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Speculative Fictions
Speculative Fictions: Contemporary Canadian Novelists and the Writing of History | Herb Wyile
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An exploration of the proliferation of historical novels in English-Canadian literature over the last thirty years.
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MommyOfTwo
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My #speculativespringswap has arrived! #sss
There was a name on the return address but I couldn‘t figure out who it was but that‘s ok, I prefer a surprise when I open it.

Avanders Yay! 👏🏽👏🏽🔮🦠🧬🧞‍♂️♥️ 8mo
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KatieDid927
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Shipped this puppy off today, scheduled to arrive on Tuesday! @Avanders #SSS

Avanders Yay! 👏🏽👏🏽🔮🦠🧬🧞‍♂️♥️ 8mo
Littlewolf1 Yay…received it today… looking forward to Sunday 8mo
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Chrissyreadit
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My #sss package has arrived.

Littlewolf1 Woot woot… I‘m so glad. I hope you love it. 8mo
Chrissyreadit @Littlewolf1 honestly, you put together great packages and I‘m really excited to open it! 8mo
Avanders Yay! 👏🏽👏🏽🔮🦠🧬🧞‍♂️♥️ 8mo
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Avanders
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Y‘all … we‘re almost there! But I haven‘t heard from everyone… if you‘re tagged, ***please let me know ASAP when you sent your #SpeculativeSpringSwap #sss package!*** (If you did already tell me or tag me, my apologies for missing it! It‘s been a busy month… but please *do* tell me again!)

Also, received my pkg from @BookwormAHN yesterday! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Can‘t wait til open day 😁😁

LibrarianRyan I am sending mine this weekend. I have been waiting for something for a while but it should be here tomorrow. 8mo
KatieDid927 Shipping mine out this week via priority. Will post when it‘s on the way. 8mo
BookwormAHN Glad it made it 😺 8mo
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Avanders @LibrarianRyan ok thanks! And I hear you — I had a couple things take way longer to arrive than expected!! 8mo
Avanders @KatieDid927 ok thanks! 🔮🦠 8mo
Avanders @BookwormAHN 😄😘🥰 8mo
Readergrrl Mine will be mailed express tomorrow! I meant to post earlier. Amazon did not deliver the book I wanted! Boo! I had to make an emergency trip to the local Barnes and Noble BUT it will be out in the expedited post tomorrow!! 8mo
Avanders @Readergrrl oh no I hate it when Amazon doesn‘t come through! 😫 thanks for the update - since you‘re sending tomorrow, priority should be fast enough ☺️ 8mo
Readergrrl @Avanders I think it will too. I have had the worst luck with Amazon these last few months. Even with Prime, 8mo
Gissy I‘m waiting for one item but I will send it priority mail. Leif it doesn‘t arrive then I can send that item later. 8mo
Avanders @Gissy ok thanks for the update! 🦠🔮 8mo
HeathHof Sorry for the late update but mine has been shipped and is due to arrive this Saturday! 8mo
Avanders @Mynameisacolour ok wonderful - thanks is for the update! 🔮🦠♥️ 8mo
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Avanders
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Matches Sent for #SpeculativeSpringSwap #SSS.

Please check your emails - including your Spam box! - and let me know ASAP if you have/have not received your match.

Yay!

Open Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎉🪐 10mo
Gissy Yes!! I received and replied the email! 🤗 10mo
LibrarianRyan Yeah.. I just bought my first book. 10mo
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Avanders
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Last day to sign up for #SpeculativeSpringSwap #SSS !!!

#LitsySwap #LitsyHappenings

Sign-up by Fri Feb 11, 2022
Matches sent by Sun Feb 13, 2022
Ship-by final date March 31, 2022
Open date: Sun April 17, 2022

https://forms.gle/pqbpPYaL67zbtRVw8

Gissy I signed already🙋🏽‍♀️ 10mo
MeganAnn I‘ve been on the fence, but your post pushed me over the edge and I signed up. 🤷‍♀️🎉📚✨ My birthday is five days after the opening date so I‘m considering this swap an early birthday present to myself (and to share with whoever I send to because choosing gifts is my favorite!) 10mo
Avanders @Gissy @MeganAnn 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 And Megan - it‘s the day before my birthday.. so it‘s also a bday present to me! 😄💖🎂 (edited) 10mo
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Nessavamusic
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Just signed up for the #speculativespringswap

Come join the fun! Head over to @Avanders page to sign up!

