well, the secret is out. we have a release date for
Tesseracts 9. i look forward to reading who i am
hanging out with between the covers.
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publishing Now Includes Tesseract Books
Box 1714, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2P 2L7
For immediate release
Contact: Janice Shoults -- 780-460-1756
National identity? No thanks, we're
(Calgary, AB) -- Canada's largest genre publisher of
Science Fiction and Fantasy will release, on May 1st,
2005, the very best of new Canadian short stories,
essays and poems from Canada's top Speculative
Fiction (Science Fiction and Fantasy) authors.
Introduced by award winning authors Nalo Hopkinson
and Geoff Ryman, Tesseracts Nine presents 23 unique
views on how Canadians are different enough to be
perceived as unique by the rest of the world.
"Nobody in their right mind wants a national
identity." says Ryman. "Canadians are lucky they
don't have one." Speculative Fiction is the perfect
medium for telling such stories ... because they are
fantastic, they are universal! "Does anyone in SF
care that writers like Robert Sawyer, Yves Meynard
or John Clute are Canadian?" "Contributors to
Tesseracts Nine have almost nothing in common. A
language perhaps. Not a genre or a geography.
Certainly not a greater sense of cold or big empty
landscapes; no particular politics or ways of being,
or even a delicious post-modern Gallic sensibility."
"Readers of Tesseracts Nine will find both familiar
and new authors in this new collection of short
fiction, essays and poetry. It showcases the very
best in Canadian literature (including French-
Canadian authors whose works are translated into
English)," says publisher Brian Hades.
Since the publication of Tesseracts One, edited by
the late Judith Merrill, the entire Tesseracts
series has presented works from over 150 Canadian
speculative fiction writers, many of whom have built
brilliant careers: Margaret Atwood, William Gibson,
Robert Sawyer, Élisabeth Vonarburg and others.
Every volume in the series has been edited by a
different team of Canadian writers, publishers and
critics. Tesseracts Nine's editors, Nalo Hopkinson
and Geoff Ryman, were themselves selected as
representatives of modern Canadian innovative and
futuristic fiction and poetry. They are, together
with the Tesseract Nine authors, the new leaders
and emerging voices of Canadian speculative fiction.
Tesseracts Nine edited by Nalo
Hopkinson and Geoff Ryman will
be available May 1st, 2005.
For more information about Tesseracts 9, its authors,
and the editors, please contact Janice Shoults,
marketing director, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy
List of Tesseracts Nine Contributors:
Anthony MacDonald and Jason Mehmel, Jerome Stueart,
Yves Meynard, Candas Jane Dorsey, E. L. Chen, Sandra
Kasturi, Steve Stanton, Élisabeth Vonarburg, Timothy
J. Anderson, Daniel Sernine, Dan Rubin, Nancy
Kilpatrick, Alette J. Willis, Rhea Rose, Casey June
Wolf, Sarah Totton, Marg Gilks, Claude Lalumière,
Peter Watts and Derryl Murphy, Sylvie Bérard, Rene
Beaulieu, Pat Forde, Allan Weiss, Sheryl Curtis,
Howard Scott, Nalo Hopkinson and Geoff Ryman.
Publisher's web site:
Books from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publishing and Tesseract Books are now
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Fax: 1-800-260-9777, SAN# S1151444) and can be
found at Baker and Taylor and Ingram wholesalers.