My latest short story is out in the wild! I spotted copies of Superhero Universe at McNally Robinson which is pretty cool.
WOO! Still love that cover.
Back to back with Corey Redekop!
Corey was kind enough to interview me (and many of the other contributors) as a part of the launch of the anthology. Very excited to dig into everybody else’s stories.
I’ve done a brief reading from this story prior to its release, and I had a blast, so I think if you’re coming to see me at a convention this year, you’ll be hearing Midnight Man.
From the publisher’s description:
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.
Tesseracts Nineteen features all of these permutations of the superhero genre and many others besides!
Featuring stories by: Patrick T. Goddard, D.K. Latta, Alex C. Renwick, Mary Pletsch & Dylan Blacquiere, Geoff Hart, Marcelle Dube, Kevin Cockle, John Bell, Evelyn Deshane, A.C. Wise, Jennifer Rahn, Bevan Thoma, Bernard E. Mireault, Sacha A. Howells, Kim Goldberg, Luke Murphy, Corey Redekop, Brent Nichols, Jason Sharp, Arun Jiwa, Chadwick Ginther, Leigh Wallace, David Perlmutter, P.E. Bolivar, Michael Matheson.
The Tesseracts anthology series is Canada’s longest running anthology. It was first edited by the late Judith Merril in 1985, and has published more than 529 original Canadian speculative fiction (Science fiction, fantasy and horror) stories and poems by 315 Canadian authors, editors, translators and special guests.
Some of Canada’s best known writers have been published within the pages of these volumes ― including Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Spider Robinson (to name a few).
Purchase your own copy of Superhero Universe (you know you want one) at:
Just found out that the table of contents for Superhero Universe, the nineteenth iteration of the Tesseracts anthology series, is live. EDGE has made a nifty little promotional video too, so now I’ll know what all of my co-contributors look like when I’m trying to get them to sign my copy of the book.
EDGE also has a Superhero Universe Reading Sampler (PDF) for you to check out.
From the publisher website:
Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen) (2016, EDGE)
Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story!
Twenty-four short stories and one poem featuring:
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!
Edited by Claude Lalumière and Mark Shainblum, Superhero Universe features some of Canada’s best fantasy and science fiction writers:
I loved writing “Midnight Man versus Doctor Death” and it’s a blast to read live, so I can’t wait for folks to be able to tuck into this book.
Very excited to finally be able to announce that my story “Midnight Man versus Doctor Death” will be appearing in Tesseracts Nineteen: Superhero Universe edited by Claude Lalumière & Mark Shainblum. This will be my second time dinging the Tesseracts bell, and my second time in one of Claude’s anthologies. I love selling to the same market again. It helps one feel like the first time wasn’t a fluke.
This sale also means a lot because superhero comics were my gateway to reading way back when. Between wishing I could draw better and playing various superhero roleplaying games, I have created more superheroes and supervillains than I can easily remember, so it’s a thrill to have one out there in the world officially.
I do hope readers will like Midnight Man (obviously), as the story ties into a couple of my other works-in-progress.
Here’s the complete list of contributors:
John Bell ~ P.E. Bolivar ~ Kevin Cockle ~ Evelyn Deshane ~ Marcelle Dubé ~ Chadwick Ginther ~ Patrick T. Goddard ~ Kim Goldberg ~ Geoff Hart ~ Sacha A. Howells ~ Arun Jiwa ~ D.K. Latta ~ Michael Matheson ~ Bernie Mireault ~ Luke Murphy ~ Brent Nichols ~ David Perlmutter ~ Mary Pletsch & Dylan Blacquiere ~ Jennifer Rahn ~ Corey Redekop ~ Alex C. Renwick ~ Jason Sharp ~ Bevan Thomas ~ Leigh Wallace ~ A.C. Wise