Avanders Thanks for the repost! 🤩🔮🧬😘 10mo
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Chrissyreadit
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@Avanders is hosting a #speculativespringswap I‘m very excited! If you‘re interested head over to her page to sign up 🙌🎉📚

Avanders Thanks for the repost! 🤩🔮🧬😘 10mo
Chrissyreadit @Avanders of course!!! And I May be a little too excited about it 😘 10mo
Avanders Lol! Well I‘m glad 😁😁 It‘s the little things that can sometimes bring great joy! 💖💖 10mo
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LibrarianRyan
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@Avanders is hosting a speculative fiction swap.

For those not in the know “Speculative fiction is a broad category of fiction encompassing genres with elements that do not exist in reality, recorded history, nature, or the present universe. Such fiction covers various themes in the context of supernatural, futuristic, and other imaginative realms.“

For more information check out her page!

Avanders Thanks for the repost! 🤩🔮🧬😘 10mo
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BookwormAHN
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@Avanders is hosting a Speculative Fiction Swap
🛸🐉 #SpeculativeSpringSwap 🐉🛸
Sign up on her page by Feb. 11th.
#SSS

Avanders Thanks for the repost! 🤩🔮🧬😘 10mo
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Avanders
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Ok we‘re going to go ahead with this! #SpeculativeSpringSwap #SSS #LitsySwap #LitsyHappenings

I‘m stretching out the timeline a bit though :)

Sign-up by Fri Feb 11, 2022
Matches sent by Sun Feb 13, 2022
Ship-by final date March 31, 2022
Open date: Sun April 17, 2022

Tagging some folks who might be interested. Of course, feel free to pass it on! Also, no pressure!!

https://forms.gle/pqbpPYaL67zbtRVw8

LeahBergen Well, this sounds fun! I‘m not sure if I‘m into very much speculative fiction, though. 🤔 10mo
LibrarianRyan DANG YOU. Too Good to pass up. I'll share soon. And sign up later tonight when I can access google. 10mo
Avanders @LeahBergen 🤔 Totally understand that hesitation. It is a pretty broad category… though still *speculative* at its core 😁 As I say, no pressure, but if you click the link, there‘s an image at the bottom of the page that shows you what all is included .. some of the broader categories might appeal to you? ☺️😘 10mo
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Avanders @LibrarianRyan 😆😁 Sweet. And I‘ll share yours soon too! (Already signed up) 10mo
AmyG I may have to take a break as I have alot going on now. Thank you, my friend, of thinking of me. I know this will be wonderful and will hopefully join in on your next fabulous swap! 10mo
BookwormAHN Done and looking forward to it 😺 10mo
Shadowfat This sounds great! 10mo
Deblovestoread Thanks for the tag! All signed up and I‘ll share your post tomorrow to spread the word. Thank you! 10mo
ReadingRover Cool thanks. I have to think about it and see if I‘ll be able to commit right now. 10mo
Avanders @AmyG @ReadingRover totally understand! Hope all is well! 🤗😘 10mo
Avanders @BookwormAHN @Shadowfat @Kdgordon88 👏🏽👏🏽🔮🧬🧝🏽‍♀️🦠👏🏽👏🏽 10mo
MommyOfTwo Oooo fun, it will be like birthday present a few days early! (edited) 10mo
guinsgirlreads Thanks for the tag!! 💓 10mo
AmyG Things have eased a bit which means…I‘m in. Thank you for hosting! 10mo
HeathHof Just signed up, so looking forward to this one!!! 10mo
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Avanders
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… thinking …

Is there interest? Thinking of an open date of March 20th…

#SpeculativeSpringSwap #SSS

Nessavamusic Yes!! 11mo
Gissy Yes!!🙌 11mo
Avanders @Nessavamusic @Gissy I‘m a little behind (in life!), but it‘ll come 😉♥️ 10mo
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atla
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I just remembered this amazing thing I found a couple of months ago, and I wanted to share it!

Perfect for lovers of speculative fiction and lovers of flow-charts. This can be found at:

https://bit.ly/2Zg8Zle (URL is case sensitive) or thefantasyinn.com/2019/07/08/intro-to-speculative-fiction-by-people-of-color

Riveted_Reader_Melissa This is great! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JanuarieTimewalker13 Maybe this flowchart will help you find something new! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JanuarieTimewalker13 This flowchart might help you find something! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow!! This is cool, thank you!!! 2y
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jillannjohn
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Thank you so much for my #SFMBC package! I love the extras! I‘m excited to read all these books! And that candle smells delicious!
Happy Holidays!

