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(Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast)
With nearly four million square miles of territory and a population of thirty-four million people – Canada lives and breathes storytelling. Editors Steve Vernon and Colleen Anderson have gathered thirty fresh new stories and poems of horror, science-fiction and fantasy from authors residing in EACH of the provinces and territories of Canada.
Find out what cold darkness lurks in the heart of a Tuktoyaktuk blizzard. Hear a long-lost legend, lingering by a lonely lighthouse, perched on the shores of Manitoulin Island. Meet a hambone ghostly actor in search of his next gig in the Ottawa Museum of Nature. Learn the colors of the graffiti that tattoo the grey tenement walls of Montreal. In the Maritimes find out how coming events can be foreseen in a few shards of pottery or solve a murder by reliving the memory of a dead man. Explore a distant future, rife with acronym or trace the delicate fancies of the calligrapher’s daughter.
Come join us on a magnificent cross-country trek through worlds familiar and unknown and enjoy over two dozen stories and poem - fantastic and frightening; inspirational, illuminating and eerily surreal.
Featuring works by: Catherine Austen, Jason Barrett, John Bell, Dave Beynon, Dwain Campbell, Rachel Cooper, Megan Fennell, David Jón Fuller, Ben Godby, Costi Gurgu, Alyxandra Harvey, Dianne Homan, Eileen Kernaghan, Claude Lalumière, Mark Leslie, Catherine MacLeod, William Meikle, Elise Moser, Dominik Parisien, Rhonda Parrish, Vincent Grant Perkins, Lisa Poh, Timothy Reynolds, Patricia Robertson, Rhea Rose, Holly Schofield, Lisa Smedman, J.J. Steinfeld, Steve Vernon, Edward Willett.
About the editors:
Colleen Anderson's poetry and fiction have been published in Britain, Canada and the United States. Her work has been nominated for the Aurora and Gaylactic Spectrum Awards; and she's received several honorable mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, the Year's Best SF, and Imaginarium. Colleen is a member of the Horror Writers of America and SF Canada and has a degree in creative writing. [MORE]
First and foremost Steve Vernon is a storyteller. He has written traditional folklore collections such as Halifax Haunts and Haunted Harbours. His short fiction has appeared in the pages of The Horror Show, Cemetery Dance, Flesh & Blood, and Tor’s Year’s Best Horror. [MORE]
About the Series:
"As usual with this series, this is a first-rate group of stories. They are not specifically science fiction, or fantasy, or horror, but somewhere in the middle. They are the sort of tales that could easily be on a TV show like The Twilight Zone. It is very much worth reading." -- Paul Lappen
"These talented Canadian authors hold the readers spellbound with stories of breathtaking range and depth. If you are a fan of dark speculative fiction, make a stop in Canada with TESSERACTS SEVENTEEN and experience these wondrous tales from the north." -- Judy Comeau, countgore
"On the whole, these are all well-written prose and I imagine that just about anyone with interest in science fiction, fantasy or dark fantasy will find enjoyment within these pages." -- Catherine Book, Nameless Zine