In PR0, we invited you to explore French language SF.
This section is here to help you do so.
And it is possible to do it without reading French, since a good number of works written in French have been translated into English and other languages. A bibliography of these works, compiled by René Beaulieu can be found here. It is by no means exhaustive and if you know of any other translated works by French Canadian authors please let us know.
For those who read French or are interested in English language SF published in Canada:
Solaris is one of the oldest genre magazines with more than 30 years of uninterrupted publication (French).
Brins d’éternité is a Québec fanzine focusing on genre ficiton (French).
Alire is a Québec publisher dedicated to genre fiction (French).
Vents d’ouest is a Québec publisher concentrating on literary works of all types. They have published several key works by Québec authors (French).
SFFQ.org is a French Canadian portal focused on SF, fantasy and horror (French).
Edge Press is a Canadian publisher specialized in speculative literature in all its forms.
Red Deer Press is a Canadian publisher with an SF imprint called “Robert J. Sawyer Books”.
Polymancer is a Montreal based gaming magazine.
fps magazine is a Montreal based animation magazine.
Protoculture Addicts is one of the oldest anime magazines in North America.
We will add more resources to help you explore French language SF in the near future.
In addition to reading works by Candian authors, participating in one of the many Canadian conventions and events is another way to explore SF.
Montréal Conventions and Events
Adapt is a conference on digital effects and animation
Boréal is Montréal’s francophone SF con
Con*Cept is Montréal’s general interest SF con.
Draconis (formerly RoyalCon) is Montréal’s gaming con
Fantasia is Montréal’s genre film festival
Le festival Arcadia is an event dedicated to video games
La grande mascarade is a celebration of Halloween in Old Montréal
Otakuthon is Montréal’s anime con
Canadian Conventions and Events
AC3 is Ottawa’s anime con
Ad Astra is Toronto’s general interest SF con
Animaritime is Moncton’s anime con
Anime North is Canada’s largest anime convention
CanGames is Canada’s longest running gaming convention
Conversion is Calgary’s general interest SF con
Filkontario is a filk con in Toronto
Keycon is Winnipeg’s general interest SF con and the host of the 2008 Canvention
SciFi on the Rock is St-John’s (Newfoundland) SF convention
Polaris is Toronto’s media SF con
V-Con is Vancouver’s general interest SF con
The World Fantasy Convention will be held in Calgary in 2008