Well, it is once again Canada Day, the 2nd most important day of the week (my birthday, of course, being the 1st most important). Actually, I was supposed to be born on Canada Day, but since that would have been too much awesome for any one day to contain, I chose to make a graceful early entrance into the world. Besides, I'm a bit of an introvert, and a parade in my honor just seemed a bit much.
Anyway, in honour of our nation's birthday, I thought I'd take a few moments to celebrate my top 10 authors who put a uniquely Canadian spin on the SF/Fantasy/Horror genres.
🍁 Kristi Charish - begin with Owl and the Japanese Circus (Adventures of Owl #1) and indulge your inner Indiana Jane
🍁 Nick Cutter - you could begin with The Troop, but I'd skip right to The Deep and enjoy something truly terrifying
🍁 Julie E. Czerneda - begin with Reap the Wild Wind (Stratification #1) if your tastes run more to SF, or A Turn of Light (Night's Edge #1) if they run to fantasy
🍁 Steven Erikson - begin with Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) and enjoy a truly massive fantasy epic where you won't have to wait 6 years for the next book
🍁 Michael R. Fletcher - begin with Beyond Redemption and prepare to enjoy the madness
🍁 Tanya Huff - begin with Blood Price (Blood Ties #1) if you're in the mood for horror, or Valor's Choice (Confederation #1) if SF is more your taste
🍁 Guy Gavriel Kay - begin with The Summer Tree (The Fionavar Tapestry #1) for a taste of classic fantasy, or Under Heaven for something wonderfully epic
🍁 J. Kent Messum - begin with Bait and . . . well, take the bait of this chilling tale
🍁 Fiona Patton - begin with The Stone Prince (Branion #1) and prepare yourself for a different side of fantasy
🍁 Michael Slade - begin with Headhunter (Special X, #1) and forget everything you know about polite Canadians or friendly Due South mounties
Get reading, eh?