Barry Pomeroy


Barry Pomeroy is a Canadian novelist, short story writer, academic, essayist, travel writer, and editor. He is primarily interested in science fiction, speculative science fiction, dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction, although he has also written travelogues, poetry, book-length academic treatments, and more literary novels. His other interests range from astrophysics to materials science, from child-rearing to construction, from cognitive therapy to paleoanthropology.

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A Day in the Forest
Silvio comes to visit in order to see what all this bush living is about. Travel along as Silvio moves into the woods, at least for a day.


As his life fragments, and he is fired from his job and fights with his girlfriend, Mexican vacations cannot cheer the nameless narrator of In Light of Ray. In desperation, he decides to follow the cryptic advice of Ray, a shadowy figure whose obscure suggestions takes him away from his friends and into unemployment, poverty and then homelessness. Drifting around a grittier Vancouver, he begins to think that the only way to fix his life is to die although this is profoundly disrupted when he meets Weed, a girl abandoned on Wreck Beach. Ultimately affirming, the first novel in the series details a man’s drift from the Vancouver streets and the emptiness of dead-end jobs to a choice between embracing community and connection or disappearing into a waiting squalor. The second novel, Working for Ray, follows these characters as they travel across Canada, and along the way learn how to reconcile their past.
In Light of Ray
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Working for Ray
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Blind Fish
Blind Fish is the first novel in a series that follows the adventures of sixteen people locked underground when an amusement park closes its doors. Trapped for what might be generations, they struggle to provide for themselves physically and keep fit mentally for the day the doors might finally open. In the meantime, there might be a way out.


Science, Belief, and the Cultural Burden of Superstition
Price: $6.55 USD. Words: 109,590. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religion & Science
In this idiosyncratic study I imagine the scientific enterprise to be an edifice of reasoning and experimentation that we share with every animal all the way back to the protozoa. In both the scientific and fantastical world, this more than ten-thousand-year-old story is about our striving, our recent missteps, and our greatest accomplishments.
The Abyss of the Tortured Self: Narcissism and the Loss of the Other
Price: $5.59 USD. Words: 88,050. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
This analysis of narcissism and the breakdown of relationships begins with Narcissus, as well the history of narcissism’s presentation on American television. After a brief foray into Freud's work the case study follows a relationship from its inception and details the signs of narcissism along the way, such as prostitution, extra-marital affairs, hypochondria, mendaciousness, and greed.
Teaching International Students: Recommendations for Success, Challenge, and Delight
Price: $6.29 USD. Words: 81,630. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Teaching, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / arts & humanities
International students are a growing demographic in the west, and are a delight in the classroom, but the instructor must approach their pedagogy with a self-reflexive understanding of what they hope to accomplish and the students need to learn. I hope this book will be useful for instructors interested in the amount of forethought that goes into pedagogy in the international student classroom.
The Nobody Has Died Cookbook: Vegan Recipes and Meal Ideas
Price: $4.79 USD. Words: 22,860. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Vegetarian & Vegan, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & Healing / Weight Control
This cookbook is an examination of the cookbook genre, as well as a text savoured as an exercise in writing even while people try making the dishes. I hope that people will modify my recipes to make their own creations and that my recipes will come back, changed.
A Hairy and Fiery Star
Price: $5.79 USD. Words: 53,660. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
For the rest of the world, the comet hanging over them like the glory of the Milky Way had shoved aside the moon, the trudge of daily existence proved to be too entrancing. Even while they turned away from the sight, they would never have been able to predict—if they had even heard of the place—that Boltzman would be the most affected by the comet’s coming.
No Lions Anymore: Portraits of a Life
Price: $4.69 USD. Words: 53,320. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Coming of age
Cast as a child into a headlong race, he ran from degradation to triumph, suspecting that the profound insight he was meant to uncover wouldn’t materialize, and terrified that it might.
