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  • Gendered Militarism in Canada

    Gendered Militarism in Canada

    “Despite Canada’s claim to be a gender equitable nation, militarism continues to function in ways that protect inequality.” —from the Introduction Little has been done to examine, critique, and ch...

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  • 100 Days

    100 Days

    For 100 days, Juliane Okot Bitek recorded the lingering nightmare of the Rwandan genocide in a poem—each poem recalling the senseless loss of life and of innocence. Okot Bitek draws on her own fami...

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  • Croatia

    Croatia

    In his travels through Croatia, Tony Fabijancic saw a world of peasants, shepherds and fishermen irrevocably giving way to the new reality of a modern European state. With a deft and sure touch, he...

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  • Dressed to Rule

    Dressed to Rule

    Art takes many forms. In this selection of Asian court attire, dating from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), the phrase "you are what you wear" resonates. Vollmer journeys back to the thirteenth-centur...

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  • Trouble with Lions (The)

    Trouble with Lions (The)

    The trouble with lions is that while you are conducting a pregnancy test, you need to be equally, if not more, aware of what you can learn from the lion's other end. That is one lesson that Jerry H...

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  • Under the Holy Lake

    Under the Holy Lake

    A child’s face, a forgotten scent, or a distinctive flavour engages memory and inspires longing. Ken Haigh brings us tantalizingly close to his own vision of longing for a place, a people, a time, ...

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  • Beyond the Hippocratic Oath

    Beyond the Hippocratic Oath

    A pioneer in kidney transplantation in Canada in the late 1950s, Dr. John Dossetor was faced with making many ethical decisions in his ground-breaking research and practice in nephrology so it was ...

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  • Ukrainian Through its Living Culture

    Ukrainian Through its Living Culture

    Placing language learning within a cultural framework enlivens the learning process and jumpstarts contextual conversations in the classroom. Experienced instructor Dr. Alla Nedashkivska has crafte...

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  • Dreaming of Elsewhere

    Dreaming of Elsewhere

    Home, for me, was not a birthright, but an invention.. It seems to me when we speak of home we are speaking of several things, often at once, muddled together into an uneasy stew. We say home and m...

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  • Minor Planet for You (A)

    Minor Planet for You (A)

    Told with arresting candor, Leslie Greentree’s short fiction creates the satisfying sense of discovering someone’s long-kept secret, or the guilty pleasure of overhearing a scathing conversation. A...

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  • Intersecting Sets

    Intersecting Sets

    Poet Alice Major was given a book on relativity at the impressionable age of ten, so she never quite understood why science came to be dismissed as reductive or opposite to art. She surveys the sci...

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  • Milky Way Repo

    Milky Way Repo

    Running a starship repo company isn't easy or cheap. It's just an endless string of fuel costs, ship maintenance, legal red tape, unhappy debt bailers, shady associates and uncooperative dock offic...

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  • The Necromancer Candle

    The Necromancer Candle

    A collection of three new novellas by Canadian Speculative Fiction author Randy McCharles. The collection includes: The Necromancer Candle Cassidy’s family has a secret. An ancient, ugly can...

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  • nEvermore!

    nEvermore!

    Neo-Gothic fiction inspired by the imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Compiled by multi-award winning editors, Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles, nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre pre...

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  • Of Wind and Sand

    Of Wind and Sand

    When two cultures clash... After leaving Earth, a human colony starts a new life on a planet they have baptised Mars II — currently occupied by the Darztls, a highly intelligent indiginous race of...

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  • Orbital Burn

    Orbital Burn

    In Orbital Burn, a seriously down on her luck unlicensed Stalktown PI named Louise “Lou” Meagher ekes out a sparse living solving petty crimes. She is chronically broke, clinically dead, and nervou...

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  • Pandora's Box

    Pandora's Box

    Cadet Brewer is a military brat living in a “perfect” world. Or so it seems, until the oppressed Camp Countries’ leader, the Overlord, unleashes a deadly virus and changes the balance of power. Con...

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  • Paradox Resolution

    Paradox Resolution

    Aloysius “Spider” Webb fixes time machines for a living. He hates his job; he hates his life, and hates time travel even more. He’s a hard working ­Australian bloke — a good man in a bad ­situation...

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  • Ponthe Oldenguine

    Ponthe Oldenguine

    Ponthe Oldenguine is one part fictional biography of a former television impresario who claims he’s been hounded out of media history, and one part biography of the journalist commissioned to write...

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  • Poseidon & Cleito

    Poseidon & Cleito

    He became a god. Her story was forgotten. From the shore of a frozen steppe, an outcast hunter embarks for the otherworld to ask his ancestors how to bring the mammoth back to the fields of sedge....

