We had a great time at the Mythbusters live stage show in Regina tonight. We had good seats (fourth row) but best of all we had VIP passes for the meet-and-greet, private Q&A and photo-op with Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage afterward--as you can see from the photo. And best of best of all, we kept the fact we had VIP passes a secret from daughter Alice, who was as thrilled as I've ever seen her--thrilled speechless, in fact--when we revealed the passes at the end of the evening as the rest of the audience was filing out.
During the Q&A I asked the guys if they're science fiction readers, and turn ...
...just went live. There are five copies up for grabs from Bundoran Press
. Go forth and enter!
And just to remind you about the book:
"An inspiring tale of redemption and courage, set in an all-too-plausible future in space. Well done!" - Julie Czerneda
, author of The Clan Chronicles
Cover art by Dan O'Driscoll
A fast-paced space opera about first contact - with a difference. When Art Stoddard, civilian information officer of the generation ship Mayflower II, is kidnapped by a secret military organization determined to overthrow the power of Captain and crew, he becomes embroiled in a conflict that tests everything he thought he knew. Now, he ...
My column for the latest issue of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild
Although science fiction and fantasy often overlap in both bookshelves and readership, they aren’t actually the same genre.
Exactly where you draw the line between them, of course, is a matter of some debate. (Because, well, what isn’t?)
Just do a Google search on “difference between science fiction and fantasy” and see how many hits turn up. (As of this morning, using that exact search term, 88,400. And that’s just one way of phrasing the question.)
Bestselling author Orson Scott Card famously said that “fantasy has trees, science fiction has rivets.” But that’s less true than ...
can be viewed at this link
I thought it went pretty well. Although the best place to get the book at the moment, until it finds its way through the distribution channels, is directly from the publisher
Directed by Edward Willett. Animated by Edward Willett. Sound by Edward Willett. An Edward Willett production.
Just got home yesterday from a weekend at Calgary attending this year's edition of When Words Collide
, which describes itself (accurately) as "a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, children's books, and poetry," and wanted to post about it while it's still fresh, in the hopes that you--yes, you--will attend it next year, if you have an interest in writing. Or, for that matter, reading.
This was my second year to attend When Words Collide, which is only in its third year. It took place at the Carriage House Inn, a Calgary hotel which I was pleased to revisit, since it was ...
The release of my science fiction novel Right to Know (the first chapter of which you can read here
) is drawing near, and in honor of that fact, the publisher, Bundoran Press
will be holding a book launch for it at When Words Collide
in Calgary on the evening of Saturday, August 10. Also launching: Resolve, the third book in Neil Godbout's Broken Guardian series.
And apparently, as you can see from the photo from Bundoran, copies of the book have arrived from the printer. So it's a real thing!
The cover art, by the ...
Here's the gorgeous cover art for Tesseracts Seventeen, the venerable Canadian speculative fiction anthology which this year contains my short story "The Path of Souls," inspired by Globe Theatre's Lanterns on the Lake events of a few years ago.
Tesseracts Seventeen, edited by Colleen Anderson and Steve Vernon, has as its subtitle Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast, the theme this year being writers from across the country. There are 29 pieces in all, with me holding down the Saskatchewan spot.
You'll have to wait for the book to come out to read my story, of course (or any of the others), but by way of a teaser, here's how it begins:
HELLO, TRAVELLER. ...
Here's the gorgeous cover for my upcoming science fiction novel Right to Know, coming out from Bundoran Press
in August (we'll be launching it at When Words Collide
in Calgary: launch party planned for Saturday night, August 10!) The artwork is by Dan O'Driscol
l--I'm planning to use him for Star Song, the YA novel I serialized on here a while ago, when I finally get around to independently publishing it.
Right to Know is available for pre-order now on Amazon
and other sites. Here's the blurb:
Right to Know by Edward Willett, the Aurora-winning author of over fifty books, is a fast-paced space opera about first ...
Tesseracts is the long-running anthology of Canadian speculative fiction published for the past few years by Calgary's Edge Publications
. I've never sold a short story to it...until now. (This may have something to do with the fact I've never submitted to it before. Funny how that works.)
Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast, edited by Colleen Anderson
and Steve Vernon
, will include my short story "Path of Souls," a piece inspired by Globe Theatre
's "Lanterns on the Lake" event of a few years past.
Below is the official announcement.
We are pleased to announce the official Table of Contents for Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast.
This anthology of speculative Canadian writing ...