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December 2002
© 2002 Ernest Lilley / SFRevu
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Canadian Report – December 2002 By Asta Sinusas

Canadian publisher publishes SF!

The Bakka Anthology (Bakka, 0973150831, C$25 preorder or C$30 regular, trade paper)

Contributors include: Spider Robinson, Mark Askwith, Kristen Pederson Chew, and John Rose. With BRAND-NEW STORIES by: Robert J. Sawyer, Tanya Huff, Fiona Patton, Michelle Sagara West, Tara Tallan, Cory Doctorow, Nalo Hopkinson, Chris Szego, and Ed Greenwood. The print run is limited to 400 copies, which will be signed by all the story authors. Because of the small print run, books are only available through Bakka.

The Chronicles of Faerie by OR Melling (Penguin Canada, 0143312030, C$20) A wonderful collection. (see fairy reviews)

Below the 49th parallel:

The Prize in the Game by Jo Walton (Tor Books, ISBN: 0765302632, C$35.95, $25.95, hardcover) The third fantasy novel from the author in the fantastical setting of Tir Isarnagiri. (see Bruce’s review)

Only Call Us Faithful by Marie Jakober (Forge Books, ISBN 0765303167, C$35.95, $25.95) From the author of wildly successful The Black Chalice comes a novel, told from the point of a ghost, about the true life of Elizabeth Van Lew and the Civil War… as she saw it.

In Other News

Two Towers exhibit at the McLaughlin Planetarium in Toronto was the only city in North America 
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to have the exhibit. My thanks go to Todd Doldersun for the pictures, by way of Brad Abraham. Although the exhibit closed December 8th, after a fantastic run of over 40,000 visitors per day. Hope all of you caught it! If you didn’t check out The One Ring’s coverage:

Images from exhibit

Also, the Master's Office of Atkinson College, York University, Toronto is sponsoring a Caribbean Writers' Series from October to January and Nalo Hopkinson author of the collection Skin Folk, which recently won a World Fantasy Award, will be reading on January 7th. In the meantime,

You are cordially invited to join us in the celebration of the
30th Anniversary of BAKKA
North America's oldest surviving speculative fiction bookstore.
To commemorate, we are thrilled to announce the launch of
Original, all-new stories by some of the biggest names in SciF
all of whom are also present or former employees of Bakka!

Thursday December 19th, 2002, 7:00 PM
BAKKA, 598 Yonge Street, Toronto

Finally, Jim Munroe (l) looked stern on a stop during his US tour as he read some of the past due invoices for product placement in his latest novel, Everyone In Silico Perhaps he should take a few hints from "Demolition Man". 

Unfortunately, I didn’t exchange names with the two people (r) at the reading, but they posed for me anyway. I did learn that the gentleman had an eye to acquiring Jim Munroe’s books for Tor at one point. It was hard to hear over the crowd, but he was saying something about a guy named Joel Finn. Hmmm. Wonder who that is. 
See SFRevu October 2002 issue for our  Jim Munroe feature interview/review.

Until next month, if there's something I missed mentioning about the Great White North, please email me at

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