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  • Princess of Light

    Princess of Light

    The Wall of Loss separating the lands of light and darkness is failing… Despite her attempts to stop them, dark creatures invade Princess Cassara Edoline’s small and almost forgotten kingdom, murd...

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  • Professor Challenger

    Professor Challenger

    Brilliant, belligerent and bearded in equal measure, incapable of suffering fools, or journalists, gladly, the greatest scientific mind of his generation - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor George...

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  • The Puzzle Box

    The Puzzle Box

    An intriguing anthology where reality is transient and the puzzle box holds the key to the meaning of life. Archeology Professor Albert Mallory understands reality. He knows the way the world work...

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  • Quista

    Quista

    Danay is an outsider on the water planet of Uma'Three. She's too tall, too thin, she doesn't have second lungs, and the water dries out her skin to the point she has to wear a reversed wet'skn just...

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  • Railroad Rising

    Railroad Rising

    Carrtog, landless third son of Tsingallik and warrior trained in the use of powder magic, intends on making his way as a mercenary for hire. During his travels he stumbles upon the royal christenin...

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  • The Red Wraith

    The Red Wraith

    Magic awakens in early America. The Red Wraith is born. Cast into exile by his clan for being a spawn of human and spirit, Naysin is lost in a world of change as pale men from the sea arrive to pl...

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  • Rigor Amortis

    Rigor Amortis

    Horror and erotica. Zombies and romance... Maybe a tender love story is your thing, a husband doting on his wife’s rotting corpse. Or perhaps a forbidden encounter in a secret café, serving up the...

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  • The Rosetta Man

    The Rosetta Man

    Wanted: Translator for first contact. Immediate opening. Danger pay allowance. Estlin Hume lives in Twin Butte, Alberta surrounded by a horde of affectionate squirrels. His involuntary squirrel-at...

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  • The Salarian Desert Game

    The Salarian Desert Game

    What if someone you love gambled on her life? Games are serious business on Salaria, and the stakes are high. When Kia's older sister, in a desperate bid to erase their family debt, loses the game...

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  • Seven Deadly Sins

    Seven Deadly Sins

    When the gauntlet was thrown we had to compete against one another and write seven sinister stories — each based on one of the seven deadly sins: Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Pride, Sloth and Wrath...

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  • The Shadow Academy

    The Shadow Academy

    In a world no more than a whisper away from our own, the Islands of Grand Britannia have been reduced by the ancient Plague Wars to a land of deep forests and small cities, all governed by a powerf...

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  • Shanghai Steam

    Shanghai Steam

    From ancient China to a future Mars, from the British Empire to the Old West, 19 authors show you worlds with alcohol fuelled dragons, philosophical automatons, and Qi-powered machines both wondrou...

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  • Sleepless Knights

    Sleepless Knights

    Sir Lucas is butler to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table — the person who managed every quest from behind the scenes. He’s a man whose average working day involved defeating witches an...

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  • Sorceress of Shadows

    Sorceress of Shadows

    The Wall of Loss separating the lands of light and darkness has fallen… In an attempt to save her mentor, Shirina paid a devastating price. Now infected by the darkest of powers, she is bound to a...

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  • Sticks and Stones

    Sticks and Stones

    Sandra Daron knows what it’s like to die. Every time she touches someone, she experiences their last moments; burning, drowning, choking, dead. Her visions shatter any pretense of normal she migh...

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  • Stolen Children

    Stolen Children

    Stolen Children tells the tale of Ana, a girl with amazing psychic powers. Although under the thumb of Caldos, a megalomaniac wizard, Ana continues in her loving goal to heal all who need healing. ...

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  • Stranger King

    Stranger King

    They came. They conquered. We few survived. Lena Greenwood is known as a "Daywalker", a select type of mercenary who has adapted to working in the deadly radiation of post-war British Columbia. Wh...

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  • Technicolor Ultra Mall

    Technicolor Ultra Mall

    In the commodified future the consequences of a failing society are brought to bear upon one man’s ambition and his attempt to escape his own socio-economic hell. The world’s ecosystems have been ...

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  • Terminal City

    Terminal City

    Mason Cross never wanted to be anything like his father, a famous professor who, it turns out, was also a necromancer. But death changes people. Now Mason is following in his dead dad’s footsteps,...

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  • Terribilis

    Terribilis

    Witty, charming, handsome and a skilled conversationalist, Alison Mornay’s ex-husband is also a biology prof at Ottawa U. His specialty is a rare breed of frog found primarily on the east coast of ...

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