About Nina

Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and internationally published novelist of science fiction and fantasy. In addition to eight published novels, Nina has written award-nominated 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 is a member of The Writer’s Union of Canada and SF Canada. 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 currently writes for Amazing Stories. She is also an editor for Eagle Publishing House (Romania) and Europa SF, a zine dedicated to informing the European SF community.

Nina hosts the Age of Water Podcast with co-host Claudiu Murgan; a podcast devoted to exploring water and environmental issues. We do monthly interviews with scientists, visionaries, authors of eco-fiction and technologists on matters of the environment, climate change and what we are doing to make a difference.

Nina teaches writing at the University of Toronto and George Brown College. She also gives writing workshops and courses based on her award-nominated guidebook “The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!” (Starfire World Syndicate). The textbook is used in colleges and universities throughout North America and Europe. It was translated and 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. The third book in her writing guide series is “The Ecology of Story: World as Character” published June 2019. This guidebook instructs on basic ecology and provides guidance in world building, role of place in story and use of metaphor.

Nina’s Ecology & Story world building workshop series is given across Canada to writers of eco-fiction, science fiction and fantasy. Her recent book “Water Is…The Meaning of Water” is an educational book on water and stewardship. Considered a “biography” on water, it was Margaret Atwood’s #1 choice in the New York Times ‘Year in Reading.’

Nina shares her time between Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.

For more information about booking her workshops, online classes, individual consultations, or speaking appearances go to www.ninamunteanu.me. Her award-winning blog The Alien Next Door hosts lively discussion on science, travel, pop culture, writing and movies.

Where You can find Nina (appearances, interviews, articles, press releases, social media):

Age of Water Podcast
Amazing Stories
All About Canadian Books
Brampton Guardian
CBC Canada Writes
Clarion Foundation
CUIT Radio
Dragon Page Cover to Cover
Delta Optimist
Delta Optimist
Europa SF
Facebook: Nina Munteanu Writer
Fanatasy Fiction Focus
Gazeta SF
George Brown College
Internet Review of Science Fiction
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Langley Times
Linked In
Lisa Haselton Show
Little Blue Marble
Liquid Lunch THAT Channel
Mandy Eve-Barnett’s Blog for Readers & Writers
Mincione Edizioni
Minddog TV
Morgen Bailey
Nina Munteanu Wriing Coach
Niverville Citizen
Prairie Dog
PR Web
Rosarium Publishing
Sample Chapter Podcast
SF Canada
SF Girl Reviews
Speculating Canada
Strange Horizons
Sustainably Geeky–Making a Splash
Sustainably Geeky–We’re in Hot Water
That Channel
The Alien Next Door
The Commentary-2016
The Commentary-2020
The Douglas Coleman Show
The Globe and Mail
The Meaning Of Water
The Stephen King Podcast
Times Colonist
Toronto Guardian
University of Toronto, Engineering
University of Toronto, Health Sciences
Vancouver Sun
World Poetry Cafe
W.O.W. Podcast
Writers, After Dark
Writers Union of Canada

Nina’s Novels and Short Story Collections include:

  • A Diary in the Age of Water
  • Natural Selection: a collection of short stories
  • Metaverse (Book 3)
  • Inner Diverse (Book 2)
  • Outer Diverse (Book 1 of Splintered Universe Trilogy)
  • The Last Summoner
  • Darwin’s Paradox
  • Angel of Chaos
  • The Cypol
  • Collision with Paradise

Nina’s guidebooks and textbooks include:

  • The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!
  • The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice
  • The Ecology of Story: World as Character
  • Water Is…The Meaning of Water

Nina’s short stories, essays and articles have appeared in the following magazines and anthologies:

  • Amazing Stories
  • Another Realm
  • Armchair Aesthete
  • Beautiful BC Magazine
  • Bli-Panika
  • Boldface (EAC)
  • Cats Magazine
  • Clarion Foundation Blog
  • Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change
  • Country Woman Magazine
  • Chiaroscuro (Chizine)
  • Dreams & Visions
  • Eco-Fiction
  • Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction
  • Fly Like an Eagle Anthology
  • Gateway
  • Hadrosaur Tales
  • Impakter
  • In the Moment Anthology
  • Inspiring Hope Anthology
  • Little Blue Marble ezine
  • Little Blue Marble 2019: Climate in Crisis eBook
  • Megan Survival Anthology
  • Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine
  • Niverville Citizen
  • Nowa Fantastyka
  • Pacific Yachting
  • Polar Borealis
  • Scifidimensions
  • Shared Vision Magazine
  • Sky Songs Anthology
  • Strange Horizons
  • subTerrain Magazine
  • The Best of Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine Anthology
  • The Group of Seven Reimagined
  • The Earth We Love Anthology
  • The Internet Review of Science Fiction
  • The Literary Connection Anthology Vol I
  • The Literary Connection Anthology Vol 1V
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction

You can find a detailed list of her fiction (long and short), as well as her non-fiction, scientific/technical books and general articles on Nina’s Publication Page.

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