Casserole Diplomacy & Other Stories: An On Spec 25th Anniversary Retrospective

Paperback | August 6, 2014

byDiane WaltonEditorBarry Hammond, Ann Marston

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the FantasticFrom its modest beginnings with a single test issue to its Aurora Award-winning present, On Spec has delighted its fans with tales of the fantastic for 25 years. What better way to celebrate On Spec's silver jubilee than showcasing some of its best stories? Spanning two decades of On Spec's history, these twenty-four stories and poems offer a tantalizing taste of the wondrous, dark, humorous, and surreal tales that have appeared in its pages. Mind-bending tales of adventures and worlds where: ~ Once a generation the clouds part to reveal the stars . . .~ A widow gives a lesson in Newfoundland hospitality to a trio of aliens . . .~ A psychic ex-con must help the detective who put her in jail . . .~ The wives of Sur la Mer hide horrific secrets behind their locked gates-and under garden toads . . .~ The past and future collide when a Medieval Welsh king washes up on the shore . . .~ In a post-apocalyptic world, a young man learns what it means to be a railman . . .

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On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the FantasticFrom its modest beginnings with a single test issue to its Aurora Award-winning present, On Spec has delighted its fans with tales of the fantastic for 25 years. What better way to celebrate On Spec's silver jubilee than showcasing some of its best stories? Spanning two decades of On Spec...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:August 6, 2014Publisher:Tyche Books Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1928025056

ISBN - 13:9781928025054

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good retrospective It's nice to see longevity in a lit magazine.This 25 year compilation while somewhat uneven has some real gems.The Resident Guest by Sandra Glaze. I like spooky tales that make you follow and think afterwards,subtle not jump out of the broom closet types.Another is Mourning Sickness byRobert Weston.All the best to On Spec.
Date published: 2015-01-05