Tag: short stories

Shapers of Worlds ebook now available!

The ebook version of the Shapers of Worlds anthology, featuring 18 stories by authors who appeared on my podcast, The Worldshapers, during the first year, and successfully Kickstarted back in March, is now available in ebook! Specifically: Shadowpaw Press | The Fantastic Worlds of Edward Willett | Kobo | Chapters/Indigo | Apple Books | Google Play | Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Barnes & Noble The commercial …

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A new seven-sentence short story: The Quantum Beast

Earlier today, as part of this year’s online version of When Words Collide, the great annual writing conference in Calgary, I led about forty writers through the Seven-Sentence Short Story exercise, created by science fiction and fantasy author (and former English teacher) James Van Pelt, who was on hand and took part himself! I’ve used this …

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Sneak peek: back cover copy for Shapers of Worlds

Things are moving quickly now for the Shapers of Worlds anthology coming from Shadowpaw Press, which I successfully Kickstarted earlier this year: it features original fiction and reprints from some of the authors who were guests during the first year of The Worldshapers podcast. All stories are edited, the layout is done, the proofreading is …

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Announcing the Table of Contents for Shapers of Worlds!

Can I have a drumroll, please? Here’s the complete Table of Contents (though not necessarily the final order) for the Shapers of Worlds anthology, successfully Kickstarted earlier this year, featuring original fiction and reprints from authors who were guests during the first year of my Aurora Award-winning podcast, The Worldshapers, now undergoing final editing and …

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Anthology with my short story “Beneath the Pall” now available!

The new anthology My Battery is Low and it is Getting Dark, published by Zombies Need Brains, LLC, is now available, and includes my story, “Beneath the Pall,” which is about…um…a lonely submarine? More or less? Zombies Need Brains, run by my fellow DAW Books author Joshua Palmatier, has Kickstarted several anthologies over the past …

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Cover art and TOC for upcoming anthology featuring my story “Beneath the Pall”

One inspiration for the Kickstarter I just successfully ran to fund the Shapers of Worlds anthology was Zombies Need Brains LLC, a publishing company set up by my fellow DAW Books author Joshua Palmatier to publish original anthologies, all funded through Kickstarter. For the upcoming anthology My Battery is Low and it is Getting Dark, …

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FUNDED: a Kickstarter for an anthology of short fiction from some of today’s top science fiction and fantasy authors

My Kickstarter campaign to fund Shapers of Worlds, an anthology of short stories from some of the authors who were guests my Aurora Award-winning podcast, The Worldshapers, in its first year, was a great success, raising $15,700 CDN, well above the original goal of $13,500. As a result, the anthology is full-steam ahead, heading for an August …

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Praise for Paths to the Stars from Saskatchewan Book Awards jurors

Paths to the Stars was shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards this year (my eighth book to be shortlisted): the City of Regina Book Award for best book by a Regina author, and the Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award, for best work of fiction. Although it didn’t win (you can see the complete list of winners here, and …

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Paths to the Stars shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards

Thrilled to announce that Paths to the Stars, my collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories, the initial release from my own Shadowpaw Press, has been shortlisted in two categories for this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards. The book, which features twenty-two short stories, most previously published but a few published for the first time, …

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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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Two more great reviews for Paths to the Stars

Paths to the Stars, my collection of short stories, continues to get good reviews! Writing at The Future Fire, Lisa Timpf says: “Willett’s short story collection has much to offer. Between the pages of Paths to the Stars, readers will find both inner and outer journeys. Some of the characters find what they are hoping for, …

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Five-star review for Paths to the Stars

Just came across a great five-star review on Goodreads of Paths of the Stars, penned (pixelled?) by Toby Welch. Some excerpts: “In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve read Willett’s work before. I’ve enjoyed every novel of his that I’ve consumed and hoped that his latest work would reach the same high bar. It didn’t …

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