Gimbling in the Wabe – RIP, W. P. Kinsella

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On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Canadian author W.P. (Bill) Kinsella died at age 81. The news didn’t make a lot of waves, but I did notice it, albeit a few days after it happened.  To be honest, I don’t know Mr. Kinsella’s work beyond his 1982 novel Shoeless Joe.  And in fact, I only know [….]

Author Guy Gavriel Kay Appointed to the Order of Canada

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Fantasy and historical fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay is being honored with an appointment to the Order of Canada – that country’s second highest civilian honor.  The Order recognizes the achievement of outstanding merit or distinguished service by Canadians who made a major difference to Canada through lifelong contributions in every field of endeavor.  [….]