Julie E. Czerneda
Julie E. Czerneda

Canadian, biologist, award-winning author/editor, for the past 25 years Julie E. Czerneda has shared her curiosity about living things and optimism about life through her science fiction and fantasy, published by DAW Books, NY. With her partner Roger Czerneda, she lives in a small town outside Ottawa, Ontario, in a grand century home with plenty of room for her books and his photographs. When not walking along the river or wilding their yard, they’ll be off to canoe Algonquin Park, their happy place.

Julie E. Czerneda
Into the Wild!

Latest Release

Spectrum
Spectrum

There’s trouble ahead for our valiant Blue Blob of Goodness but you know she’ll come through—if not ever as expected.
Mass market now out from DAW Books.

September 20, 2022

Imaginings

We’re celebrating my 25th anniversary in fiction and DAW with a collection of my short stories for you. I’ve added notes to each and, bonus? There’s an all-new Night’s Edge novella! Cover and interior design by Roger H. Czerneda.

November 15, 2022

To Each This World
To Each This World

I went big in my latest science fiction standalone (my new aliens included) to explore what I find most intimate and precious about us. Community. Curiosity and imagination. Above all, the drive to understand what isn’t us at all.


I’m a hall of famer!


I’m to be inducted in the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association’s Hall of Fame! With me are my friends and multi-accomplished fabulous people, Ed Greenwood and Hayden Trenholm! I hope you’ll attend the virtual ceremony at WWC (and that you’ll help us celebrate at Can*Con this fall). See my Events Page for details.

What’s Next

News Flash – the release date for To Each This World has been pushed back by two weeks.
It’s coming out November 15th, 2022, to help the teams of DAW Books and Astra Publishing House do everything necessary.

The voice actor/narrator Alex Picard has recorded Imaginings. Her voice and range is perfect for my stories.
The tentative release date for the audiobook is September 20th, 2022, so we’ve pushed back the ebook and print release to match!
I did finish my short fantasy story. After letting it sit a few days, I’m about to take another look. It’s not quite there yet.
To Each This World is back on my desk as galley proofs!!! My favourite part!

July is almost done!

  • Roger and I are finalizing the uploads for Imaginings to be ready for you in all formats.
  • Summer reads: I’m currently reading Derek Kunsken’s The House of Styx . Wow. I can’t decide if I’m more impressed by his deep compassion for humanity or his depth of science. Blowing my brain!

For upcoming appearances, see Events.