Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Worrying Discovery: A Review of A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness

Diana Bishop, heroine of A Discovery of Witches, is a witch—but she really, really doesn’t want to be. A tenured Yale professor, she has long rejected her family history of witchcraft and the powers it has bestowed upon her so … Continue reading

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Literature in Light and Shadow: An Interview with Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi, founders of ChiZine Publishing

In Canada’s genre publishing scene, one press is lighting up the shadows like no other. ChiZine Publishing built its reputation publishing high-quality “dark genre” fiction—a label that acknowledges that the boundaries between genres are somewhat fluid. As the press’s website … Continue reading

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Spirit in the Night: An Interview with author Douglas Smith

Although author Douglas Smith is adamant that his own stories aren’t written with political motives, the tales in his first collection, Chimerascope, frequently envision a future of corporate totalitarianism, in which everyday people are at the mercy of forces they … Continue reading

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Ghost Stories: Blood and Vegetables Goes to the Theatre

Much as we like to spend most of our evenings in with a good book, Blood and Vegetables has to admit that it is now getting warmer in the Great White North, and thus it behoves us occasionally to get … Continue reading

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