Matt Mayr grew up in a small mining community north of Lake Superior, where he learned to hunt and fish from a very young age. He holds an Honours English Degree from York University, and attended the Humber School for Writers mentorship program twice. He has traveled extensively in India, Nepal, and South America, trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp, and paddling deep into the Amazon Basin. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter, where he is working on his next novel. Continue reading “Interview with Matt Mayr”
Merilyn Ruth Liddell has been creating stories all her life, but didn’t pen any of them until she retired from a career as an early-years teacher. When she is not hiking, birdwatching, snowshoeing, working in her yard, reading, or volunteering for the local art gallery or conservation society, she writes. Continue reading “Interview with Merilyn Ruth Liddell”
The aftermath of the collapse of civilization has an honoured place in science and speculative fiction.
Born into a brutal post-apocalyptic landscape, violence, death and isolation is all Anton Vargas has ever known. Returning to North Town, he seeks revenge for the murder of his brother, and act that he hopes will provide some sort of redemption, and extinguish the long-burning hatred he’s carried for so long.
Barry Broad was born in Los Angeles in 1957. He is a lawyer by training and has spent his professional career as a lobbyist, representing a variety of union clients from the Screen Actors Guild and the Teamsters to the Longshoremen and Jockeys’ Guild. His work has brought him in contact with people from all walks of life and he has used those people and their stories to dive deep into the lives of the characters that animate his fiction. He earned his law degree from the University of California, Davis and attended King’s College, Cambridge University, in England and U.C. Davis as an undergraduate. He is the author of two espionage thrillers, Eve of Destruction and its sequel, Requiem for the Damned. [
Drew Mendelson is a novelist and short story writer born in 1945 in Kansas City. He has worked as a labor journalist and photographer and as a political speech and op-ed writer for California’s governor, state senators and state treasurers. Drew is a Vietnam War combat veteran. He and his wife, Susan, live in Sacramento, California. He holds a master’s degree in creative writing and is a longtime member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. His other longer published works include two science fiction novels, Pilgrimage and Marin 2120 CE, and a Vietnam War novel, Song Ba To. Continue reading “Interview with Barry Broad and Drew Mendelson”
Madness and murder engulf a floating oil platform.
A remote deep-sea oil drill blows apart, pushing the cash-strapped energy company that owns it toward bankruptcy. Madness and murder engulf the oil platform. A probe shows intelligent life on the deepest sea floor, evolved from long-lived cephalopods to whom the oil is sacred. Though peaceful, they will defend the oil at all costs. Alerted to the intentions of previously unknown humans the undersea intelligence is pushed toward a conflict that could destroy both civilizations.
Kevin Weir is an AMPIA Award winning writer of science fiction, fantasy, and comedy. A multidisciplinary storyteller, he has written short films, webseries, stageplays, as well as short stories. These short stories have appeared in places such as Red Sun Magazine, Enigma Front, and In Places Between. He lives in Alberta where he hosts The Third Space Podcast and lives with two dogs that he does not own, but are always around. Continue reading “Interview with Kevin Weir”
The new world is full of wireless technologies, medical marvels, and advanced security.
It’s 2133, and Earth has rebuilt after a global catastrophe.
Megacities, wireless tech, and augmented humans are all commonplace. What isn’t common, is Kraft. Kraft sees monsters. This tends to get him in trouble, especially when the rest of the world doesn’t believe they exist. For Kraft, even an easy job like cleaning a corporation’s computer system involves a dark cult, a battle with faeries, and a computer virus that reaches into the real world.