Edward Willett https://edwardwillett.com Award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction for readers of all ages Mon, 13 Jun 2022 18:23:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 https://edwardwillett.com/wp-content/uploads//2016/06/cropped-Edward-Willett-New-Headshot-60x60.jpg Edward Willett https://edwardwillett.com 32 32 Official description of The Tangled Stars https://edwardwillett.com/2022/06/official-description-of-the-tangled-stars/ https://edwardwillett.com/2022/06/official-description-of-the-tangled-stars/#respond Mon, 13 Jun 2022 18:19:29 +0000 https://edwardwillett.com/?p=15274

Continue reading]]> The Tangled Stars, my far-future humorous space opera coming out from DAW Books in October, has now officially appeared on the Penguin Random House Canada website, which means this is the official blurb. No cover to share, but it should be along soon . . . For an introduction to the main characters, check out “Thibauld’s Tale” in Shapers of Worlds Volume II, the second of the anthologies I’ve...

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Complete Masks of Aygrima trilogy now available in audiobook format https://edwardwillett.com/2022/04/complete-masks-of-aygrima-trilogy-now-available-in-audiobook-format/ https://edwardwillett.com/2022/04/complete-masks-of-aygrima-trilogy-now-available-in-audiobook-format/#respond Sun, 24 Apr 2022 17:29:20 +0000 https://edwardwillett.com/?p=15233

Continue reading]]> It’s taken a while, but Faces, the third book in the Masks of Aygrima triolgy, is coming out in audiobook firnat to join the audiobooks of the first two, Masks and Shadows. All are produced by Recorded Books. Links below are to Amazon.com, but the audiobooks are available everywhere: Audible, Kobo, Apple, etc. Elizabeth Morton narrates the first two; Sandy Rustin narrates the third. Masks: The...

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Star Song and The Worldshapers shortlisted for Aurora Awards https://edwardwillett.com/2022/04/star-song-and-the-worldshapers-shortlisted-for-aurora-awards/ https://edwardwillett.com/2022/04/star-song-and-the-worldshapers-shortlisted-for-aurora-awards/#respond Sat, 16 Apr 2022 03:47:08 +0000 https://edwardwillett.com/?p=15225

Continue reading]]> I’m pleased to announce that I’m a finalist for two Aurora Awards this year. Star Song is a finalist for the Best Young Adult Novel Award, while my podcast, The Worldshapers, is a finalist, for the third time in four years, for Best Fan Related Work. It won the award in 2019. This is the third time I’ve been shortlisted for best YA novel; the previous finalists were Twist of the Blade and Door...

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Kickstarter for Shapers of Worlds Volume III succeeded! https://edwardwillett.com/2022/03/kickstarter-for-shapers-of-worlds-volume-iii-launches-march-8/ https://edwardwillett.com/2022/03/kickstarter-for-shapers-of-worlds-volume-iii-launches-march-8/#respond Wed, 09 Mar 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://edwardwillett.com/?p=15179

Continue reading]]> Each of the past two years I’ve successfully Kickstarted an anthology featuring authors who were guests of my Aurora Award-winning podcast, The Worldshapers, where I talk to other science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process (check out the sidebar for the most recent episodes). Well, I did it again! The Kickstarter for the anthology feature third-year guests of the podcast )at...

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Shadowpaw Press Reprise open for submissions of previously published work https://edwardwillett.com/2022/02/shadowpaw-press-reprise-open-for-submissions-of-previously-published-work/ https://edwardwillett.com/2022/02/shadowpaw-press-reprise-open-for-submissions-of-previously-published-work/#respond Sun, 13 Feb 2022 23:52:18 +0000 https://edwardwillett.com/?p=15162

Continue reading]]> Shadowpaw Press, the publishing company I founded in 2018, is moving up in the world! This fall, Shadowpaw Press will publish two new books: a young adult novella by award-winning Canadian author Matthew Hughes, called The Emir’s Falcon, and Thickwood, the first novel by a new Saskatchewan author, Gayle M. Smith. The books will appear under Shadowpaw Press’s Premiere imprint.

