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. How may I help you?
It’s true I am not Andillan. Nor are you, obviously. Not enough fur.
Ah, you’re curious. You are wondering what a human woman is doing on such a strange, remote world.
Are you a journalist, perhaps? An academic? No? Just a traveller?
I do not share my story, as a rule. Others have come, and asked the questions you ask, and always I have turned them away. But tonight… tonight, fortune smiles on you. Tonight, I am in the mood to answer questions. It is, after all, my final opportunity…
Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast is published by EDGE Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing. I urge you to buy multiple copies upon its release.