Tuesday, 7 June 2011

WBB Presents: Speculative Fiction

The World's Biggest Bookstore's Speculative Fiction event on Sunday June 5th, was a lot of fun. We had 3 ChiZine Publications authors in to read from their most recent works and discuss the business.  David Nickle read from Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism.  Gemma Files read from A Rope of Thorns.  And Brent Hayward read from The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter.

The post reading discussion was led by ChiZine co-publisher Sandra Kasturi.  She asked some interesting questions, like: "Why on earth do you write that weird, terrible dark stuff, like, what's wrong with you?"

Why do you write horror? from Jessica Strider on Vimeo.

And, "What does a short story allow you to do that a novel does not?"

What does a short story allow you to do that a novel doesn't? from Jessica Strider on Vimeo.

Finally, here's the publisher's endcap with lots of signed books.  So if you're in the Toronto area, come on down to the WBB and get yourselves signed copies of some local authors' works.

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