Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing

A break in the mad-dash-to-finish-Midnight-and-Moonshine radio silence to share some awesome news I’ve been sitting on for a couple of weeks, and can now finally reveal. I am totally over the moon that ‘Fur and Feathers’ (from Bluegrass Symphony) has been included in the incredible Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, edited by Sandra Kasturi and Halli Villegas (ChiZine Publications and Tightrope Books). The book has SUCH an amazing line-up, with authors like Cory Doctorow, Gemma Files (whose work I LOVE), Geoff Ryman, Amal El-Mohtar, Kelley Armstrong, Peter Watts… and so many others! And then there’s me. Wow. Also exciting, two other stories from Bluegrass — ‘The Short Go: A Future in Eight Seconds’ and ‘To Snuff a Flame’ — made the Honourable Mentions list! Thanks so much, Sandra and Halli!

Table of Contents:

  • “Introduction” by Steven Erikson
  • “Looker” by David Nickle
  • “The List” by Kelley Armstrong
  • “Biting Tongues” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “Bleaker Collegiate Presents an All-Female Production of Waiting for Godot” by Claire Humphrey
  • “Split Decision” by Robert Runté
  • “The Cinder Girl” by Peter Chiykowski
  • “The Candle” by Ian Rogers
  • “Through the Door” by Susan Ioannu
  • “Signal to Noise” by Gemma Files
  • “The Ones Outside Your Door” by Neile Graham
  • “Down Where the Best Lilies Grow” by Camille Alexa
  • “Hide” by Rebecca M. Senese
  • “What We Found” by Geoff Ryman
  • “Lie-Father” by Gemma Files
  • “Centipede Girl” by Ada Hoffmann
  • “Clockwork Fagin” by Cory Doctorow
  • “Selected Haiku” by George Swede
  • “Pure” by Rio Youers
  • “10 things to know about staplers” by Carolyn Clink
  • “Laikas I” by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
  • “On the Many Uses of Cedar” by Geoffrey W. Cole
  • “Obscured” by Rhonda Parrish
  • “Hawkwood’s Folly” by Timothy Reynolds
  • “Razor Voices” by Kelly Rose Pflug-Back
  • “The Bean-Sidhe Calls in Owl-Light” by Neile Graham
  • “Fur and Feathers” by Lisa L. Hannett
  • “Breathing Bones” by Peter Chiykowski
  • “The Education of Junior Number 12” by Madeline Ashby
  • “One Quarter Gorgon” by Helen Marshall
  • “A Puddle of Blood” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • “Nothing but sky overhead” by David Livingstone Clink
  • “The Kiss of the Blood-Red Pomegranate” by Kristin Janz
  • “Charm” by Anna Mioduchowska
  • “Final Girl Theory” by A.C. Wise
  • “To Live and Die in Gibbontown” by Derek Künsken
  • “Beautiful Monster” by Helen Marshall
  • “Malak” by Peter Watts

You can see the Honourable Mentions list here.



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