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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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.

My story "Mecha-Jesus" is a finalist for the 2015 Aurora Award in the category of Best Short Fiction - English.

My story "Mecha-Jesus" is the first story in the anthology Wrestling With Gods: Tesseracts Eighteen.

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:

November 20-22, 2015: SF Contario, Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario. This is also Canvention 35, the Canadian National Science Fiction Convention, with the Aurora Awards ceremony on Sunday.


Siren Stone Series


Dragon and the Stars cover



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