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TOC: ‘Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing’ Edited by Sandra Kasturi and Halli Villegas

Chizine has posted the table of contents for the upcoming (July 17th) anthology Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing edited by Sandra Kasturi and Halli Villegas.

Here’s the book description:

Edited by Sandra Kasturi and Halli Villegas, Tightrope Books and ChiZine Publications have united in a joint venture to produce a yearly anthology of speculative short fiction and poetry (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and magic realism).

Canadian speculative fiction has been increasingly recognized internationally for the calibre of its authors and their insight into the nature of social and religious identities, the implications of new technologies, and the relationship between humankind and its environments.

At their best, these stories disrupt habits, overcome barriers of cultural perception to make the familiar strange through the use of speculative elements such as magic and technology. They provide glimpses of alternate realities and possible futures and pasts that provoke an ethical, social, political, environmental and biological inquiry into what it means to be human.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. Introduction by Steven Erikson
  2. “Looker” by David Nickle
  3. “The List” by Kelley Armstrong
  4. “Biting Tongues” by Amal El-Mohtar
  5. “Bleaker Collegiate Presents an All-Female Production of Waiting for Godot” by Claire Humphrey
  6. “Split Decision” by Robert Runté
  7. “The Cinder Girl” by Peter Chiykowski
  8. “The Candle” by Ian Rogers
  9. “Through the Door” by Susan Ioannu
  10. “Signal to Noise” by Gemma Files
  11. “The Ones Outside Your Door” by Neile Graham
  12. “Down Where the Best Lilies Grow” by Camille Alexa
  13. “Hide” by Rebecca M. Senese
  14. “What We Found” by Geoff Ryman
  15. “Lie-Father” by Gemma Files
  16. “Centipede Girl” by Ada Hoffmann
  17. “Clockwork Fagin” by Cory Doctorow
  18. “Selected Haiku” by George Swede
  19. “Pure” by Rio Youers
  20. “10 things to know about staplers” by Carolyn Clink
  21. “Laikas I” by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
  22. “On the Many Uses of Cedar” by Geoffrey W. Cole
  23. “Obscured” by Rhonda Parrish
  24. “Hawkwood’s Folly” by Timothy Reynolds
  25. “Razor Voices” by Kelly Rose Pflug-Back
  26. “The Bean-Sidhe Calls in Owl-Light” by Neile Graham
  27. “Fur and Feathers” by Lisa L. Hannett
  28. “Breathing Bones” by Peter Chiykowski
  29. “The Education of Junior Number 12” by Madeline Ashby
  30. “One Quarter Gorgon” by Helen Marshall
  31. “A Puddle of Blood” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  32. “Nothing but sky overhead” by David Livingstone Clink
  33. “The Kiss of the Blood-Red Pomegranate” by Kristin Janz
  34. “Charm” by Anna Mioduchowska
  35. “Final Girl Theory” by A.C. Wise
  36. “To Live and Die in Gibbontown” by Derek Künsken
  37. “Beautiful Monster” by Helen Marshall
  38. “Malak” by Peter Watts
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