Nina Munteanu launches Age of Water podcast

Age of Water, the new podcast produced by SF Canada member Nina Munteanu and writer/technologist Claudiu Murgan interviews scientists, journalists, writers, academia and innovators who share their knowledge and opinions about the real state of the environment and what committed individuals and groups are doing to make a difference. They talk about the problems and they talk about the solutions.

We are now living in the Age of Water. Water is the new “gold”, with individuals, corporations and countries positioning themselves around this precious resource. Many already struggle with scarcity and pollution. All too soon, water—its quality, its possession, its distribution—will define a person’s security, comfort, wealth, and even identity. Water is changing everything.

The format of the podcast is a combination of chat cast and informal interview, covering everything from breaking environmental news to evergreen material. This includes human interest stories, readings of eco-literature, discussion of film and other media productions of interest.

Recent interviewees include SF Canada member Candas Jane Dorsey who talks about her award-winning stories, teaching at university, what eco-fiction means, and how writers can be “sneaky.” Listen to it here.

Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist/limnologist and internationally published author of award-winning speculative novels, short stories and non-fiction. She is co-editor of Europa SF and currently teaches writing courses at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. Her latest book, Water Is…, is a scientific study and personal journey as limnologist, mother, teacher and environmentalist. Water Is… was recently picked by Margaret Atwood in the NY Times as 2016 ‘The Year in Reading’. Nina’s latest novel, A Diary in the Age of Water, will be released by Inanna Publications in 2020. Preorder it today.

Find Nina at ninamunteanu.ca, ninamunteanu.me, and themeaningofwater.com.

And find the Age of Water podcast here.

 

Women in Horror Month with Colleen Anderson

SF Canada member Colleen Anderson‘s blog features a female horror writer/actor/storyteller every day this month to celebrate Women in Horror Month. Interviewees hail from all over the world including the Netherlands, South Africa, and Ireland. Topics range from tropes to characterization to vampires in the age of #MeToo.

SF Canada member Pat Flewwelling discusses why women write horror: Maybe women horror writers add that supernatural element in order to create a monster they can actually see, define, and conquer. A monster we’re allowed to attack, encouraged to destroy. In a story like that, we can become the Mama Bear you just don’t want to mess with.

The Canadian launch of Colleen’s fiction collection, A Body of Work, will take place Saturday, Feb. 23 from 3-5pm at The Heatley. 696 E Hastings, Vancouver, BC. Colleen will read from her collection and books will be for sale. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1213177788858210/

A review of Colleen’s collection (plus other works) can be found here: https://tomjohnstone.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/2018-in-fiction/

Find an entire month of blog posts about Women In Horror, and more about Colleen’s many activities and publications, on Colleen’s website.

Interview with Sherry D. Ramsey

Sherry-sm-cropAn interview with SF Canada member and Nova Scotia author Sherry D. Ramsey, “Author Spotlight – Sherry D. Ramsey, Builder of Worlds,” is currently online at Nine Day Wonder. Sherry answers questions about her new novel, One’s Aspect to the Sun, as well as world-building, science in science fiction, and the role of associations like SF Canada and their benefits for writers, among other things. http://www.ninedaywonder.com/2013/author-spotlight-sherry-d-ramsey-builder-of-worlds

Redemption is Available

“This elegantly written SF series features believable characters and powerful situations. Stanton wastes no words in his approach to language, creating a deceptively simple style that is both appealing and lucid.” — Library Journal

The thrilling conclusion of the Bloodlight Chronicles trilogy. 

Steve Stanton - BloodlightSet in a world where global economic activity is carried out in a virtual-gaming realm, a blood-transmitted virus with rejuvenating effects has become a black-market staple, forcing infected “Eternals” into a tightly knit underground where they must hack the V-space for food and shelter. After their leader, Helena Sharp, begins to mysteriously degenerate and flees, the Eternal community is thrown into chaos, fearing that their immortality has ended.

When the young clone Niko discovers that her gifted daughter carries the future heritage of humanity in her augmented DNA, she travels home to confront her progenitor, Phillip Davis, with a litany of experimental abuse. Phillip has fully integrated his persona with the AI Beast who controls V-space, and with the aid of a charismatic avatar, he embarks on a program of manipulation and control that will redefine the boundaries of death and consciousness.

An interview with Steve Stanton is now online at Open Book Ontario.

An interview in his role as President of SF Canada is now online at CBC Books: Canada Writes.

A “writing tip” to career novelists is online as part of Sci-Fi Odyssey.

The Bloodlight Chronicles: Redemption is available wherever great books are sold, and via payday direct from ECWpress.com.

Interview: Matthew Hughes at 42webs

Matthew Hughes - Costume Not IncludedSF Canada member Matthew Hughes talks with 42webs about his upcoming Costume Not Included, the second novel in the To Hell and Back series about Chesney Arnstruther, autistic superhero with a demon sidekick.

For Matt’s thoughts on asking the big questions, superheroes, and oddball characters, click over to read the full interview: http://42webs.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/panic-view-matthew-hughes/