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July 19, 2012 3:21 PM   Subscribe

ChiZine Publications (CZP) is an independent Toronto-based book publisher that is single-handedly changing the face of genre fiction in Canada. Though CZP was founded just four years ago and put out just twelve books per year, they are responsible for four of the six nominees for the the 2012 Best Novel Prix Aurora (Canada's highest honour in genre fiction). CZP grew out of the self-styled "dark fiction" 'zine The Chiaroscuro which has been publishing free genre fiction online since 1997. Their most recent release is David Nickle's tale of cold war psionic operatives gone rogue, Rasputin's Bastards.
posted by 256 (6 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Rasputin's Bastards has been on my TBR pile for some while now. It was recommended to me by a friend who knew how much I enjoyed Ian Tregillis's Bitter Seeds.
posted by Fizz at 4:18 PM on July 19, 2012


Rasputin's Bastards is David Nickle's latest book, an epic novel from one of horror's weirdest voices. During the cold war, the Soviets established City 512, a secret breeding experiment intended to create a race of psychic supermen. It worked far, far too well. The dreamwalkers of City 512 may have given lip-service to their masters, but in truth, they were occupied with their dreaming, the sleeper agents whom they could ride like loas, the succesive generations of dreamwalkers, each more powerful than the last, and their own power-struggles.

SOLD
posted by Artw at 4:43 PM on July 19, 2012


Full disclosure: I work in the Canadian genre literature field and, as a result, have met the people behind CZP in a professional capacity. I have been assured by the mods that this is a far enough remove to not count as a friend link.

Oh, and I'm about two thirds of the way through Rasputin's Bastards and it is even more in-fucking-credible than that BoingBoing blurb makes it sound.

posted by 256 at 5:07 PM on July 19, 2012


I like ChiZine, but this post feels a little PepsiBlue.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:58 PM on July 19, 2012


Artw: "Rasputin's Bastards is David Nickle's latest book, an epic novel from one of horror's weirdest voices. During the cold war, the Soviets established City 512, a secret breeding experiment intended to create a race of psychic supermen. It worked far, far too well. The dreamwalkers of City 512 may have given lip-service to their masters, but in truth, they were occupied with their dreaming, the sleeper agents whom they could ride like loas, the succesive generations of dreamwalkers, each more powerful than the last, and their own power-struggles.

SOLD
"

Oh hell yes. One-click shopping as we speak.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 9:09 PM on July 19, 2012


Love all their authors. Solid stuff.
posted by asfuller at 9:47 AM on July 20, 2012


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