Barry Pomeroy

Biography

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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Videos

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.

Series

Ray
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.

Books

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
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, 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, 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, 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.
Isolates and Survivors: Stories of Resilience
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,260. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Isolates and Survivors began as a collection of stories about hardy, tenacious people and how they overcome their grueling circumstances. In this collection people endure mental instability, find everything they know to be true is wrong, and yet still reach out tenderly, even though the world hands them stones on their cracked plate.
Surviving the Apocalypse: Dystopias and Doomsdays
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,740. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Surviving the Apocalypse is a short story collection which attempts to plumb both the depths of human depravity and our profound ability to overcome adversity. These are stories about people we recognize faced with impossible choices and unenviable tasks who show us how much of what we think of as humanity can be preserved when faced with the destruction of our world.
Flat Earth
Price: $3.30 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A meteor tears a strip from the eastern United States and leaves an impossibly incomplete alien artifact. The world is in an uproar, but that does not help those who went missing or explain the sudden influx of strangers near the crater, however. Join the adventure as Earth struggles to come to terms with alien technology that is is slowly changing both the planet and its inhabitants.
Life on the Water: Logbooks and Journals
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,820. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
A brief account of living in the Cook Islands, South Pacific (1991) and logbooks of the three summers I spent on the Whimsey, a wooden sailboat I built in 2003 and sailed around the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. As well, in 2004, I canoed the St John River in New Brunswick. Come learn along with me as I discovered, by times slowly and always with delight, what a life on the water entailed.
Glooscap’s Plan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,830. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
When Glooscap returns to the Maritime Provinces he finds mines and clear-cuts, factory farms and failing fisheries. Luckily, he has returned with a plan that will return the provinces to a prosperity they have not seen in over three hundred years. With the help of the otter and the whale, the butterfly and the frog, and some people he sets events in motion that have far ranging implications.
Coming Home to Newfoundland: Animal Deep Ecology
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,080. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
More of an environmental treatise than a talking animal story, Coming Home to Newfoundland is a story of a transplanted moose, long since acclimatized to New Zealand, who decides to make the lengthy and arduous journey home. Along the way she witnesses humanity’s destructive tendencies firsthand and incites revolutionary zeal in nearly everyone who crosses her path.
Working After the Collapse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,100. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Working After the Collapse is a series of interlaced stories set in the different provinces and territories of Canada in a vaguely futuristic time when the worst implications of Peak Oil have come to pass. Different characters for each story tell of the collapse of society from their own perspective. Mothers worry about their children’s future, and entrepreneurs about their business schemes.
Living in Ashton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,530. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Lost in the immense sweep of the prairie, the people of Ashton live a simpler life. Defined by a main street with a post office and a grocer, a rink and the police station, Ashton is bounded by the dump to the south, where the Frisians live, and to the north farmer Lohmer owns a spread so vast that the town registry has lost count of his holdings, and from the east come the storms.
Christmas Stories: or What Christmas Means to Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,590. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
On that most special time of year, it is time to read some heartwarming stories by the fire, and hope we don't set the house on fire. Nine stories and and three essays.
Multiple Personality Disorder a Poem in Dialogue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,280. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Multiple Personality Disorder is a dialogic poem told entirely in free verse about a personality which has fragmented as a result of duress. The original self, Bear, a Caveman on a hill, a dog, Biss, the friend, and the loneliness personified, Bjorn. Lastly, the Figure is an enigmatic force, and its surreptitious manipulation is what drives this narrative of self-exploration.
A Million Castaways
Price: $3.30 USD. Words: 53,110. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Our world is dying, people are starving and fighting over the few remaining resources. World Builder Corporation says it has developed the technology to build habitats and is recruiting. Unable to find work, despised by his ex-wife, Vincent is recruited only to discover that something is very wrong on the World Builder space station.
Malu, a Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,140. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A cave girl trapped in modern times, Malu has lived a peaceful existence in the forest of Flores, Indonesia until she is captured. Her relentless drive to be free causes two eminent scientists to become her temporary guardians, a reluctant activist to plan his first animal rights action, and a criminal offence to be righted.
Blind Fish: Locked in the Park
Series: Blind Fish. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,940. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Trapped underground when the Bio Park closes, a small group of unfortunate stragglers struggle to work together and provide for themselves. Complicating their attempt to survive is their growing suspicion that they are being watched. Under the eyes of possibly malign voyeurs, their decisions are crucial, because buried under the earth, mistakes are not forgiven, and time is running out.

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