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Read the introduction to Shapers of Worlds Volume II https://edwardwillett.com/2021/11/read-the-introduction-to-shapers-of-worlds-volume-ii/ https://edwardwillett.com/2021/11/read-the-introduction-to-shapers-of-worlds-volume-ii/#respond Tue, 16 Nov 2021 16:40:07 +0000 https://edwardwillett.com/?p=15084

Continue reading]]> With Shapers of Worlds Volume II, the second anthology I’ve Kickstarted that features guests from my Aurora Award-winning podcast The Worldshapers, now available everywhere, I thought you might enjoy reading the introduction I wrote for it. Again, Shapers of Worlds Volume II features brand-new stories from Kelley Armstrong, Marie Brennan, Garth Nix, Candas Jane Dorsey, Jeremy Szal, Edward Willett...

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Now available: Shapers of Worlds Volume II https://edwardwillett.com/2021/11/shapers-of-worlds-volume-ii-now-available/ https://edwardwillett.com/2021/11/shapers-of-worlds-volume-ii-now-available/#comments Wed, 03 Nov 2021 04:31:43 +0000 https://edwardwillett.com/?p=14970

Continue reading]]> Shapers of Worlds Volume II, the anthology I Kickstarted earlier this year featuring short fiction by authors who were guests during the second year of my Aurora Award-winning podcast, The Worldshapers, is now available pretty much everywhere, in ebook, trade paperback, and hardcover. Use this handy universal URL, or order directly from Shadowpaw Press, which is now offering FREE SHIPPING for...

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Read the first two chapters of my new YA science fiction novel Star Song https://edwardwillett.com/2021/07/read-the-first-two-chapters-of-my-new-ya-science-fiction-novel-star-song/ https://edwardwillett.com/2021/07/read-the-first-two-chapters-of-my-new-ya-science-fiction-novel-star-song/#respond Sun, 11 Jul 2021 22:58:20 +0000 https://edwardwillett.com/?p=14891

Continue reading]]> Available directly from Shadowpaw Press or get it now from your favorite vendor! Read the first two chapters My newest novel is a young adult science fiction adventure in the style of Robert A. Heinlein and Andre Norton, published by Shadowpaw Press. Let me take you back in time . . . It’s October 1985. I’m 26 years old, and I’m the news editor of the Weyburn Review, and I’ve just sold a short...

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I’m now on the board of SaskBooks https://edwardwillett.com/2021/06/im-now-on-the-board-of-saskbooks/ https://edwardwillett.com/2021/06/im-now-on-the-board-of-saskbooks/#respond Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:26:11 +0000 https://edwardwillett.com/?p=14833

Continue reading]]> I was honoured at yesterday’s annual general meeting of SaskBooks, Saskatchewan’s provincial creative industry association for book publishers, to be elected to the board of directors. I look forward to helping the organization continue to build and promote the Saskatchewan publishing industry, of which I’m a part through Shadowpaw Press. More about SaskBooks: We don’t publish books...

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Blue Fire praised by reviewers: “triumph of invention,” “thoroughly enjoyable,” “delightful YA fantasy” https://edwardwillett.com/2021/06/blue-fire-praised-by-reviewers-triumph-of-invention-thoroughly-enjoyable-delightful-ya-fantasy/ https://edwardwillett.com/2021/06/blue-fire-praised-by-reviewers-triumph-of-invention-thoroughly-enjoyable-delightful-ya-fantasy/#respond Fri, 04 Jun 2021 17:26:56 +0000 https://edwardwillett.com/?p=14824

Continue reading]]> Two new reviews of Blue Fire, my stand-along young-adult fantasy penned as E.C. Blake and published by Shadowpaw Press, came along within twenty-four hours of each other this week, and both were very positive! Aurealis Magazine is a long-running Australian science-fiction magazine. Writing in Issue #141, reviewer Clare Rhoden says, in part: “This novel reads immersively because of the deep...

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