Category Archives: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Behind-the-Scenes Story: “The Sinister Affair of the Group of Eight”

In my desire to promote my short story collection of Canadian superhero stories that span from the 1930s to today, I’m going to post a few pieces delving into individual stories and some of the creative decisions I made (obviously … Continue reading

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Blogging About Canadian Comics

I’ve been on a bit of a kick recently writing about superhero comics — and especially Canadian superhero comics. Traditionally this blog was mostly concerned with talking about Canadian film & TV. But my interests have always been broader, and … Continue reading

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A Canadian Superhero Universe…in Prose

Today I’m continuing in an irregular series of posts about my new book — both in the hopes that these’ll be interesting posts and also, obviously, in the hope that maybe as I delve into it, it might intrigue you … Continue reading

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I Published a Book — Here’s Why…

Okay — so I wrote a book. And published it. Well…self-published. Now before we get too far, let me just add that I’ve had short stories (mostly SF and fantasy) published in various magazines, webzines, and book anthologies. Stories accepted … Continue reading

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What Makes a “Realistic” Superhero Story? – Stan Lee v. Alan Moore (and maybe Zack Snyder’s take on superheroes is truer to the base than critics want to admit — whew, long title!)

I mentioned in a couple of previous posts that I’m kind of on a comic book kick at the moment — partly inspired by my own writing (I have a story in the prose anthology Tesseracts Nineteen: Superhero Universe, as … Continue reading

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EXCITING FICTION! in Tesseracts Nineteen & Perihelion Magazine!

I tend not to use my blogging and internet “presence” (such as it is) for too much self-promotion — which is kind of stupid since that’s kind of what 80% of it is used for by people! But I’ve just … Continue reading

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Post-War Canadian Superheroes Part 2: Meaning & Maple Syrup

(Continuing from my last post…) Because there have been so few Canadian superheroes (of the post-Golden Age) and most exist in their own universe, they seem to shoulder grander cultural responsibilities. In the original Captain Canuck series (which resulted in … Continue reading

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Post-War Canadian Superheroes Part 1: Supermen & Snowshoes

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since my last post! I don’t know which is more depressing — that it’s been so long, or that after years of writing passionately & provocatively about Canadian film & TV…I’m pretty … Continue reading

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More About Canadian Fantasy & SF TV

My second (of two) posts at Huffington Post looking at the current surge in Canadian-made “genre” TV series.

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Canadian TV Fantasy and Science Fiction

My first Huffington Post piece of 2014 is the first (of what I’m planning on being two) posts looking at the profusion of Canadian-made genre series (Orphan Black, The Lost Girl, Bitten, etc.) — if you’re interested (in SF/fantasy/horror TV … Continue reading

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