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Tesseracts Eleven: Amazing Canadian Speculative Fiction (Tesseracts #11)

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Twenty-four of the best new stories and poems by neophyte and established Canadian science fiction authors are presented in this seminal anthology which has entered its third decade of existence. Edited by award-winning authors Cory Doctorow and Holly Phillips, Tesseracts Eleven showcases the very best in Canadian speculative fiction literature (including English translati...more
Paperback, 325 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Edge (first published October 17th 2007)
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Here is another compendium of new fantasy and science fiction stories from north of the border (in Canada).

A mother, her teenage son, and two younger daughters seem to be the only survivors of a plague that has ravaged North America (Dad was not so lucky). Now the mother and son are faced with the difficult task of replenishing the population. A pair of high school students experiment with what looks like Michael Jackson’s glove. It can create portals in time, but the catch is that the portals o...more
A good compilation. Nothing mind-blowing, but good. I recommend you focus on the following:

- 'The Recorded Testimony of Eric and Julie Francis'
- 'The Azure Sky'
- 'Persephone's Library'
- 'If Giants are Thunder' -- (probably my favourite, and not coincidentally the most like classic fantasy)
- 'Phoebus 'Gins Arise'
- 'Bear with Me'
- 'Citius, Altius, Fortius'
- 'The Object of Worship'
- 'Language of the Night'

I particularly loved "Tofino" by Andrew Gray and "If Giants are Thunder" by Steven Mills. Other great stuff includes Kate Reidel's "Phoebus 'Gins Arise" and Jerome Stueart's "Bear With Me. And "Vampires of the Rockies" by Randy McCharles was just plain fun. :)

I'm sure I'm forgetting some others I enjoyed, but really it's all good stuff. An all around solid collection of spec fiction.
No stellar stories. I got done and thought - huh, if that's representative of Canadian fiction I'm not interested. That's a shame, since there's tons of great Canadian fiction. Doctorow writes great, but apparently falls short as an editor.
I liked this collection for the most part, but I found it a bit uneven. I'm not sure if I'd read the collection again, at least not all of it, but I did find out about several newer authors whose work I'll be looking for in the future.
Brad Howland
I couldn't quite finish this book. It was somewhat interesting at first, but the stories quickly became tedious (and inane), so I packed it in.
wildly divergent shorts of sf/fantasy fantastic writing
Man, I could write this stuff. Sign me up!
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Canadian blogger, journalist and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing.

He is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licenses for his books.

Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, Disney, and post-scarcity economics.
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