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September 21 , 2008

Tesseracts Eleven

Amazing Canadian Speculative Fiction


Hand picked authors and a literary legacy...

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The Fifth Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®

The fifth volume in the Science Fiction Megapack series collects 25 tales of high adventure through other worlds and times, including 5 Hugo and Nebula Award-winners and nominees. Featured this time are: AGAPE AMONG THE ROBOTS, by Allen Steele THE STARSHIP MECHANIC, by Jay Lake and Ken Scholes PEACEMAKER, by Gardner Dozois OR ALL THE…

You may want to read it in one quick bite… or savor it slowly like fine swiss chocolate… one delicious prose at a time!

For many years, SF lovers from around the world have enjoyed the stories and poems of the Tesseracts series, (Tesseracts One through Ten, and Tesseracts Q). This unique collection of books has featured the work of some of Canada's finest speculative fiction writers, selected and edited by ever changing combinations of editors, hand picked for each edition. For many science fiction writers, Tesseracts was a spring board to their fame.

Tesseracts Eleven brings the series to a new height, with a tasty blend of past and present writers, with their own individual visions of the future. The literature of Tesseracts Eleven has been critically selected and shaped into the collection you see by this year's editors, two of Canada's finest writers - acclaimed authors Cory Doctorow and Holly Phillips. Together they have chosen a powerful combination of works by well known writers, as well as newer authors whose futures you will want to follow.

Some favorite Tesseracts ingredients are a featured part of this edition's literary blend: some very popular award winning names in Canada's SF scene, like Canada's grand dame of speculative fiction, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Claude Lalumière, David Nickle and Candas Jane Dorsey, to name just a few.

As well, readers will find some bright new stars in the science fiction world like Yukon's Jerome Stueart, or Calgary's Susan Forest - just 2 of the delicious authors featured in this fine offering.

All told, Doctorow and Phillips have presented 22 pieces of literary delights to tantalize your imagination, and although you may want to consume the book in one sitting - take your time, and savor each exquisite morsel - delight in every bite. Grab your favorite beverage, settle down, and enjoy the latest in Canada's literary legacy - Tesseracts Eleven

About the editors:

Cory Doctorow and Holly Phillips are both established authors with numerous awards for their works.

Featured authors:
Daniel Archambault, Madeline Ashby, Greg Bechtel, Nancy Bennett, Lisa Carreiro, Peter Darbyshire, Khria Deefholts, Cory Doctorow, Candas Jane Dorsey, Susan Forest, Kim Goldberg, Andrew Gray, Alyxandra Harvey-Fitzhenry, Stephen Kotowych, Claude Lalumière, John Mavin, Randy McCharles, Steven Mills, David Nickle, Holly Phillips, Kate Riedel, Hugh Spencer, Jerome Stueart and Élisabeth Vonarburg.

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Introduction by Cory Doctorow
In Which Joe and Laurie Save Rock and Roll by Madeline Ashby
Swamp Witch and the Tea-Drinking Man by David Nickle
Recorded Testimony of Eric and Julie Francis by D. W. Archambault
Rainmaker, Urban Getaway by Kim Goldberg
Azure Sky by Lisa Carreiro
Persephone's Library by Khria Deefholts
If Giants Are Thunder by Steve Mills
On Company Time, After He's Eaten by Nancy Bennett
Vampires of the Rockies by Randy McCharles
Recursion by John Mavin
Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Susan Forest
Seven in a Boat, No Dog by Candas Jane Dorsey
Phoebus 'Gins Arise by Kate Riedel
Bear with Me by Jerome Stueart
little red by Alyxandra Harvey-Fitzhenry
Citius, Altius, Forius by Stephen Kotowych
Beat the Geeks by Peter Darbyshire
Nanabush Negotiations by Greg Bechtel
The Object of Worship by Claude Lalumière
Tofino by Andrew Gray
Language of the Night by Élisabeth Vonarburg
(Coping With) Norm Deviation by Hugh Spencer
Afterword by Holly Phillips
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“Tesseracts Eleven is an excellent way of keeping a handle on what is current in this type of fiction, at least from a Canadian point of view, and would be of value to both the fan and the budding writer.” - Ronald Hore, reviewer

“Tesseracts Eleven is a very solid anthology, full of enjoyable and thoughtful stories.” - Locus Online

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