The latest installment of The Fourfold Library, in Foundation #127, features my essay on the influence of J.G. Ballard’s Vermilion Sands on my own work (in particular on Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment)
Rich Larson and I will be Canadian co-Guests of Honour at Deepcon 19 in Fiuggi, Italy, on 15-18 March 2018
My CanLit150 pick for The Word on the Street is Geoff Ryman’s The Warrior Who Carried Life
Here is my schedule for ArmadilloCon 39 in Austin, TX, for the weekend of 4-6 August:
Friday, 4 August, 9 am – 4:30 pm : Instructor, Writing Workshop
Saturday, 5 August, 2-2:30 pm, Conference Center: Reading (from Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertaintment)
Saturday, 5 August, 5-6 pm, dealers’ Room: Signing
Saturday, 5 August, 8-10 pm, Ballroom F: Fiction for Empathy (panel)
Sunday, 6 August, 1-2 pm, Southpark A: The New Golden Age (panel)
Sunday, 6 August, 2-3 pm, Southpark A: Writing for Anthologies (panel, moderator)
Today is the official publication day of Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment, my new book from the MiroLand imprint of Guernica Editions
On 28 September, at Heartwood House ( 404 McArthur Avenue, Vanier, Ottawa), I’ll be participating in Persisting Beyond Margins, a literacy fundraising event on the theme of banned books. I’ll be discussing and reading from Norman Spinrad’s The Iron Dream.
Maintenant disponible: Solaris #203 (été 2017) — on y trouve « Notre amour », une traduction de ma nouvelle « Our Love » par Pascale Raud avec une illustration signée Marc Pageau.
“This Is the Ice Age” (originally published in 2006 in the anthology Mythspring and which has since become my most reprinted, translated, and adapted story) will be podcast at StarShipSofa. Stay tuned for the exact date and other details.
In 2018 Future Fiction will be publishing a bilingual mini-collection of three of my stories stories in both the original English and in Italian translation by Fiorella Moscatello. Other Persons / Le Altre persone will contain: “The Ethical Treatment of Meat”; “Maxim Fujiyama and Other Persons; “This Is the Ice Age.”
I will be appearing at The Word on the Street in Toronto on 24 September, at Harbourfront Centre, with a spotlight on Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment