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Fiction General


edited by Judith Merril

cover design or artwork by Ron Lightburn

Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Initial publish date
Nov 2002
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2002
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Each year Tesseract Books chooses a team of editors from among the best of Canada's writers, publishers and critics to select innovative and futuristic fiction and poetry from the leaders and emerging voices in Canadian speculative fiction. This is the anthology that started it all! Featuring fiction by Élisabeth Vonarburg and Hugo and Nebula award winning authors Spider Robinson, and William Gibson.

About the authors

The late Judith Merril is considered one of the most prolific authors and editors in the field of Science Fiction. Born in New York in 1923, she founded the Futurians, a group of SF writers and editors. Her first SF story, “That Only a Mother,” was published in 1948. Judith edited numerous SF anthologies including Dell's Year's Best SF from 1956-1967, and was the “Books” columnist for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from 1965-69.

Judith Merril's profile page

Ron Lightburn's career as a children's book illustrator was launched with his Governor General's Award-winning artwork for Waiting for the Whales in 1991. Since then he has illustrated numerous other bestselling picture books and has become internationally renowned for his sensitive storytelling skills and range of illustration styles. For more information, visit and follow him on Twitter @ronlightburn.

Ron Lightburn's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"The reader who ventures into Tesseracts territory is assured of meeting some of our most able and gifted writers in surroundings that are at once wholly strange, and wholly familiar."
The Globe and Mail

"This anthology merits inclusion in any comprehensive collection, and it rewards the curiosity of the casual reader as well."
Locus Magazine

Other titles by Judith Merril

Other titles by Ron Lightburn