Nina Munteanu Launches Outer Diverse in Montreal

outerdiverseNina’s latest science fiction thriller Outer Diverse launched at Con*Cept in Montreal on October 15th, also its official release date with amazon and other bookstores around the world.

Outer Diverse is the first book of her Splintered Universe Trilogy, set in and around the Milky Way Galaxy. Outer Diverse starts the story of Galactic Guardian Rhea Hawke, tasked to investigate the massacre of an entire spiritual sect. Her investigation leads her into a treacherous storm of politics, conspiracy and self-discovery.

Rhea’s quest for justice catapults her into the heart of a universal struggle … and towarad an unbearable truth she’s hidden from herself since she murdered an innocent man.

“…a master of metaphor, Munteanu turns an adventure story into a wonderland of alien rabbit holes…a fascinating and enthralling read.”–Craig Bowlsby, author of Commander’s Log

a rollicking science fiction plot with all the trappings … Hawke is a maverick in the Wild West tradition … a genetic mystery with lethal powers.”–Lynda Williams

 

Outer Diverse is currently available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other bookstores near you.

Stories by Steve Stanton

Retribution“Eternal Virus,” the opening scene of Steve Stanton’s new novel, Retribution, is now published by Ray Gun Revival, and freely available online.

Another excerpt, “Hedge of Protection,” is now published in print in On Spec #85, the Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic, along with a Feature Author Interview by Roberta Laurie.

The complete novel, The Bloodlight Chronicles: Retribution is published by ECW Press, and now available in bookstores and online retailers near and far.

The Galaxy Project

SF Canada member, Susan Forest, was co-winner, along with Robert Walton of California, of The Galaxy Project, a novella contest with judges Robert Silverberg, David Drake and Barry Malzberg. Susan’s novella, “Lucy” is a story about difficulties terraforming a planet that already has a full ecosystem, when colonists manage to bring only a partial ecosystem from Earth.The winning novellas will be out in November, 2011 on Kindle for $1.99.

M. D. Benoit’s Newest In SF Mystery Series

Meter Parents, the newest in the Jack Meter Case Files  SF Mystery series, is now out and is available in Trade Paperback and ebook for Kindle and Nook.

Jack is suddenly stuck with babies. But are they really babies, or an expendable tool for someone else’s revenge?

MeterParentsWEBfsJack Meter’s hard-won peace is about to be shattered again. Two fugitives have descended on his apartment and are demanding help. They’re Phoenixes, a species that start as babies in the morning, age through the day and vanish after sunset, only to be reborn the next day.

Then there’s the Kayzar. The aliens want the Phoenixes back and are willing to kill anyone to recapture them, including Jack.

The Phoenixes’ story doesn’t ring true to Jack, but what’s a PI to do when his home is invaded, his friends feel sorry for the refugees, and he has a dead Kayzar stinking up his apartment?

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.— G. K. Chesterton

Read a sample.

“Jack Meter stays smart, sexy, and darkly funny—despite a new crop of aliens messing with his life. M.D. Benoit’s fast-paced and unique blend of science fiction and hardboiled detective will keep fans of both genres eagerly turning pages!” –Sherry D. Ramsey, editor of The Speculative Elements series

Visit M.D. Benoit’s website. Follow her on Twitter @mdbenoit2

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.

“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.