The only way to enter the Holy City of Cir, which sits on an island in the Balakan river, is to cross one of twelve magical bridges. The trick is, the bridges will only let you cross if your attitude aligns with the spirit of the bridge. The Bridge of Many Happy Returns is open […]Read more "The Beggar King, by Michelle Barker"
While at the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, Geoff studied with the very talented Ayelet Tsabari. At the time she was studying creative non-fiction, and publishing excellent pieces about growing up in Israel, serving in the army there, and then moving to Canada. Always a versatile writer, she also wrote excellent fiction. All her […]Read more "The Best Place on Earth by Ayelet Tsabari"
On Thursday, February 7th, Geoff will launch his novella Eversong at the Tangent Cafe in Vancouver. Everyone is invited, so come on out and enjoy good stories, good beer, and great food. Books will be available for sale. Here is the evite link. For those of you not located in Vancouver, ebook versions of Eversong […]Read more "Eversong Book Launch!"
Back in October, Geoff had the opportunity to sit down with Cory Doctorow to talk about his new books Rapture of the Nerds and Pirate Cinema. The location Geoff chose could have been better – a screaming child sat at the next table – but Cory had the good graces to ignore the infant’s demands […]Read more "Cory Doctorow Interview up at PRISM"
In the centuries to come, music is going to change in ways you can’t imagine. I don’t have to bother imagining it, of course, I just have to remember. Even a cursory listen through my iTunes library (approximately 23.2 zettabytes, or 9.9 trillion years of music) shows that yup, things really have changed. When I […]Read more "What the Seer Sees"
Back in September, the incomparable Michael Chabon stopped by Vancouver for a reading and Q&A session with Hal Wake. Before the reading, Michael was kind enough to sit down with Geoff for an interview. That interview is now live at PRISM International. They talked about Michael’s new novel, Telegraph Avenue, as well as Star Trek […]Read more "Chabon Interview and Wiffling"
In the 1960s, Michael Moorcock ushered in the New Wave of science fiction in the pages of New Worlds magazine, featuring authors such as J.G. Ballard, Brian Aldiss, and Christopher Priest. By 1970, the Golden Age of New Worlds had ended, but the magazine continued on for several decades. There hasn’t been a new issue […]Read more "Rebirth of New Worlds"
All signs point to the End of Days: storms, trumpets, scrolls, four dudes on horses, that weird Mayan calendar flapping in the breeze, dogs and cats getting gay married. It’s the end of the world, and everyone’s invited. Get your stormtrooper armour polished and your Magic cards sleeved, VCon is only one week away. Staring next Friday, […]Read more "GWC, VCon and the End Times"
Geoff is an avid D&D player. He’s played since 2nd edition, though he mostly plays the most excellent Pathfinder Roleplaying Game now. Over at Grimm Wisdom, Adam Grimm has listed some excellent reasons for playing Dungeons and Dragons. Go have a read. In my time in the distant, glorious future, D&D has stepped out of the basements […]Read more "5+1 Reasons to Play D&D"
Some people can skate faster than others. Some publishers read and edit stories faster than others. No one, though, moves as quickly and effortlessly as AE – the Canadian Science Fiction Review. Last week, Geoff sold “Michel ‘The Meteor’ McLure” to D.F. McCourt, and in under a week, it’s been edited and posted online. This […]Read more "Michel “The Meteor” McLure"