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!

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

Dweller on the Threshold by Skyla Dawn Cameron now released!

SF Canada member Skyla Dawn Cameron’s new novel, Dweller on the Threshold, is a little bit creepy, a little bit funny, and is now available.

Amidst the 2020 pandemic, Norah Sloane has been sheltering in place with her ex-boyfriend—the equivalent of three toddlers in a trench coat pretending to be an adult—who abruptly informs her he thinks she needs to move out. Coincidentally, her estranged father has just died and left his family’s home to her, and in a fit of defiant frustration, she packs her bags, her cats, and all the toilet paper, and drives five hours north to the tiny village of Hope Falls to claim her inheritance.

Selling the big, partially renovated old house during a global pandemic is out of the question, but the bills are paid for a few months to give her time to get on her feet. It’s the best solution, all things considered.

So what if it’s haunted?

Find Dweller on the Threshold here and Skyla’s website here!

New Publications from Michèle Laframboise!

SF Canada member Michèle Laframboise has been busy lately!

Her latest accomplishments include:

  • Publication of her story Moby Dick’s Doors in the 2022 Space Opera Digest anthology HAVE SHIP, WILL TRAVEL edited by Tracy Cooper-Posey
  • Her YA novel “Le secret de Paloma” (Paloma’s Secret) is a finalist for the Alain Thomas Award at the Toronto French Book Fair
  • Publication of “Cousin Entropy” in the Rosetta Prize Archives — a prize that rewards translations of a text published in another language. (Thanks to N.M. Roshak for this beautiful work on La Cousine Entropie.) See the Future SF site for more details
  •  Recent publication of a non-SF novel with Echofictions, “Safe Harbor”. Read more about it! Eco-fiction, friendship and romance
  • Publication of a short-story “Essential Maintenance” in Neo-Opsis 33

Congratulations, Michèle!

New works from Miriam H. Harrison!

SF Canada member Miriam H. Harrison is delighted to share several of her current publications. In the world of fiction, her darkly speculative microfiction “The Stones” is free to read at Pen of the Damned (https://penofthedamned.com/), and her speculative flash fiction “She Drips” appears in A Quaint and Curious Volume of Gothic Tales from Brigid’s Gate Press (https://brigidsgatepress.com/?page_id=144). In the world of poetry, five of her speculative poems can be found in the current issues of Scifaikuest: two poems appear in the print issue (https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/scifaikuest-february-2022-edited-by-t-santitoro) while three appear in the free-to-read digital issue (https://www.hiraethsffh.com/scifaikuest-online) including “Through the reset portal”, which was selected as the editor’s favourite. Later this month, her speculative poem “Think Me Helpless” will appear in a special Women in Horror issue of Frost Zone Zine and will be free to read on the Frost Zone Zine site (https://frostzonezine.com/). More about Miriam’s work can be found on Facebooke(@miriam.h.harrison), Twitter (@MiriamHHarrison), or her website (miriamhharrison.wordpress.com).

Nina Munteanu’s Splintered Universe Trilogy now out on Audible!

The new remastered audiobooks of Nina Munteanu’s popular Splintered Universe Trilogy featuring Galactic Guardian Detective Rhea Hawke is now out on Audible. Narrated by Dawn Harvey, the trilogy follows the intrepid, though often misguided, detective as she tries to solve the mysterious genocide of a spiritual sect on some backwater planet. She bungles her mission by killing her only lead and instead discovers a conspiracy to exterminate humanity by an alien race only she thinks exists. It goes downhill for her from there. She gets fired and her sentient ship–her only friend–is impounded. Her whole life comes apart. Her only chance to rebuild it is to prove that her discovery is true. That leads her down a rabbit hole into a dangerous world of intrigue, full of unsavory shape-shifting characters, dust smuggling, giant flying crustaceans, amorous toxic plants. and portals into mirror universes.
Ms. Harvey’s voice of Rhea Hawke is rich like coffee, sexy yet vulnerable. Says one Goodreads review: “Dawn Harvey breathed incredible life into the lead character, Rhea Hawke–boh sarcastic and vulnerable…a detective with a cynical edge, and sultry voice tinged with wry sarcasm. The story unfolded through Rhea’s narrative like an old film noir as she unraveled mysteries that led to the greatest one: her own.”