Greg Bechtel

Greg Bechtel's occasionally prize-winning stories have appeared in several literary and SF venues, including On Spec, Prairie Fire, The Fiddlehead, and the Tesseracts anthologies of Canadian speculative fiction. At WFC, he will be reading from his first book, Boundary Problems (2014). This hybrid literary/SF collection has been described as "a paranoid Pynchonesque mix-tape" (Mark Anthony Jarman), "in the best tradition of Philip K. Dick" (Daryl Gregory), "the literary equivalent of quantum mechanics" (The National Post), and "a transgressively Equipoisal approach to the fractal convolutions of twenty-first century Fantastika. Hard SF . . . shot through with Magic" (John Clute). Greg has lived at various times in Toronto, Deep River (ON), Jamaica, Ottawa, Quebec City, and Fredericton (NB) while working (among other things) as a lifeguard, technical writer, mover, visual basic programmer, camp counsellor, semi­conductor laser labtech, cab driver, tutor, and teacher. Currently, he lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he is revising his first novel while teaching English Literature, Writing Studies, and (occasionally) Creative Writing at the University of Alberta. For more information, check out his website at gregbechtel.ca.