Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing

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Sandra Kasturi, Halli Villegas
ChiZine Publications, 2012 - Fiction - 372 pages
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At their best, these stories disrupt habits, overcome barriers of cultural perception to make the familiar strange through the use of speculative elements such as magic and technology. They provide glimpses of alternate realities and possible futures and pasts that provoke an ethical, social, political, environmental and biological inquiry into what it means to be human. Featuring stories by Camille Alexa, Kelley Armstrong, Madeline Ashby, Peter Chiykowski, Carolyn Clink, David Livingstone Clink, Geoffrey W. Cole, Cory Doctorow, Amal El-Mohtar, Steven Erikson, Gemma Files, Neile Graham, Lisa L. Hannett, Ada Hoffman, Claire Humphrey, Susan Ioannu, Kristin Janz, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Derek Künsken, Helen Marshall, Anna Mioduchowska, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, David Nickle, Rhonda Parrish, Kelly Rose Pflug-Back, Timothy Reynolds, Ian Rogers, Robert Runté, Geoff Ryman, Rebecca M. Senese, George Swede, Peter Watts, A.C. Wise, and Rio Youers.

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About the author (2012)

Sandra Kasturi is a writer, editor, book reviewer and the copublisher of ChiZine Publications. She has written three poetry chapbooks and has edited the poetry anthology, THE STARS AS SEEN FROM THIS PARTICULAR ANGLE OF NIGHT. She is the author of two poetry collections, THE ANIMAL BRIDEGROOM (2007), and COME LATE TO THE LOVE OF BIRDS (2012), both from Tightrope Books. Her fiction and poetry has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including PRAIRIE FIRE; CV2; ON SPEC; TADDLE CREEK; various TESSERACTS anthologies, 2001: A SCIENCE FICTION POETRY ANTHOLOGY; NORTHERN FRIGHTS 4; GIRLS WHO BITE BACK: WITCHES, SLAYERS, MUTANTS AND FREAKS; SHADOWS & TALL TREES; EVOLVE; EVOLVE 2; and CHILLING TALES. Sandra is a founding member of the Algonquin Square Table poetry workshop and runs the imprint Kelp Queen Press.Halli Villegas is a writer, editor, and the publisher of Tightrope Books. She has published two books of poetry: RED PROMISES (Guernica Editions, 2001) and IN THE SILENCE ABSENCE MAKES (Guernica Editions, 2004). THE HAIR WREATH, a collection of ghost stories, was published in 2010 by ChiZine Publications.

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