More in the Cauldron Effect series by Shereen Vedam

Further to the success of Coven at Callington (The Cauldron Effect #1), SF Canada member Shereen Vedam has released the next two books in this magical regency romance series.

Warlock from Wales (The Cauldron Effect #2) involves a historian in search of truth, and a warlock charged to stop her.

In the year of our Lord 1816, eighteen-year-old historian Mary Bryght is accosted by a terrifying magical villain who threatens to destroy her brother if he doesn’t reject his latest royal commission. Rushing home, she discovers that not only is she too late to stop her brother, but he’s left a letter begging her to assist him by recording the details of a three-centuries-old stunning secret event.

At his father’s death, Hugh Renfrew Price is yanked from his warlock apprenticeship by the Warlock Council and ordered to take up his father’s mantle as Earl of Flint. If attending boring House of Lords sessions to spy on human politicians wasn’t a bad enough chore, the Prince Regent then instructs Hugh to safeguard a human female on a mission the Warlock Council insists Hugh must sabotage. However, when he meets his delightful charge, Hugh decides that life may not be so terrible after all.

Just as Hugh starts to enjoy his latest assignment, another warlock, partnered with a voracious water demon, steals Mary from under Hugh’s nose. Recovering her becomes his greatest challenge, while Mary learns that not all Warlocks are created equal. Yet, how can she trust Hugh after she learns he’s out to stop her mission? Finding love in this mire of intrigue will take more than magic. It might just require some unique human ingenuity.

If you enjoy stories where humans match wits against supernatural might, you’ll love this magical chase across a Regency-English Countryside to preserve the integrity of history.

Love Spell in London (The Cauldron Effect #3) follows the path of a warlock who insists on reclaiming his stolen hell hounds. Grace, a thieving witch, devises a way to outwit him. But warlocks are a dangerous breed and Grace may have chewed off more than she can handle. This novel is available in a new SF and Fantasy boxed set called Rogue Skies.

Find all three books in the Cauldron Effect series on Shereen’s website.

The War Beneath by Timothy S. Johnston

SF Canada member Timothy S. Johnston fourth novel, The War Beneath, a science fiction thriller set in an undersea world, was recently published by ChiZine Publications.

Living and working underwater can be a dangerous thing. First the bulkheads sweat, then there’s a trickle of water . . .

. . . and then in an instant you’re gone. The only thing left is a bloody pulp in the dark water and crushed bone fragments on the seafloor.

And you can’t bolt to the surface in an emergency. . . . The bends will get you.

But that’s not the worst. When you’re living underwater and also working as a spy for your city, that’s when things get really dangerous.

Truman McClusky has been out of the intelligence business for years, working the kelp farms and helping his city Trieste flourish on the shallow continental shelf just off the coast of Florida. Until his former partner shows up, that is, steals a piece of valuable new technology and makes a mad dash into the Atlantic. Before he knows it, Mac ends up back in the game, chasing the spy to not only recapture the tech, but to kill his former friend.

But when he learns the grim truth behind the theft, it sends his stable life into turmoil and plunges him into an even deadlier mission: evade the submarines of hostile foreign powers, escape assassins, and forge through the world’s oceans at breakneck pace on a daring quest to survive, with more lethal secrets than he thought possible in his pocket.

The future of the city depends on McClusky . . . if he can make it back home.

The War Beneath is available in various formats at Timothy’s website.

Timothy S. Johnston is a lifelong fan of thrillers and science fiction thrillers in both print and film. His greatest desire is to contribute to the genre which has given him so much over the past four decades. He wishes he could personally thank every novelist, screenwriter, filmmaker, director and actor who has ever inspired him to tell great stories. He has been an educator for twenty years and a writer for thirty. He lives on planet Earth, but he dreams of the stars. Visit www.timothysjohnston.com to register for news alerts, read his blog and reviews, and learn more about his current and upcoming thrillers. Timothy is the author of futuristic murder mystery/thrillers THE FURNACE, THE FREEZER, and THE VOID. Follow Timothy on Facebook @TSJAuthor and Twitter @TSJ_Author.

David Perlmutter in Shoreline of Infinity anthology

SF Canada member David Perlmutter’s story, “The Brat and the Burly Qs”, was recently selected for the “best of” anthology from Shoreline of Infinity: The Chosen from the First Age. After only 3 years in existence Shoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine won the British Fantasy Society Award 2018 for best magazine/periodical. To celebrate this occasion, they published a selection of stories from Issues 1-10 as worthy ambassadors for the magazine. Together these stories represent the character of the magazine – welcoming, challenging, enthralling, and a touch mischievous.

David Perlmutter is a freelance writer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is the author of America Toons In: A History of Television Animation, The Singular Adventures Of Jefferson Ball, The Pups, Certain Private Conversations and Other Stories (Aurora Publishing), Honey and Salt, and more. David was recently showcased on Aurelia Leo’s Speculative Fiction Friday.  Find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

“Raiders of the Lost World” by Ron S. Friedman

SF Canada member Ron S. Friedman recently had a story appear in Aradia’s Gunsmoke & Dragonfire anthology. “Raiders of the Lost World” involves a WWI pilot shot down over the Amazon who must survive Germans, crazy scientists, the jungle, and dinosaurs.

Ron’s debut novel, Typhoon Time, was released by WordFire Press in March 2018. His short stories have appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and in other magazines and anthologies.

To explore Ron’s story and many more in the grand pulp fiction tradition–everything from weird westerns, to sci-fi and space westerns, to post-apocalyptic westerns, alternate history, time travel, and cattlepunk–purchase Gunsmoke & Dragonfire today!

Appropriately Aggressive: Essays About Books, Corgis, and Feminism

SF Canada member Krista D. Ball has recently published her 20th book, an eclectic collection of essays about science fiction and fantasy publishing, social media rants about sexism, and a generous sprinkle of stories, favourite things, and writing advice. “If one more rando tells me that women have to be raped in fantasy because that’s how it was back then, I am going to cut someone. With a spoon.”

With titles like “Strong Female Characters vs. Varied Female Characters”, “Self Publishing is not a Meritocracy”, and “There’s room for All of Us at Fantasy Inn”, these enlightening and entertaining essays represent, in Krista’s own words, “copious bottles of Chablis, a shocking amount of poutine, and many supportive furry animal hugs.”

Inhale this fascinating series of essays at Amazon Canada and Amazon U.S.

Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide now out!

The fifth volume of Dreaming Robot’s Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide features stories by two SF Canada members. Sherry D. Ramsey’s tale involves a 13-year-old space colonist who makes intriguing discoveries about her world and herself.  Holly Schofield’s story of a girl who must deal with an air leak on a spaceship while babysitting her younger brother also explores themes of diversity and human connection.

Find all the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guides on Amazon, iTunes, Nook, and wherever fine books are sold.