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Tesseracts Nine also made the LOCUS Recommended reading list for 2006.
It was included in the Locus Poll for best anthology!
Many of the stories have now appeared in Year's Best Fantasy and Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies.
While other stories received nominations for the Brandon, Fountain, Sturgeon and Aurora Awards.
"Apparently being in T9 was a Good Thing."
- Derryl Murphy
Each year Tesseract Books chooses a team of editors from amongst the best of Canada's writers, publishers and critics to select innovative and futuristic fiction and poetry from the leaders and emerging voices in Canadian speculative fiction.
Tesseracts Nine expands the dimensions of speculative fiction experientially, with startling visions of the future by new and established Canadian authors.
Featuring twenty-three stories and poems by: Timothy J. Anderson, Sylvie Bérard, René Beaulieu, E. L. Chen, Candas Jane Dorsey, Pat Forde, Marg Gilks, Sandra Kasturi, Nancy Kilpatrick, Claude Lalumière, Anthony MacDonald, Jason Mehmel, Yves Meynard, Derryl Murphy, Rhea Rose, Dan Rubin, Daniel Sernine, Steve Stanton, Jerome Stueart, Sarah Totton, Élisabeth Vonarburg, Peter Watts, Allan Weiss, Alette J. Willis and Casey June Wolf.
Edited by Sunburst and World Fantasy Award winning authors Nalo Hopkinson and Geoff Ryman, Tesseracts Nine showcases the very best in Canadian speculative fiction literature (including English translations of works by French-Canadian authors).
|Canadian identity? No, thanks||1|
|From Fugue Phantasmagorical||5|
|Lemmings in the Third Year||7|
|Principles of Animal Eugenetics||27|
|Mom and Mother Teresa||50|
|From Fugue Phantasmagorical||75|
|The Writing on the Wall||81|
|See Kathryn Run||93|
|Our Lady of The Snows||168|
|Thought and Memory||185|
|Jimmy Away to Me||214|
|Before The Altar on the Feast for all Souls||235|
|From Fugue Phantasmagorical||270|
|Heaven and Earth||361|
|Wings to Fly||377|
Posted January 22, 2009
Seven of the 23 collected pieces have been previously published the others appear here for the first time. While all the authors are from Canada, in introductory and closing sections, the editors each note that there really is no meaningful or helpful classification of 'Canadian speculative fiction.' In his foreword, Ryman notes that among the selections in this loosely-defined genre of speculative fiction are science fiction, Christian miracle tales, ones based on pagan themes and content, and others depicting inexplicable events. Hopkinson in her closing section 'Final Thoughts' cites the variety of humor--satire, buffoonery, camp, etc.--found in many of the stories. A few of the pieces are short-shorts of only a page or two, a couple in verse the longest is over 60 pages. Detailed biographical notes on the number of authors at the back lead readers to additional works.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.