Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing
Kelley Armstrong, Gemma Files, Steven Erikson, Cory Doctorow, David Nickle, Sandra Kasturi, Halli Villegas, Rio Youers, Peter Watts, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Geoff Ryman
ChiZine Publications, 2012 - Fiction - 300 pages
Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing is a reprint anthology to be co-published annually by ChiZine Publications and Tightrope Books, collecting speculative short fiction and poetry (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, etc.) that represents the best work produced by Canadian writers.
Canadian speculative fiction has been increasingly recognized internationally for the calibre of its authors and their insight into the nature of social and religious identities, the implications of new technologies, and the relationship between humankind and its environments. We use the term "speculative fiction" in order to free ourselves from the associations of terms like "science fiction," "horror," and "fantasy." 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.
With Kelley Armstrong Cory Doctorow Gemma Files Silvia Moreno-Garcia David Nickle Geoff Ryman Peter Watts Rio Youers and more
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Review: Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative WritingUser Review - 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 WritingUser Review - Goodreads
A great collection and hopefully the beginning of an annual tradition in Canadian speculative fiction. Read full review