Marred: The Tale of the Fifteen Colonists
Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 103,450. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
As if to respond to the Martian colonist’s final message, the remaining space agencies combined to send a team of fifteen. The mistakes of the past would be overcome. Hero pioneers for the starving millions on Earth, they would be supplied and supported. The Brave Fifteen would be considered the first real colonization effort, and the other colonist’s tale would become no more than a footnote.
The Last of the Coffin Ships
Price: $5.59 USD. Words: 119,840. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
With as many projects as there are people to suggest them, Earth is either on the cusp of a galaxy-wide civilization or is merely making technological noise before it falls into mayhem and biosphere collapse. In the centre of the struggle, Denni connects people with technology, ideas with those who can fund them, and vision with those brave enough to carry them to fruition.
The Slippery Signifier: Accidental Grammar and Inadvertent Mistakes
Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 44,970. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Semiotics & Theory, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
This study investigates and encourages the inherent playfulness of language. By examining several case studies where the written word has gone astray, I intend this tongue-in-cheek discussion of errors to be both a fun exposition about language and a way to enjoy learning about effectiveness in communication.
Life at Sea: On the Pacific
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,280. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
With his retirement looming and the sea his only goal, Sam could finally buy a boat. He would combine his pension and his dream to sail around the world. But when he begins to troll through the boatyards and docks he begins to rethink his imagined future.
Life at Sea: Landlocked
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,650. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Urban
Hired without qualifications, and surrounded by suspicious and silent colleagues, Sam frantically fished through his desk and paperwork, trying to lift anything into the light which would explain where he was. When Amy showed up at his door, his initial reluctance to take on crew softens.
The View from Vancouver
Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 58,100. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Vancouver hovers on the edge of riot and lockdown. The police are incarcerating people with new quasi-legal claims of criminal activity like sitting in a public place; he has to decide between fight or flight. Should he confront those promoting human testing, rage and burn in a city where his violence will merely add to the growing chaos, or join the mass exodus of those leaving the city?
Planeville: A History of the Lost Village
Price: $5.69 USD. Words: 116,210. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Planeville, A History of the Lost Village tells the story of Wilhelm, who, an enigma to his peers, went into the woods and built his village, and his descendants lived there for four generations until Planeville was abandoned.
Life at Sea: Storms on the Atlantic
Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 54,500. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sam felt like he lived in an aquarium. Like he was circling eastern Canada waiting for a bored child to tap on the glass. Under such scrutiny, his plans were a temptation to the fates instead of a way to define his possible future. He tried to keep his hand firmly on the tiller, but sudden rocks under the hull, treacherous currents, or cross breezes, constantly seemed to shift his course.
Days of the Virus: COVID-19 and its Consequences
Price: $4.69 USD. Words: 70,400. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Coronavirus looked like it was going to radically change the world. But if it managed to bring people together as they commiserated about their common fear, it also let loose a shuddering flood of suspicion and generosity, xenophobia and acceptance, hatred and tenderness, superstition and investigative potential.
We Have Changed: Returning to Thailand in 2019
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 60,490. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia, Nonfiction » Travel » Budget
My latest trip to South East Asia differed from other trips in that I was older, my traveling companion was younger, and Thailand had changed. I didn’t plan to return to the country, but my friend had taken a teaching practicum in Bangkok, and we both thought we would enjoy exploring the north of the country before her term began. Like most trips, it didn’t turn out exactly as we had planned.
The Return of the Sword: A Tale of Betrayal and Loss
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,320. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Ethics & morals
When I was holding the sword in my hand again, I could only guess where it had been. Its faded, cracked sheath and rusty blade told a story of neglect, but beyond that was another tale of how it had disappeared, how its absence had been explained, and how its return undermined that version of events. We need background.
