Annette Lapointe

Annette Lapointe is a fiction writer and academic living in Treaty 8 territory, on the traditional lands of the Beaver people. She has lived in rural Saskatchewan, Quebec City, St John’s, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and South Korea, and now lives in Grande Prairie, in northern Alberta, Canada.

She earned the requisite PhD in English, with special areas in the history of gender and technology, contemporary literature, and science fiction.  She continues to explore these areas, and has a special love for Indigenous literature and both fiction and nonfiction engaging with topics of decolonization.

She was lucky enough to be given the option to work creatively, and has pursued that with enthusiastic fury. She has published two acclaimed novels, Stolen and Whitetail Shooting Gallery, and a short story collection, You Are Not Needed Now. In her copious free time, she edits The Waggle magazine online.

Book Reviews by Annette Lapointe

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“To Survive on This Shore radically widens the range of visible trans experiences.

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This account of the rise of punk in East Germany is openly the work of a devoted fan of that scene. Tim Mohr is upfront about his emotional investment in the topic.

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Nick Thorburn is best known as the lead singer of the indie-pop band The Unicorns, and his work carries with it that deliberately whimsical approach to art and creation.

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“The Silence of the Girls is magnificent. It is a novel that lays open all the human experiences that the Iliad buries.”

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The Freeze-Frame Revolution is “hard” science fiction, a novel (or novella—the book is borderline in its length) devoted almost entirely to exploring a concept.

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“Chambers’ thoughtful, measured work is offers space opera the depth and complexity it so often lacks. Her work is profound, engaging, and beautifully written.”

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“a disgusting, disturbing, magnificent book.”