Review: A Brightness Long Ago, by Guy Gavriel Kay

A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay My rating: 3 of 5 stars It would be a stretch of the truth to say Guy Gavriel Kay is anything but an accomplished story-teller. He crafts his work with elegance, passion, and detail. You would think with that praise I would rate his work higher than I do, for certainly there is much here to engage the reader. However, having read almost all of Kay’s canon…

Review: In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje

In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje My rating: 3 of 5 stars There is no disputing the literary skill of Michael Ondaatje. His works have been captivating readers for decades. However, it would be unreasonable for anyone to expect every work any artist creates to be extraordinary. And such is the case, in my opinion, with In the Skin of a Lion. It is an ambitious novel which encompasses the lives of…

Review and book launch video for Dreams of the Moon

So much news! Author and artist, Swati Chavda, offered this review of Dreams of the Moon on Goodreads: DELICATELY WOVEN SURREAL STORIES WITH LUMINOUS PROSE The cover of this book—with its stark mountainous landscape and a lone girl gazing with wonder at the moon-jellyfish chimera floating shimmering in the sky—promised me a unique experience that would take me out of my pandemic-induced limbo. The stories surpassed that promise, taking me through a dreamy, surreal experience…

Encore book launch for Dreams of the Moon

It would seem I’m having an encore book launch for Dreams of the Moon, once again graciously hosted by Graeme Cameron, publisher of Polar Borealis Magazine, and MCed by Joe Mahoney. The details: Richard Graeme Cameron is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: SF Canada Zoom Meeting & Lorina Stephens book launch Time: Jun 8, 2021 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 7:00PM Eastern. Meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 7:00…

Dreams of the Moon now live

Anywhere you want to shop My new collection of short stories, Dreams of the Moon, is now available in print and ebook for preorder on all your favourite sites. It releases June 1, 2021. Why not preorder your copy today? Amazon, Indigo, Google, Smashwords, Target, Apple, McNally Robinson, Barnes and Noble, and a plethora of others worldwide. If you are near a bookstore with an Espresso Book Machine service, you can also order it through that system….