Tesseracts Twelve

Terreracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction

By Margaret Goldik

A review of Terreracts Twelve: New Novellas Of Canadian Fantastic Fiction by Edited By Claude Lalumière

Published on July 30, 2009

Terreracts Twelve: New Novellas Of Canadian Fantastic Fiction
Edited By Claude Lalumière

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
$19.95
paper
282pp
978-1-894063-15-9

Even those who don’t think they like fantastic fiction will find something to catch their fancy in this anthology. Montrealer Claude Lalumière has chosen seven novellas (representing “state-of-the-art 21st century Canadian speculative fiction”) from over two hundred submissions, and the result is captivating. Montrealer Grace Seybold’s “Intersections” explores the “what if” of a young woman who finds herself “tweaking the threads of fate” with both good and disastrous consequences. In Derryl Murphy’s intriguing “Ancients of the Earth,” a complete wooly mammoth is resurrected from the permafrost, and somehow brings prehistoric humans with it.

Both novice and experienced authors are represented here, and a wide range of subjects.

For those who get hooked on fantasy, there is Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, which will be held in Montreal at the Palais des congrès from August 6 through 10, 2009. The Hugo Awards – for the best in the field of science fiction and fantasy writing – will be presented by the World Science Fiction Society at Anticipation. mRb

Margaret Goldik is a former editor of the Montreal Review of Books.

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