AN EVENING OF STRANGE CANADIAN STORIES
Wednesday, 30 March, 8-10 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Come celebrate the strange and the fantastic as Claude Lalumière (The Door to Lost Pages), Glenn Grant (Burning Days), and Gemma Files (A Rope of Thorns) launch their new books and, joined by other Canadian writers and editors of weird fiction, showcase new and recent anthologies of the Canadian fantastic: Tesseracts 12, 13, and 14; Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead; and Chilling Tales.
There will be books for sale, and time to mingle and meet the authors before and after the readings.
Claude Lalumière, co-creator of Lost Myths, follows his acclaimed collection, the "intensely memorable" (Publishers Weekly), "superb and sometimes quite disturbing" (Fantasy Book Critic) Objects of Worship, with a new reality-warping novella The Door to Lost Pages. Claude is also the editor of Tesseracts 12 and has contributed new fiction to Tesseracts 14, Evolve, and Chilling Tales.
Glenn Grant, "a bricoleur at play in the pre- and post-apocalyptic fields of our self-destructive, ineluctable global catastrophe" (Paul Di Filippo), presents his debut collection, Burning Days: "If you add Glenn Grant to William Gibson and Cory Doctorow ... it becomes pretty clear that cyberpunk actually is primarily Canadian" (Bruce Sterling).
Gemma Files, winner of the International Horror Guild Award, has had five stories adapted for the TV series The Hunger. The author of the "boundary-busting horror-fantasy" (Publishers Weekly) A Book of Tongues returns with book 2 of her "deeply sinister" (Rue Morgue), Hexslinger series, A Rope of Thorns, darkly and brashly combining horror, history, westerns, erotica, and much more. Gemma also contributed new fiction to Evolve and Chilling Tales.
Nancy Kilpatrick, author of, among other things, eighteen novels, approximately two hundred stories, and five collections, has edited eleven anthologies, including Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (listed on Barnes & Noble Book Club's Best Vampire Books of the Year) and, with David Morrell, Tesseracts 13. Her new story "Sympathy for the Devil" appears in Chilling Tales.
Natasha Beaulieu, author of four novels in French and winner of several French-language awards in fantastic literature, including the Prix Boréal and the Grand Prix de la Science-fiction et du Fantastique Québécois, contributed her first piece of fiction originally written in English, "Evolving," to Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead.
Michael Lorenson's debut fiction, "Random Access Memory," appears in Tesseracts 14: Strange Canadian Stories.
Grace Seybold is a short-story writer whose "Intersections" appears in Tesseracts 12: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction.
Mark Shainblum, who hosts this evening of strange Canadian stories, is a doyen of the Montreal scene. He's the co-creator of Canadian icons Northguard and Angloman and the co-editor of Arrowdreams: An Anthology of Alternate Canadas.
Une soirée de littérature insolite canadienne
Mercredi, 30 mars, 20h-22h (ouverture des portes à 19h30)
Venez célébrer l'étrange et le fantastique avec Claude Lalumière (The Door to Lost Pages), Glenn Grant (Burning Days) et Gemma Files (A Rope of Thorns), qui lancent ce soir leurs nouveaux livres. Se joignent à eux un nombre d'autres auteurs et anthologistes de l'insolite afin d'aussi célébrer un quintette de récents et nouveaux collectifs de littérature fantastique canadienne : Tesseracts 12, 13 et 14 ; Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead ; et Chilling Tales.
Ces livres seront tous en vente au cours de la soirée.