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 "Mecha-Jesus" is a finalist for the 2015 Aurora Award in the category of Best Short Fiction - English. Please consider voting for it. During the voting period of June 1 to October 17, you may read it free here.

My story "Mecha-Jesus" is the first story in the anthology Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen). the Kindle edition is available now, other e-book editions will be available in February 2015, and the print edition will be available in March 2015 in Canada and April 2015 in the United States.

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.

My novella "Kleinheimat" will be available for free download (pdf) for the time being.

Upcoming Appearances:

October 8-11, 2015: literASIAN 2015: A Festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian Writing, UBC Learning Exchange, Vancouver, British Columbia. literASIAN will have a science fiction and fantasy theme this year.

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


All Dancers Go to Heaven       Explorer       Space Inc.       Northwest Passages

Moon Under Her Feet

Click here to read excerpts from The Moon Under Her Feet (pdf file; will require Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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