What a wonderful, magical, personal way to connect with the authors of some of Canada’s most innovative and imaginative fiction!
Before a live audience, Canadian authors sit in an accessible, comfortable chair and share a passage from their new releases.
Steampunk-inspired Harry Houdini fiction to dystopian futures to magical forest fables to cthonic sagas were just a few of the many varied
tales orated at the Book Launch.
The much beloved Esser of the Gendler Race got some airtime as Virginia Carraway Stark read from her short story, “His Own Ticket”. This story is one of many GAF stories in Tales from Space Volume 1- one of four books published this year by StarkLight Press.
Here are some pictures of the Book Launch readers:
Danika Dinsmore’s evocative read.
Eileen Kernaghan reads
Yet more imaginative orations.
Randy McCharles, Alberta institution, and his lovely wife
Fans capturing photos.
An evening of imaginative fiction.
Authors, comfy chairs and great stories.
Here is Marty Chan, author of the Erich Weisz Chronicles, at the read, performing a Houdini-esque escape from a straightjacket:
1.Marty announces his Houdini-esque intent.
2.The feat requires a beautiful assistant…
3.The point of no return.
4.Wait for it-
5.Waaaait for it…
6. The crowd is captivated.
8. Marty reading from his book.
An excellent evening of the best in this year’s Canadian speculative fiction- and some magic, to boot!