The Cook Islands and Fiji: A Thirty Years’ Retrospective of Living in Manihiki
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,330. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Oceania, Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Oceania
I lived in the Cook Islands for four months, landing in Rarotonga and then teaching high school on Manihiki. I travelled to the north by ship, by way of Aitutaki, Palmerston and Suwarrow, and visited the neighbouring island of Rakahanga. After, I flew to Fiji where I learned something of Fijian history and culture, and dreamed of floating a bamboo raft down the Sigatoka River.
The Last Leaf on the Tree: Narrative in Tom Waits’ Songs - The Last Years
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 84,570. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
I use the lyrics and music to tell the story waiting in the wings to come on, the one that the songs either avoid or never intended to let loose. These most recent releases tell the poignant story of the war’s effect on the warrior, the aging musician up against the constant rejuvenation of his craft, and the twinges in the muscles which is the love that sprawls through the stories in later albums
How to Read, Write, and Interpret Fiction: Authorial Strategies and Literary Technique
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 99,790. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Short Stories
This guide is meant to assist the student of literature and the creative writer in their understanding of how literary techniques and narrative devices can inform a reader’s interaction with text. This study is an attempt to examine more closely the ways that literary techniques assist or frustrate the reader’s attempt to understand the author’s intentions.
Against Our Better Nature: Why Good People Do Bad Things
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,980. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The stories in this collection are more concerned with the everyday events which try our values, the choices we are faced with on a daily basis which are not featured in Hollywood movies or famous novels, but nonetheless prove to exercise our ethical selves. Follow along as people you recognize are faced with choosing between good and evil.
A Junkman’s Choir: Narrative in Tom Waits' Songs - The Later Years
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 93,770. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Urban
Raising their tangled stories like belladonna in the garden, I hope that the nightmare rides through Tom Waits' albums and their seemingly antithetical stories somehow combine with the narrative I am trying to pull out from his exploration of Middle America, with its losses, its joys, and the cars everyone was driving when we went over the cliff.
South America by RV: Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,200. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Camping & RVing, Nonfiction » Travel » By region » South America
This trip to South America was much more than just a return to the continent. Silvio had readied his RV for the three-country excursion, and more importantly, planned particularly enticing meetings with alligators and presidents. After arriving in Buenos Aires we almost immediately crossed to Uruguay where we spent an hour with José “Pepe” Mujica and then drove north for Brazil's pantanal.
Innocent When You Dream: Narrative in Tom Waits' Songs - the middle years
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
This second volume of my Narrative in Tom Waits’ Songs series follows the shifts in his music as Reagan’s eighties tumbled into the nineties. The narrative voice shifts with his music as the stories drift outside the personal to examine the world around him just as much as it does his reactions to it.
Programming for Life: A Machine to Mind a Child
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,910. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
The machine was given three commands: Keep Amy alive, safe, and happy. The first two were easy enough, but the third meant understanding humans far better than they did themselves.
The First Colonist on Mars: Courtesy of the Mars Historical Society
Price: $4.05 USD. Words: 50,980. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The year is 2045 and over fifty thousand people live on Mars, with more arriving all the time. In this anniversary of the planet’s first landing, the Mars Historical Society has chosen to return to the travails of its most famous colonist.
Wasted and Wounded: Narrative in Tom Waits’ Songs
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 69,790. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Biographical
This collection unearths the stories that run parallel to those of Tom Waits’ early songs. They do not retell as much as push the envelope wider, strain the meaning of a few lines, and stretch the place the song occupies so that the river rats and abandoned dogs, crying children on the street and shifty-eyed suits, salesmen with their patter and hobos with their rags, can shoulder out a space.
H. G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau Annotated with an Introduction by Barry Pomeroy, PhD
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,810. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
This annotated edition of H. G. Wells’ second novel, The Island of Doctor Moreau, is meant to encourage the pursuits of scholars who are either encountering Wells’ influential classic for the first time or are returning to it in order to delve more deeply into its antecedents and influences. I include an introduction to Herbert George Wells and his work, as well as the novel’s critical background.
