Tag: science fiction

The Space-Time Continuum: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

My “Space-Time Continuum” column for the August/September 2016 issue of Freelance, the newsletter of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. When I was growing up, in pre-Google days, my go-to book for anything I had a question about was the 1958 edition of Collier’s Encyclopedia, which my parents had bought before I was born. One thing I …

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First description of The Cityborn

I was asked today to write a brief description of The Cityborn for DAW Books. Here’s what I came up with: it’s your first peek at my next science fiction novel, my eighth (!) novel for DAW, coming out in about a year’s time. The metal City towers at the center of the mountain-ringed Heartland, squatting like …

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The Space-Time Continuum: Women of Futures Past

My latest column for the Saskatchewan Writers Guild’s newsletter, Freelance. Whenever I lead a workshop about writing science fiction, I say it’s important to read widely and deeply in the field: that science fiction is like a long ongoing argumentative conversation, and jumping into it without being aware of what has already been said will …

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Two recent audio interviews

  While I was Guest of Honour at Can-Con in Ottawa in late October, I had two great audio interviews, one with Kevin Johns of Write-Along Radio, and one with Derek Newman-Stille of the great Speculating Canada website.  And here are handy links to each! Here’s the one from Write-Along Radio…         …

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The Space-Time Continuum: Where do you get your ideas?

This is my latest column on writing science fiction and fantasy for the Saskatchewan Writers Guild newsletter Freelance… One of the challenges of writing a regular column (as I know from long experience, since I wrote a weekly newspaper column for many years) is coming up with ideas. Oddly enough, that’s also one of the …

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The Space-Time Continuum: The Aurora Awards

Here’s my Space-Time Continuum column from the December-January issue of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild‘s newsletter Freelance… Literary awards are nice to get. They may or may not help book sales, and they may or may not come with a cash prize, but at the very least, they’re a form of validation for authors. (As Sally …

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Speculating Canada reviews Falcon’s Egg

Just in time for the Bundoran Press launch party tonight at Can-Con 2015, Derek Newman-Stilles of Speculating Canada reviews Falcon’s Egg: “In “Falcon’s Egg” Edward Willett takes on the notion of heroism itself, exploring the casualties of war and the results of battle on the psychology of the protagonist who has endured the traumas of …

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Read the first chapter of Falcon’s Egg

We’re just a little over a month away from the official launch of Falcon’s Egg at Can-Con 2015 in Ottawa, October 30-November 1, at which I’ll be Author Guest of Honour, and in honour of that august fact, here’s Chapter 1 for your reading pleasure. The sequel to Right to Know, Falcon’s Egg is a fast-paced action adventure. …

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The Space-Time Continuum: The world of fanzines

Here’s my latest column from Freelance, the magazine of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild… Long before I ever subscribed, or even read, a copy of a professional science fiction magazine, I was reading—and even drawing illustrations for—science fiction fanzines. In those pre-Internet days, fanzines filled the place today taken by Tumblr and Instagram and myriad other …

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Falcon’s Egg available to reviewers through NetGalley

Falcon’s Egg, my upcoming science fiction novel from Bundoran Press, is now available to reviewers through NetGalley. That’s the gorgeous Dan O’Driscoll cover at left, and here’s the description: The sequel to Right to Know, Falcon’s Egg is a fast-paced action adventure. Discovering a plot to reassert Imperial control over the recently rediscovered Peregrine, Lorn …

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Cover art reveal: Falcon’s Egg

The release of Falcon’s Egg, sequel to Right to Know, from Bundoran Press draws nigh–we might have copies at When Words Collide, as I understand it, with a formal launch to occur at Can-Con in Ottawa this fall. A sure sign of impending release: cover art! This gorgeous cover (it has an exploding starship, how …

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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 …

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