What comes to your mind when you hear those words? For some of you, the answer might be “weird”, “out there”, or “please tell me this isn’t a Coconut Chronicle about little green men from Mars!”.
Don’t worry, Nutters, I know I can’t make you like science fiction, or fantasy, or horror, or any genre that’s not your cup of tea, Earl Grey, hot. But I can tell you that maybe what you think about science fiction, particularly when it comes to books, might be wrong, and maybe, just maybe, you should give it a second chance.
In fact, that’s exactly what I’ve done over at 49th Shelf today. The good folks over there were kind enough to ask me to talk about science fiction and to recommend some Canadian books and authors that you non-genre reading types (you know who you are) would enjoy.
The names and books I listed were just a drop in the bucket. There are a spaceship load of excellent SF authors in Canada, some of whose books I’ve read and reviewed here. In fact, the entire realm of speculative fiction is well represented north of the 49th parallel.
No surprise, considering some of our home-grown inspiration…
Unfortunately, I couldn’t fit all Canadian SF authors into one small article. Fortunately, I have this little blog right here. I’m no Scalzi (although I may be a cyborg sent from the future to protect him) but I’d like to use my Chronicles for the good of all Canuck spec fiction authors. So here’s the deal…
If you are a Canadian author of speculative fiction (SF/F, horror, magical realism, steam punk, etc, etc), give us a brief description of one of your books or stories in the comments here. Feel free to add a link, too (either to a place where people can buy your stuff or to your own website or blog). If this works, who knows, maybe I’ll make it a regular thing.
I’ll leave you to it. Chuff away, fellow Canucks!
*Sorry, this is for Canadian authors only. Warning, non Canucks, there will be a politeness test and imposters will be sent packing WITHOUT a donut and a Timmy’s double-double!