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Nina Munteanu

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Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and SF, fantasy and eco-fiction writer. She has published eight novels and a dozen award-winning short stories translated into several languages. Her novels are mostly eco-fiction and thrillers that explore humanity's tense co-evolution with technology and Nature.

Nina is also editor of several publishing houses and ezines. She teaches writing at the University of Toronto and George Brown College. Her three textbooks "The Fiction Writer", "The Journal Writer" and "The Ecology of Story" are used in colleges, universities, and writing institutions throughout the world. Her latest non-fiction book "Water Is..." explores the many identities of water (www.TheMeaningOfWater.com). Find more on Nina and her wor
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My guest today is Simon Rose, an author of science fiction and fantasy novels for children and young adults, with a recent novel, Future Imperfect that will thrill your socks off. I met Simon some time ago through his awesome show, Fantasy Fiction, when we discussed science fiction, ecology and why we write.
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Outer Diverse (Book 1 of Splintered Universe Trilogy) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Outer Diverse is a metaphysical space thriller that follows the adventures of Rhea Hawke, Galactic Guardian, who must solve the mystery of the massacre of a spiritual sect. Her steely determination and sense of justice catapult her into the heart of a universal intrigue involving drug lords, maccabre aliens and worlds, inter-dimensional travel, thinking machines and questionable food. Rhea is gutsy, obstinate and smart and compassionate beneath her cynical bravado.
The Last Summoner (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: It's 1410 in Prussia. The Eve of the decisive Teutonic Knights Battle of Grunwald. Young baroness Vivianne Schoen discovers that she can alter history. Will she save her father and his Teutonic Order and usher in a new world?... Every choice has its price...
Darwin's Paradox (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A devastating disease. A world on the brink of violent change. And one woman who can save it - or destroy it all. Julie Crane must confront the will of the ambitious virus lurking inside her to fulfill her final destiny as Darwin's Paradox, the key to the evolution of an entire civilization. Darwin's Paradox is a novel about a woman's fierce love and her courageous journey toward forgiveness, trust, and letting go to the tide of her heart. "An exciting novel...an engaging read...a thrill ride that makes us think and tugs the heart."--Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo-Award winner of Hominids
The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This is an easy to read guide to writing and publishing fiction for beginning to established writers. “The Fiction Writer is at the top of the required reading list for my Writer’s Workshop students! With its engagingly direct, conversational style and easily accessible format, it is a veritable cornucopia of hands-on help for aspiring writers of any age…the quintessential guidebook for the soon-to-be-published.”—Susan H. McLemore, Writing Instructor

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A Diary in the Age of Water by Nina Munteanu
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"The premise of 'A Diary in the Age of Water' is totally enthralling. It begins in a world altered beyond recognition by humans’ response to a changing climate. Kyo finds the diary that tells the story, not only of how this world came to be but how sh" Read more of this review »
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"Nina Munteanu's A Diary in the Age of Water is a great literary work. It's a feast of limnology-related knowledge (don't be scared by the odd word) and a magnificent tribute to water in all her forms. Written as a diary, the novel exhibits Munteanu's" Read more of this review »
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In this epic poem to the North American forest, Annie Proulx demonstrates an intellectual optimism. Barkskins is an immersive 300+ year saga of humanity's consumer-relationship with our once grand forests.

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Nina I just wanted to thank everyone who entered The Fiction Writer giveaway contest last month. Four winners will be receiving a copy shortly in the mail. Visit www.ThePassionateWriter.com for more information on how to get a book or sign up for my audio lectures, webinars and workshops on writing and publishing. I guarantee they are as entertaining as they are educational (hey, my cat liked them!)


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