Gift Guide

Tesseracts Nine: New Canadian Speculative Fiction


Tesseracts Nine also made the LOCUS Recommended reading list for 2006.

It was included in the ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $20.95   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   
Sending request ...


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).

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
A stranded research team spends their time in the Arctic interviewing a group of lemmings who, in turn, are studying their predators in Jerome Stueart's eerie "Lemmings in the Third Year," while a young woman purchases a figure of a Madonna from a street waif and finds that her life begins changing in Nancy Kilpatrick's "Our Lady of the Snows." Edited by World Fantasy Award-winning authors Hopkinson and Ryman, this ninth collection of speculative and futuristic fiction and poetry by Canadian authors (Ryman, Sandra Kasturi, Sarah Totton, and others) features a wide variety of subjects and style. For most libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894063265
  • Publisher: Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Tesseracts
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Nalo Hopkinson is the internationally-acclaimed author of Brown Girl in the Ring, Skin Folk, and Salt Roads. Her books have been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Tiptree, and Philip K. Dick Awards; Skin Folk won a World Fantasy Award and the Sunburst Award. Born in Jamaica, Nalo moved to Canada when she was sixteen. She lives in Toronto.

Geoff Ryman is the author of the novels Air (Clarke and Tiptree Award winner) and The Unconquered Country (World Fantasy Award winner). Canadian by birth, he has lilved in Cambodia and Brazil and now teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester in England.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

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
Fin-de-siecle 58
From Fugue Phantasmagorical 75
Carnaval Perpetuel 78
The Writing on the Wall 81
See Kathryn Run 93
Newbie Wrangler 141
Light Remembered 150
The Singing 162
Our Lady of The Snows 168
Thought and Memory 185
Mermaid 206
The Coin 208
Jimmy Away to Me 214
Before The Altar on the Feast for all Souls 235
Being Here 243
Mayfly 253
From Fugue Phantasmagorical 270
Mirrors 271
Omphalos 299
Heaven and Earth 361
Wings to Fly 377
Final Thoughts 379
Biographies 382
Copyright notices 391
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 22, 2009

    collected science-fiction and fantasy short stories from Canada

    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  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)