Reviews & Mentions

“The collection is addictive, forcing its readers to see worlds beneath the world.”
Andrew MacDonald, Event

“[A]n articulate debut from a well-developed (and hopefully prolific) new voice in Canadian fiction.”
David Burgess MacGregor, The Winnipeg Review

“Bechtel displays a refreshing willingness to experiment with aspects of narratology, lending his collection a surface unfamiliarity that resembles the literary equivalent of quantum mechanics.”
Steven W. Beattie, The National Post

“A vanishingly thin – and therefore easily crossed – line exists between dream and reality, magic and science, insanity and sanity in Greg Bechtel’s debut story collection…. The 10 stories crackle with intelligence and energetic dialogue.”
Carla Gillis, Quill & Quire

“The title of this collection nicely expresses an essential component in the tales: a transgressively Equipoisal approach to the fractal convolutions of twenty-first century Fantastika.”
John Clute, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

“Bechtel’s collection explores that permeable place between speculative fiction and realist fiction, not shying away from either, but interweaving them – because reality IS speculative, and good speculative fiction should evoke questions and speculations about reality.”
Derek Newman-Stille, Speculating Canada

(Links to additional reviews and media coverage here.)

Submissions & Consultations

Tesseracts 21 – Almost there!

Submissions for Tesseracts 21 are now closed, and all submissions should have received at least an initial response. If you submitted and haven’t yet received a response, please query us (myself and my co-editor Rhonda Parrish) at

CAA-AB Writers in Residence

As my term as CAA-AB Writer in Residence comes to a close, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to the board of the Canadian Authors’ Association, Alberta Branch for this opportunity. It’s been amazing privilege to work with an incredible variety of writers across Alberta on their writing. And congratulations to all nominees for this year’s Exporting Alberta Awards, including the winning novel Kalyna (Stonehouse Publishing) by Pam Clark.

Upcoming Events

Watch here for additional events as details become available, including appearances at various literary conferences, festivals, and SF conventions, and additional readings and signings.

Infrequent Annotations

Pure Speculation Festival (Nov 14-16) – Event Details

And finally, back for the hometown convention. This one’s always lots of fun, and I’m looking forward to spending a bit more time at the con this year than I...

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World Fantasy Convention (Nov 6-9, 2014) – Event Details

And here we go! Time for the next one. This time, it’s a semi-international trip to Washington, D.C. for the World Fantasy Convention. In some senses this feels like the...

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UNB Reading Series (Oct 24, 2014) – Event Details

So this one should be particularly… interesting. A time-warp of sorts. See, I haven’t been back to Fredericton since August 2005, having moved away about a year and a half...

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