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Jack Ellis,
Jack Ellis, pseudonym of horror writer, Steve George.

Sarah B. Franklin
Franklin is actually Calgary author David Duncan(see above). Duncan changed his name for his one outing into historical fantasy, Daughter of Troy, "a Novel of History, Valor and Love"
Leslie Gadallah.
Born in Vermilion, Alberta, Gadallah now lives just outside Edmonton. She has had three novels published by Del Rey: Cat's Pawn (1987), Loremasters (1988), and Cat's Gambit (1989).
Marcel G. Gagné
Co-editor/publisher (with Sally Tomasevic) of the critically accliamed Transversions. Marcel and Sally took over the helm of Transversions with issue #10, Fall 1999.
James Alan Gardner
Waterloo author has four novels out so far: Expendable, Commitment Day, Vigilant, and Haunted; five if you count Fire and Dust a novel set in TRS's PlaneScape universe and only available on-line. His story, "Muffin Explains it All To You" won the 1990 Aurora Award for best short work (reprinted in On Spec: The First Five Years, Tesseracts3 and elsewhere. "The Children of Creche", was Grand Prize winner, Writers of the Future contest, 1989 and was published in Writers of the Future, Volume VI (1990). Most Recent: Hunted (July 2000)
Larry Gaudet
Former corporate speech writer, Gaudet's first novel Media Therapy is a near future sf dyspotia set in Canada.
Pauline Gedge.
Pauline Gedge was born in New Zealand in 1945, grew up in England, but started writing in Hanna, Alberta (about 300 miles from Edmonton). Her sf novel, Stargate, and her Egypian fantasy series, Child of the Morning, House of Illusions, Lady of the Reeds and The Twelfth Transforming, were both huge commercial and critical successes (her books have sold almost six million copies and have been translated into 15 languages), but her work is still not well known in sf circles MOST RECENT: She landed more than $1 million in advances and foreign sales for her new trilogy, The Lords of the Two Lands. The first book in the series, Hippopotamus Marsh was released in August 1999.
Steve George
(Pseudonyms include Jack Ellis, and Valerie Stephens.) Winnipeg author, Steve George, started out as a prolific sf fanzine fan, turning out multiple issues of such classic zines as Pit Rot, Gleet Glort, sfear, Last Resort and my personal favorite, Zosma, when he suddenly realized that if he invested all that energy into a writing career instead, he could become a published writer. So he did, and he is. (I think there may be a moral in there for all of us . . .) His horror novels include Nightlife, by Jack Ellis, (1996, reprinted Aug 2000); Seeing Eye, by Jack Ellis, (1995); Mirror, Mirror by Valerie Stephens, Zebra Books, 1994 Torment, Zebra Books, 1994 Bloody Valentine, (1994); Deadly Vengence, (1993), Nightscape, (1992); Near Dead, (1991); The Forgotten, (1991); Gramma's Little Darling, (1990) Dark Reunion, (1990) Dark Miracle, (1989) Beasts, (1989); Brain Child, (1989).
William Gibson
The author of Neuromancer, Count Zero, Burning Chrome, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Virtual Light, The Difference Engine (with Bruce Stirling), Idoru, and All Tomorrow's Parties, Gibson is arguably the hottest property in sf today, having single-handedly created the "cyberpunk" subgenre. Neuromancer won the Hugo, the Nebula, the Ditmar (Australian), the Sei-Un (Japanese) and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, the first book to make a clean sweep of all the major sf awards. Two of his short stories are being adapted for feature films. Born in South Carolina, Gibson started his writing career after moving to Vancouver in 1971. Most Recent: All Tomorrow's Parties (Oct 99) a novel featuring characters from Virtual Light and Idoru
Catherine Girczyc .
(aka Catherine Donahue) A poet and playwright, Girczyc has written three sf plays: Rhea, Lone Shark and Folded Space. Lone Shark won a Women In the Arts Bursary and Alberta Culture's 1987 Award for Best One Act Play.
Jacques Godbout.
A well known Quebec novelist, Godbout's one incursion into fantasy is the modern fairy tale of Dragon Island. An American developer wants to turn one of the St. Lawrence islands into a nuclear waste dump until he is introduced to the local dragon.
Martyn Godfrey.
A former school teacher, past president of the Alberta Writers Guild, and children's author, Godfrey wrote a number of sf Juveniles, including: Alien War Games; More Than Weird; The Last War; and The Vandarian Incident. While a bit formulistic, his books remain popular with pre-teens. Godfrey died in 2000.
Phyllis Gotlieb.
For many critics and historians, Gotlieb was Canadian science fiction until the mid-1980s, although at the time she was better known as one of Canada's leading poets. Her best known sf works are Sunburst(1964); O Master Caliban! (1976); A Judgement of Dragons (1980); Emperor, Swords and Pentacles (1982); Son of the Morning (1983); Kingdon of the Cats (1985), Heart of Red Iron,(1989) Flesh and Gold (1998) and Viloent Stars (1999). Gotleib won the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award (Aurora) for Judgements of Dragons and "lifetime contributions to the field" in 1981. In 1987 she co-edited Tesseracts2 with Douglas Barbour. Tesseract Books brought out a collection of her sf shorts, Blue Apes in 1995.Most Recent: Violent Stars (May 99) Forthcoming: Reprint of Sunburst in Trade paperback from Bakka Books & Insommniac Press
Glen Grant
sf author and editor, best known as co-editor (with American David Hartwell) of the Northern Stars (Tor, 1994) and Northern Suns (Tor, 1999) anthologies of Canadian sf. He was also former (1988-1992) editor and/or publisher of Edge Detector: A Magazine of Speculative Fiction one of the better semipro sf magazines ever produce in Canada.
Terence M. Green.
Toronto English teacher Terry Green has sold stories to F&sf, Asimov's, and elsewhere, several of which have been conveniently collected in The Woman Who Is The Midnight Wind from Pottersfield Press. Green's stories are subtle and evocative, often with an undercurrent of wry irony. His first science fiction novel was Barking Dogs (St. Martin's Press) followed by Blue Limbo and Children of the Rainbow. (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1992). Particularly well received were Shadow of Ashland and its sequel Witness to Life NY: TOR (Tom Doherty, 1997, paperback, Forge 1999). Most Recent: St. Patrick's Bed third in the Shadow of Ashland series (forthcoming).
Frederick Philip Grove
Grove's Consider Her Ways, is another Canadian classic in the tradition of Gulliver's Travels. Originally published in 1947, and reissued by the New Canadian Library in 1977, the book is an exploration of American popular culture--by an expedition of ants.
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