Casper wins Philip K. Dick Award

In her third novel, The Mercy Journals, Claudia Casper foretells Trump’s Wall in a post-apocalyptic story about people desperate to re-unite in the aftermath of North American strife due to a water crisis. FULL STORY

AUTHORS & BOOKS

Utopians R Us

Andrew Scott’s well-researched The Promise of Paradise: Utopian Communities in British Columbia (Harbour $24.95) is a revised and updated second… FULL STORY

Oghma’s In Your Face

After a severe accident caused agnosia—the inability to recognize and identify objects or persons—Emisch Oghma of Victoria began studying and… FULL STORY

It’s a Try!

Rugby was first played in Victoria, B.C. in 1877. The Rugby Union of Canada existed from 1929 to 1939. Reformed… FULL STORY

Malaysia meets Chandler

Born in Malaysia, William Tham Wai Liang published his first novel, Kings of Petalling Street (Fixi London 2017), about fate,… FULL STORY

Disgraceful deaths

Tom Sandborn’s Hell’s History: The United Steelworkers’ Fight to Prevent Workplace Deaths and Injuries from the 1992 Westray Mine Disaster… FULL STORY

Good herbs

Medical Herbalist Katolen Yardley MNIMH has published her first book, The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies: Simple… FULL STORY

Nilsen of Nelson

In her debut book of poems, Otolith (Goose Lane $19,95), Emily Nilsen examines the ache of nostalgia in the world’s… FULL STORY

Serpentine Loop reprinted

Elee Kraljii Gardiner grew up as the daughter of U.S. Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tenley Albright. Gardiner’s first collection… FULL STORY

A duty to humanity

With illustrations by Marc Luc Poelvoorde, Helen May’s self-published novel Mother Tongue (Friesen Press 2016) is about a Scottish girl,… FULL STORY

The agony of defeat

A former Olympic rower, Jason Dorland has penned his second book, Pulling Together:A Coach’s Journey to Uncover the Mindset of… FULL STORY

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