Derwin Mak

Science Fiction Writer and Military Historian


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Two-Time Aurora Award Winner

Author of "Transubstantiation", winner of Canada's national science fiction award, the 2006 Prix Aurora Award for Best Short-Form Work in English.

Co-editor of The Dragon and the Stars, winner of the 2011 Aurora Award for Best Related Work in English.

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My story "Songbun" is eligible to be nominated for a 2017 Aurora Award for Best English Short Fiction. Read it here or download the pdf and nominate it at Deadline for nominations is May 6, 2017.

Dark Helix Press is republishing my Siren Stone novels, starting with The Shrine of the Siren Stone, followed by The Moon Under Her Feet. (Although that isn't the original publication order, these novels can be read in any order.)

My story "It Came to Eat Our Chicken Wings" has been included in the anthology AlliterAsian: Twenty Years of Ricepaper Magazine. I'm honoured to have my story included in a book celebrating Asian Canadian cultural history and the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop.

Ricepaper, the Asian Canadian literary magazine, has published its special Speculative Fiction Issue (Fall 2014), edited by me and JF Garrard. It includes science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories by Tony Pi, Eric Choi, Melissa Yuan-Innes, John Matsui, and JF Garrard. It's in bookstores across Canada now. You can also get it online for just $5 here.

Jef Catapang interviews me and several other science fiction writers for his article "Racism, Future: Sci-Fi Authors Riff" in The Ethnic Aisle.

Upcoming Appearances:

Ad Astra Science Fiction Convention, Sheraton Parkway North, 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, Ontario. May 5-7, 2017.

Anime North, at the International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, May 26-28, 2017.



Siren Stone Series


Dragon and the Stars cover



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