Arrowdreams: Anthology of Alternate Canadas, An by Mark ShainblumArrowdreams: Anthology of Alternate Canadas, An by Mark Shainblum

Arrowdreams: Anthology of Alternate Canadas, An

EditorMark Shainblum, John Dupuis

Paperback | December 1, 1997

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"If only..." French forces had defeated the British at the Plains of Abraham. "If only..." Avro had built its famous aircraft. "If only..." Louis Riel's Red River Rebellion had succeeded and he'd escaped the hangman's noose. "If only..." the Louisiana Purchase had gone to Canada instead of the United States. "If only..." Henderson had missed that heart-stopping goal in 1972.

"If only..." is the elemental force behind all forms of speculative fiction, none moreso than alternate history. It's also virtually a Canadian mantra.Winner of the Aurora Award, Arrowdreams is the first ever collection of Canadian fiction in this genre, exploring the highways and byways of historical paths not taken.

This collection includes some of Canada's best and brightest speculative writers; including Dave Duncan, Michael Skeet, Nancy Kilpatrick, Edo van Belkom, Glenn Grant, Allan Weiss, Laurent McAllister, Eric Choi, Paula Johanson and Derryl Murphy exploring the infinite possibilities of alternate Canadian history.

Mark Shainblum, the former editor and publisher of Orion Magazine, is perhaps best known as the writer and co-creator of several popular comic book features, including Northguard and Fleur-de-Lys, as well as the best-selling Angloman series of political humour books. John Dupuis is one of Montreal's leading experts on...
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Title:Arrowdreams: Anthology of Alternate Canadas, AnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.47 inPublished:December 1, 1997Publisher:Signature EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0921833512

ISBN - 13:9780921833512

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from But what of Canada? ARROWDREAMS asks if the Canada we know is the only conceivable Canada. The answer is some of the finest alterative history stories I have ever read. The book opens with a wonderfully fitting tale by Edo van Belkom about Canadian hockey. It moves on to a great story by Eric Choi about a different Avro Arrow outcome. Included as well is a great Red Baron alternative history tale about Roy Brown by Shane Simmons. Shainblum & Dupuis have done a great job selecting and editing these stories. One only hopes there will be a follow-up anthology.
Date published: 1999-05-19

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What if French forces had defeated the British at the Plains of Abraham? Or if the Louisiana Purchase had gone to Canada instead of the United States? If, if, if. Explore the historical paths not taken with some of Canada's best speculative writers in Arrowdreams, the first collection of Canadian fiction written in the genre of alternate history. Discover whether this Canada is the only conceivable Canada that could exist or whether it is simply a mistake, a mere burp in the geopolitical path of history.