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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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King straddles the line between book and art object.

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“Leroux isn’t writing about ‘Canada;’ she’s writing about Quebec, the odd country-within-a-country that maintains its own culture and history within the larger nation’s borders.” 

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A. E. Stallings’ reputation as a poet is already established. She has the distinction of being a McArthur Fellow (2011), that peculiar laurel that bestows “genius” on the recipient.

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Diane Williams’ work represents a genuine avant-garde in American short fiction.

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Jane Yolen has been writing science fiction and fantasy for young adults since the 1960s. Her work is generally acclaimed and widely read.

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“Never saccharine, often wry, always charming, this book seduces its readers and infects them with the desire for whimsical dishes and intimate connection.”

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“Deforge has created a little book that’s both funny and disturbing.”

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This is a golden age of independent comics. Artists develop singular approaches, cultivate followings online, and burst into the print scene with fully developed universes and styles.

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“Beyond the Sixth Extinction is a playful but dark vision of a possible future . . .”

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“The Grand Medieval Bestiary feels magical, valuable, and important.”

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“littered with genuinely brilliant poems. They could lure disenchanted rationalists back to poetry. They might ignite a new movement in a culture. They are wonderful.”

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Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are often cited as “couple goals” for their 18-year relationship.

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Jane Austen’s books are cultural touchstones, but the details of her life are less public. Most of what we know is reconstructed from letters.

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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.”