A Veiled and Distant Sky by Sherry D. Ramsey now out!

SF Canada member Sherry D. Ramsey has a new book out: A Veiled and Distant Sky. It’s the fourth book in her Nearspace series.

When Luta Paixon and the crew of the Tane Ikai discover a dying wormhole explorer who’s been missing for decades, it’s a mystery; but the bigger mystery lies in her only words: “Save Lillifleur.” Because the colony ship Lillifleur disappeared without a trace almost a century ago.

A Veiled and Distant Sky is available through various venues which you can find at Tyche Books. Find more about Sherry at her website.

Two new collections by Bernadette Gabay Dyer!

SF Canada member Bernadette Gabay Dyer has two new collections of short stories and new poems!

Born in Kingston Jamaica, she 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, now, 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 Dyer is a folk singer of the Caribbean and a weaver of fantastic, moral and spellbinding tales. Her words induct and seduce, instruct and soothe. Elementary in style, but philosophical in subject, she be Miss Lou at song and Aesop at the story telling. To open her books is to be enlightened, and one closes them knowing one has been refreshed and improved.”

   –   George Elliott Clarke, internationally renowned poet, Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada

Stone Woman and Segovia Stories are available at Mosaic Press.

 

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.

New publications by Alexander Zelenyj!

SF member Alexander Zelenyj is pleased to announce that an expanded German language edition of his 2019 mini-collection Animals of the Exodus (originally published by Eibonvale Press) has been released by Germany’s WhiteTrain Press under the title Tiere des Exodus.

As well, a compendium of Alexander’s short fiction, These Long Teeth of the Night: The Best Short Stories 1999 – 2019, is about to be published by Fourth Horseman Press.

Find more of Alexander’s fiction at his website: alexanderzelenyj.com