Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing

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Chizine Publications, 2012 - Fiction - 372 pages
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ChiZine Publications and Tightrope Books unite in a joint venture to produce a yearly anthology of speculative short fiction and poetry (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and magic realism). Canadian speculative fiction has been increasingly recognized internationally for the calibre of its authors and their insight into the nature of social and cultural identities, the implications of new technologies, and the relationship between humankind and its environments. At their best, these pieces disrupt habits and 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.

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Review: Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing

User Review  - Greg Hopkins - Goodreads

If this is truly "the best" Canadian Speculative Writing, our literary world is in a sad disarray. If you are looking for a quality, enjoyable read of Scifi and fantasy stories...STAY AWAY from this collection. I only wish I could get my time and money back. :( Read full review

Review: Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (Otherworld Stories #10.1 -The List)

User Review  - Timothy Reynolds - Goodreads

A great collection and hopefully the beginning of an annual tradition in Canadian speculative fiction. Read full review

About the author (2012)

When librarians finally granted Kelley Armstrong an adult card, she made straight for the epic fantasy and horror shelves. She spent the rest of her childhood and teen years happily roaming fantastical and terrible worlds, and vowed that someday she'd write a story combining swords, sorcery, and the ravenous undead. That story began with the New York Times bestselling Sea of Shadows and continues with Empire of Night.

Armstrong's first works for teens were the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising trilogies. She lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children, and far too many pets.

Cory Doctorow is a Canadian-born blogger, journalist, and author of nonfiction and award-winning science fiction. He is a contributing author to "Wired" magazine, and his writing has been published in the "New York Times Sunday Magazine", the "Globe and Mail", the "Boston Globe", "Popular Science", and others. He is coeditor of the blog "Boing Boing", and he was named one of the web s twenty-five influencers by "Forbes" and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His novels have earned him numerous awards, including several Prometheus Awards, the 2000 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Locus Award for Best First Novel, Sunburst Award, White Pine Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He has served as Canadian regional director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He currently lives in London.

Steven Erikson is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. His New York Times bestselling Malazan Book of the Fallen has met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. The first book in the series, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. The second novel, Deadhouse Gates, was voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by SF Site. He lives in Canada.

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 (2013), both from Tightrope Books. Her fiction and poetry has appeared in various magazines and anthologies.

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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