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Tesseracts 18 Book Launch on April 30th

Wrestling With Gods: Tesseracts Eighteen will have its book launch at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy at the Lillian H. Smith branch.

239 College Street, Toronto, on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

Come meet the editors and some of the authors. Copies of the anthology will be sold by Bakka-Phoenix Books at the library.

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Editors and authors in attendance will be:

Liana Kerzner
Jerome Stueart

David Livingston Clink
J.m. Frey
Derwin Mak
Tony Pi
Robert J. Sawyer

And more to come.

Discover “Wrestling with Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen)” edited by Liana Kerzner and Jerome Stueart…

About the anthology:

A mechanical Jesus for your shrine, the myths of cuttlefish, a vampire in residential schools, a Muslim woman who wants to get closer, surgically, to her god, the demons of outer space, the downside of Nirvana. The 24 science fiction and fantasy stories and poems included in Wrestling with Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen) take their faith and religion into the future, into the weird and comic and thought-provoking spaces where science fiction and fantasy has really always gone, struggling with higher powers, gods, the limits of technology, the limits of spiritual experience.

At times profound, these speculative offerings give readers a chance to see faith from the believer and the skeptic in worlds where what you believe is a matter of life, death, and afterlife.

“Wrestling with Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen)” features works by: Derwin Mak, Robert J. Sawyer, Tony Pi, S. L. Nickerson, Janet K. Nicolson, John Park, Mary-Jean Harris, David Clink, Mary Pletsch, Jennifer Rahn, Alyxandra Harvey, Halli Lilburn, John Bell, David Jón Fuller, Carla Richards, Matthew Hughes, J. M. Frey, Steve Stanton, Erling Friis-Baastad, James Bambury, Savithri Machiraju, Jen Laface and Andrew Czarnietzki, David Fraser, Suzanne M. McNabb, and Megan Fennell.

Press release: http://ymlp.com/zmYifk

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Wresting With Gods (Tesseracts 18) 99 cent Kindle sale

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There is a 99 cent sale on Feb 2, as well as an online authors event on Facebook throughout the day.

ETA: The link to the special price will be available on the Facebook page above.

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Tesseracts 18: Wrestling With Gods Cover

Here’s the cover for Tesseracts 18: Wrestling With Gods (edited by Liana Kerzner and Jerome Stueart), which contains my poem A Hex, With Bees. It’s already available on Kindle, and the paper version will be out next year.

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Tesseracts 18

My poem, “A Hex, With Bees”, will be appearing in Tesseracts 18!

Here’s the press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” edited by Liana K and Jerome Stueart
Faith in Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology
ISBN: 978-1-77053-068-3 (Trade Paperback 5.5″ X 8.5″)
E-BOOK: e-ISBN: 978-1-77053-069-0 To be released April, 2015

Authors announced for the latest volume of the prestigious Canadian speculative fiction anthology series.

(Calgary, Alberta) EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is pleased to announce the names of the contributing authors for the forthcoming edition of the prestigious Tesseract series.

“Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” will include works by: Robert J. Sawyer, Matthew Hughes, Alyxandra Harvey, Halli Lilburn, Derwin Mak, J.M. Frey, Steve Stanton, Megan Fennell, Jen Laface and Andrew Czarnietzki, S. L. Nickerson, John Park, Janet K. Nicolson, Suzanne M. McNabb, Allan Weiss, Savithri Machiraju, Carla Richards, Mary-Jean Harris, James Bambury, Mary Pletsch, David Jón Fuller, and Jennifer Rahn, Erling Friis-Baastad, David Fraser, John Bell, David Clink and Tony Pi -27 of the biggest names and brightest rising stars in Canadian science-fiction and fantasy.

This latest volume of the Tesseracts series contains tales of creative and religious diversity – a trending topic in books and movies. The stories and poems draw from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Agnosticism, Atheism, Humanism and the beliefs of Indigenous Canadians, (as well as actually creating faiths and religions of other worlds).

“Any anthology that starts with a story called ‘Mecha-Jesus’ is clearly not a traditional look at religion” says EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publisher, Brian Hades. “This robotic savior is joined by the Hindu god Ganesh trying to break into Bollywood, the Sun God Ra discovering Coronation Street, a priest on Mars, a vampire in residential schools, and a woman with a secret under her hijab. ‘Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods’ definitely contains many surprises!”

As in past versions of the Tesseract series, the editors are handpicked by the publisher. “Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” is edited by widely-published sci-fi/fantasy author and writing teacher Jerome Stueart — who is a gay Baptist from the Yukon Territory — and “perfect heathen” media personality Liana Kerzner — who is best known as Liana K.

“Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” is a lively, thoughtful interfaith/interpath anthology of creative and religious diversity – with a speculative fiction and fantasy twist!

ABOUT THE TESSERACTS SERIES:

The first Tesseracts anthology was edited by Judith Merril. Since its publication in 1985, 299 authors/editors/translators and guests have contributed 502 pieces of Canadian speculative fiction, fantasy and horror for this series. Some of Canada’s best known speculative fiction writers have been published within the pages of these volumes – including Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Spider Robinson (to name a few). Tesseracts Eighteen is the forthcoming volume in the series. The entire series includes Tesseracts One through Eighteen, plus Tesseracts Q, which features translations of works by some of Canada’s top francophone writers of science fiction and fantasy.

“Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” will be released by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing in Apil 2015

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“Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods” edited by Liana K and Jerome Stueart
ISBN: 978-1-77053-068-3 (Trade Paperback 5.5″ X 8.5″)
E-BOOK: e-ISBN: 978-1-77053-069-0
http://www.edgewebsite.com/books/tess18/t18-catalog.html

For interview opportunities please contact:
Janice Shoults, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
http://www.edgewebsite.com
403.254.0160

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