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New Aurora Award Storybundle includes my novel Marseguro

A new Storybundle has just gone live featuring winners of (and finalists for) Canada's Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction and fantasy. It's curated by Douglas Smith, so I'm going to let him explain it in the guest post below... The Aurora Award Bundle #2 Curated by Douglas Smith How would you like to own, at an incredible bargain, ten books that readers like yourself have already voted to be the best examples of speculative fiction published in Canada? Well, here's your chance. I'm once again curating an ebook bundle for StoryBundle.com that contains more winners and finalists for Canada's premier speculative fiction award, the Aurora Award. The Auroras are awarded annually by the Canadian Science ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 8:20, July 5th, 2017 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

The Space-Time Continuum: Two Roads

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost When Robert Frost wrote his famous poem “The Road Not Taken,” he clearly didn’t have in mind the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, which postulates there is a very large—perhaps infinite—number of parallel universes, in which anything that could have happened in our past, but did not, in fact did. Still, even shorn of its quantum-mechanical underpinnings, the idea of the choices we make today altering our future was hardly original with Frost. The story of Adam and Eve, to name one obvious example, is all about having a choice, and ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 8:30, June 28th, 2015 under Blog, Columns, Science Fiction Columns, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Great video about best genre literary conference anywhere: When Words Collide

Here's a great video about the best genre literary convention in North America and probably the world: Calgary's When Words Collide. If you're interested in writing, you owe it to yourself to get to When Words Collide. My name gets mentioned about halfway through this video as an example of the kinds of deals that get made at the convention: it was there last year that Hayden Trenholm of Bundoran Press asked me if I'd write a sequel to Right to Know. That sequel, Falcon's Egg, will be out next year. you

Posted by Edward Willett at 22:25, October 19th, 2014 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

SF Revu calls Right to Know “wildly entertaining”

Masks, my fantasy novel written as E.C. Blake, has gotten quite a bit of attention since it came out, whereas my science fiction novel Right to Know, published by Bundoran Press, has been shamefully overlooked...which is why I was pleased when Hayden Trenholm, my publisher and editor at Bundoran, brought this review by Jon Guenther at SF Revu to my attention: "While I think the book is an attempt to make some strong sociopolitical statements, it proved to be a wildly entertaining read...I found the characters realistic, the plot solid, and the book lacked a lot of exposition...If you ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:15, January 6th, 2014 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Bundoran Press buys my SF novel Right to Know

I'm very pleased to announce that Bundoran Press, a small Canadian press that's put out some terrific books in its short life and has a new owner and managing editor, Aurora Award-winning author Hayden Trenholm, has bought my science fiction novel Right to Know (that's the working title--it could still change), with the goal of having it out by August, in time for the When Words Collide conference in Calgary. Here's how Hayden describes the book in his press release: Edward Willett’s novel, Right To Know (working title), is a fast-paced space opera about the power of information – and disinformation – in closed societies and whether the public has ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 23:38, January 11th, 2013 under Blog, Books | Comment now »

Book review: Defining Diana by Hayden Trenholm

Defining Diana by Ottawa author Hayden Trenholm, published by Bundoran Press, is a near-future police procedural, a combination of mystery and science fiction that I personally find irresistible if it's done well--and Defining Diana is definitely done well. I'll let the back cover copy handle the set-up: Found naked and alone in a locked room, the beautiful woman was in perfect health--except she was dead... It's 2043 and much has changed: nuclear war, biotechnology and all-powerful corporations have transformed the world... Now science is taking DNA manipulation to new, unrestricted levels. Superintendent Frank Steele is an old-fashioned cop. He commands a small, elite police unit that is handed all the biazarre and ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 11:16, June 15th, 2009 under Blog | Comment now »

Announcing the Hayden Trenholm interview

I'm currently interviewing Aurora Award nominee Hayden Trenholm on the discussion board of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Facebook group, and will be all week. You can follow along over there (if you're on Facebook), or check back here: I'll be posting the interview here as it develops.

Posted by Edward Willett at 18:23, April 14th, 2008 under Blog | Comment now »