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Slade, Arthur

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1967-    ) Canadian author whose earlier work – notably the Northern Frights sequence beginning with Draugr (1998) – deployed various horror and Horror in SF tropes in a Canadian context. Of sf interest is the Hunchback Assignments sequence beginning with The Hunchback Assignments (2009), a series of Young Adult Steampunk tales mostly set in a nineteenth-century-style London extremely packed with Villains, Inventions, a giant Robot or two, ravening Cyborg dogs, clockwork figures, and the protagonist himself, a Shapeshifter who does his best to preserve the British Empire (see Imperialism). The invention may be at times excessive, but the energy, which is ample, hints at further work of greater ambition. [JC]

Arthur Gregory Slade

born Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan: 9 July 1967



Northern Frights

  • Draugr (Victoria, British Columbia: Orca Books Publishers, 1997) [Northern Frights: pb/]
  • The Haunting of Drang Island (Victoria, British Columbia: Orca Books Publishers, 1998) [Northern Frights: pb/]
  • The Loki Wolf (Victoria, British Columbia: Orca Books Publishers, 2000) [Northern Frights: pb/]
    • Northern Frights (Toronto, Ontario: HarperCollins, 2014) [omni of the above three: Northern Frights: pb/]

Canadian Chills

Hunchback Assignments

  • The Hunchback Assignments (Toronto, Ontario: Harper Trophy Canada, 2009) [Hunchback Assignments: hb/Chris McGrath]
  • The Dark Deeps (Toronto, Ontario: Harper Trophy Canada, 2010) [Hunchback Assignments: pb/Chris McGrath]
  • Empire of Ruins (New York: Random House/Wendy Lamb Books, 2011) [Hunchback Assignments: hb/Chris McGrath]
  • Island of Doom (New York: Random House/Wendy Lamb Books, 2012) [Hunchback Assignments: hb/Chris McGrath]

individual titles

  • Dust (New York: Random House/Wendy Lamb Books, 2003) [hb/Jonathan Barkat]


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