Northern Suns

David G. Hartwell Glenn Grant Robert Boyczuk


Northern Suns

Northern Suns

  • Title: Northern Suns
  • Author: David G. Hartwell Glenn Grant Robert Boyczuk
  • ISBN: 9780312864613
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover



In 1994, Tor Books published Northern Stars, a compendium of Canadian science fiction which demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that country s influence on the genre Now award winning anthologist David G Hartwell and noted writer and critic Glenn Grant bring us a second volume of superlative speculative fiction with an entirely new lineup of authors.Northern Suns isIn 1994, Tor Books published Northern Stars, a compendium of Canadian science fiction which demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that country s influence on the genre Now award winning anthologist David G Hartwell and noted writer and critic Glenn Grant bring us a second volume of superlative speculative fiction with an entirely new lineup of authors.Northern Suns is an adventurous mix of visionary futures, otherworldly fantasies, and strange histories that might have been, from a dazzling combination of world renowned masters and bright new lights Including work from Margaret Atwood, Robertson Davies, W.P Kinsella, Geoff Ryman, John Clute, Scott Mackay, Nancy Kilpatrick, and sixteen others, Northern Suns is an anthology of great SF from the Great White North.


Recent Comments "Northern Suns"

I tagged Northern Suns as "could not finish" because I only read one story in the book. This anthology proved to be the sole place I was able to find Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian tale, “Freeforall.”As a longtime fan of Ms. Atwood, it pains me to admit I wasn't much impressed by “Freeforall.” Its scant plot seemed perhaps an idea she had decided against developing into a full novel. During the 1980s, the early years of AIDS awareness and treatment, the uninformed public considered an [...]

A good anthology of Canadian fiction. I read three of the stories long ago (by Hopkinson, Doctorow and Ryman) and am excluding them from my comments. Of the ones I just read I especially enjoyed Eric Choi's 'Divisions,' an alt-history with a mature view of law, politics and the administration of science; and Karl Schroeder's 'Halo.' Of the more comic stories, Jean Pierre April's Rève Canadien (translated by Howard Scott) was the best. Several other stories would probably be rated just as high b [...]

Glenn Grant and David Hartwell did a super job on these anthologies. Many of those included have gone on to do very well north and south of the border. And the launch at the Arts and Letters Club was a swish affair.

Note to self: contains the Margaret Atwood story "Freeforall."


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