Cover reveal of Weekends Can Be Murder by Arlene Marks!

SF Canada member Arlene Marks will have a novel out in November! Weekends Can Be Murder is a paranormal mystery set in a Victorian-era summer home built on an island in Georgian Bay.

When murder mystery theatre becomes too real for comfort…

Firefighter Larry Holmes needs some time away. Out of other options, he agrees to take his cousin’s place at a crime fiction convention. Larry doesn’t like mystery novels, but he can enjoy the host resort’s amenities and stay out of the way. That plan goes out the window, however, when he arrives at the venue with the convention’s organizer, Selena Watt, and the close-knit Crime Club decides that with Holmes and Watt present, the game must be afoot.

Arlene is the creator of the ongoing Sic Transit Terra space opera series, among other current and upcoming novels. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications, including H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror, Polar Borealis, and Daily Science Fiction, and has most recently been gathered into a collection titled Imaginary Friends (May 2022, Brain Lag). Her website is thewritersnest.ca.

Preorder Weekends Can be Murder today!

River of Sons by Geoff Cole!

SF Canada member Geoff Cole’s story “River of Sons” was just published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies!
The story takes place in Brussels at the start of a very different World War One and features dueling sorcerers, unfortunate cabbage, and a chain-smoking mandarin duck!

More accolades for Nina Munteanu’s A Diary in the Age of Water!

SFC member Nina Munteanu’s novel A Diary in the Age of Water (Inanna Publications, 2020) is listed along with seven other water-related eco-fiction novels worth reading in Mary Woodbury’s article “Where Waters and Fictions Meet” in Climate Culture.

About “A Diary in the Age of Water“, Woodbury writes, “This is the definitive novel about all things water.”

Also on the list are “Water Knife” by Paolo Bacigalupi, “Memory of Water” by Emmi Itäranta, “Bangkok Wakes to Rain” by Pitchaya Sudbanthad, “Oil on Water” by Helon Habila, “Fever Dream” by Samanta Schweblin, “Lagoon,” by Nnedi Okorafor, and “Land-Water-Sky” (Ndè-Tı-Yat’a) by Katłıà.

Find Nina at The Alien Next Door as well as on Twitter and LinkedIn and find Nina’s books on Amazon.ca.

‘A Collection of Secrets’ by Rhea Rose

‘A Collection of Secrets’  is now out in Pulp Literature #35! In this new story by SFC member Rhea Rose, a young collector discovers the power of nature — and nurture.

Rhea says: “I know mermaids are popular, and many stories are written about them. When writing about popular creatures, a writer wants a new twist, a new lens through which to experience them. … I wanted my mermaids to have agency and power, be a force for the planet, and get some payback for the damage done to their world from polluting plastics. I wanted them to be more than sexy sirens.“

Rhea is also the featured author of this issue — be sure to read the interview too!

Rhea Rose has published many Canadian speculative short-fiction stories and poems. She is a three-time Aurora Award nominee, and is currently nominated a fourth time, for her editorial work and writing in Polar Starlight, an online zine of speculative poetry by Canadian authors.

Be sure to read an excerpt from ‘A Collection of Secrets’ here, and buy Issue #35 here!

“Boomer Trap” by Dale L. Sproule

Dale L. Sproule’s latest publication is “Boomer Trap” appearing now in Dark Recesses Webzine!

Dale L. Sproule has over 50 published stories and hundreds of articles, interviews, and poems. His work has most recently appeared in The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir; That is SO Wrong; Emanations 9; Theme of Absence and The Colored Lens. He is the author of four books; short story collections Psychedelia Gothique and Psychedelia Noir and the novels The Human Template and Escape from the Carnivorous Forest (Oct 2022).

His website is dalelsproule.com and his blog is dlsproule.blogspot.com

“Warning” by Bernadette Gabay Dyer

SFC member Bernadette Gabay Dyer‘s latest publication is “Warning”, a poem in I Become The Beast, the Australian horror and speculative poetry magazine.

Bernadette Gabay Dyer was born in Kingston Jamaica, and has lived in Toronto, Canada for many years. She is a poet, a storyteller, an artist, a playwright, and the author of four novels and two short story collections. Her work has been widely anthologized, and her poetry and short stories have appeared in the University of Miami Journal, as well as in Wasafiri from St Mary’s University in London England.

Bernadette’s latest novel, Santiago’s Purple Skies at Morning’s Light, is available here, and her two collections, Stone Woman and Segovia Stories, are available at Mosaic Press.