Leslie Gadallah talks about Cat’s Gambit

In which publisher, Lorina Stephens, talks to Cat’s Gambit author, Leslie Gadallah. LJS: The re-release of the second book in your Empire of Kaz series launches April 1, 2017. The sequel takes up after the Orian have fled their overrun world, find themselves increasingly incapable of continuing as a species, and now face having to reclaim their homeworld with the support of only a ragged crew. Without giving away too much, where do you take us on…

Prix Aurora Award season

Five Rivers has several books eligible for popular vote literary awards. If you’re of a mind, your vote could go a long way toward acknowledging the excellence of some of the works we’ve published in 2016, and the continuing work of the authors and artists responsible for them. The Prix Aurora is one of Canada’s preeminent awards for SF&F. To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and purchase an annual membership…

So you’re considering submitting

February 1 to 14 is Five Rivers’ open submission period. What will likely receive favourable consideration this year? Historical and mainstream fiction and non-fiction based on the Canadian experience. It’s that simple. Our catalogue of SF&F is quite full, and any submissions in those genres will have to be truly original and push the envelope. Humour, the likes of A Town Called Forget will most certainly pique our interest, as will mystery of the calibre of Hunter’s…

Forward into 2017

Well look at that. Another new year. What’s in store at Five Rivers Publishing this year? Oh my, such a lot. We’re building on the successes of previous years with a line-up of new releases we think are going to fascinate you. February 1 First up is a remarkable and prodigious work of experimental archaeology in Michelle Enzinas’ Big Buttes Book: Annotated Dyets Dry Dinner (1599), by Henry Buttes, with Elizabethan Recipes. This is a fascinating tome….

Susan MacGregor appearing at Owl’s Nest Books

Susan MacGregor, author of The Tattooed Witch Trilogy, will be appearing at Owl’s Nest Books, Thursday, January 19, 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Susan says: To celebrate the release of The Tattooed Queen, the last book in my Tattooed Witch trilogy, I’ll be heading to Calgary to launch it, with a reading or two at Owl’s Nest Books. Hoping to see as many of you Calgary and southern Alberta people as possible! Come on out and visit! It’ll…