Alice Unbound Released

SF Canada member Colleen Anderson has been busy lately. Recent activities include editing Exile’s Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland, an anthology inspired by Lewis Carroll. Two of the stories are reviewed on the Speculating Canada podcast and the anthology garnered a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.

As well, Colleen served as editor for the July issue of SFPA’s dark-themed Eye to the Telescope online poetry magazine.

Recent publications of her own work include:
“Sir Tor and the River Maiden” in By the Light of Camelot;
“A Taste of Eden” in the Australian Worlds of SF, F and H Vol. III;
as well as these poems:
“How to Cook with Children” in Grievous Angel;
“The Enlightened” in Polar Borealis 5;
“Ode to Andrew Brechin”, placing 3rd in Wax Poetry’s Angela contest;
“Washday Blues” in Polar Borealis 6;
“Mermaid’s Comb” in Future Fire 45;
“Cinderella’s Pumpkin” in Polu Texni;
“The Sand Witch”, placing 2nd in the Balticon Poetry contest;
and “Savor” in the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. V.

And her collection, A Body of Work, will be published this fall by UK publisher Black Shuck Books.

Congratulations on your successes, Colleen!

Short Fiction from Sally McBride

SF Canada member Sally McBride is pleased to announce she has just signed a contract for a short story “The Paisley Snow” to appear soon in The Cockroach Conservatory, Vol. 1: Working Zealot’s Guide to Gaining Capital in Pre-Apocalyptic America.

As well, her short story, “My Mother’s Garden”, will appear in Exile Editions’ upcoming Food of My People anthology edited by Ursula Pflug and Candas Jane Dorsey.

And her short story, “Thank Yew Very Much”, is currently out in On Spec magazine (Vol. 28 #4).

Ron Friedman novel in Storybundle

SF Canada member Ron Friedman’s novel Typhoon Time is currently available in the 2018 Military SF Bundle from Storybundle.

The bundle of twelve novels is curated by bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and offers “books from the high-tech battlefields right here on our home planet to the farthest reaches of the galaxy.”

Storybundle allows the consumer to set their own price for bundles, and to support charities and independent authors. The 2018 Military SF Bundle offer ends on July 19, 2018.

Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows Published

SF Canada member David Perlmutter is pleased to announce the release last month of his new book, The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Published by Rowman & Littlefield, the book “encompasses animated programs broadcast in the United States and Canada since 1948.”

From the blurb: “Once consigned almost exclusively to Saturday morning fare for young viewers, television animation has evolved over the last several decades as a programming form to be reckoned with. While many animated shows continue to entertain tots, the form also reaches a much wider audience, engaging viewers of all ages. Whether aimed at toddlers, teens, or adults, animated shows reflect an evolving expression of sophisticated wit, adult humor, and a variety of artistic techniques and styles…Each entry includes a list of cast and characters, credit information, a brief synopsis of the series, and a critical analysis. Additional details include network information and broadcast history.

The volume also features one hundred images and an introduction containing an historical overview of animated programming since the inception of television. Highlighting an extensive array of shows from Animaniacs and Archer to The X-Men and Yogi Bear, The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Series is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history and evolution of this constantly expanding art form.”

The book is available in both hardcover and ebook editions.

New Middle Grade Science Fiction

SF Canada member Sherry D. Ramsey’s newest book, the middle grade science fiction adventure Planet Fleep: A Science Twins Adventure, has just opened to pre-orders. The book will release on June 20th in all electronic formats, with a print edition to follow in September.

When a meteorite storm wreaks havoc on their family’s cargo ship, sort-of-twins Rudi and Trudy find themselves stranded on an alien planet. In their search for help, they uncover a fiendish plot against the friendly and mysterious alien critters the twins call “fleeps.” With only an overprotective robot for company, can they survive on their own, find their parents, and save the fleeps from a horrible fate?

Diverse young readers with an interest in astronomy, space travel, and science and technology will love Planet Fleep and the Science Twins, and have some laughs along the way. A free five-chapter preview is currently available for download.

Kickstarter for Mysterion 2

Enigmatic Mirror Press–co-owned by SF Canada member Kristin Janz–has launched a Kickstarter to fund a 2nd volume of their anthology Mysterion.

Mysterion pays professional rates of 6 cents/word (US) for speculative fiction that engages meaningfully with the Christian faith. Submissions from authors of all backgrounds–Christian or otherwise–are welcome, and Volume 2 will open to submissions as soon as the Kickstarter is funded. Enigmatic Mirror Press’s mandate is to publish fiction that may not fit comfortably in either religious or mainstream publishing; stories that aren’t afraid to ask difficult questions, and that avoid simplistic answers.

Mysterion: Rediscovering the Mysteries of the Christian Faith (Volume 1) included stories by Beth Cato, Kenneth Schneyer, David Tallerman, and 17 other authors. The anthology received positive reviews from Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Cemetery Dance Online, and Tangent Online; and 4 stories appeared on the Tangent Online 2016 Recommended Reading List.

Like Volume 1, Volume 2 will be available in print and ebook formats. Kickstarter rewards include copies of the anthology, posters of the cover art, and more!

The Kickstarter campaign will remain live through August 18, 2017.