The Group of Seven Reimagined

SF Canada members Nina Munteaneau and Robert Runte’s latest works appear in The Group of Seven Reimagined (Karen Schauber, ed.)

Founded in 1920, the Group of Seven has captured the imagination and hearts of Canadians for a century, helping to shape our national identity with their stunning landscape paintings representing every region of the country. In honour of the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Group’s formation, The Group of Seven Reimagined takes a fresh look at twenty-one paintings from the Group’s vast oeuvre, extracting narrative from landscape and uniting Canada’s most beloved works of art with some of its most distinguished names in contemporary literary fiction.

While some of the stories in this book are grounded in the painted image, they all launch from the artwork into broader metaphysical or even spiritual questions. Words, the writer’s paint, are artfully chosen and applied, not one wasted. The stories all compel the reader to dive beneath their surface and linger long after the reading is complete.

—Ottawa Review of Books

Robert Runté, Ph.D., is Senior Editor at EssentialEdits.ca, responsible for academic coaching (theses and dissertations) and structural editing of speculative fiction. Previously, he spent over twenty years as a professor at the University of Lethbridge, and a decade as Senior Editor at Five Rivers Publishing, for whom he acquired and edited over 30 books. During his academic career, he co-edited Tesseracts 5 (with Yves Meynard) and an education textbook, Thinking About Teaching; authored fifteen book chapters, fourteen journal articles, seven encyclopedia entries, three government papers, one curriculum resource, over seventy conference papers, and ten open source guides. Robert has three Aurora Awards for his literary criticism and promotion of Canadian SF and was shortlisted for the 2017 Aurora for Short Fiction. His short fiction has been published in Exile Literary Quarterly, Pulp Literature, On Spec Magazine, Imaginarium, Strangers Among Us, Prairie Starport, Tesseracts, Playground of Lost Toys, Alberta Unbound, and other venues. He has also written, edited, or published 149 issues of various zines.

Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and novelist. Her novels include: Collision with Paradise; The Cypol; Angel of Chaos; Darwin’s Paradox; The Splintered Universe Trilogy; and The Last Summoner. In addition to eight novels, she has authored award winning short stories, articles and non-fiction books, which were reprinted and translated into several languages throughout the world. Her short work has appeared in Beautiful BC Magazine, Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change, Chiaroscuro,
Hadrosaur Tales, Pacific Yachting, Strange Horizons, and Nowa Fantastyka, among others. Recognition for her work includes the Midwest Book Review Reader’s Choice Award, finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the SLF Fountain Award, and The Delta Optimist Reviewers Choice Award. Nina’s latest non-fiction book, Water Is… —a scientific study and personal journey as limnologist, mother, teacher and environmentalist—was picked by Margaret Atwood in the NY Times as her #1 choice in the 2016 ‘The Year in Reading’.

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