Candas Jane Dorsey

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Candas Jane Dorsey giving a lecture in Montreal in 2006

Candas Jane Dorsey (born November 16, 1952)[1] is a Canadian poet and science fiction novelist who resides in her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Dorsey became a writer from an early age and works across genre boundaries, writing poetry, fiction, mainstream and speculative, short and long form, arts journalism and arts advocacy. Dorsey has also written television and stage scripts, magazine and newspaper articles, and reviews.

Dorsey currently teaches and holds workshops and readings. She has served on the executive board of the Writers' Guild of Alberta and is a founder of SF Canada.[2] In 1998, Dorsey received the Prix Aurora Award.

Dorsey was editor-in-chief of The Books Collective (River, Slipstream and Tesseract Books) from 1992 through 2005.[3]


  • Results of the Ring Toss - 1976
  • Hardwired Angel - 1987
  • Machine Sex and Other Stories - 1988
  • Leaving Marks - 1992
  • Black Wine - 1997 (winner, James Tiptree, Jr. Award, Crawford Award, Prix Aurora Awards)
  • Vanilla and Other Stories - 2000
  • A Paradigm of Earth - 2001
  • Ice & Other Stories - 2018


  1. ^ "Candas Jane Dorsey: Saving the World". Locus Magazine. August 2000. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  2. ^ David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, ed. (2006). Year's Best Fantasy 6. Tachyon Publications. ISBN 1-892391-37-6.
  3. ^ Gaylaxicon 2006. "Additional Author Guest". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011.

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