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 [FREE] (Link to Facebook Event)
(Mar 23, 6:30-8 PM – St. John’s Institute, 11024 82 Ave, Edmonton)

Master of None – CAA-AB Presentation by Matthew Stepanic [FREE]
(Mar 23, 8-9 PM – St. John’s Institute, 11024 82 Ave, Edmonton)
(Link to Facebook Event)

CAA-AB Workshop – Jack of All Trades (Matthew Stepanic)
(Mar 24, 9:30AM-3:30PM – St. John’s Institute, 11024 82 Ave, Edmonton)
($40 for CAA members, $70 for non-members)
(Link to Facebook Event)

Exporting Alberta Awards Gala (link)
(Jun 2, 12:30PM – St. John’s Institute, 11024 82 Ave, Edmonton)
Deadline for EAA Submissions: March 30, 2018

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 or Tim Bowling at with the...

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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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