Eileen Kernaghan launches Sophie, in Shadow

Sophie, In Shadow

Eileen Kernaghan’s new YA/teen historical fantasy, Sophie, in Shadow, will be launched on May 10 at the Arts Council of New Westminster’s gallery in Queens Park. The time is 1:30 p.m.

Sophie, in Shadow, set in India under the Raj, continues a narrative which began twenty-five years earlier in Wild Talent: a Novel of the Supernatural. It’s 1914. Sixteen year old Sophie Pritchard, orphaned two years earlier by the sinking of SS Titanic, is about to begin a new life in British India. For Sophie, still devastated by her parents’ death, India proves a dangerous environment. Kidnapping, enemy spies and terrorist plots play their parts against the background of a world at war and growing unrest in the Indian subcontinent. Soon Sophie’s powers of precognition will be called upon to help thwart a conspiracy that could incite a bloodbath in Calcutta and deliver India into enemy hands.

Thistledown Press, March 2014, $15.95   Available in both print and e-book editions.

53rd Street Publishing Announces Russ Crossley’s Latest Release

53rd Street Publishing is proud to announce the second novel in the War of the Lushites series by British Columbia author, Russ Crossley, Revenge of the Lushites. The book is available worldwide in ebook and trade paperback formats from your favorite retailer.

In the year 4444 and a 1/4 the Lushites have returned. Piper Cleaner, First Assistant to the Assistant Surveillance Officer discovers a Lushite intergalactic vessel heading their way.

Alarm bells ring throughout the galaxy! Have the Lushites returned to seek revenge?

Join Piper and Major Virginia Slim on a crazy, outrageous ride across the galaxy in the far future where addictions are rampant and conspiracies thrive.

The second book in War of the Lushites series is a satirical space opera revealing the future of addiction.

Revenge of the Lushites

Book tour dates for Suzanne Church’s ELEMENTS

ELEMENTS: A Collection of Speculative Fiction will be released on April 1st in Canada and April 30th in the US.

Suzanne will be visiting five cities as part of the book tour.

Saturday, April 5th, 9:00 PM at Ad Astra convention.
Sheraton Parkway North, 600 Highway-7 East, Richmond Hill, Ontario
–Tentatively scheduled for room 1086–
The big launch PARTY! If you’re planning on attending the convention, please drop by and celebrate. There will be cake!

Saturday, April 12th, 1:00 PM at Chapters Waterloo.
428 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario
Suzanne will answer questions and do a few short readings from the collection.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, April 19th, 3:00 PM at Bakka Phoenix Books Toronto
84 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario
Suzanne will read a few short excerpts from stories in the collection.
Added bonus: Sandra Kasturi, co-founder of ChiZine Publications, will also be at the launch. Sandra wrote the introduction to the book.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, April 26th, 1:00 PM at Chapters Barrie
76 Barrie View Drive, Barrie, Ontario
Suzanne will answer questions and do a few short readings from the collection.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Sunday, April 27th, 1:00 PM at Chapters Newmarket
Yonge Centre, 17440 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario
Suzanne will answer questions and do a few short readings from the collection.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, May 10th, time TBA GenreCon at the Sarnia branch of the Lambton County Library
124 Christina Street South, Sarnia, Ontario
As part of the one-day free conference GenreCon, one hour of the day will be dedicated to a launch for ELEMENTS.
Suzanne will answer questions and do a few short readings from the collection.

Sporeville reviewed on Amy’s Marathon of Books

Paul Marlowesporeville‘s YA steampunk novel Sporeville was reviewed on Amy’s Marathon of Books:

“Jaunty, funny, exciting and disturbing are a few of the words I would use to describe Paul Marlowe’s Sporeville… I truly enjoyed this clever and engaging book.

Paisley, of course, was my favourite character, although even though I knew there was something supernatural about her, I didn’t realise she was a werewolf until Elliott figured it out himself. I loved her spirit, intelligence, and loyalty to Elliott, even though she’d only known him a few days before she needed to rescue him.

I also appreciated Marlowe’s well-developed sense of humour throughout the novel. At times I was sick to my stomach when I read about all of Professor Strange’s experiments, but Marlowe seemed to know just when to lighten the mood for his reader. I laughed out loud more than once…”

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

Sherry D. Ramsey launches One’s Aspect to the Sun

OATTS cover-smSF Canada member Sherry D. Ramsey’s debut novel, One’s Aspect to the Sun, launched recently at Hal-Con Science Fiction and Fantasy convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The novel is published by Alberta’s Tyche Books.

From the back cover:

Captain Luta Paixon of the far trader Tane Ikai needs to know why she looks like a woman in her thirties-even though she’s actually eighty-four. She isn’t the only one desperate for that information.

The explanation might lie with her geneticist mother, who disappeared over sixty years ago, but even if her mother is still alive, it’s proving to be no small task to track her down in the vast, wormhole-ridden expanse of Nearspace. With the ruthless PrimeCorp bent on obtaining Luta’s DNA at any cost, her ninety-year-old husband asking for one last favor, and her estranged daughter locking horns with her at every turn, Luta’s search for answers will take her to the furthest reaches of space–and deep inside her own heart.

Described as a “space opera with heart,” the novel tackles themes of immortality, aging, genetic engineering and family, across a galaxy-spanning backdrop of space traders, corporate interests, and wormhole travel.

The book is available in print and multiformat ebook at all major online sellers. For more information visit Tyche Books or Sherry’s website.