Speculating Canada reviews climate change stories

Check out this insightful and lovely review of my story “Animate” in Bruce Meyer’s CliFi, published by Exile! Derek Newman-Stille is working his way through this wonderful collection, so go to his site for more.
A Magnetic Environment

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Through the Twisted Woods

And… this interview is by the lovely and insightful Derek Newman-Stille! Me, talking on about writing and faery. Thank you, Derek!





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Airship Ambassador

Here’s another interview sparked by my Steampunk story “Equus” published in the EXCELLENT Clockwork Canada, edited by the redoubtable Dominik Parisien. This interview, for the Airship Ambassador, was a lot of fun. But I went on so long that Kevin had to post it in 4 sections. I am linking the fourth and last section here, because embedded at the beginning of it are links to the other 3 sections. It is such a pleasure to be asked insightful questions. Thank you, Airship Ambassador!


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Review of Equus

Here’s a fabulous review of my short story “Equus” by the Aurora-award winning Derek Newman-Stille. The story appears in Canadian Steampunk collection Clockwork Canada, edited by the wonderful Dominik Parisien. So lovely to get this level of attention and reading on something one writes!

Putting Monsters on the Map

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Interview with the wonderful Rob McClennan

It’s always both exciting and nervous-making to answer questions about my writing life. But you know, as long as there’s a MST3K reference, it’s all right. Thanks, Mr. Rob McClennan!

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Slippery Landscapes

Derek Newman-Stille makes writing worth it, with reviews like this. So honoured!

Speculating Canada: Canadian Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

A review of Kate Storey’s Blasted (Killick Press, 2008).
By Derek Newman-Stille

Steeped in the rich fairy lore of Newfoundland and a sense of longing for home, Kate Story’s Blasted is a novel about dislocation. Story’s stream of consciousness style of writing beautifully enhances the sense of temporal and special dislocation represented by movement through and slippage into fairy realms. Her poetic use of language adds to the depth of the landscape, it’s history, and the people upon it, reveling in the simultaneous beauty and terror embedded in the land.

Cover photo from Kate Story's "Blasted" courtesy of http://www.katestory.com/ Cover photo from Kate Story’s “Blasted” courtesy of http://www.katestory.com/

Newfoundland, as an island landscape of harsh extremes, fog, snow, unclear edges… it is a perfect location for fairy stories and a tradition of wandering into the fairy lands and being lost. As a place that experiences a great deal of emigration – the loss of population to other locations out…

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Multiple Faces of Identity

Recently, the Aurora-award-winning Derek Newman-Stille reviewed my short story “Show and Tell” in Exile Edition’s Playground of Lost Toys (edited by Colleen Anderson and Ursula Pflug). It is an honour to have someone read so closely, and write so eloquently, about my work. Thank you, Derek! And Happy New Year to all.

Speculating Canada: Canadian Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

A Review of Kate Story’s “Show and Tell” In Playground of Lost Toys (Exile Editions, 2015)by Derek Newman-Stille

School can be a horror story. It is a space where identity is controlled and regulated and where normalcy and conformity rein. Anyone who doesn’t belong is firmly aware that they are the school’s monster and those who enforce that normalcy treat those who don’t belong monstrously. In “Show and Tell”, Kate Story’s narrator was punished constantly as a child for daydreaming and was treated regularly as a social outsider. She was subjected to gendered expectations for women about “attractiveness”, having her facial features policed and told that certain facial features were unattractive and therefore inappropriate.

When Story’s narrator has to return to her school as an adult before the building is demolished, she collides with her own identity and the multiplicity of options her life could have taken. She finds her…

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