Category Archives: On Spec Abroad

On Spec gets Reviewed

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Here’s a review of the latest issue of On Spec, by Eamonn Murphy of SF Crowsnest.

 

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2015 Alberta Book Awards

Continuing our run of good news: Our friends at Tyche Books have THREE titles in the running for the 2015 Alberta Book Awards Speculative Fiction Book Award . Since the On Spec 25th anniversary anthology “Casserole Diplomacy and Other Stories” is one of those titles, and since “Seeing the Light” by our own Eileen (E.C.) Bell is another, Eileen and Diane ¬†will be at the awards dinner on September 18 to join Tyche for the announcement of the winning book.

For a full list of the nominees, check out the 2015 Alberta Book Awards site. And join us in congratulating all our fellow nominees!

On Spec at Pure Spec

On Spec is a continuing sponsor of local sci-fi festival Pure Spec. As such, we were part of the festivities this past weekend and I have to say, a good time was had by all. We were especially happy to spend

Author GoH David Gerrold took time out from his Pure Spec duties to visit with Diane at the On Spec booth.
Author GoH David Gerrold took time out from his Pure Spec duties to visit with Diane at the On Spec booth.

time with Author Guest of Honour David Gerrold, who took time out of his tireless panel schedule to stop by the booth to say hello.

We’ll have other Pure Spec highlights soon, but we thought we’d post some tidbits for you now.

Geo Takach and David talk screenwriting at the Pure Spec Festival.
Geo Takach and David talk screenwriting at the Pure Spec Festival.
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Our Constantine at Pure Spec getting ready for his Mythology panels.

 

On Spec Can-Con Readings

If you were at Can-Con this year you might have attended a reading by four of our authors, as they read their On Spec pieces for an adoring crowd. If you didn’t make it to Can-Con or that reading, you’re in luck! Thanks to Rob and Geek TV over at Geek Inked Magazine you can watch each of the authors read their work. You could even grab your copy of On Spec and read along. (Don’t have a copy, you say? Let me help you…)

Thank-you to Agnes Cadieux, Kate Heartfield, Anita Dolman, and Mike Rimar for getting together on this reading and exposing On Spec to an appreciative audience. Thank-you as well to Can-Con for putting us on the program, the support is much appreciated.

Geek TV Episode 46 Part 1 with Agnes Cadieux

Geek TV Episode 46 Part 2 with Kate Heartfield

Geek TV Episode 46 Part 3 with Anita Dolman

Geek TV Episode 46 Part 4 with Mike Rimar