Short Fiction

The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir (Exile 2015)

The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir (Exile 2015)

The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir  (Exile Editions, 2015), eds. Claude Lalumière and David Nickle.

Reviews
  • The Globe and Mail: “These stories push past the formulaic to explore noir’s far reaches as a mood and aesthetic..The resulting literary alchemy – from horror to fantasy, science fiction to literary realism, romance to, yes, crime – spanning the darkly funny to the stomach-queasy horrific, provides consistently entertaining rewards.”
  • Publishers Weekly: “The quality of prose is almost universally high…works well as a somewhat more progressive, more Canadian take on the broad umbrella of noir.”
  • The Cascade: “For those who enjoy good genre fiction, and crave some short adventure or mystery, I’d highly recommend this volume. Not only is it all Canadian, it’s smart and hard boiled.”
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Licence Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond (ChiZine 2015)

Licence Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond (ChiZine 2015)

License Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond (ChiZine Publications, 2015), eds. Madeline Ashby and David Nickle.

Reviews
  • The Toronto Star: “This new blood is expressed in a wonderful variety of stories, with some authors taking their Bond neat while others preferring him mixed… Bond seems perfectly at home in Canada in the 21st century, his licence indefinitely renewed.”
  • The Globe and Mail: “In Canada, a work’s copyright term is 20 years fewer than in the United States, Britain or Australia, which is why this collection interrogating, remixing and riffing on Ian Fleming’s 007 markets itself as “only in Canada.” It’s an entertaining selection… if the Trans-Pacific Partnership had been in place, we wouldn’t have a book like this – not for another 20 years. That would be a great loss. Neither Bond nor readers should have to wait so long.”
  • Literary 007: “Redekop in particular manages to work up to a really affecting moment between Bond and his new protagonist while at the same time offering some interesting insights into Bond’s character… a collection well worth seeking out.”
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The Bestiary (Centipede Press 2015)

The Bestiary (Centipede Press 2015)

The Bestiary (Centipede Press, 2015), ed. Ann Vandermeer.

Reviews
  • New York Journal of Books: “Fans of cryptozoology or Edward Gorey ought to have this on their shelves … Writers on Dr. Who ought to consult this strange little book for ideas.”
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Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen

Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen (2016, EDGE)

Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen (EDGE, 2016), eds. Claude Lalumière & Mark Shainblum.

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Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly: “Occasional forced humor mars Corey Redekop’s otherwise excellent “SÜPER,” in which Canada’s finest medical minds are corralled to work in a superhuman sanatorium founded by a deranged seven-limbed scientist … the strongest works will remind readers why superhero stories remain popular and fascinating.”
  • Kirkus Reviews: “[Boasts] not only superheroes, but also supervillains, super-powered antiheroes, mad scientists, adventurers into the unknown, steampunk armored avengers, and unapologetic pulp action. It features twenty-five stories that will prove that one single idea can be the basis for many different flavors of fiction all surrounding the same theme.
  • Speculating Canada: “[Superhero Universe] presents us with morally complex superheroes, challenging the simple ideas of hero and villain… reveals all of the potential within the superhero genre for thinking about our society in new ways through that lens of abstraction.”
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Those Who Make Us

Those Who Make Us (Exile Editions 2016)

Those Who Make Us: Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories (Exile Editions, 2016), eds. Kelsi Morris and Kaitlin Tremblay.

Reviews:
  • Publishers Weekly (starred review): “This all-Canadian anthology of fantastical stories, featuring emerging writers alongside award-winning novelists, poets, and playwrights, is original, elegant, often poetic, sometimes funny, always thought-provoking, and a must for lovers of short fiction … Corey Redekop’s “The Outside Monster” examines the invisible demons that live outside and those that live within … Each story in the collection is a gift to readers who are open to discovering imaginative vistas.”
  • Quill and Quire: “Redekop’s “Outside Monster” … asks serious questions about what monsters really look like … the stories show tremendous openness and compassion in the face of the world’s darkness, unfairness, and indifference.”
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