Monthly Archives: August 2017

Fan Expo

Fan Expo Canada starts tomorrow! The fine folks at the Toronto Steampunk Society were kind enough to invite me again this year and give me a table. I’ll be sharing the space with the awesome Rebecca Diem, same as last year. Kelsi Morris will also be there selling her Shirley Jackson Award-nominated anthology Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories, in which I have a story, “Where Roots and Rivers Run as Veins.” We’ll also have a variety of books from Exile Editions on hand, including my Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction, and I’ll have copies of The Starlit Wood. 

On Friday Rebecca and I will be on a panel about steampunk fiction in room 712. Feel free to join us!

We’ll all be posting throughout the con, so keep up on Twitter @domparisien, @KelsiGrammar and @kthnxbex.

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Hugo WIN for Amal El-Mohtar

Amal El-Mohtar has added yet ANOTHER recognition for her wonderful story “Seasons of Glass and Iron” from The Starlit Wood. Her story has now won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Locus Award, in addition to her other numerous nominations. Congratulations, Amal! We are so proud of you.

Amal wrote about her win here, including the beautiful welcome her family gave her on her return from Helsinki. She’s already been interviewed several times for the win, both in newspapers and on CBC. Check out the post for all the links.

The full list of winners is here. As several news sources have reported, women dominated the Hugos. It was a really good year for Science Fiction and Fantasy. Congratulations to all the winners!

Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction FUNDED


The Kickstarter for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction / Uncanny Magazine Year 4 has finally come to an end. It was a long, gruelling campaign for everyone involved, but we made it! Double issue for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction AND print copies! We’ll be joining the other wonderful Destroy projects on your bookshelves.

Also… DISABLED PEOPLE WILL DESTROY FANTASY! They’ll have more details on Fantasy later, but it looks like they’ll have that one as a special bonus issue in 2019 with a brand new editorial team. Destroy SF will be up in late 2018. We’ll have submission details available later, but we can say right away that submissions will open in January 2018.

A huge thanks to all those who contributed, and who helped spread the word. We’re all extremely passionate about this project, and clearly there are also a lot of people out there who want to see it and support it.

Interviews and Essays on Disabled People Destroy SF



We’re halfway through the Kickstarter for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction / Uncanny Magazine Year 4  and people are taking notice! We’re up to $33,000, which is fantastic, but we would love to reach $45,000 so we can do the print version.

I’ve written some stuff and done some interviews about the project, but before we get to my things, remember that Uncanny is running one personal essay for Disabled People Destroy SF a day as part of the Kickstarter! Today’s essay is a terrific one by the always insightful Rachel Swirsky, Unlocking the Garrett.

Now, my things. First, a podcast interview! The Skiffy & Fanty Show interviewed Elsa and me about the Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction project and the kickstarter as a whole. Beware, there are dinosaur growls at one point.

Next, I did an interview with Derek Newman-Stille over at Dis(abled) Embodiment. We of course discuss the Destroy project, but this one gets very personal and I go into my personal history with disability.

Finally, I wrote an essay for Black Gate about the strategy behind the Destroy project, focusing on HOW we proceed and why.