Futuristic Canada Anthology

Futuristic Canada Anthology

Written by Helen Power

Helen Power is obsessed with ghosts. She spends her free time watching paranormal investigation TV shows, going on ghost walks, and telling anyone who’ll listen about her paranormal experiences. She is also an academic librarian living in Saskatoon, Canada and has several short story publications, including ones in Suspense Magazine and Dark Helix Press’s Canada 150 anthology, Futuristic Canada. The Ghosts of Thorwald Place is her first novel.

July 28, 2018

Update (June 2019) – The anthology has been released in June 2019! You can buy an ebook or print copy on Amazon.

I’m so excited to announce that the website for the anthology that I will be published in is live! Check out the webpage with my bio here:

It’s an anthology called “Futuristic Canada”, which is published by Dark Helix Press in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary (it’s one year late, I know).  The anthology’s theme is pretty simple and open-ended–What will Canada look like in the future?

My short story is called “The Night Librarian” and is set 150 years from now in “New Canada”. It’s a dystopian science fiction with dark humour, a bad-ass librarian, and lots of action!  I combined my profession (librarianship!) and my environmental studies background in this story.  I can’t wait to share it with everyone!

The anthology will be published in January 2019 — so you won’t have too long to wait! I’ll be posting another update when the anthology is published and available to purchase.

This will be my fourth short story that I’ve had published. If you haven’t already – check out the other three, which are all freely available to read online. You can find links to them under the “Writing” tab.

This experience of publishing in an anthology has been invaluable. It’s been a lot different from when I’ve published in literary magazines, because they just accept or reject the short story as is.  I’ve gotten to work with some fabulous editors to make my story the best it can be, which has made me one step closer to being brave enough to try to publish my novel!

Futuristic Canada Anthology

Updated to include the new estimated publication date (previously September 2018)

1 Comment


  1. Futuristic Canada Anthology released – Helen Power - […] Can you guess which story is mine? Obviously the one about the bad-ass librarian! The Night Librarian was the…
  2. SMOL Fair FREE Dark Fantasy Reading – Helen Power - […] Fantasy & Science Fiction Readings. I’ll be reading an excerpt from my short story “The Night Librarian“, which is…
  3. Online FREE Dark Fantasy and Science Fiction author readings – Helen Power - […] was in the Dark Fantasy & Science Fiction Readings, and I read part of my short story “The Night…

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