Gifts for short story lovers

For the lover of horror, two great collections by J.W. Schnarr For the lover of classic Canadian SF and a deeper look at an author’s inspiration two inspiring reads by H.A. Hargreaves And for the devotee of speculative short fiction Susan Forest’s collection paired with Derryl Murphy’s or Lorina Stephens’ provocative, great reads all Or for just plain whacky, weird and just a little bit evil

Wasps at the Speed of Sound garners 4-stars at LibraryThing

Another LibraryThing review, this for Derryl Murphy’s edgy collection of short, speculative fiction, Wasps at the Speed of Sound. available from Five Riversand online booksellers worldwideprint and eBook This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Very thought-provoking and entertaining stories. Most of them have an underlying environmental element to them. My favorite story is Those Graves of Memory-about a boy, memories and a very distant future. Others go from a human who has a chance…

Derryl Murphy event at Rand McNally

Derryl Murphy Derryl Murphy and a host of other Canadian SF luminaries appears at Rand McNally Booksellers in Saskatoon, Saskatechewan on Monday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. Murphy will be signing copies of the re-release of his edgy and sometimes visionary collection of short fiction, Wasps at the Speed of Sound.  Details of the event can be found on Facebook.

Wasps at the Speed of Sound contest winner

It didn’t take very long for our fans to react to our Wasps at the Speed of Sound contest. J.R. Johnson, of Ottawa, Ontario, was the first to decode the Morse Code message in the cover designed by Art Director, Jeff Minkevics. J.R. Johnson grew up in the folded Appalachian hills, where she learned to love autumn, blueberries straight from the bush, and the stream beneath the willows near her house. The fact autumn is…

Wasps at the Speed of Sound, by Derryl Murphy releases November 1

Derryl Murphy’s first collection of edgy, visionary short stories is back in print: There are eleven stories in this collection, ten of them gathered together for the first time and one making its debut in these pages. All of them examine our experience with the worlds around us, anticipating dread and disaster with every turn, even while hope is sometimes allowed to win out. Come witness: the destruction of the Earth; an alien tourist and…