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.

Two Sales to Analog

Susan Forest has recently sold two short stories to Analog Science Fiction and Fact. “Turning It Off” is a humourous short story that looks at the implications of wearing a personal shield to protect oneself from minor cuts and scrapes–with interesting consequences when the device is turned off. “The Most Invasive Species” is a novelette that explores the potentially tragic consequences of cultural interference when two sentient species meet. Watch for them in upcoming issues of Analog!

Nina Munteanu’s Angel of Chaos Finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award

AngelofChaos_Cover-front-webNina’s latest book Angel of Chaos (Dragon Moon Press) was selected as a finalist for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award for 2010 in the Science Fiction category.

In 2095 Darwin’s Evolution Kills…

…In this dystopian future, Julie Crane seeks the cure to Earth’s deadliest disease. But is she its cause?…

“Angel of Chaos is … a gripping blend of big scientific ideas, cutthroat politics and complex yet sympathetic characters that will engage readers from its thrilling opening to its surprising and satisfying conclusion” —Hayden Trenholm, Aurora-winning author of The Steele Chronicles

Angel of Chaos is the first of a duology on humanity’s co-evolution with intelligent technology and intelligent nature. The second book is Darwin’s Paradox and both are available on Amazon, Chapters, and Barnes & Noble.

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.