Canadian legend of science fiction at Fishcreek Library

by A.L Hargreaves Staff members at the Fish Creek Library in Calgary recently enjoyed an impromptu visit by noted author H.A. Hargreaves, who was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association Hall of Fame in 2015, with fellow honourees Dave Duncan and Michael Coney, for outstanding achievements of Canadians that have contributed to the stature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Staff members Jordan Blasetti and his colleagues expressed delight at the surprise visit,…

CSFFA Hall of Fame Plaque Presented to H. A. Hargreaves

Cliff Samuels, CSFFA Awards Co-ordinator (left), Hank Hargreaves (Center), Robert Runté, Hall of Fame Committee Member, 2015 (right)The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association’s Hall of Fame acknowledges outstanding achievements that contribute to the stature of Canadian science fiction / fantasy. Inductees names are inscribed on a two-sided trophy. The two back-to-back faces are in the spirit of Janus, Roman God of doorways, of decisions and of beginnings and endings. They look forward to the…

Dr. H. A. Hargreaves inducted into the CSFFA Hall of Fame

Dr. H.A. Hargreaves We are very pleased for, and proud of, Dr. H.A. Hargreaves’ induction into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame for 2015. The CSFFA HALL OF FAME recognizes the Outstanding Achievements that have contributed to the stature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. It can be awarded to Canadian Writers, Publishers, Editors, Poets, Artists, Graphic Novelists, Actors, Producers, Musicians/Filkers, Convention organizers, Fans, Scientists, Astronauts and others . This year there were…

Gifts for short story lovers

For the lover of horror, two great collections by J.W. Schnarr For the lover of classic Canadian SF and a deeper look at an author’s inspiration two inspiring reads by H.A. Hargreaves And for the devotee of speculative short fiction Susan Forest’s collection paired with Derryl Murphy’s or Lorina Stephens’ provocative, great reads all Or for just plain whacky, weird and just a little bit evil

Why We Published…North By 2000+, by H. A. Hargreaves

From the desk of Robert Runte I first heard Dr. Hargreaves read Dead to the World in 1976 just before North by 2000 was published. The story was funny and thought provoking and was something of a revelation, because it was the first time I was able to pinpoint what it was about Canadian SF that was different. North by 2000 was the first short story collection ever marketed as Canadian Science Fiction, and it…