Book cover of Galveston

Canadian Report - October 2001
by Asta Sinusas

I'm sure it's a beautiful time to be in Canada, peak foliage, and all. However, on the SF scene, the only news to report is the winner of the first Sunburst Award - Sean Stewart for Galveston (Ace/Berkley Publishing) who took home the bronze medallion and the $1,000 C prize. The shortlist included: Before Wings by Beth Goobie (Orca Books) Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson (Warner Aspect) The Black Chalice by Marie Jakober (Edge SF & F Publishing) Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking/Penguin Books Canada) and Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson (Alfred A. Knopf Canada) For more info, go to

(left to right): Eden Robinson, Guy Gavriel Kay, Sean Stewart, Nalo Hopkinson and Marie Jakober
photo credit: Mici Gold

Below the 49th: SF books by Canadian authors that are available in Canada but published by US houses. 

A Paradigm of Earth by Candas Jane Dorsey (hardcover) Tor / 0-312-87796-X
Maelstrom by Peter Watts (hardcover) Tor / 0-312-87806-0 /
The Onion Girl
by Charles de Lint (hardcover) Tor / 0-312-87397-2
Into the Green by Charles de Lint (pbk. reprint) Orb / 0-765-30022-2

A word of thanks to Don Bassie and the Made In Canada website who has quickly become a real resource, both through his site (which is encyclopedic) and in person.

The good news is next month there are quite a few books I'm looking forward to telling you about.

As always, if you have a publishing tidbit for me from the Great White North, please share it by emailing