H.A. Hargreaves Work to be Published by Five Rivers

H.A. Hargreaves is one of Canada’s remarkable, one might even say legendary, speculative fiction writers. He is a retired professor of English, formerly at the University of Alberta (Edmonton), and was twice nominated (1982 and 1983) for the Lifetime Contributions category in the Prix Auroras. His collection of short stories, North by 2000, in its time received wide critical acclaim from both peers and periodicals.

Today Five Rivers is pleased to announce the rebirth of that remarkable collection of short stories by Hargreaves. This new edition, entitled North by 2000+, will feature not only all the quintessentially Canadian stories of the first edition, but five additional published short works, along with a foreword from the author, and an introduction by Dr. Robert Runte.

Cover design has been awarded to Jeff Minkevics.

North by 2000+ is scheduled for release by Five Rivers early in 2012, and will be available in print and digital formats worldwide.

The Bloodlight Chronicles: Retribution

RetributionHere is a sneak peek of the cover art for Steve Stanton’s new novel, The Bloodlight Chronicles: Retribution, Book Two of a series that “revitalizes the cyber-fiction genre with its vivid prose and believable characters.” (Library Journal) Retribution is upcoming Sept. 2011 from ECW Press in Toronto in print and epub formats.

An excerpt from the sequel, “Hedge of Protection,” is upcoming in On Spec, the Canadian magazine of the fantastic.

“Rast” by Christopher Hoare now released

The lengthy epic journey of my high fantasy “Rast” hits a milestone today. Having been started in 2003, under contract once before (until I had a fight with IRS paperwork), rejected about half a dozen times, kicked its heels in in-boxes for cumulative years, the novel has at last reached the general public through my new publisher MuseItUp from Montreal.

A ‘different’ fantasy with no f****** elves (to please C.S. Lewis), magic that is a deadly sentient force instead of a handy parlour trick, the satirizing of a mechanistic invader, whose men disbelieve in magic, and a sorcerer king who carries out his own, fatal, intifada, “Rast” is offering a fresh look at the genre.

Nina Munteanu Teaching in Nova Scotia

nina-waterfrontNina Munteanu, author of the Darwin duology, will be in Nova Scotia March 2011, teaching several writing workshops in Halifax and the South Shore.
She will also be speaking in several Halifax schools and will be doing readings at libraries. See her website for locations.

Nina will be signing her latest book Angel of Chaos at several Halifax bookstores, locations to be announced shortly on her website.
Check Nina’s website, http://www.ninamunteanu.com/, for detailed information on workshops that include location, date, time & duration, and cost. Reference materials include her fiction writing textnook “The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!”.
Courses include:

•“How to Write and Publish Science Fiction” on March 12 (through the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia)

•“The Writer’s Toolkit” on March 19 (through the Tantallon Public Library)

•“Writing the Memoir: from Idea to Research to Storytelling” date TBA (through South Shore Public Libraries)

•“10 Commandments of Fiction Writing” date TBA (through South Shore Public Libraries)

Current and forthcoming works: December 2010 and January 2011