Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Table of contents - "Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse" edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Part of my love for the post-apocalyptic fiction is the attraction for the landscape of those stories, the isolation and desolation brought by the apocalyptic events to the world we know. Of course, these settings are an important element of post-apocalyptic fiction and without one it would be difficult to talk about this sub-genre, but depending on the approach of each writer this particular characteristic has more or less importance within each story. It is because of settings like those of Mad Max movies and Fallout games, the two supporting pillars of my love for this type of fiction, that I feel excitement at the perspective of a new post-apocalyptic landscape. And I find this feature to be even better when more worldwide locations are used in these visions of the future, after all we are talking about an entire world coming to an end and not only certain regions of the globe. Imagine my delight when I learned about Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new anthology, “Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse”, not only that I can’t recall exactly seeing Canada used as a post-apocalyptic location before, but with the extreme winter that recently hit hard this part of the world I can picture in my mind the potential of this setting. It is true that not many of the writers who have stories in Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s anthology are known to me, I only read and enjoyed quite a bit A.C. Wise, E. Catherine Tobler and Claude Lalumière’s stories before, while only A.M. Dellamonica and Orrin Grey are the other familiar names for me, but I don’t see any reason for losing my interest in “Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse” because of this. On the contrary, besides the opportunity I have to enjoy this new post-apocalyptic setting, with stories taking place in Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and the Yukon, I also have the chance to discover some new writers to read in the future. “Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse” is due to be released by Exile Editions on the fall of 2014 and while we don’t have a book cover yet if in the end it is one as good as the cover of “Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction”, the other anthology edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and published by Exile Editions, I am certain we’ll have another excellent cover to admire. As the editor says, Welcome to the post-apocalypse, people. And to Canada.”

“Kalopsia” by E. Catherine Tobler
“Jenny of the Long Gauge” by Michael Matheson
“Snow Angel” by A. M. Dellamonica
“Persistence of Vision” by Orrin Grey
“Keeper of the Oasis” by Steve Stanton
“Maxim Fujiyama and Other Persons” by Claude Lalumière
“Saying Goodbye” by Michael Pack
“Of the Dying Light” by Arun Jiwa
“Edited Hansard 116” by Miriam Oudin
“@shalestate” by David Huebert
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“Brown Wave” by Christine Ottoni
“Dog for Dinner” by dvsduncan
“Manitou-wapow” by GMB Chomichuk, Curtis Janzen and Thomas Turner
“D-Day” by T. S. Bazelli
“Ruptures” by Jamie Mason
“City Noise” by Morgan M. Page
“River Road” by Amanda M. Taylor
“Matthew, Waiting” by A.C. Wise
“The Dome of St. Macaire” by Jean-Louis Trudel
“No Man is a Promontory” by Hilary Janzen
“White Noise” by Geoff Gander (reprint)
“Last Man Standing” by Frank Westcott

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