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…

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…

Prix Aurora Awards 2013

It’s that time of year again when publishers scramble to ship books to awards committees, and nominate their titles for peoples’ choice awards. In this latter category is Canada’s Prix Aurora Award. The Prix Aurora Awards are given out annually to honour the best Canadian science fiction and fantasy literary works, artwork, and fan activities from the previous year. This year Five Rivers has several works eligible for recognition. Mik Murdoch: Boy Superhero, by Michell…