Tag: horror

Great review of Paths to the Stars in Resource Links

This great review by Leslie Vermeer of Paths to the Stars just appeared in Resource Links (“Connecting Classrooms, Libraries, and Canadian Learning Resources”): “Many students get their start as serious readers of science fiction and fantasy (SFF) in junior high or early senior high. Often they read the classics in the genre without ever realizing …

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Coming in 2020: Changers, a young-adult dark-fantasy shapeshifter story for ChiZine Publications

I’m thrilled to announce that ChiZine Publications is buying my young-adult dark-fantasy novel Changers (intended to start a new series!) for publication in 2020. It will presumably appear under their ChiTeen imprint. Sandra Kasturi, editor of ChiZine Publications, announced the sale at Can-Con in Ottawa over the weekend. I’ve known for a while, but didn’t …

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The Space-Time Continuum: In praise of Locus

Here’s the latest of my SF/fantasy columns for the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild’s magazine Freelance. *** For most of the world, Charlie Brown is only a beloved cartoon character with a round head. But for those immersed in the science fiction and fantasy genres, Charlie Brown was also the nickname (though he hated it) of Charles …

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The Space-Time Continuum: Defining My Terms

When I was a high school debater, in the dim, distant past, I always began debates by defining my terms. So let me begin this new regular column in Freelance the same way: by defining what I’m going to be talking about. I’m going to be focusing in this column on what is referred to …

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I’ll be teaching a speculative fiction writing workshop this fall…

…through the University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education, and you can sign up for it now! Here’s how it’s described: Speculative Fiction Workshop Aurora Award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Edward Willett leads a six-week workshop for writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Students bring new or revised work to each session and …

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What I’ve Just Read: You Don’t Scare Me

You Don’t Scare Me, a supernatural thriller by John Farris, was one of the free books I picked up at this year’s World Fantasy Convention in Calgary, and I had high hopes for it. After all, the cover blurb calls Farris is “A legend among thriller novelists,” and that’s according to Dean Koontz, who is …

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Willett of the Day: Dr. Willett, H.P. Lovecraft character

Some Willetts–though not myself–are entirely fictitious. Such is the case of Dr. Marinus Bicknell Willett, the family physician of Charles Dexter Ward, and ultimately the hero of H.P. Lovecraft’s novella The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. (The image at right is of the late actor Frank Maxwell, who portrayed Dr. Willett in Roger Corman’s 1963 …

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I’ve put another short story online!

It’s “The Wind,” which appeared in Dark Wisdom: The Magazine of Dark Fiction, Issue 11, which, according to their website, was the final print edition of the magazine. In other words, I killed it! I hope it doesn’t come back to haunt me… You can read “The Wind” here. (The background art for the image …

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A nice mini-review of my story The Wind…

…turned up at G-Pop: The Wind by Edward Willett brought back memories of another ghostly tale by none other than Edgar Allen Poe, entitled The Tell-Tale Heart. At first you feel some sympathy toward this man who, once happily married and at home in his childhood home, finds himself alone, his wife gone and his …

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My story now out in Dark Wisdom

I’ve received my author’s copy of Dark Wisdom: The Magazine of Dark Fiction with my short ghost story “The Wind” in it, back to back (as it happens) with a story by my fellow SF Canada member Douglas Smith. Other authors with short stories in this issue include Alan Dean Foster, John Shirley, Robert Dunbar, …

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Story coming out in Dark Wisdom

Dark Wisdom: The Magazine of Dark Fiction, Issue 11, is “now at the printer” and includes a short story by me entitled “The Wind.” I’m pleased but somewhat surprised by this development, since I emailed the magazine a couple of times trying to find out the status of the story: it was accepted, but the …

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