Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Ontario Speculative Fiction Author Reading List Revised

This is a revised list thanks to the comments I got on the original post.  I went through Chizine Publication's Imaginarium and pulled out the Ontario authors.  I also went through the list of panelists for this year's Ad Astra, a local convention, which has greatly beefed up the list.  So, there are now short fiction and poetry categories, as well as novelists.

A few of the newly added authors I've met/read, so I'm embarrassed that I missed them on my original list.  Having said that, I encountered a lot of authors I've not heard of, which is exciting. :)  And I discovered that Steven Erikson is Canadian, though based in Winnipeg.

I also discovered that Dennis Lee is still writing poetry.  If you're not Canadian you might not have heard of him, but kids of my generation all grew up reading his books of poetry for kids, Alligator Pie and Garbage Delight.  The books have recently come back into print, ready for a new generation.  I'll have to look up some of his adult stuff and see if it's as bizarre and fun as his kids stuff.

I'm sure the list is still incomplete, so if you know any authors missing, please mention them in the comment section.  Oh, and in a few cases I couldn't figure out if they are based in Ontario or not so I apologize for any errors on the list.

Books On the Display:

Book of Tongues - Gemma Files
Eutopia, 'Geisters, Rasputin's Bastards, Monstrous Affections - David Nickle
Indigo Springs - A. M. Dellamonica (her bio says Vancouver, but she just moved to Toronto)
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
A Turn of Light - Julie Czerneda
The New Moon's Arms - Nalo Hopkinson
Silence - Michelle Sagara
The Wild Ways - Tanya Huff
The Mirror Prince, Shadowlands - Violette Malan,
The Silver Lake - Fiona Patton
River of Stars - Guy Gavriel Kay
Sins of the Angels, Sins of the Son - Linda Poitevin
Technicolor Ultra Mall - Ryan Oakley
Spin - Robert Charles Wilson
Red Planet Blues - Robert J. Sawyer
vN, iD - Madeline Ashby
Enter, Night - Michael Rowe
Chimerascope - Douglas Smith
Virga: Cities of the Air - Karl Schroeder
The Pattern Scars - Caitlin Sweet
Blind Sight - Peter Watts

Unrepresented Novelists:

Once Every Never - Lesley Livingston
Above - Leah Bobet
The Moon Under Her Feet - Derwin Mak
Run With the Wolves: The Pack - T. C. Tombs
Below the Line - Scott Albert
Deadwalk - Stephanie Bedwell-Grime
Destiny's Blood - Marie Bilodeau
Nexus: Ascension - Robert Boyczuk
Small Magics - Erik Buchanan
Pontypool Changes Everything - Tony Burgess
Halcyon - Catherine Fitzsimmons
Triptych - J. M. Frey
Blaze of Glory - Sheryl Nantus
Elminster Enraged - Ed Greenwood
Fall From Earth - Matthew Johnson
Alex and the Ironic Gentleman - Adrienne Kress
The Raven's Warrior - Vincent Pratchett
The Demonologist - Andrew Pyper
Ink - Amanda Sun
Frozen Blood - Joel A. Sutherland
Defining Diana - Hayden Trenholm
Night Runner - Max Turner
Angel of Death - Karen Dales
Every House is Haunted - Ian Rogers

Short Fiction Authors:

"Dig for Fire" - James Bambury
"The Son of Heaven" - Eric Choi
"The God Thieves" - Derek Kunsken
"The Many Lives of the Xun Long" - Michael Matheson
"Delta Pi" - Matt Moore
"Remains of the Witch" - Tony Pi
"Night Shift at the Tim Hornets" - Mike Rimar
"The Machine is Perfect, the Engineer is Nobody" - Brett Alexander Savory
"Jade Angel" - Dena Bain Taylor
"A Trip to the Northern Elves" - Pippa Wysong
"Mama Fish" - Rio Youers
"When the Zombies Win" - Karina Sumner-Smith
"Cooking For the Dead" - Peter Chiykowski
"Hide" - Rebecca M. Senese
"10 Things to Know About Staplers" - Carolyn Clink
"Centipede Girl" - Ada Hoffmann
"Laikas I" - Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
"Hawkwood's Folly" - Tim Reynolds
"Razor Voices" - Kelly Rose Pfug-Back
"One Quarter Gorgon" - Helen Marshall
"Nothing But Sky Overhead" - David Livingstone Clink


"Falling" - David Clink
The Animal Bridegroom - Sandra Katsuri
Alligator Pie - Dennis Lee
Catalysts and Catastrophes: Feline Poems - Susan Ioannou
"Selected Haiku" - George Swede

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