Scholarly Editions: H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine - Annotated with an Introduction by Barry Pomeroy, PhD
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 74,310. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
This annotated and introduced edition of H. G. Wells' first and justly most famous novel, The Time Machine, is meant to encourage the pursuits of scholars who are either encountering Wells' influential classic for the first time or are returning to it in order to delve more deeply into its antecedents and influences.
H.G. Wells’ World Brain - Annotated with an Introduction by Barry Pomeroy, PhD
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,790. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Reference
This annotated edition of World Brain, with an introduction to his life and work, is meant to stimulate scholars to return to this giant intellect, a writer who, with only microfiche to inspire his understanding of the possibilities of communications technology, imagined a connected and coordinated world sharing a huge knowledge base.
South America by RV: Chile, Peru, and Argentina
Price: $3.97 USD. Words: 54,920. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » South America, Nonfiction » Travel » Camping & RVing
A report from the hidden corners of countries that are only accessible when you travel by RV: searching for a ghost in an abandoned saltpeter town in the Atacama, crossing into the high altitude ranges of Peru to Machu Picchu where we helped the Argentinian government search for a body, and daring the snow-choked Paso de Jama into gaucho country in Northern Argentina.
How to Write an English Paper: Argue, Research, Format, and Edit
Price: $3.39 USD. Words: 34,590. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar & punctuation
This guide is meant to assist those who want to learn the basics of writing English essays, as well as how to use research to support their academic arguments. Accordingly, it explains the general purpose of the academic English paper, the rationale for its structure and how to incorporate quotes and separate arguments, as well as offers research tips.
The Appearance of Solidity: Media and Culture in the Electric Age
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 98,530. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Media studies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Future Studies
Using Marshall McLuhan’s insights as an impetus, this meandering tale draws upon novels, radio and television shows, film, and trending internet platforms and gaming to discuss the influence of media in a world increasingly wrapped in the fibre optic cables of the technological age. This idiosyncratic examination is an interrogation of media's cultural influence and subsequent societal change.
In Sight of Memory: The Legend of the Lost Colony
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Follow Blier and Linder as they struggle through a world of farming villages and political dogma to Shiptown where they hope to trace his chaotic thoughts to The Perdu. In a race against time, with the mindless beasts of his gnawing memories clawing back into consciousness, Blier’s trek across a desiccated landscape transforms both himself and his world.
The Wish to Live Deliberately: Building a Cabin and its Consequences
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 77,240. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Do-it-yourself / general
The last few years I’ve been spending my summers and, as you read below, one Christmas, in the forest in central New Brunswick. I bought a large wooded acreage, built a cabin over a summer, and since then I’ve returned every year, discarding the attraction of the phone and the internet, and immersing myself in the forest.
Going to Ground: The Search for Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,570. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
After his father died, Tom took the 1971 Impala that his father had bought the day he was born and drifted from one side of the country to the other, grafting limbs on fruit trees but keeping himself unattached. His path littered with breakdowns, this is the story of a drifter yearning to come in from the cold. It speaks to all of us who left home too early and fear it’s too late to return.
Going Back to Bangkok: A Return to South East Asia - 2011
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,030. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Going Back to Bangkok tells the story of traveling with my girlfriend in South East Asia. In many ways it follows from the more than six months I spent in South East Asia five years earlier which I detail in How to Get to Bangkok. She and I traveled up and down the country of Thailand and into Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and went as far afield as Malaysia.
Naked in the Road
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,540. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
When a man heads into the woods, leaving everything behind him: home, friends, old life, clothes, even his name, it soon becomes clear that the "why" doesn't matter. What matters is the journey--both inward and outward. At first, the issue is survival: how does an educated product of civilization survive without tools and clothes?
Code World: Signs of the Apocalypse
Price: $3.55 USD. Words: 61,180. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Young people want to hack, old people want to use the system to their advantage, and groups set up events where code reality is mixed with what they call real. Anything is possible if you have a high data line and money and the willingness to take risks.
