What We See [in 2020 and beyond]

Welcome to my first blog post set after the events of Blade Runner, but still (thankfully) before the opening of Blade Runner 2049! Welcome to 2020!   2019 was a year of big things for me, and I wanted to take a moment to stop and reflect and give thanks. In between finishing my undergradContinue reading “What We See [in 2020 and beyond]”

So Long HBA

Well, that’s it.  On April 15th I took my final exam at The University of Toronto, which means I’m finally finished my bachelors. (Well, it’s been five years. But five years is a long time – at least for me). It was an exhausting half-decade, but I got a lot out of it, and IContinue reading “So Long HBA”

AMA

Writing is often a solitary and quiet task. And that’s just the way I like it! But as a result, there isn’t exactly much room to ask people like myself questions about what we do. But here is your chance! I’ll be holding my first AMA on Reddit: this Friday (April 5th) from 11am-1pm EasternContinue reading “AMA”

What We See in the Smoke

The world we know is coming to an end. How will we connect in the strange and frightening one that’s coming to take its place? What We See in the Smoke twists the genres of realism and science fiction to tell the future history of Toronto, a story that stretches from this millennium to the next.Continue reading “What We See in the Smoke”

A Writer’s Q&A

Given to me by my publisher Crowsnest Books, this post is a sort of interview, to help me begin to actually talk about this new book of mine. What We See in the Smoke is coming May 2019! Q. Have you always wanted to be a writer? A: Actually, yes. My earliest attempts at writing predate my literacy – dictating myContinue reading “A Writer’s Q&A”

The Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy

Terese Mason Pierre will be presenting a paper on What We See in the Smoke at The Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy! the conference will be hosted at the fantastic Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy inside the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8,Continue reading “The Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy”

2019 Update

Hello everyone! I hope all have been enjoying 2019 so far. I’ve come back, after a little bit to much radio silence. exciting things are on the horizon for me. I’ll be reading some poetry next friday at the launch of The Trinity Review! Also excited to say that an excerpt from my book, Planet 58, will beContinue reading “2019 Update”

Vision in Review: I Too Shall Be Saved By Love

(Special note: The Vision, like many characters of Marvel Comics, was created by Stan Lee, alongside ‎Roy Thomas‎, and John Buscema. Stan Lee passed away this afternoon, which I learned literally while typing up this piece, and it is hard to think of a single other creator responsible for a legacy that has inspired andContinue reading “Vision in Review: I Too Shall Be Saved By Love”

The Simplica Girl Diaries in review

“Limitations so frustrating” (Saunders 126) writes the narrator of George Saunders’ The Semplica Girl Diaries. But the self-imposed limitations and restrictions Saunders impose on his writing make for a more interesting story, building its narrative out of disturbing incompleteness. Set in an unspecified but near future, Saunders communicates everything about his narrative through the sparse,Continue reading “The Simplica Girl Diaries in review”

Ray Bradbury: There Will Come Soft Rains in Review

Few books have been as formative and influential for me as Ray Bradbury’s 1950 short story fix-up novel The Martian Chronicles. While the book as a whole is far from perfect – there are problematic depictions of gender and race throughout the middle section of the book – There will Come Soft Rains has alwaysContinue reading “Ray Bradbury: There Will Come Soft Rains in Review”