Allow me to introduce: Candas Jane Dorsey

Candas Jane Dorsey is Canada’s Ursula K. leGuin. An insightful, provocative writer and poet, she is a passionate arts advocate and champion of social justice. If you dig into much of Canada’s SF&F movement, you will likely find Candas somewhere there in the background. An Alberta native, Candas has been writing from the time she was a girl, completely fearless in her deconstruction of boundaries in genre and gender. As well as her work as…

The Boy on the Bicycle book launch

Five Rivers Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of Nate Hendley’s new book, The Boy on the Bicycle, about a largely forgotten case of wrongful conviction that took place in Toronto. The case involved a 14 year-old boy, falsely accused of murdering a child on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in 1956. The launch takes place August 14, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library starting at 7 pm. The event is free…

Allow me to introduce: Derryl Murphy

In 2012 Robert Runté introduced me to Derryl Murphy, Manitoba native, cli-fi and SF writer. Derryl had a remarkable collection of short fiction, Wasps at the Speed of Sound, for which the rights had reverted to him. After reading the collection, I was deeply impressed with his vision and gritty presentation of what life might be like were we to abandon all attempts to live in harmony with this planet. For me, it was imperative Wasps at the…