How to Get to Bangkok A South East Asian Travelogue
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 158,190. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
How to Get to Bangkok details the more than six months I spent in South East Asia. I traveled with several people, met dozens of locals in different countries and under different circumstances, and observed both fantastical behaviour and solemn rituals, indiscriminate malice and profound kindness.
The Bloody History of the Fertile Crescent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Biblical stories offer possibilities not found in typical prose; even magic realism cannot supplant the evocative nature of the true fantasy. They are the only fantastic stories hanging on the rusty hook of metaphor that people insist really happened. Thus, they have a grave and exhilarating rhetorical power.
A Mad Trapper's Examination of Reader Response and Reception Theory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,530. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Critical theory, Essay » Literature
In this project I ground my reading of reader-oriented criticism in a particular text, Rudy Wiebe’s The Mad Trapper. Positioning this novel as representative of the contradictory characteristics of all texts--”always already” open to multiple interpretations--I use these multiple readings both to examine and undermine The Mad Trapper and Reader Response/Reception theory.
Historiographic Metafiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,490. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Critical theory
My reading of historiographic metafiction through a series of postmodern texts which work out of and subvert traditional notions of historical writing. I use Linda Hutcheon’s construction of this postmodern genre to investigate the particular literary and historical strategies these texts use and abuse in order to write an alternative history.
Not Quite Dark: A Post-Apocalyptic Adoption Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,560. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Although his description of a safe village sounds more like a myth than reality, on the road they meet others like themselves, dreamers searching for peace and security. Join Frank and Kaela as they negotiate their deteriorating world. With only their dreams of a better life to guide them, and their love to hold them together, they look for a place worthy of a child who has been burned before.
Working for Ray
Series: Ray. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,440. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational
The second book in the Ray Series, Working for Ray takes up the story of the man from In Light of Ray who has lost or thrown away everything in his search for a meaningful life. Only gradually does he begin to realize that he’d been looking in the wrong places for the wrong answers.
Blind Fish 2: Lost in the Tunnels
Series: Blind Fish. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,950. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This sequel to Book One of the Blind Fish Series follows the adventures of those who were trapped below ground when the Bio Park doors closed and tells the story of the Park’s children, who have begun to push against the limits of their tiny world. Cut off from the above-ground resources as well as its ethical considerations, the children turn their gaze downward and horrifyingly, inward.
Vested Interest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,600. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
When the public has turned its back on space, only James Looven and Amy seem to be outraged. Railing against the world’s stupidity, they soon realize that support for the space program is more widespread than they have been led to believe. Lacking government funding, they rally many thousands and even while Earth reels from famine and resource scarcity they decide to build their own program.
In Light of Ray
Series: Ray. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
His initial plan of suicide begins to look unfeasible, a man tries to decide, on the basis of Ray’s ambiguous statements, whether he should die alone or invite an abandoned girl along. Ultimately affirming, this novel details a man’s drift from the Vancouver streets and the emptiness of dead-end jobs to a choice between embracing community and connection or disappearing into a waiting squalor.
Writing This Ability: Parables and True Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,250. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories in this collection represent more than just tear-jerking accounts of overcoming adversity and mislabeled disability, although I’ve told a few of those too. I’m more interested in exploring the potential of what we consider to be dis and ability through characters who are constrained by circumstance and societal expectation even as they fight against those limits.
A Storied Winnipeg: Fables and Local Legends
Price: $3.30 USD. Words: 70,600. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Alternative history
This collection is about the tension between the taut grasp and thrust that is the largest city in Manitoba, its nodes of the two universities, the vortex that draws us, the lodestone of our ungovernable attraction and wary repulsion. A city of extremes, Winnipeg is only slowly coming into words, and those words are abrupt and sprawling, glittering and soiled, ecstatic and forlorn.
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