Alicia Hendley’s Type gaining attention

Alicia Hendley’s forthcoming YA SF novel, Type, is destined, it would seem, for great things. This past summer Hendley wrote a screenplay based on Type, subsequently entered it in the Canada International Film Festival (CIFF), and was notified yesterday by CIFF officials she’s made the cut: “Your…screenplay has been chosen as an Official Selection of the 2013 Canada International Film Festival.” According to CIFF information, Hendley’s screenplay is only one of 23 films and screenplays chosen…

Aaron Kite wins a Watty

After my diatribe on awards last week, it would seem our own Aaron Kite has won a Watty for his YA novel,  A Touch of Poison, which will be released later this year by Five Rivers in both print and eBook. You can read more about his success on his blog. And more about the Watty here.

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…

Alicia Hendley Screen Play Short-listed for Gotham Screen 2012

In Alicia Hendley’s usual humble fashion, she failed to mention her screenplay Snake Oil was recently short-listed for the Gotham Screen 2012 International Film Festival. Congratulations, Alicia. Although this year’s winner has already been announced, we at Five Rivers are very proud you made it that far. Well done. Alicia Hendley is the author of the very raw and insightful novel, A Subtle Thing. 

Stephens demonstrates mastery of distopian/strange fiction

A reader review of And the Angels Sang appeared last week on LibraryThing, which was cross-posted to We thought we’d share. Lorina Stephens demonstrates mastery of distopian/strange fiction, sci-fi, and fantasy in this recent seventeen story anthology. Although many pieces are previously published, shorter unpublished works such as ‘Protector’, ‘The Gift’, and ‘Zero Mile’ are captivating looks at phenomena just on the edge of our current reality – while longer pieces such as the…