Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nice Review for Edge of When

Kirkus Reviews just called Edge of When "a thought-provoking and entertaining time-travel tale with a hopeful, message about personal responsibility."

Friday, October 28, 2011

My New/Old Book: The Edge Of When

I wrote four science fiction books 30 years ago. I've rewritten and updated three of them: It's Up To Us, Zanu and Me, Myself and I. They warned of nuclear war, terrorism, corporate greed and a corporate takeover of the world—well...you get the drift. Sounds more like right now than the future. But I live in hope. We can still change the world for the better. Yes, that includes getting involved in politics—because if we don't, those who do will make all the big decisions for us?

It was a fascinating exercise rewriting three books from so long ago. What to keep? What to drop? My editor Christie Harkin was a great help. She was able to look at all three books with fresh eyes and suggest entire chapters and story lines that just weren't necessary once I was melding all three books together. 

I'm really happy with the old/new book. I hope it will give readers lots to think about. And perhaps even propel them into action in politics, the environment, progressive causes that can make our world a better place for everyone, not just a playground for a privileged—or fanatic—few.

The Edge of When has just been released and can be purchased online...

McNally Robinson
Chapters Indigo
Barnes & Noble

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What would it be like to be psychic?

If you agree that being psychic is a possibility, then the next question is: what does that mean? Is the future fixed? Do we have free will? If we have free will how free is it when some people can see the future? Is it only a possible future?

These are just a few of the questions I asked myself when I started to write The Freak series, Tales of a Reluctant Psychic. I was also interested in investigating what it would be like to suddenly have your life changed. One minute everything is set, you have a plan. The next minute it's all been turned upside down and you have to start over — even with the way you think.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3/09, we launch Tales of a Reluctant Psychic at McNally Robinson bookstore in Winnipeg. I predict it will be a lot of fun!