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.

New S&S stories by Geoff Hart!

SFC member Geoff Hart has just published a Fritz Leiber homage, with gender-swapped Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser and a few other flourishes, in Sword and Sorcery Magazine!

He’s also got a story in Crunchy with Ketchup — this one features Mouse with Freya!

Another story with the two protagonists is upcoming in Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4, with a homage to M. Asterix and M. Obelix woven in!

Find more of Geoff’s work at geoff-hart.com

The Quiet Dead by Darke Conteur

SFC member Darke Conteur’s latest publication, The Quiet Dead, is a zombie thriller!

In the middle of a deadly pandemic, forty-five-year-old Jolene Sadler hides out at her trailer in Wasaga Beach with her daughter and a few neighbours. Mainly it’s to get away from her abusive ex, but as the world falls apart, it becomes a refuge where they can ride out the pandemic in relative security, but things are never what they seem.

The world descends into a chaotic madness and desperation seeps into the camp along with the virus. Rumours spread that the illness makes people go mad, but Jolene witnesses another frighting affliction firsthand; resurrection of the dead. To complicate matters, her ex arrives at the campground and she is forced her into an ugly confrontation. Soon, their haven devolves into a graveyard and she and her small group are forced out onto the open road with few supplies and even fewer options.

As her ex and the dead haunt their every step, their journey culminates into a showdown for their lives, but sometimes a bad situation can turn the tide, especially when hopelessness leaves Jolene with only one option.

Available at all ebook retailers.

Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal is to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing, she spends her time collecting crystals, knitting, gardening, cooking and listening to very loud music. Find her at darkeconteur.wordpress.com

Michèle Laframboise makes a double splash in top SF magazines!

SF Canada member Michèle Laframboise achieved a rare feat this month with simultaneous publications in both Asimov’s and Analog science fiction magazines.

Born in July, Michèle considers the double publication as a fine birthday gift, especially since her name is featured on Asimov’s cover.

Michèle’s two stories are :

Currently on sale in kiosks and specialized bookshops.

Michèle also currently has stories out in OnSpec 119 (Alberta-based) and NeoOpsis 33 (BC-based). She is also regularly featured in the French SF magazines Solaris in Québec and Galaxies in France.

Michèle Laframboise is a long distance runner (she ran the virtual Chilly Half in February) with more than 60 published works.

She enjoys working full time on her passions, writing and drawing comics. She just indie-published Maîtresse des vents, the first YA graphic novel to be published at her own imprint Échofictions.

Her SF is like chocolate… hard and crunchy. Echofictions also offers already-published stories that are no longer available, in both French and English.

Recently, Michèle has put out a collection « 5 Hard and Crunchy SF tales », a collection of cacao-rich science fiction stories.

New Releases from Krista Wallace!

The third book in SF Canada member Krista Wallace’s Gatekeeper fantasy series, Gatekeeper’s Deception II – Deceived, is now out!

“Two lives for each life.” Lord Bartheylen rose to his seven-foot height. “Kyer Halidan owes me four.”

Gatekeeper’s Deception II – Deceived is available at books2read.com/kristawallace.

Krista also has a second new release!: Griffin and the Spurious Correlations is also available through books2read.com/kristawallace.

Find out more about Krista at her website and her podcast.

Captains & Conspiracies by Jane Glatt!

SF Canada member Jane Glatt’s most recent novel, Captains & Conspiracies, is now available!

Published by Tyche Books (ed. Margaret Curelas, SF Canada member),  with a cover by SF Canada member Skyla Dawn Cameron, Captains & Conspiracies is the thrilling conclusion to the Intelligencers Series.

Dagrun Lund and her Intelligencer friends have survived the winter, but spring does not bring safety. Dag must navigate the frozen Pale Sea and the treacherous stone spires of the Teeth to deliver food to Tarklee. Rations are tight in the capital of the Fair Seas Treaty Alliance, a dire situation made worse when food is stolen from the warehouses. The citizens are growing uneasy, and the leaders of Tarklee fear rioting.

In the Sapphire Sea, Calder Rahmson must stop Pinho, the mastermind behind the plot against the Fair Seas Alliance, from taking control of Arressa. With Pinho on the run and the Arressan council once more in charge, peace between the Sapphire Sea and the Fairs Seas Treaty Alliance can be restored.

But Rahm, Calder’s father and a deadly assassin, is pursuing his own agenda that could have far-reaching consequences for the Alliance. Can Pia stop him? Does she even want to?

Jane Glatt is a fantasy novelist who loves creating worlds and causing trouble for the characters who inhabit them. She writes from her home on the shore of Lake Ontario.

For more on Jane and the worlds she creates visit janeglatt.com