Mark Shainblum is a science fiction, fantasy and graphic novel writer living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His prose fiction has appeared in magazines like On Spec, Would That It Were, Thousand Faces and the anthologies Island Dreams: Montreal Writers of the Fantastic(Vehicle Press, 2003)and Playing Solitaire and Other Stories (Cyber Age 2001). With John Dupuis, he was co-editor of the Aurora Award-winning anthology Arrowdeams: An Anthology of Alternate Canadas, published in 1998. In comics he’s best known as the writer and co-creator of Angloman, a parody series published in two bestselling books, and later as a weekly comic strip in the Montreal Gazette. Mark also wrote and co-created the independent comic book series Northguard, and the mystery series The Haunting of MacGrath.
Mark is a past-president of SF Canada, Canada’s national association of science fiction authors. He lives in Montreal with his wife Andrea and daughter Maya.
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Playing Solitaire and Other Stories
by Mark Shainblum
Three stories by award-winning SF and fantasy author Mark Shainblum. -
PLAYING SOLITAIRE: Superhuman powers, broken hearts and 3000 year old evil, not necessarily in that order. -
THE ART OF SOLITUDE®: Boyfriend getting in the way of your art? Escape to your own private universe! What could possibly go wrong? -
THE BREAK INSPECTOR: An unofficial sequel to a lost Mark Twain masterpiece.
by Mark Shainblum
Montreal has fallen to the neo-fascist Liberators, and teen soldiers Joanie Morgernstern and Michael Cross are on the losing side. Joanie is an Augmented Human and a Jew. Michael is a Mohawk. Their fanatically racist enemies will show them no mercy.
Swept up in Canada's last, desperate attempt to stave off defeat, Joanie and Mike expect nothing but death. Instead, they find each other.
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