Ariadne’s Note: Tonight was a fascinating show filled with the presentation of three books by Nina and a powerful poem by Steve Duncan, a poet, promoter and publicist who works hard to promote artists, musicians and poets. Steve also was a supporter and mentor of World Poetry a number of years ago. He phoned to tell us exciting news about Pandora’s Collective and the 10th Summer Dream Festival, August 24th as well as the award night on the 23rd. I would like to thank Pandora’s Collective and Steve Duncan for presenting me with the citizenship award. www.pandorascollective.com
During the show, hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota, tech and featured guest Kelly probed into the topics of ecosystems, the brain, the emergence of a new way of being and the three wonderful books launched by Nina Munteanu, You can’t miss this show! CLICK HERE!
Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and internationally published novelist of science fiction and fantasy. In addition to eight published novels, Nina has written short stories, articles and non-fiction books, which have been translated into several languages throughout the world. Recognition for her work includes the Midwest Book Review Reader’s Choice Award, finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the SLF Fountain Award, and The Delta Optimist Reviewers Choice.
Nina regularly publishes reviews and essays in magazines such as The New York Review of Science Fiction and Strange Horizons. She serves as staff writer for several online and print magazines, and was assistant editor-in-chief of Imagikon, a Romanian speculative magazine. She is currently an editor of Europa SF, an ezine dedicated to informing the European SF community.
Nina lectures at university and teaches writing workshops and courses based on her award-nominated guidebook “The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!” (Starfire World Syndicate). The textbook was adopted by several colleges and universities throughout North America and Europe. It was recently published by Editura Paralela 45 in Romania. The next book in her writing guide series “The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice” was released in winter of 2012 in Romanian by Editura Paralela 45 and in English in early 2013 by Starfire.
Nina shares her time between Toronto and Vancouver where she teaches writing in college and university, coaches writers, and writes.
For more information about booking her workshops, online classes, individual consultations, or speaking appearances visit www.NinaMunteanu.com. Her award-winning blog The Alien Next Door hosts lively discussion on science, travel, pop culture, writing and movies.
Nina’s books include:
Collision with Paradise (2005, Liquid Silver Books) re-issued by eXtasy Books (2012)
The Cypol (2005, eXtasy Books)
Darwin’s Paradox (2007, Dragon Moon Press)
Angel of Chaos (2010, Dragon Moon Press)
Outer Diverse, Book 2 of The Splintered Universe Trilogy (2011, Starfire World Syndicate)
Inner Diverse, Book 2 (2012, Starfire)
Metaverse, Book 3 (release 2014, Starfire)
The Last Summoner (2012, Starfire)
Natural Selection: a collection of short stories (2013, Pixl Press)
The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! (2009, Starfire)
The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice (2013, Pixl Press)
The Last Summoner:
“The Last Summoner is a historical fantasy that spans 600 years of history from medieval Poland (1410) through to current day Paris France. The story follows the incredible journey of the young Baroness Vivianne von Grunwald, who discovers that she can alter history–AND time travel! She is about to be given away in marriage to a stranger (as payment) on the eve of the Battle of Grunwald (historically considered the most important battle the Polish fought) between the Teutonic Order and the Polish-Lithuanian peasant armies when she comes into her powers and clumsily orchestrates strange events. As a result, she is chased as a witch literally through time (through a time-space tear) and finds herself in a present day Paris she has somehow authored: it is under Nazi rule…oops…now she must return and remake history… can she or does History have a mind of its own?
The book has done very well so far… it was a Canadian bestseller on Amazon.ca for several months and has garnered several very nice reviews. ” Nina Munteanu.
The Last Summoner is “a unique tale of time and consequences…a clever, well-written book.” Jonathan B, Amazon Reviewer
“The Fiction Writer is at the top of the required reading list for my Writer’s Workshop students!…the quintessential guidebook for the soon-to-be-published.”–Susan McLemore, Writing Instructor.
“A wonderful new book full of entertaining yet profound stories . It is hard to put the book down. Ariadne Sawyer, MA.”
” From time-space guardians to Cybersex, GMO and biotech implants, this short story collection by science fiction novelist Nina Munteanu promises a journey of great scope, imagination and vision.” Source: Natural Selections, back cover.