Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People is now out!

SFC member Andrea D. Lobel is co-editor of the SFF anthology, Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People, along with Mark Shainblum. The book, from Ben Yehuda Press, was released December 12, 2022!

In Other Covenants, you’ll meet Israeli astronauts trying to save a doomed space shuttle, a Jewish community’s faith challenged by the unstoppable return of their own undead, a Jewish science fiction writer in a world of Zeppelins and magic, an adult Anne Frank, an entire genre of Jewish martial arts movies, a Nazi dystopia where Judaism refuses to die, and many more.

SFC member Allan Weiss’ story, “A Tartan of Many Colors”, joins 30 other stories and poems in this hefty 150,000-word anthology which also includes work by Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, Lavie Tidhar, Bogi Takács, and Canadians Eric Choi, Claude Lalumiere, and Seymour Mayne.

Andrea D. Lobel is an ordained rabbi with a Ph.D. in Religion. She teaches Religion and Humanities at Carleton University and serves as a Jewish Studies teacher and rabbinic mentor at Darshan Yeshiva. In addition to her academic teaching and research, she is an award-winning writer and editor. Her research and publications are focused on the history of religion, science, and magic, with an emphasis on astronomy, space exploration, and artificial intelligence in religion. She also researches scientific and mathematical knowledge transmission between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. You can find her at andrealobel.com

Allan Weiss was born in Montreal and lives in Toronto, where he teaches English and Humanities at York University. He has published dozens of short stories, both mainstream and genre, in various periodicals and anthologies, including Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, Windsor Review, On Spec, Tesseracts 4, 7, and 9, and the fantasy collection Making the Rounds (Edge 2016). Find him at allanweiss.com

You can find Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People at Ben Yehuda Press. Get a copy today!

New publications from Lisa Timpf!

SF Canada member Lisa Timpf’s short story “Into the Ring” and her poem “From Cat, To Fiddle” are included in NewMyths’ Neosapiens: Best of New Myths Volume III anthology, which launched November 1, 2022.

Her poem “After the Quest is Over” also recently appeared in Eye to the Telescope Issue 46, Quests.

Lisa is a retired HR and communications professional who lives in Simcoe, Ontario. Her poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have been published in a number of venues, including Star*Line, Future Days, and Dogs of War. Lisa’s speculative haibun collection, In Days to Come, is available from Hiraeth Publishing.

You can find out more about Lisa’s writing at lisatimpf.blogspot.com.

New poems by Jean-Louis Trudel!

SF Canada member Jean-Louis Trudel has news  on the English-language SF poetry front. First, his poem, “Offerings to a Voiceless Star”, appears in the Summer 2022 of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association’s magazine, Star*Line.

Two more poems were accepted recently by online publications. “The Name of Last Things” is slated to appear in a future issue of Canada’s Polar Starlight. And “Dark Is Your Loneliness in a Crowd” will appear in the second issue of Australia’s I Become the Beast.

Find out more about Jean-Louis at culturedesfuturs.blogspot.com


New publication for KT Wagner!

SF Canada member KT Wagner’s short story “Beneath Her Skin” is in the August issue of Cosmic Horror Monthly!

KT Wagner writes Gothic horror and op/ed pieces in the garden of her Maple Ridge, British Columbia home. She enjoys day-dreaming and is a collector of strange plants, weird trivia and obscure tomes. In her spare time, she organizes writer events and works to create literary community. KT graduated from Simon Fraser University’s Writers Studio in 2015 (Southbank 2013). A number of her short stories are published in magazines and anthologies. She’s currently working on a scifi-horror novel and is also an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA). KT can be found online at www.northernlightsgothic.com

Polar Borealis #22 now out!

The 22nd issue of SF Canada member R. Graeme Cameron’s speculative fiction magazine, Polar Borealis, is now available for free download!

It contains work by several SF Canada members!:

  • “What Awaits”, a poem by Lisa Timpf
  • “Pillar”, a poem by Melanie Marttila
  • Schrödinger’s Cats, a short story by Wayne Cusack
  • “October Birds”, a poem by Neile Graham
  • The Watersprite, a short story by Nina Munteanu

Download the issue today!:

“Warning” by Bernadette Gabay Dyer

SFC member Bernadette Gabay Dyer‘s latest publication is “Warning”, a poem in I Become The Beast, the Australian horror and speculative poetry magazine.

Bernadette Gabay Dyer was born in Kingston Jamaica, and 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 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’s latest novel, Santiago’s Purple Skies at Morning’s Light, is available here, and her two collections, Stone Woman and Segovia Stories, are available at Mosaic Press.