Atwood, Water and The New York Times…

  “Water Is…” leads Atwood’s Pick for Books of 2016   Every year, near Christmas, The New York Times puts out “The Year in Reading” in which they ask notably avid readers—who also happen to be poets, musicians, diplomats, filmmakers, novelists, actors and artists—to share the books that accompanied them through that year. For the 2016 Year In Reading, The Times...

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On Ecology, Women and Science Fiction: Part 1, Gnosis

I’m an ecologist. We look at why things happen and work, and—perhaps most importantly—how they affect one another. Ecology is the science of relationships and consequence. I taught at the University of Victoria for several years then conducted environmental assessments as a limnologist (aquatic ecologist) for environmental consulting firms in British Columbia. My short...

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Embracing Your Future: Natural Swimming Pools

You step out of your Point Grey house and stroll down to the Hydrogenase Hub at Kits Beach in Vancouver. You’re heading out to visit your friend Michael, who has been renovating his property on Galiano Island. You helped him design his place, which included an outdoor natural swimming pool. The work is finished and Michael’s invited you over to see what they’ve...

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Nina Munteanu on the Author-Editor Relationship

Toronto based EAC editor Jennifer D. Foster interviewed Nina Munteanu in a Q&A session on what authors think about editors. What do authors think makes the difference between a good editor and a great editor? In May, BoldFace asked award-winning author Elizabeth Berg about her experience working with editors. This time we posed the same questions to Nina Munteanu, a...

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Embracing Your Future…The EBM

Those who are inspired by a model other than Nature, a mistress above all masters, are laboring in vain—Leonardo daVinci   You pause at the front door of the eco-house that you and your partner designed in Vancouver’s Point Grey and pull up the collar of your jacket. The air is fresh with the promise of snow and you smile with thoughts of spring skiing at Whistler....

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Embracing Your Future: Flying Algal Ships

It’s July 2030. You are heading to Vancouver Island to deliver a presentation to the International Community Planning Committee in Victoria on your innovative biomimetic design for an organic self-organized wellness centre and recreation complex in Sydney. You walk toward English Bay to the nearest Hydrogenase Hub, where you are meeting with your team to discuss the...

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