Please join us for the Saskatoon Launch of Food for the Gods (Ravenstone Books) by and Thunder Road (Ravenstone Books) by . The dual launch event takes place on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinsons Saskatoon, 3130 8th St. E., in the Travel Alcove.
By turns whimsical, thrilling, hilarious and touching, Karen Dudleyâ€™s ingeniously original Food for the Gods and its sequel, Kraken Bake (forthcoming in 2014), reinvent a classical hero, while bringing to life the crowded, throbbing streets of ancient Athens in a way that both honours the Greek myths and reinterprets them for a new generation of readers.
Karen Dudley worked in field biology, paleo-environmental studies, and production art before turning to mystery and now speculative fiction writing. She has written four environmental mysteries featuring biologist Robyn Devara. Born in France, Karen now lives in Winnipeg.
In a flash, Ted Callanâ€™s world exploded. Now heâ€™s on the road looking for a fresh start. What he finds is a mysterious young woman named Tilda who tells him heâ€™s destined for more than an ordinary life. When three stout men assault Ted in his hotel room, ordinary starts to look very appealing. The next thing he knows, his body is covered in an elaborate Norse tattoo, complete with the power of the Gods. Accompanied by the trickster Loki and the beguiling Tilda, Ted wants nothing more than to have his old life back. No more tattoos. No more mystic powers. No more smart-ass Gods. The problem is, if he succeeds, it might just be the end of the world.
Author, bookseller and old man yelling at clouds in training, Chadwick Ginther would enjoy Can-Lit so much more if it included even one dragon or robot. His short stories have appeared in On Spec, the premier Canadian magazine of speculative fiction, and Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy. The latest, "First They Came for the Pigs", is forthcoming in the Innsmouth Free Press anthology Fungi. Ginther's reviews have appeared in Quill and Quire, Prairie Books NOW and The Winnipeg Review. Thunder Road is his debut urban fantasy novel.