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:
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?
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