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An Evening with Madeline Ashby & David Nickle

Friday Mar 13 2015 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

ChiSeries Winnipeg presents a special evening with Madeline Ashby and David Nickle, hosted by SM Beiko and Chadwick Ginther.

Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer, strategic foresight consultant, and immigrant living in Toronto. She writes a column for the Ottawa Citizen. She is represented by Anne McDermid & Associates, and IAM Sports & Entertainment. Her short fiction has appeared in Nature, FLURB, Tesseracts, Imaginarium, and Escape Pod. Her other essays and criticism have appeared at BoingBoing, io9, WorldChanging, Creators Project, Arcfinity, and Tor.com. Her novels include vN, iD, and the upcoming thriller Company Town.

David Nickle is a Toronto-based author and journalist whose fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies like Cemetery Dance, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, the Northern Frights series and the Queer Fear series. Some of it has been collected in his book of stories, Monstrous Affections. His first solo novel, Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, led the National Post to call him “a worthy heir to the mantle of Stephen King.” His Russian psychic-spy novel, Rasputin’s Bastards, was called supernatural eeriness at its best by the Globe and Mail. His most recent novel was The ‘Geisters, followed by another collection in 2014 called Knife Fight and Other Struggles. He also works as a reporter, covering Toronto municipal politics for a chain of community newspapers.

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iD

- by Madeline Ashby - Machine Dynasty (series)

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THE SECOND MACHINE DYNASTY

Javier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption.

Javier's quest takes him from Amy's island, where his actions have devastating consequences for his friend, toward Mecha where he will find either salvation... or death.

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Knife Fight and Other Struggles

- by David Nickle, Peter Watts

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A young man at loose ends finds he cannot look away from his new lover's alien gaze. A young woman out of time seeks her old lover in the cold spaces between the stars. The fleeing worshippers of an ancient and jealous deity seek solace in an unsuspecting New World congregation. In a suburban nursery, a demon with a grudge and a lonely exorcist face off for what could be the last time. And when a big city mayor who delineates his mandate by the slash of a blade faces an unexpected challenger . . . it turns into a struggle that threatens to consume everything. In KNIFE FIGHT AND OTHER STRUGGLES, David Nickle follows his awardwinning debut collection MONSTROUS AFFECTIONS with a new set of dark tales that span space, time and genre. "If the Group of Seven had worked in prose instead of oils- and if they'd been raised on a diet of Lynch and Cronenberg- they might have come close to what David Nickle fishes from his id for our edification." Hugowinning author Peter Watts, from the Introduction