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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has presented thousands of Canadian authors for readers of all ages and literary appetites. This year's schedule includes over 200 presenters on 14 stages.
Despite dystopia, Amal El-Mohtar and L.X. Beckett find the room for romance.
Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal-El Mohtar and Max Gladstone. Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. (Sage Press)
Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning author, editor, and critic. Her fiction has most recently appeared on Tor.com and Uncanny Magazine, and in anthologies such as The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales. She teaches creative writing at the University of Ottawa.
Neuromancer meets Star Trek in Gamechanger.
Rubi Whiting is a member of the Bounceback Generation. The first to be raised free of the troubles of the late twenty-first century. Now she works as a public defender helping troubled individuals with anti-social behavior. That’s how she met Luciano Pox. Luce is a firebrand and has made a name for himself as a naysayer. But there’s more to him than being a lightning rod for controversy. Rubi has to find out why the governments of the world want to bring Luce into custody, and why Luce is hell bent on stopping the recovery of the planet. (Macmillan)
Toronto author and editor L. X. Beckett frittered away their misbegotten youth, before deciding to make a shift into writing science fiction. Their first novella, Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling, published in 2018, and takes place in the same universe as Gamechanger. L.X. identifies as feminist, lesbian, genderqueer, married, and Slytherin, and can be found on Twitter or at a writing advice blog, the Lexicon.