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

Rockets inbound for June!

My publisher has released the first graphic for What We See in the Smoke! Here is a first glimpse of the incredible cover illustrated by Toronto artist Raz Latif  Creating this novel has been a fantastic journey for me, and I'm excited to have more news to announce very soon! Though it will be available online earlier, I couldn't be happier … Continue reading Rockets inbound for June!

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 my … Continue 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

Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and the death of Dialogue Tags

Cormac McCarthy's 2006 novel The Road is an intensely bleak vision of the apocalypse. The narrative follows two characters only ever referred to as"Man" and "boy" as they limp across a grey and hellish landscape full of cannibals, rotting houses, and precious canned food in aquest to reach the ocean. McCarthy raises very uncomfortable questions … Continue reading Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and the death of Dialogue Tags

Do Androids Dream in Review

I find that when most people think of Rick Deckard and the neo-noir world he inhabited, they think first of Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner (and it’s many different editions). But while the film and it’s very late/very recent sequel are remarkable science fiction films, there are essential disconnects between them and the narrative of … Continue reading Do Androids Dream in Review

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