About

Nina Munteanu and Seko

Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and internationally published novelist of eco-fiction, science fiction and fantasy. In addition to eight published novels, Nina has written award-nominated short stories, articles and non-fiction books, which have been translated into several languages throughout the world. Recognition for her work includes the Midwest Book Review Reader’s Choice Award, finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the SLF Fountain Award, and The Delta Optimist Reviewers Choice. Her latest book is “Water Is…” a scientific study and personal journey as limnologist, mother, teacher and environmentalist. “Water Is…” was recently picked by Margaret Atwood in the NY Times as 2016 ‘The Year in Reading’.

Nina regularly publishes reviews and essays in magazines such as The New York Review of Science Fiction and Strange Horizons. She serves as staff writer for several online and print magazines, and was assistant editor-in-chief of Imagikon, a Romanian speculative magazine. She currently writes for Amazing Stories and is an editor for Eagle Publishing House (Romania) and of Europa SF, a zine dedicated to informing the European SF community.

 

Teaching, Editing and Coaching:

Nina teaches writing at the University of Toronto and George Brown College. She also gives writing workshops and courses based on her award-nominated guidebook “The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!” (Starfire World Syndicate). The textbook is used in colleges and universities throughout North America and Europe. It was translated and published by Editura Paralela 45 in Romania. The next book in her writing guide series “The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice” was released in winter of 2012 in Romanian by Editura Paralela 45 and in English in early 2013 by Starfire. Nina’s “Ecology & Story” world building workshop series is given across Canada to writers of eco-fiction, science fiction and fantasy. The third book in her writing guidebook series “The Ecology of Story: World as Character” is on world building, place and use of metaphor with scheduled release in Summer 2019.  Nina’s 2016 book “Water Is…The Meaning of Water” is an educational book on water and stewardship.

Nina has coached writers to successful publication for over twenty years (see “Testimonial Page”). She has mentored and coached writers of memoirs, science fiction and fantasy, contemporary fiction and children’s stories. Many have gone on to publish with a traditional publishing house, indie publisher or have self-published.

Nina shares her time between Toronto and Vancouver.

For more information about booking her workshops, online classes, individual consultations, or speaking appearances contact Nina or go to the “Lectures/Workshops” Page or the “Contact” Page on this website. Her award-winning blog The Alien Next Door hosts lively discussion on science, travel, pop culture, writing and movies. Her site The Meaning of Water features information on ecology, water, limnology and information related to her latest book “Water Is…“.

Where You can find Nina (appearances, interviews, articles, press releases, social media):

Amazing Stories
Amazon.com
Academia.Edu
Brampton Guardian
CBC Canada Writes
Clarion Foundation
CUIT Radio
Dragon Page Cover to Cover
Delta Optimist
Delta Optimist
Eco-Fiction
EAC-Boldface
Europa SF
Facebook
Facebook: Nina Munteanu Writer
Fanatasy Fiction Focus
Gazeta SF
George Brown College
Goodreads
Impakter
Internet Review of Science Fiction
isfdb
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Langley Times
Linked In
Liquid Lunch THAT Channel
Mincione Edizioni
Morgen Bailey
Nina Munteanu Writer
Niverville Citizen
Observatorul
Pinterest
Planet S
PR Web
Rosarium Publishing
SF Canada
SF Girl Reviews
Speculating Canada
Strange Horizons
That Channel
The Alien Next Door
The Commentary
The Globe and Mail
The Meaning Of Water
Times Colonist
Tumblr
Twitter
University of Toronto, Engineering
University of Toronto, Health Sciences
Wikipedia
Wikiwand
Wonderville
World Poetry Cafe


Nina’s Novels include (chronologically listed to 2018):

  • Collision with Paradise
  • The Cypol
  • Angel of Chaos
  • Darwin’s Paradox
  • The Last Summoner
  • Outer Diverse (Book 1 of Splintered Universe Trilogy)
  • Inner Diverse (Book 2)
  • Metaverse (Book 3)
  • Natural Selection, a collection of short stories

Nina’s guidebooks and other non-fiction include:

  • The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!
  • The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice
  • The Ecology of Story: World as Character (upcoming 2019)
  • Water Is…The Meaning of Water

Nina’s short stories, essays and articles have appeared in the following magazines and anthologies:

  • Amazing Stories
  • Another Realm
  • Armchair Aesthete
  • Beautiful BC Magazine
  • Bli-Panika
  • Boldface (EAC)
  • Cats Magazine
  • Clarion Foundation Blog
  • Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change
  • Country Woman Magazine
  • Chiaroscuro (Chizine)
  • Dreams & Visions
  • Eco-Fiction
  • Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction
  • Fly Like an Eagle Anthology
  • Gateway
  • Hadrosaur Tales
  • In the Moment Anthology
  • Inspiring Hope Anthology
  • Megan Survival Anthology
  • Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine
  • Niverville Citizen
  • Nowa Fantastyka
  • Pacific Yachting
  • deciduous-forest-pathPolar Borealis
  • Scifidimensions
  • Shared Vision Magazine
  • Sky Songs Anthology
  • Strange Horizons
  • The Best of Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine Anthology
  • The Earth We Love
  • The Internet Review of Science Fiction
  • The Literary Connection Anthology Vol I
  • The Literary Connection Anthology Vol 1V
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction

Go to the publications page of NinaMunteanu.ca for a detailed list of Nina’s fiction (long and short), as well as her non-fiction, scientific/technical books and general articles.

Last updated: September 9, 2018

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