Karen Dudley will be reading at the fourth installment in the ChiSeries Winnipeg: an evening of genre fiction readings with fellow authors Keith Cadieux (Gaze) and Ronald Hore (The Housetrap Chronicles). The event will be hosted by Samantha Beiko (The Lake and the Library) and takes place at 7pm in The Atrium, McNally Robinson Booksellers on Wednesday, April 9th.
This spring Karen Dudley will release Kraken Bake, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Food for the Gods (a finalist for the Aurora Awards, Boney Blithe Award, High Plains Awards, and two Manitoba Book Awards).
It's a great day for Greece when Perseus defeats the mighty kraken—that is, until the fleshy remains of the massive sea monster begin swamping the fishing nets of the Aegean. With market stalls now groaning under the weight of the tentacled meat, the secret ingredient of the inaugural Bronze Chef competition is sure to be kraken. But, because of Poseidon's curse, celebrity chef Pelops can't cook the stuff to save his life.
To make matters worse, the chef has serious cash flow problems and the woman he secretly loves is about to marry his best friend. Meanwhile, his loathsome rival Mithaecus has vowed to win the contest by fair means or foul. Now, Pelops must overcome the sea god's curse to prove once and for all that he is the better chef — a task made all the more difficult by the insufferable antics of a most unexpected relative...
WHAT IS THE ‘CHISERIES’?
"The Chiaroscuro Reading Series is a Canadian speculative fiction-exclusive reading series, sponsored by ChiZine Publications. It began in Toronto in 2010, and has now spread to include active events in Ottawa, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. It is open to the public and offers readings from authors of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and horror. We want to provide a casual environment for fans of genre material to discover new authors and meet with old favourites. We believe that Canadian authors may well prove to be the kind of rejuvenating force necessary to revitalize the “pulp” genres of fantasy, science fiction and horror writing.
"As Canadian publications including Neo-Opsis, OnSpec, Ideomancer, Challenging Destiny, the long-running Tesseracts collections, and our own ChiZine Publications become increasingly prominent markets for speculative fiction, we want to establish a dialogue between senior and junior authors, between authors and editors, and between authors and readers in order to encourage the growth of this important literary domain." -- McNally Robinson Booksellers