which will be available in digital format on January 1, 2016 and in print in Canada on March 15, 2016 and in print in the USA on April 15, 2016.
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Announces Author Line Up for
(Calgary, Alberta) Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is proud to announce the lineup for Superhero Universe
, the 19th edition of the prestigious Tesseracts anthology series.
Edited by Claude Lalumière
and Mark Shainblum
, Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen)
features twenty-four stories (and one poem) by some of Canada’s best fantasy and science fiction writers:
P. E. Bolivar,
Patrick T. Goddard,
D. K. Latta,
Bernard E. Mireault,
Mary Pletsch & Dylan Blacquiere,
Alex C. Renwick,
Superheroes! Supervillains! Superpowered antiheroes. Mad scientists. Adventurers into the unknown. Detectives of the dark night. Costumed crimefighters. Steampunk armoured avengers. Brave and bold supergroups. Crusading aliens in a strange land. Secret histories. Pulp action. Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen)
features all of these permutations of the superhero genre and many others besides!ABOUT THE EDITORS:Claude Lalumière
has edited thirteen previous anthologies, including one prior volume in the Tesseracts series (the Aurora nominee Tesseracts Twelve: New Canadian Fantastic Fiction
) and two other superhero anthologies, including Super Stories of Heroes & Villains
, which was hailed in a starred review by Publishers Weekly
as “by far the best superhero anthology.” In addition to being a frequent contributor to Tesseracts anthologies, he’s the author of Objects of Worship
, The Door to Lost Pages
, and Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes
was born and raised in Montreal, where he and illustrator Gabriel Morrissette co-created the comics series Northguard
and the bestselling humour book series Angloman
, which later appeared as a weekly strip in The Montreal Gazette
. Mark also collaborated on the Captain Canuck
daily newspaper strip and Canadiana: The New Spirit of Canada
, a webcomic featuring the first female Canadian flag superhero with her own series. In the late 1990s he co-edited the Aurora Award-winning anthology Arrowdreams: An Anthology of Alternate Canadas
with John Dupuis. Mark currently lives Ottawa with his wife Andrea and daughter Maya.ABOUT THE TESSERACTS SERIES:
Each year EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing chooses a team of editors - which keeps the collections fresh, new and ever changing - from among the best of Canada’s writers, publishers and critics. The editors then select innovative and futuristic short fiction and poetry from established and emerging voices of Canadian speculative fiction.
Since its first publication in 1985, more than 315 Canadian authors, editors, translators and special guests have contributed 529 short stories, poems, editorials and forwards to the series.
Each volume of the Tesseracts series features established as well as emerging authors. Some of Canada's best known fiction writers have been published within the pages of these volumes - including Margaret Atwood, Susan Swan, and Hugo and Nebula award winning authors William Gibson, Spider Robinson, and Robert J. Sawyer.
The entire series includes Tesseracts One
, plus Tesseracts Q
, which features translations of works by some of Canada's top francophone writers of science fiction and fantasy.
The series has won the prestigious Canadian Aurora Award.ABOUT EDGE:
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, EDGE publishes thought-provoking full length novels and anthologies of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Featuring works by established authors and emerging new voices, EDGE is pleased to provide quality literary entertainment in both print and pixels.