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29/08/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Cascadia Con has announced the publication of their Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology; 'Northwest Passages: A Cascadian Anthology.'

Hosted by Cascadia Con and edited by Cris DiMarco, Northwest Passages will have its official launch at Cascadia Con on September 2nd 2005, at 7:30 p.m.

"Two centuries ago, the Lewis and Clark expedition ventured into the unknown to connect the new American nation to the Pacific Northwest, an area now known as Cascadia. They encountered many surprises along the way, and these changed their view of the world. Today, we celebrate humanity's explorations of the new frontiers of space, the environment, technology, the mind, and the human condition. How will we forge into this future where nature meets machine and humanity is forced to choose between being a spiritual element or a living part of technology?"

Cascadia Con put out the call for submissions. And they described response as outstanding. Senior Editor and science fiction author Cris DiMarco personally reviewed eight hundred stories for the anthology. Twenty-five authors and twenty-six pieces were chosen to create the final work.

Northwest Passages is an anthology of speculative fiction, science fiction and fantasy from both new and established authors.
Hosted by Cascadia Con and edited by Cris DiMarco, Northwest Passages will have its official launch at Cascadia Con on Sept. 2, 2005, at 7:30 p.m.

Northwest Passages features these authors...

Jake Bartolone, Audra L. Bruno, Eric Choi, Suzanne Church, Jacques L. Condor, Jetse de Vries, Krista Dietrich, Louise Herring-Jones, Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon, John Kratman, Susan U. Linville, Mary E. Lowd, Derwin Mak, Donna McMahon, Joe Murphy, Ruth Nestvold, Mercurio D. Rivera, Bruce Holland Rogers, Rhea Rose, Ken Staley, Bruce Taylor, Uncle River, Edd Vick, Jan Wildt, and Marly Youmans.

Writing these stories...

Still Life, With Wine Bottle; Dance of the Cube-Farm Dreamers; Plot Device; Free Range; Them; Real Virtuality; Sister's Story; Slimed; The Pulse of the Sea; Nanuq; Mountain Man's Toothpick; Forget Me Not; Transubstantiation; Feeding the Eagles; A Thin Line; A Debt to Collect; Rewind, Replay; In the Chief's Name; Squatch; Whistling Women; Jacob's Tree; You Can Hardly Wait; General Density; Truer Love; Wonderfreaks, and An Incident at Agate Beach.

Cascadia Con is the 8th North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) in 30 years. A NASFiC is only held when the Worldcon for that year is outside of North America. In 2005 the Worldcon will be in Scotland and Seattle will host the NASFiC. Cascadia Con will be host to a variety of professional writers, artists, scientists, teachers, futurists and musicians as well as Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Anime aficionados.

For more details, check out www.cascadiacon.org

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