“Raiders of the Lost World” by Ron S. Friedman

SF Canada member Ron S. Friedman recently had a story appear in Aradia’s Gunsmoke & Dragonfire anthology. “Raiders of the Lost World” involves a WWI pilot shot down over the Amazon who must survive Germans, crazy scientists, the jungle, and dinosaurs.

Ron’s debut novel, Typhoon Time, was released by WordFire Press in March 2018. His short stories have appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and in other magazines and anthologies.

To explore Ron’s story and many more in the grand pulp fiction tradition–everything from weird westerns, to sci-fi and space westerns, to post-apocalyptic westerns, alternate history, time travel, and cattlepunk–purchase Gunsmoke & Dragonfire today!

Appropriately Aggressive: Essays About Books, Corgis, and Feminism

SF Canada member Krista D. Ball has recently published her 20th book, an eclectic collection of essays about science fiction and fantasy publishing, social media rants about sexism, and a generous sprinkle of stories, favourite things, and writing advice. “If one more rando tells me that women have to be raped in fantasy because that’s how it was back then, I am going to cut someone. With a spoon.”

With titles like “Strong Female Characters vs. Varied Female Characters”, “Self Publishing is not a Meritocracy”, and “There’s room for All of Us at Fantasy Inn”, these enlightening and entertaining essays represent, in Krista’s own words, “copious bottles of Chablis, a shocking amount of poutine, and many supportive furry animal hugs.”

Inhale this fascinating series of essays at Amazon Canada and Amazon U.S.

Poetry by Dominik Parisien

SF Canada member Dominik Parisien’s latest publication is a poetry chapbook. We, Old Young Ones was just published by Frog Hollow Press. The chapbook is part of their Dis/Ability series and explores disability, linguistics of pain, family, and intergenerational dynamics. It includes poems published in Uncanny, Strange Horizons, Augur, and Goblin Fruit, and traditional literary journals.

The artwork is by UK artist Immy Smith and is part of a project using Morse Code as a drawing method to illustrate the everyday ableist language disabled people face.

Dominik Parisien is the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of Robots vs Fairies, and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, which won the Shirley Jackson Award and was a finalist for the World Fantasy award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Locus Award. He also co-edited Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction with Elsa Sjunneson-Henry. Dominik’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Quill & Quire, The Fiddlehead, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, as well as other magazines and anthologies. He is a disabled, bisexual, French Canadian. He lives in Toronto.

The table of contents and the opening poem of We, Old Young Ones can be read as a .pdf here and the chapbook is available for purchase here.

Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide now out!

The fifth volume of Dreaming Robot’s Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide features stories by two SF Canada members. Sherry D. Ramsey’s tale involves a 13-year-old space colonist who makes intriguing discoveries about her world and herself.  Holly Schofield’s story of a girl who must deal with an air leak on a spaceship while babysitting her younger brother also explores themes of diversity and human connection.

Find all the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guides on Amazon, iTunes, Nook, and wherever fine books are sold.

Women in Horror Month with Colleen Anderson

SF Canada member Colleen Anderson‘s blog features a female horror writer/actor/storyteller every day this month to celebrate Women in Horror Month. Interviewees hail from all over the world including the Netherlands, South Africa, and Ireland. Topics range from tropes to characterization to vampires in the age of #MeToo.

SF Canada member Pat Flewwelling discusses why women write horror: Maybe women horror writers add that supernatural element in order to create a monster they can actually see, define, and conquer. A monster we’re allowed to attack, encouraged to destroy. In a story like that, we can become the Mama Bear you just don’t want to mess with.

The Canadian launch of Colleen’s fiction collection, A Body of Work, will take place Saturday, Feb. 23 from 3-5pm at The Heatley. 696 E Hastings, Vancouver, BC. Colleen will read from her collection and books will be for sale. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1213177788858210/

A review of Colleen’s collection (plus other works) can be found here: https://tomjohnstone.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/2018-in-fiction/

Find an entire month of blog posts about Women In Horror, and more about Colleen’s many activities and publications, on Colleen’s website.

Poetry by Robert Dawson

SF Canada member Robert Dawson‘s poem, “I Would Let You Know”, recently appeared on the climate change-awareness site Little Blue Marble.

Robert Dawson teaches mathematics at a Nova Scotian university. His stories have appeared in Nature Futures, AE, and numerous other periodicals and anthologies. He’s an alumnus of the Sage Hill and Viable Paradise writing workshops.

Read “I Would Let You Know” and find out more about its fascinating poetic form on the Little Blue Marble website.