Focuses on novellas...
Tesseracts Twelve is unlike any other volume in this critically acclaimed series showcasing the best in Canadian speculative fiction. For the first time in its distinguished history, Tesseracts focuses on novellas, the form believed by many to be the best expression of fantastic and speculative storytelling.
In Tesseracts Twelve, the series' most ambitious volume to date, celebrated writer, anthologist, and critic Claude Lalumière has gathered seven brand-new novellas from some of Canada's finest writers of fantastic fiction.
Follow these daring, imaginative, and entertaining writers into new worlds of wonder, with an outlook that is both Canadian and global.
Cavemen and woolly mammoths invade Yukon! Mythological creatures cause havoc in ancient feudal Japan! Women with power over love and death stalk the streets of Montreal! A modern Scheherazade seeks to understand love in a Toronto suffused with magic and fable! A small town in Alberta is rife with pagan rituals! Superheroes tackle Korean politics, maniacal supervillains, and corporate downsizing! As the world faces environmental collapse, reality-TV adventurers battle giant beasts from the ocean depths!
Tesseracts Twelve features all-new exciting and imaginative work by: E.L. Chen, Randy McCharles, Derryl Murphy, David Nickle, Gord Sellar, Grace Seybold, and Michael Skeet & Jill Snider Lum; and introduction by Brett Alexander Savory.
About Claude Lalumière:
Claude Lalumière is a Montreal writer and editor, with six previous anthologies to his credit, including Open Space: New Canadian Fantastic Fiction and Island Dreams: Montreal Writers of the Fantastic. His own fiction has been selected eight times for "best of" volumes, most notably Year's Best Fantasy 6 and Year's Best SF 12. He writes the Fantastic Fiction column for The Montreal Gazette and the annual best of the year summation for Locus Online.
Foreword by Brett Alexander Savory
Ancients of the Earth by Derryl Murphy
Beneath the Skin by Michael Skeet & Jill Snider Lum
Intersections by Grace Seybold
The Story of the Woman and Her Dog by E. L. Chen
Ringing in the Changes in Okotoks Alberta by Randy McCharles
Wonjjang and the Madman of Pyongyang by Gord Sellar
Wylde's Kingdom by David Nickle
Afterword by Claude Lalumière