New Canadian Speculative Fiction
Edge, Paperback, 9781894063265, 391pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2005
Tesseracts Nine also made the LOCUS Recommended reading list for 2006.
It was included in the Locus Poll for best anthology
Many of the stories have now appeared in Year's Best Fantasy and Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies.
While other stories received nominations for the Brandon, Fountain, Sturgeon and Aurora Awards.
"Apparently being in T9 was a Good Thing."
- Derryl Murphy
Each year Tesseract Books chooses a team of editors from amongst the best of Canada's writers, publishers and critics to select innovative and futuristic fiction and poetry from the leaders and emerging voices in Canadian speculative fiction.
Tesseracts Nine expands the dimensions of speculative fiction experientially, with startling visions of the future by new and established Canadian authors.
Featuring twenty-three stories and poems by: Timothy J. Anderson, Sylvie Berard, Rene Beaulieu, E. L. Chen, Candas Jane Dorsey, Pat Forde, Marg Gilks, Sandra Kasturi, Nancy Kilpatrick, Claude Lalumiere, Anthony MacDonald, Jason Mehmel, Yves Meynard, Derryl Murphy, Rhea Rose, Dan Rubin, Daniel Sernine, Steve Stanton, Jerome Stueart, Sarah Totton, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Peter Watts, Allan Weiss, Alette J. Willis and Casey June Wolf.
Edited by Sunburst and World Fantasy Award winning authors Nalo Hopkinson and Geoff Ryman, Tesseracts Nine showcases the very best in Canadian speculative fiction literature (including English translations of works by French-Canadian authors).
SF writer Geoff Ryman was born in Canada in 1951, went to high school and college in the United States, and has lived most of his adult life in Britain.
His longer works include The Unconquered Country, the novella version of which won the World Fantasy Award in 1985; The Child Garden, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1990; the hypertext novel 253, the print remix of which won the Philip K. Dick Award in 1999; and Air, which won the Arthur C. Clarke and James Tiptree, Jr. Awards in 2006.
An early Web design professional, Ryman led the teams that designed the first web sites for the British monarchy and the Prime Minister s office. He also has a lifelong interest in drama and film; his 1992 novel Was looks at America through the lens of The Wizard of Oz and has been adapted for the stage, and Ryman himself wrote and directed a stage adaptation of Philip K. Dick s The Transmigration of Timothy Archer.