Runte, Robert Dawson, and Noah JD Chinn in the Summer of Sci-Fi & Fantasy anthology!

With stories from SF Canada members Edward Willett, Robert Runte, Robert Dawson, and Noah JD Chinn, the Summer of Sci-Fi & Fantasy: Volume One is “a treasure trove of speculative fiction that is sure to excite and captivate even the fussiest of goblins”.

Blast into this black hole of literature, and experience an exciting, lengthy escape with some of the best short stories on the market today. In this volume, we have included 23 stories from 23 very different authors. Whether you love summoned demons on New York subways, a dystopian civilization’s transformation into living, breathing plants, or the discovery of new worlds complete with lost-in-translation space battles with aliens, we have something for everyone.

Published by Saskatoon-based The Author’s Hand. Get a copy today!

Candas Jane Dorsey wins award!

SF Canada member Candas Jane Dorsey’s mystery novel, What’s the Matter with Mary Jane? has won the Crime Writers of Canada’s Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery!

Dorsey manages to write with humour while remaining sensitive to serious issues like grief, gentrification, and privilege as well as how privilege might best be used for the greater good. The mystery itself unwinds as it should with information crucial to the solution sprinkled throughout, eventually arriving at a satisfying, though bittersweet, conclusion.
Crime Writers of Canada’s awards committee

This is the second installation of the Epitome Apartments Mystery Series.

A wise-cracking, grammar-obsessed, pansexual amateur sleuth is thrust into the world of the uber-rich when her enigmatic, now-famous childhood friend breezes back into her life begging for help with a dangerous stalker

Watch the awards ceremony on Youtube and find What’s the Matter with Mary Jane? at ECW Press.

News from Jean-Louis Trudel!

SF Canada member Jean-Louis Trudel has been busy lately!

Along with some story acceptances (watch for their release in the coming months!), his poem, “Summer Encroaching, Winter Yielding”, published in Little Blue Marble, was nominated for a Rhysling Award and will be reprinted in this year’s anthology:

And his academic paper on SF dramaturgy in Québec was the runner-up for this year’s Jamie Bishop Award for non-English-language SF scholarship!

Find out more about Jean-Louis at culturedesfuturs.blogspot.com

Congratulations, Jean-Louis!