Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tesseracts Sixteen Launch

This Saturday, at Bakka-Phoenix, a must-go bookstore for science-fiction and fantasy readers in the Toronto area, Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound, a science fiction anthology that I recently edited, will celebrate it's official Toronto Launch.  It takes place Saturday Sept 29th at 3 PM (Bakka-Phoenix is located at 84 Harbord, just off Spadina)

See the Facebook event here.

Tessaracts Sixteen (or T16 for short) is the latest in the award-winning speculative fiction series and focuses on speculative writing where art, literature, music and culture play a central role.  Each tale involves one or more of those cultural elements (which is where the term Parnassus is derived).  T16 features a wonderful medley of short stories and poems by: Neil Peart & Kevin J. Anderson, Robert J. Sawyer, Ryan Oakley, Steve Vernon, Hugh A. D. Spencer, Sandra Kasturi, Michael Kelly, Rebecca Senese, Randy McCharles, Chadwick Ginther, Stephen Kotowych, Carolyn Clink, J. J. Steinfeld, David Clink, Robert H. Beer, L. T. Getty, Scott Overton, Sean Costello, Virginia O'Dine, Melissa Yuan-Innes, Derwin Mak, Kimberly Foottit, Matthew Jordan Schmidt, Adria Laycraft and Jeff Hughes.

Apart from the fantastic writing included inside, the book sports a truly spectacular cover by Jeff Johnston which perfectly captures the theme.

I had long wanted to edit an anthology with this theme, and am delighted with the incredible stories collected together here.  And I can't wait to share this book which I am proud and honoured to have been a part of.  Joining me at the book launch on Saturday at 3 PM will be:  David Clink, Sandra Kasturi, Michael Kelly, Derwin Mak and Hugh A.D. Spencer

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