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

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Hand picked authors and a literary legacy...
You may want to read it in one quick bite... Or savor it slowly like fine swiss chocolate... One delicious prose at a time!
For 22 years, SF lovers from around the world have enjoyed the stories and poems of the Tesseracts series, (Tesseracts One through Ten, and Tesseracts Q). This unique collection of books has featured the work
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Paperback, 325 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Edge (first published October 17th 2007)
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Paul
Aug 22, 2008 Paul rated it really liked it
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
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Jul 24, 2014 Nick rated it liked it
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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'


Marilyn
Nov 28, 2010 Marilyn rated it liked it
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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.
Brice
Nov 12, 2009 Brice rated it it was ok
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.
Nicole
Oct 05, 2009 Nicole rated it liked it
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.
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Feb 03, 2013 Brad Howland rated it did not like it
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.
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Man, I could write this stuff. Sign me up!
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Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the YA graphic novel In Real Life , the nonfiction business book Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free , and young adult novels like Homeland , Pirate Cinema and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture Of The Nerds and Makers . He is a Fellow for the ...more
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