MaleficentBookDragon I'm so glad you like everything. I'm eating a Krispy Kreme donut right now. 🍩 3y
MommyOfTwo Hey , just wondering if you knew when you would be sending my #SFMBC I‘ve been looking forward to rereading it and seeing everyone‘s thoughts. 3y
jillannjohn @MommyOfTwo If I can find an open post office tomorrow I‘ll send it then. Sorry it‘s late I‘ve been working a lot. 3y
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MommyOfTwo Ok, it‘s fine if it takes you a little longer. I just wanted to check in. 3y
jillannjohn @MaleficentBookDragon I loved The Blinds! Just my kind of weird! 3y
MaleficentBookDragon @jillannjohn great. I'm so glad. 3y
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Avanders
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Since I forgot to take a real pic, this one snagged from the interwebs will have to do.

Mailed #AllHallowsReadSwap package! 🧟‍♀️🙌🏽👏🏽
Mailed #SFMBC November package to @cobwebmoth ! 💌

To the rest of the SFMBC‘ers, a few weeks until next the shipping date! 💌💌

Chrissyreadit 🧡🖤🧡love your fall picture! 3y
cobwebmoth 🤗❤ 3y
jillannjohn I never received a package. Please let me know what you‘d like me to do about the next mailing. @Avanders 3y
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Avanders @jillannjohn hi Jill I‘ll check on a tracking number and touch bases ... just clarifying: you didn‘t receive a book from Karina? 3y
jillannjohn @Avanders Right. Nothing from last round. Thanks. 3y
Endowarrior21 @Avanders mine is going out tomorrow 3y
Avanders @Endowarrior21 thanks for the update! I need to send another email soon!! 🤭 3y
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ofbooksandme
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Thank you so much Molly! You really didn't have to...I loved my cute presents!!! ♥️♥️♥️

Gonna get reading now...

@Shadowfat @Avanders

Shadowfat I'm glad you liked them! 3y
Avanders Yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 3y
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Avanders
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#SFMBC ‘ers —> it‘s almost time to ship our next round of books! Please let me know if there were any issues w the last round or if you anticipate any issues w this round... time is flying by... and can you believe it has been nearly 2 years since we began?!?!

Endowarrior21 I have the copy that came from Amazon but my mom says nothing has arrived at her house yet and nothing has come here either. @Avanders I will send out the copy from Amazon with my review to the next person. 3y
Shadowfat I didn't realize it had come up so soon! I'll have to read it quickly. 3y
Avanders @Endowarrior21 okay .. that‘s a good plan! I‘ll tell the last sender to just forward it on ☺️ @shadowfat me too! I just started today 😁😁 3y
ofbooksandme Hi! I spent over a month in Spain and after I came back last week it was all chaotic. But, yes I got Scott's book and I sent it on Monday. Tomorrow I can email the tracking number if it's necessary. 3y
Avanders @ofbooksandme hi! I hope you enjoyed Spain! Thanks for the check-in :) ♥️ 3y
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MommyOfTwo
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The #SFMBC book came today from @Endowarrior21

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👌🏽 4y
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jillannjohn
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Thank you so much for the extra goodies @MaleficentBookDragon in your #SFMBC package! (The actual book is not shown. ) I love the book sleeve!! The books have been on TBR for awhile. 😃😃

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime I loved Once Upon a River 💙 4y
MaleficentBookDragon You're very welcome! I hope you enjoy them. 4y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I‘m currently loving 4y
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jillannjohn
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Received my #SFMBC package today! Thank you @Shadowfat for all the extra goodies! I‘m so excited about all the books! Actual #SFMBC choice is hidden. And of course the candy!!! ❤️

MaleficentBookDragon I believe that is my book underneath there. 😁 4y
Avanders Oooh 👏🏽👏🏽🙌🏽 4y
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MommyOfTwo
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Got my #SFMBC in the mail today from @Endowarrior21
I wish this note book was mine to keep ❤️

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love those bookmarks. 🔖🔖🔖 4y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 ... is that my book? The notebook is familiar..... 😁 4y
MommyOfTwo @Avanders yes it‘s your book 4y
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MommyOfTwo
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Received #SFMBC today from @jillannjohn I love this notebook, wish it was mine to keep😊

Avanders Yay! 👏🏽👏🏽 It is such a pretty journal... 4y
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Avanders
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Oh my goodness where has time gone! It is already time to start planning for our next #SFMBC shipments! Books/journals/etceteras should be read, written about, and sent on by January 5th! Hope everyone is enjoying / enjoyed this past selection 🤗

Email me with any issues, shipping or otherwise. 🤗 Also, let me know if you don't know who you're shipping to next! I'm happy to resend the pdf ☺️
Leathy18 at gmail.

