New Publications from Robert Runté!

SF Canada member Robert Runté has been busy lately!
His short story, “Deep Dive” has been released in audio on the Bandit Fiction Podcast #10, read by Tony Reading. It starts at 21.12 minutes into the podcast.
He is also the featured author interview on this episode; the interview starts at 33:42. The Interview is by host Daniel Hubbard.
Listen to both at  episode #10 or Bandit Fiction Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.
(Deep Dive was originally published online by Ariel Chart in July 9, 2020 and reprinted by Bandit Fiction online Dec 13, 2021 and now podcast March 29, 2022.)
Robert Runté also has a flash story, “The Road”  published in Siren’s Call #57 (page 192) and a drabble (a drabble is a story that is exactly 100 words + title), “The Perfect Storm”, coming out in issue #16 of Fairfield Scribes Micro Fiction April 15, 2022 at

Congratulations, Robert!

In Memoriam: Heather Spears (September 29, 1934 – April 15, 2021)

Marion Heather Spears, Canadian writer and artist and long-time SF Canada member, passed away last year in Copenhagen, Denmark.

She was educated at the University of British Columbia, The Vancouver School of Art and the University of Copenhagen, and lived in Denmark and Canada since 1962. An award-winning poet, she published 15 collections of poetry and 5 novels, illustrated numerous books and articles and drew at literary festivals and other live drawing venues. Hundreds of her drawings are collected at the Welcome Trust, London, and the Merrill Collection, Toronto. The Heather Spears archive is housed at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

As well as being a long-time member of SF Canada, Heather Spears was a member of PEN, The League of Canadian Poets, The Writers’ Union of Canada, The Society of Authors, and Tegnerforbundet af 1919 (Danish drawing association). SFC member Candas Jane Dorsey and others recall Heather fondly at League of Canadian Poets.

Heather’s daughter has reframed  as a memorial, combining it with Heather’s blog and putting up an overview of her life and accomplishments.

As her obituary quotes:  “No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.” – Terry Pratchett

She will be missed.

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 (, and her speculative flash fiction “She Drips” appears in A Quaint and Curious Volume of Gothic Tales from Brigid’s Gate Press ( 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 ( while three appear in the free-to-read digital issue ( 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 ( More about Miriam’s work can be found on Facebooke(@miriam.h.harrison), Twitter (@MiriamHHarrison), or her website (