Last October, I had the great privilege to attend the World Fantasy Convention in my home city of Montreal at the Hôtel Bonaventure. It was a relief to be able to meet writers from the United States and across Canada after nearly two years of pandemic shut-down. If it had been held in another city, I probably would not have risked travel or asked for the time off work to attend.
Kurghan, a time-traveling Scythian blacksmith with a jewellery business in Montreal's Plateau neighbourhood, notices that his son Altai is losing the culture of his people. Kughan longs for nothing less than to feel the wind in his hair again and to ride his horse on a leopard hunt. He wants the same for his son. …
"I tell it like it is, but always with empathy. Because I found empathy to be the most important thing."
R.F. Kuang's The Poppy War is "a big, messy mashup with inspirations ranging from World War II to Ender’s Game to Avatar: the Last Airbender."
This week I got profiled as a creative-to-watch with Graphite Publications.
Pablo Valcárcel tells the story of a Futrographer's search for a revolution that does not devour its children.
We are enslaved to the past. So when is it best to forget it?
Joseph Halden explores the evil psyche of an evolutionary scientist in "G," included in the speculative fiction anthology E is for Evil.
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Borges throws doubt on the very ability of language to represent reality.