Imaginarium 2012

The Best Canadian Speculative Writing

by Sandra Kasturi, Halli Villegas, Camille Alexa, Kelley Armstrong, Madeline Ashby, Carolyn Clink, David Livingstone Clink, Geoffrey W. Cole, Cory Doctorow, Amal El-Mohtar, Steven Erikson, Gemma Files, Neile Graham, Lisa L. Hannett, Ada Hoffman, Claire Humphrey, Susan Ioannu, Kristin Janz, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Derek Künsken, Helen Marshall, Anna Mioduchowska, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, David Nickle, Rhonda Parrish, Kelly Rose Pflug-Back, Timothy Reynolds, Ian Rogers, Robert Runté, Geoff Ryman, Rebecca M. Senese, George Swede, Peter Watts, A.C. Wise, Rio Youers

Series: The Imaginarium Series

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Orphan children destroy their nasty superintendent and create a clockwork replacement; a professor publishes a list of known vampires, but doesn’t get it quite right; a military drone achieves sentience—and an unfortunate conscience; self-replicating humanoid robots fall in love with humans; an alien ship lands in a schoolyard and shows the teenagers the infinite probabilities of the universe. . . .

All these worlds and more exist within the pages of Imaginarium 2012—the first in a yearly anthology series, gathering together the voices of the best Canadian writers and poets working in the genres (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, etc.) today.

Authors include: Kelley Armstrong, Madeline Ashby, Cory Doctorow, Gemma Files, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, David Nickle, Geoff Ryman, Peter Watts, Rio Youers and more.


  • ChiZine Publications; July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781926851686
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  • Title: Imaginarium 2012
  • Series: The Imaginarium Series
  • Author: Sandra Kasturi (ed.); Halli Villegas (ed.); Camille Alexa (contrib.); Kelley Armstrong (contrib.); Madeline Ashby (contrib.); Carolyn Clink (contrib.); David Livingstone Clink (contrib.); Geoffrey W. Cole (contrib.); Cory Doctorow (contrib.); Amal El-Mohtar (contrib.); Steven Erikson (other); Gemma Files (contrib.); Neile Graham (contrib.); Lisa L. Hannett (contrib.); Ada Hoffman (contrib.); Claire Humphrey (contrib.); Susan Ioannu (contrib.); Kristin Janz (contrib.); Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer (contrib.); Derek Künsken (contrib.); Helen Marshall (contrib.); Anna Mioduchowska (contrib.); Silvia Moreno-Garcia (contrib.); David Nickle (contrib.); Rhonda Parrish (contrib.); Kelly Rose Pflug-Back (contrib.); Timothy Reynolds (contrib.); Ian Rogers (contrib.); Robert Runté (contrib.); Geoff Ryman (contrib.); Rebecca M. Senese (contrib.); George Swede (contrib.); Peter Watts (contrib.); A.C. Wise (contrib.); Rio Youers (contrib.)
  • Imprint: ChiZine Publications
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In The Press

Praise for the Imaginarium anthologies

“Kasturi and Villegas should be commended for casting such a wide net. With a whopping 37 pieces jammed into this anthology, there is surely something for everyone within these pages.”
Broken Pencil

“[Imaginarium 4] is often clever, with stories that showcase a singular concept, never losing focus, and following it through to the end . . . . Imaginarium 4 really shines when its stories get a little weird and question their own nature. These are the stories that are offered up shaken, not stirred, from some bottom-of-the-ocean sleep: they are having out-of-body experiences and living not just as stories but as answers to the question ‘What if?’”
Strange Horizons


About The Author

SANDRA KASTURI is a writer, editor, book reviewer and the copublisher of ChiZine Publications. She has written three poetry chapbooks and has edited the poetry anthology, The Stars As Seen from this Particular Angle of Night. She is the author of two poetry collections, The Animal Bridegroom (2007), and Come Late to the Love of Birds (2013), both from Tightrope Books. Her fiction and poetry has appeared in various magazines and anthologies.

Halli Villegas is the author of three collections of poetry, Red Promises, In the Silence Absence Makes and The Human Cannonball, and several anthology pieces. She has published online erotica under a pen name. Her poetry and prose have appeared in places such as the LRC, Exile, Kiss Machine, Pagitica, Variety Crossings and The Windsor Review, and her book, The Hair Wreath and Other Stories, was published by ChiZine in 2010. Halli has received funding for her writing from the OAC Works in Progress in 2006, the TAC mid-level writers in 2007 and 2009, and the OAC Works in Progress in 2009.

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  • 9781926851686