The Bloodlight Chronicles: Retribution

RetributionHere is a sneak peek of the cover art for Steve Stanton’s new novel, The Bloodlight Chronicles: Retribution, Book Two of a series that “revitalizes the cyber-fiction genre with its vivid prose and believable characters.” (Library Journal) Retribution is upcoming Sept. 2011 from ECW Press in Toronto in print and epub formats.

An excerpt from the sequel, “Hedge of Protection,” is upcoming in On Spec, the Canadian magazine of the fantastic.

“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.

Current and forthcoming works: December 2010 and January 2011

Arthur Slade Wins $25,000 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

HBCANArthur Slade of Saskatoon has won the 2010 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for his book The Hunchback Assignments.

“A thrilling tale of an unusual and talented young man.” Publisher’s Weekly

“A full-steam-ahead spy thriller, complete with derring-do, a dastardly villain, and a suitably complex plot.” Quill & Quire starred review.

“The protagonists are likable, the villains are chilling, and the story is action packed.” School Library Journal

No stranger to the limelight, Arthur Slade won the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for his book Dust.

http://www.arthurslade.com
http://www.hunchbackassignments.com

Forthcoming Works by SF Canada Members, November 2010

Forthcoming in October 2010 (plus some September)

Quite a few releases, through the rest of September and into October …

VCON 35, ongoing in Vancouver as I write, hosted a multi-book launch Friday (October 1) evening, celebrating new and recent releases.