What is Means to Be An Outsider

A wonderful review of my story “Am I Not a Proud Outlier?” in the truly exceptional anthology Sum Of Us.

Speculating Canada: Canadian Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

A review of Kate Story’s “Am I Not A Proud Outlier” in Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (Laksa Media Group, 2017)
By Derek Newman-Stille

In a hive, dance is crucial. Dance is the way that decisions are made, but dance is also a way of expressing dissent. Kate Story’s “Am I Not A Proud Outlier” is a tale of a space hive with typical bee like characteristics. This hive is moving from planet to planet, and colonizing as they move, but something has gone wrong in the hive. A space that is supposed to be unified has become disrupted and violence has broken out between different factions leaving a Queen without support. This hive has a caste system like most bee hives do, with certain members specialized to fulfill certain roles like building, nursing, and cleaning. But, this hive also has a role that is meant…

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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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