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TOC: ‘Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing’ Edited by Sandra Kasturi & Samantha Beiko


Dark Wolf has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing:

Here’s the book description:

Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing is a reprint anthology collecting speculative short fiction and poetry (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, etc.) that represents the best work produced by Canadian writers. 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. We use the term “speculative fiction” in order to free ourselves from the associations of terms like “science fiction,” “horror,” and “fantasy.” 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. “Blink” by Michael Kelly
  2. “Nightfall in the Scent Garden” by Claire Humphrey
  3. “The Ghosts of Birds” by Helen Marshall
  4. “The Last Love of the Infinity Age” by Peter Darbyshire
  5. “Too Much is Never Enough” by Don Bassingthwaite
  6. “Bigfoot Cured My Arthritis” by Robert Colman
  7. “Wing” by Amal El-Mohtar
  8. “Arrow” by Barry King
  9. “Penny” by Dominik Parisien
  10. “Thought and Memory” by Catherine Knutsson
  11. “Gaudifingers” by Tony Burgess
  12. “A sea monster tells his story” by David Livingstone Clink
  13. “Son of Abish” by Dave Duncan
  14. “Opt-In” by J.W. Schnarr
  15. “Last Amphibian Flees” by M.A.C. Farrant
  16. “White Teeth” by David Livingstone Clink
  17. “The Sweet Spot” by A.M. Dellamonica
  18. “Verse Found Scratched Inside the Lid of a Sarcophagus (Dynasty Unknown)” by Gemma Files
  19. “Collect Call” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  20. “Bella Beaufort Goes to War” by Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter
  21. “A Spell for Scrying Mirror Gremlins” by Peter Chiykowski
  22. “The Book of Judgement” by Helen Marshall
  23. “The Audit” by Susie Moloney
  24. “Sixteen Colours” by David Livingstone Clink
  25. “The Old Boys Club” by Geoff Gander
  26. “Fin de Siècle” by Gemma Files
  27. “Since Breaking Through the Ice” by Dominik Parisien
  28. “The Pack” by Matt Moore
  29. “Invocabulary” by Gemma Files
  30. “I Was a Teenage Minotaur” by A.G. Pasquella
  31. “Weep For Day” by Indrapramit Das
  32. “What I Learned at Genie School” by Jocko Benoit
  33. “Aces” by Ian Rogers
  34. “No Poisoned Comb” by Amal El-Mohtar
  35. “What a Picture Doesn’t Say” by Christopher Willard
  36. “The Last Islander” by Matthew Johnson

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: ChiZine Publications (July 16, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1771481498
  • ISBN-13: 978-1771481496
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