This annual speculative fiction anthology collects the best reprint short fiction and poetry from the current year, featuring the most urgent Canadian voices in the genre. Edited by Sandra Kasturi.
Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer and editor, and the co-publisher of the World Fantasy Award-nominated and British Fantasy Award-winning press, ChiZine Publications. Born in Estonia to an Estonian mother and Sri Lankan father, she now lives in Canada. She is the co-founder (with Helen Marshall) of the Toronto SpecFic Colloquium and the national Chiaroscuro Reading Series. Sandra?'s work has appeared in various venues, including ON SPEC, Prairie Fire, several Tesseracts anthologies, Evolve, Chilling Tales, A Verdant Green, TransVersions, ARC Magazine, Taddle Creek, Abyss & Apex, 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin, and Stamps, Vamps & Tramps. Her two poetry collections are: The Animal Bridegroom (with an intro by Neil Gaiman) and Come Late to the Love of Birds. She is currently working on two books: a new poetry collection called Snake Handling for Beginners, as well as a story collection, Mrs. Kong & Other Monsters. She is fond of gin & tonics, Michael Fassbender and red lipstick.
Samantha Beiko currently works in the Canadian publishing industry as a freelance editor, graphic designer, and consultant. Her first novel, a young adult fantasy set in rural Manitoba called The Lake and the Library, was published by ECW in 2013. Her next series, The Realms of Ancient, will be out in Fall 2017, starting with The Scion of the Fox, and followed by the sequels The Children of the Bloodlands and The Brilliant Dark.