Happy birthday to the acclaimed writer and editor Claude Lalumière


Photo by Alexandra Renwick

Born and raised in Montreal, writer and editor Claude Lalumière previously owned and managed the Montreal bookshops Nebula, danger!, and Nemo. In 1998, he left the world of bookselling and began writing reviews and criticism, most notably for January Magazine, The Montreal Gazette, The National Post, The New York Review Of Science Fiction, and Locus Online.


Beginning in 2002, with Telling Stories: New English Stories From Quebec, Lalumière has produced 16 acclaimed anthologies including Open Space: New Canadian Fantastic Fiction (2003), Witpunk (2003 with Marty Halpern), Island Dreams: Montreal Writers of the Fantastic (2003), Lust For Life: Tales of Sex and Love (2005)SUPER STORIES OF HEROES & VILLAINS (2013), Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories (2013 with Camille Alexa), The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir (2015 with David Nickle), and Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen 2016 with Mark Shainblum).


Lalumière authored the mosaic novels The Door To Lost Pages (2011) and Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment (2017) and numerous acclaimed short stories, many of which have been collected in Objects Of Worship (2009), Nocturnes And Other Nocturnes (2013), and Altre Persone/Other Persons (2018). His story “The Cornucopia of Dionysus” was adapted into the short film La Biere Eternelle (Eternal Beer). Earlier this year, Nocturnes reading series (season 1), a regular, ongoing video series of Lalumière reading one of his short stories, premiered.

All of us at Tachyon wish the multifaceted, fantastic Claude, a super birthday. Don’t forget your cape!

For more information on SUPER STORIES OF HEROES & VILLAINS, visit the Tachyon page.

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