Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing is a reprint anthology to be published annually by ChiZine Publications, collecting speculative short fiction and poetry (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, etc.) that represents the best work produced by Canadian writers. Canadian speculative fiction has been increasingly recognized internationally for the calibre of its authors and their insight into the nature of social and religious identities, the implications of new technologies, and the relationship between humankind and its environments. We use the term “speculative fiction” in order to free ourselves from the associations of terms like “science fiction,” “horror,” and “fantasy.” At their best, these stories disrupt habits, overcome barriers of cultural perception to make the familiar strange through the use of speculative elements such as magic and technology. They provide glimpses of alternate realities and possible futures and pasts that provoke an ethical, social, political, environmental and biological inquiry into what it means to be human.
ChiZine Publications; July 2013
- ISBN: 9781771481502
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- Title: Imaginarium 2013
Series: The Imaginarium Series
- Author: Samantha Beiko (ed.); Sandra Kasturi (ed.); Don Bassingthwaite (contrib.); Jocko Benoit (contrib.); Tony Burgess (contrib.); Peter Chiykowski (contrib.); David Livingstone Clink (contrib.); Robert Colman (contrib.); Peter Darbyshire (contrib.); Indrapramit Das (contrib.); A.M. Dellamonica (contrib.); Dave Duncan (contrib.); Amal El-Mohtar (contrib.); M.A.C. Farrant (contrib.); Gemma Files (contrib.); Lisa L. Hannett (contrib.); Tanya Huff (other); Claire Humphrey (contrib.); Matthew Johnson (contrib.); Michael Kelly (contrib.); Barry King (contrib.); Catherine Knutsson (contrib.); Helen Marshall (contrib.); Susie Moloney (contrib.); Matt Moore (contrib.); Silvia Moreno-Garcia (contrib.); Dominik Parisien (contrib.); A.G. Pasquella (contrib.); Ian Rogers (contrib.); J.W. Schnarr (contrib.); Angela Slatter (contrib.); Christopher Willard (contrib.)
Imprint: ChiZine Publications
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.”
“[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?’”
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.