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April 2003
© 2003 Ernest Lilley / SFRevu
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Canadian Report – April 2003
By Asta Sinusas

Canadian publisher publishes SF!
Oryx and Crake
by Margaret Atwood (McClelland & Stewart HCVR $26.00/ C$37.99 Amazon) Margaret Atwood's writing goes outside the genre by the sheer force of its prose. Not cheerful prose, perhaps, but indisputably powerful. Once again the future looks bleak, thanks to the ravages of technological man...so bleak in fact that it's mostly told in flashback leading the reader to the end of civilization and the last man on Earth. 

Below the 49th parallel:
(works published by Canadians through US publishers See US Books for Links)
Mojo: Conjure Stories edited by Nalo Hopkinson (Warner ISBN 0446679291 C$19.95, $13.95) trade paperback  - Nineteen stories, and each one an eye opener. Some familiar names like Neil Gamain, Barbara Hambly, and Steven Barnes, but others you won’t recognize immediately.

Hidden In Sight by Julie Czerneda (DAW ISBN 0756401399 C$9.99, $6.99) mass market - Third in the Webshifters series, but to wait two long years between books? She must have patient fans or a slow typewriter.

Scream Queen by Edo van Belkom (Pinnacle ISBN 0786015624 C$7.99, $5.99) mass market - House on Haunted Hill meets reality TV, but who’s doing the voting?

In Other News
Finally, if you like The Canadian Report, I’d like to mention I’m eligible for an Aurora nomination under the “Fan Writing” category. To see the body of work for 2002, go to www.geocities.com/asinusas/sfrevu.html 

Until next month, if there’s something I missed mentioning about the Great White North, please email me at asta@sfrevu.com.

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