Entry updated 31 August 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1971- ) Canadian author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Black Magic" in Challenging Destiny for March 1998; he has to date published only short fiction, the best of which was assembled as Boundary Problems (coll 2014). The title of this collection nicely expresses an essential component in the tales: a transgressively Equipoisal approach to the fractal convolutions of twenty-first century Fantastika. Hard SF tropes are shot through with Magic; reality is seen as a matter of Perception, though Bechtel does not focus on the justified Paranoia expressed by authors from Philip K Dick onwards as they contemplate the corporatization of reality. In 2018 he co-edited a volume of the Canadian showcase anthology Tesseracts [see Checklist below]. [JC]
born Galt, Ontario: 21 November 1971
- Boundary Problems (Calgary, Alberta: Freehand Books, 2014) [coll: pb/Natalie Olsen]
works as editor
- Nevertheless: Tesseracts Twenty-One (Calgary, Alberta: Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing/EDGE-Lite, 2018) with Rhonda Parrish [anth: ebook: Tesseracts: Tesseracts: na/]
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