Futuristic Canada Anthology
Publication Date: forthcoming
ASIN: forthcoming (Amazon Kindle)
E-book ISBN: 978-1-988416-22-9
print ISBN: 978-1-988416-21-2
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
Canada, land of polite people and poutine among other things, celebrated it’s 150th anniversary in the year 2017 and Dark Helix Press asked writers to send in their dreams about what will happen tomorrow.
The authors in this anthology share visions of a futuristic Canada which includes a superhero librarian, flying carnivorous beavers, a healthcare system with people living forever, dangerous technology, poutine eating bugs, genetically designed children gone bad and a darker look at cultural winter rituals which will ruin how you view your holidays ever again! Who said Canlit was boring?!
This project was part of Alliance 150 to celebrate Canada’s 150 years.
About The Editors
|JF Garrard – Editor
JF is the founder of Dark Helix Press, Marketing Strategist for Ricepaper Magazine and Assistant Editor for Amazing Stories Magazine. She is an editor and writer of speculative fiction (Trump: Utopia or Dystopia, The Undead Sorceress, Ricepaper Issue 19.3), non-fiction (The Literary Elephant). In 2018, her short story The Metamorphosis of Nova was published in the Blood Is Thicker anthology by Iguana Books. In late 2018/19, another short story, “The Perfect Husband” will be published in the We Shall Be Monsters Frankenstein anthology by Renaissance Press. jfgarrard.com
|Sarah WaterRaven – Editor
Author of the Detective Docherty series and publisher of the fantastic and miscellaneous, Sarah WaterRaven loves to write books. Ruled by an overpowering imagination, when she is not writing she is often drawing, painting or pretending to play the violin—she wishes she could fiddle. Forever fueled by copious amounts of espresso and tea, she practices yoga and cycles whenever she can. sarahwaterraven.com
About The Authors
|Lingua Franca – Jen Frankel
Jen is the author of the Blood and Magic series about young heroine Maggie Stuart. The first two books in the series, The Last Rite and The Red Ring, deal with Maggie at ages 13 and 16 respectively. The third (and penultimate), Heaven and Hell, will feature Maggie at age 23, living in Montreal and still struggling with her powers. Her podcast, Jen Frankel Reads Random S#it! is a great resource for all writers. Jen is also an avid screenwriter and an award-winning poet, as well as a great lover of fish, birds, cats, and all other living creatures. She even has a soft spot for human beings, provided they behave at least as well as their pets. http://www.jenfrankel.com/
|Sell Off – Mathias Jansson, Sweden
Mathias Jansson is a Swedish art critic (AICA-member) and poet. As an art critic he is mainly focused on new media art and specially Game Art, i.e contemporary art inspired by video games. He is a writer for Swedish and international magazines and blogs as DigiMag, Gamescenes, Konsten.net and Konstperspektiv. http://mathiasjansson72.blogspot.se/
|Here Comes Santa Claus & Medically Necessary – Andrew Jensen
Andrew Jensen lives in Braeside, Ontario. He is a United Church minister and Kermit the Frog impersonator, who has played trumpet with a semi-pro jazz band. He’s a regular in local musical theatre productions. Andrew’s most recent stories are published in Abyss & Apex magazine, and the anthology Tales from the Fluffy Bunny. You can find him at Linked-In.
|The Night Librarian – Helen Power
Helen is a librarian, writer, and fridge magnet connoisseur living in Windsor, Ontario. In her spare time, she haunts deserted cemeteries, loses her heart to dashing thieves, and cracks tough cases, all from the comfort of her writing nook. Her website is www.helenpower.ca/. Follow her on Instagram @powerlibrarian, on Twitter @thesula, or check out her bookish blog about the strange and unexplained at www.biblioccult.wordpress.com/
|Protecting Artifacts in Hebes Chasma & Making Waves – Frederick Charles Melancon
Frederick Charles Melancon is a native of New Orleans, but he currently lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughter. He is often surprised how every river reminds him of the Mississippi River, and it doesn’t matter how far he is from home.
|Mother of Caribou & Carnaval Stream – Christine Rains
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She was born and raised in Canada, but married an American and moved to southern Indiana. She misses the snow and the donuts. She’s a proud member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. She has one novel and several novellas and short stories published.
|Poutine, Bugs and Big Bessie – Melissa Small
She’s a mother first of two boys and has a husband that shares all her nerdy hobbies. A member of the Star Wars 501st Canadian Garrison, she would love to write a Star Wars book someday. She also loves and trains Appaloosa horses.
|A Sailor’s Yarn – Maverick Smith
Maverick Smith is a D/deaf, queer, Trans, disabled, non-binary settler-Canadian who tackles themes of equity and social justice in their writing. Previously, their poetry and prose has been published or is forthcoming in several different anthologies including 49th Parallels: Alternative Canadian Histories and Futures and QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology. In 2016, Maverick was a featured author at Naked Heart: An LGBTQ Festival of Words which was presented by Glad Day Bookshop.
(Portrait Artist Credit: Markus Harwood)
|Carbon Concerns – Ryan Toxopeus
Ryan Toxopeus, award winning writer of the Empire’s Foundation fantasy trilogy, has been writing fantastic tales for two decades. He has published two novels (A Noble’s Quest, A Wizard’s Gambit), two novellas (Demon Invasion, Dangers of Tensire), several short stories related to his larger fantasy world, and other stand-alone stories including Macimanito Môswa which won Honourable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. Website/Blog: https://prcreative.ca/ryan/