Tesseracts Twelve (New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction)
Focuses on novellas...
Tesseracts Twelve is unlike any other volume in this critically acclaimed series showcasing the best in Canadian speculative fiction. For the first time in its distinguished history, Tesseracts focuses on novellas, the form believed by many to be the best expression of fantastic and speculative storytelling.
In Tesseracts Twelve, the series' most ambitious volume to date, celebrated writer, anthologist, and critic Claude Lalumière has gathered seven brand-new novellas from some of Canada's finest writers of fantastic fiction.
Follow these daring, imaginative, and entertaining writers into new worlds of wonder, with an outlook that is both Canadian and global.
Cavemen and woolly mammoths invade Yukon! Mythological creatures cause havoc in ancient feudal Japan! Women with power over love and death stalk the streets of Montreal! A modern Scheherazade seeks to understand love in a Toronto suffused with magic and fable! A small town in Alberta is rife with pagan rituals! Superheroes tackle Korean politics, maniacal supervillains, and corporate downsizing! As the world faces environmental collapse, reality-TV adventurers battle giant beasts from the ocean depths!
Tesseracts Twelve features all-new exciting and imaginative work by: E.L. Chen, Randy McCharles, Derryl Murphy, David Nickle, Gord Sellar, Grace Seybold, and Michael Skeet & Jill Snider Lum; and introduction by Brett Alexander Savory.
About Claude Lalumière:
Claude Lalumière is a Montreal writer and editor, with six previous anthologies to his credit, including Open Space: New Canadian Fantastic Fiction and Island Dreams: Montreal Writers of the Fantastic. His own fiction has been selected eight times for "best of" volumes, most notably Year's Best Fantasy 6 and Year's Best SF 12. He writes the Fantastic Fiction column for The Montreal Gazette and the annual best of the year summation for Locus Online. [MORE]
About the Series:
Praise for previous SF anthologies edited by Claude Lalumière:
"With Island Dreams: Montreal Writers of the Fantastic, editor Claude Lalumière has assembled one of the best original anthologies of the year." - Asimov's
"Upon closing the covers of Open Space: New Canadian Fantastic Fiction, the reader will feel amply rewarded, not only by the individual stories but by the sense that the future of fantastical literature in North America is in good hands." - Science Fiction Weekly