Nina Munteanu and Solarpunk!

SF Canada member Nina Munteanu’s article “Why Eco-Fiction Will Save the World–from Cli-Fi to Solarpunk” appeared this month in the inaugural issue of Solarpunk Magazine.
Solarpunk’s podcast “Solarpunk Futures” recently did an interview with Nina entitled “Imagining A New World” in which they talked about water, blurring the lines between fiction and nonfiction and the idea of an author’s responsibility to their community of readers.
Congratulations, Nina!

New Releases: A G**damned Love Story: The Curious Case of Bleeding Heart Yard by Noah Chinn

Book display of "A Goddamned Love Story" by Noah Chinn

SF Canada member Noah Chinn has released a new novel this month!

 

A G**damned Love Story: The Curious Case of Bleeding Heart Yard features werewolf, witch, and paranormal romance fun. Readers who appreciate romantic comedy + monsters wanted!

“The first half of the worst week of Peter’s life happened when he was a young boy. Being cursed by a witch was bad enough, but what do you do when you don’t even know what the curse is, or when it is supposed to go off? Twenty years later, in a part of London shrouded in myths and urban legends, it does.

 

Peter might have found his one true love, but there’s a problem. His friend might be able to remove the curse, but there’s a catch. There’s a monster hunting people in London, but no one believes it. A secret government branch is investigating, but they’re incompetent. And the woman Peter loves is doomed to die, but it’s not the first time.

 

The second half of the worst week of Peter’s life is about to begin…”

 

 

(P.S. We love the title! )

Science Critters

Book Cover for Science Critters

Preorders are now available for Science Critters, a book of adorable Fiber Arts patterns by SF Canada member Paula Johanson! Johanson is an accomplished writer of both science fiction and science non-fiction, but her textile art creations are also a constant source of joy in her social media channels. Now aspiring creators will be able to make their own octopus, nudribanch and other science critters at home!

To pre-order your copy, please visit the book’s publisher, DoubleJoy Books.

two small crochet octopus creatures a small crochet nudibranch

Calendar Events for September 2021

Workshops

September 28, 2021-

Novel Surgery with Susan Forest

SF Canada member and Aurora-Award-winning novelist Susan Forest will be teaching an 8-week, in-person course on the art and craft of revision at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary. Students should have a “finished” manuscript in hand and be prepared to analyze its strengths and weaknesses, rebuild theme and character arcs, ask tough questions about logic and motivation, and cut, add, and move scenes around for greatest punch. Visit THIS LINK to register.

 

Events

September 16, 2021 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm (PDT)

Tyche Books will host a Virtual Book Launch for three Canadian authors who are releasing new works of speculative fiction this month. Register HERE to congratulate SF Canada members Jane Glatt, Rhonda Parrish on their latest works in print!

 

September 23, 2021 – 10:00 am – noon

Fall 2021 Richmond Hill Speaker Series

Limnologist and aquatic ecologist Nina Munteanu will be the first speaker of the prestigious Richmond Speaker series. On September 23, she will deliver a one-hour lecture followed by a one-hour Q&A. Her work explores the many dimensions of water; her book Water Is…The Meaning of Water was Margaret Atwood’s first choice in the New York Times ‘Year in Reading.’ To buy tickets at Early Bird prices, purchase tickets on-line before September 7th. Follow THIS LINK for more details.

 

Markets

On Spec, the Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic, will have an open submissions period from September 1 – September 30, 2021. The magazine is open to speculative poetry and short stories under 6000 words, with a preference for work by Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Follow THIS LINK for more details on what they’re looking for and how to submit.

 

Nothing Without Us Too, an anthology of speculative fiction edited by SF Canada members Cait Gordon and Kohenet Talia C. Johnson, will open for submissions on September 30, 2021. Teaser submission guidelines have been released for those who might like to submit when the reading period begins in October. Although the majority of accepted stories will be by authors who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, the authors welcome writers from across the disability, mental illness, developmental disabilities, neurodiversity, Blind, and d/Deaf spectrums, and welcome those who manage what are known as “invisible” and “visible” disabilities and/or chronic conditions. Follow THIS LINK for more information and updates on this project as it unfolds.

 

Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine will have an open submissions period for speculative poetry and fiction from September 15, 2021 to October 1, 2021. For specific instructions on how to submit, see THIS LINK.