Allow me to introduce: Ann Marston

It was in 2012 Five Rivers undertook to bring back to Ann Marston’s fans her acclaimed and much-loves series, The Rune Blades of Celi.  Ann’s understanding of Scottish culture, her refusal to accept standard Celtic fantasy tropes, and highly readable prose, were all attractive qualities that convinced us Ann’s work needed to remain accessible to readers. Now, eight novels later, her work is slowly being brought to a new audience through audiobooks. There are six novels…

Cat’s Game now available for pre-order

Cat’s Game, the dramatic conclusion to The Empire of Kaz, now available for pre-order Leslie Gadallah’s SF adventure, The Empire of Kaz, concludes with the release of Cat’s Game, October 1, 2018. There is a storm coming. The Kazi Empire may have been beaten back temporarily, but is inexorably returning to the offensive. Ehreh leads a small group of Oriani scientists developing a new weapon to defeat the Kazi once and for all—if only he can get anyone to listen. How is…

Five Rivers’ creators rocking awards

Two of Five Rivers’ creators shortlisted for awards The Mermaid’s Tale The first is D.G. Valdron for his grim-dark fantasy novel, The Mermaid’s Tale, which has been shortlisted for the Kevin Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction, through the Manitoba Book Awards. The full list of nominees is: The Bootlegger’s Confession by Allan Levine, published by Ravenstone Press, an imprint of Turnstone Press Fragment by Craig Russell, published by Thistledown Press The Mermaid’s Tale by D.G. Valdron, published by Five…

The Boy on the Bicycle now available for pre-order

The Boy on the Bicycle: A Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto, Nate Hendley’s insightful and painstakingly researched book, is now available for pre-order through Five Rivers and your favourite online bookseller, in both print and digital. On September 15, 1956, seven year-old Wayne Mallette was murdered on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The main suspect was a boy on a bicycle seen pedaling away from the CNE. Authorities quickly zeroed in…

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…