Avanders Ps I don't know what "metafiction" is ... but I'm intrigued! 4y
LazyDays What does #SFMPC stand for? 4y
Avanders @LazyDays Speculative Fiction Mail Book Club ☺️ (edited) 4y
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LazyDays Oh cool thank you! 4y
MaleficentBookDragon I think I have you this shipment! 4y
Endowarrior21 I will be passing the book I have on either Wednesday or Thursday which ever day I can borrow the truck to go to the post office 4y
Avanders @LazyDays you bet! @MaleficentBookDragon looks like it! Fun! 👏🏽😘 @Endowarrior21 sounds good! 👌🏽 4y
ReadingRover On it for realsies this time! (edited) 4y
MommyOfTwo Mine will be going out Wednesday 4y
Avanders @ReadingRover lol awesome! 😘😘 @MommyOfTwo sweet! 🥰♥️ 4y
Chrys My package to @GrilledCheeseSamurai is on its way 4y
ReadingRover Almost done! Just a bit more to go... 4y
Avanders @Chrys @ReadingRover yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽 4y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @MaleficentBookDragon your package is going out tomorrow! Sorry I missed the deadline. My car was in the shop (our Canadian weather froze it to death) but tomorrow I'm back on the road! 🤘Probably be about 5 days shipping. 😊 4y
MaleficentBookDragon @GrilledCheeseSamurai no worries. Sorry about your car. @Avanders yours is going out tomorrow also. 4y
Avanders @GrilledCheeseSamurai eep! Glad your car made it! @MaleficentBookDragon sweet! 👏🏽👏🏽🌌 4y
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Avanders
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#SFMBC 'ers -- here's your reminder that our next shipping date is coming up in 3 weeks (November 5) 🤗 No rush, of course.. just a reminder. (International shippers, early shipping is always appreciated ☺️). If you need the next rotation again, let me know!

ReadingRover Ack! I better get a move on! 4y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I was just thinking about this. 👍 4y
Shadowfat Thanks for the reminder! 4y
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MommyOfTwo Ive got all my stuff plan to get it out soon since it will be leaving the country. I‘m so nervous about it, I‘ve never sent anything out of country before. 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nothing to do with the post, but I appreciate this chart! 😊 4y
Avanders @ReadingRover it sneaks up on you! 😁 @GrilledCheeseSamurai @Shadowfat 😘😘 @MommyOfTwo before you head to po - go to Usps.com and check which way to send is best/cheapest.. depending on what you're sending, flat rate priority might even be best! 🤗 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ☺️ I like this one .. it has the basics.. but there's a slightly more complex one I may post next time 😁 4y
ReadingRover @Avanders can you email me the doc again. I can‘t find it for some reason and I know you changed your address. I think I‘m sending to you this time! 4y
Avanders @ReadingRover Yep will do! 😘 4y
MaleficentBookDragon Okay. I think I messed up. Who am I supposed to send to this rotation? My mind is shot. 4y
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon you send to @MommyOfTwo this round ... do you want me to resend the rotation? And ya know, it's the time change... messes up everything 😜🧠🌪 4y
ReadingRover @Avanders I know I‘m years behind! I swear I‘ll send the package in the next few days. I know I‘m a postal disaster 😬 4y
Avanders @ReadingRover no worries -- I'm a little behind in my reading too 😁😁 4y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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And even more #bookmail!
I received the next round for #sfmbc
@Shadowfat I 😍 the extras you sent. Deadpool Bob Ross had me laughing and the coloring book is fantastic! I look forward to reading Lumberjanes as well as the club book (hidden).
@Avanders

Avanders Yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽 4y
KristinaRay The Deadpool Bob Ross is awesome! 😂 4y
Meeko93 That pop is awesome 4y
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Avanders
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#SFMBC #SpeculativeFictionMailBookClub
👋🏽 Just a friendly reminder ☺️

Endowarrior21 Almost done with the book hope to send it out next week 4y
MommyOfTwo Mine is almost ready. I plan to have it out next week, then I don‘t have to worry about it as school is starting. 4y
Avanders @Endowarrior21 @MommyOfTwo sweet! 🤗 Mmm school 📓📋✏️ I have a few more years before that fun starts 😁😁 4y
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ReadingRover I‘ll have it out by then. Almost done. 4y
Avanders @ReadingRover 👌🏽 sounds good! 4y
Chrys @ReadingRover your package is on the way! 4y
Avanders @Chrys 👏🏽👏🏽 4y
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