Best of Canadian Speculative Writing of 2011? Cool!

Imaginarium 2012 is the collection of the ‘Best of Canadian Speculative Writing and my own short story “Hawkwood’s Folly” has been accepted into this terrific ‘Best of’. What an honour! It’s a little story I wrote for Kindling Press‘ fledgling collection, 20001: A Steampunk Odyssey, which is a collection of Steampunk tributes/homages to the nautical writings of Jules Verne.

“From gunshots in the streets of Paris to brass-and-glass automatons on the sea floor off the coast of North Africa, Hawkwood’s Folly draws an English lord, a French doctor and a young Russian bo’s’n’s mate into the deadly ocean depths on their quest to build a Utopia where no man has ventured before. The story blends together equal portions of science, philosophy, and adventure in a Jules Verne homage that asks ‘how far is too far?’.”

The collection is due July 17th, 2012 and preorder is available here: Amazon Canada or Kelley Armstrong and I will both be attending the readers’ festival When Words Collide 2012 in Calgary from August 10-12, 2012. As a matter of fact, Kelley is one of the special guests.

For a complete table of contents and a list of the worthy honourable mentions, this is the place to hie theeself to: ChiZine Publications.

So, thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement. This feather in my cap was not achieved alone. Special thanks to Sue Campbell and Jennifer Rahn, my beta readers for “Hawkwood’s Folly” and Peter Smalley, Bev Gelfand and the editorial crew at Kindling Press.

Ciao for now,




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