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North by 2000+

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H.A. Hargreaves is one of Canada's remarkable, one might even say legendary, speculative fiction writers. He is a retired professor of English, formerly at the University of Alberta (Edmonton), and was twice nominated (1982 and 1983) for the Lifetime Contributions category in the Prix Auroras. His collection of short stories, North by 2000, in its time received wide critic ...more
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Published December 28th 2011 by Smashwords Edition (first published December 27th 2011)
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J.w. Schnarr
Feb 08, 2012 J.w. Schnarr rated it it was amazing
If you are like every other Canadian spec fic writer out there and has ever read a science fiction story about places like New York, London, or Hong Kong, and ever wondered what it might be like, just once, to read a story set in a place you actually felt an affinity with...North by 2000+ by H.A. Hargreaves is the book you need to read.

In this reprint "+" of Hargreaves work spanning decades, you can see what an apocalyptic Alberta might look like. You can see how the justice system evolves accor
Robert Runte
Quintessential Canadian SF, written by a former American and originally published in British SF magazines. I loved the original edition of this collection so much -- it had such a profound influence on my writing and SF criticism -- that I arranged for this new edition to introduce it to a new generation of fans. "Dead to the World" is probably Hargreaves' best known and most reprinted story, and could only have been written by a Canadian. That is, a lot of 20th century literature deals with the ...more
Frank Errington
Aug 03, 2012 Frank Errington rated it really liked it
When North by 2000: A Collection of Canadian Science Fiction was first published way back in 1975, it was the very first collection of short stories clearly marketed as Canadian Science Fiction. North by 2000+ is a reissue of the original book with a few more SF stories written by Hargreaves in the years following it's publication.

The collection starts off strong with Dead To the World. For me the story has a Twilight Zone feel to it. Due to a computer glitch, the protagonist, Joe Schultz, is no
Aug 10, 2012 Monique rated it really liked it
I received this novel from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.

If you've never read Hargreaves' short stories and enjoy those by Clarke, Asimiov, Niven, etc., then do yourself a favor and read this book! For readers who are familiar with Hargreaves already, read it anyway: You may not have read the stories that weren't in the collection when it was originally published (1975)!

The preface and afterword are both written by Dr. Robert Runté, who points out that this was the first collection of
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