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.)

Manuscript Consultations

2017-2018 CAA-AB Writer in Residence

I’m proud to announce that Tim Bowling and I are returning as the Canadian Authors’ Association (Alberta Branch) Writers in Residence for 2017-2018! Our FREE services include manuscript consultations, general consultations about writing and publishing, and more. For information on how to contact me and submit a manuscript for feedback, see my manuscript submission guidelines here, and for a broader sense of what I can do for you as WiR, see my bio on the CAA-AB Writers’ in Residence page, as well as my blog post on “What to Expect” from a WiR consultation.

Upcoming Events

CAA-AB Writers’ Circle and NaNoWriMo Event [FREE]
(Nov 24, 6:30-9:30 PM – St. John’s Institute, 11024 82 Ave, Edmonton, AB)
Join with fellow writers in receiving and sharing supportive feedback on each other’s work. This month’s event will include the usual Writers’ Circle (6:30-7:30 p.m.), as well as a chance to work on your NaNoWriMo novel—or any other material you like—in the company of other dedicated writers (7:30-9:30 p.m.). It’s entirely free, and whether you want to come for part or all of the event is entirely up to you.

And More….

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

Infrequent Annotations

2017-2018 CAA-AB WiR Consultations: What to Expect

Once again, I am proud to be working alongside Tim Bowling as Writer in Residence for the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Author’s Association for 2017-2018. It’s a tremendous opportunity...

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Submission Guidelines for CAA-AB WiR Consults

You can book your Writer-in-Residence consultation (free to all Albertans from now until the end of May 2018) by emailing me at caawir-gb@canauthorsalberta.ca with the subject line CAA-AB WiR Consultation....

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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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