Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and internationally published novelist of 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 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. Her recent 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…“.
You can find Nina on:
George Brown College
Nina Munteanu Writer
Internet Review of Science Fiction
CBC Canada Writes
The Globe and Mail
Dragon Page Cover to Cover
World Poetry Cafe
Liquid Lunch THAT Channel
The Alien Next Door
Fanatasy Fiction Focus
The Meaning Of Water
Nina’s Novels include (to 2014):
- 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 textbooks include:
- The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!
- The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice
- 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
- Boldface (EAC)
- Cats Magazine
- Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change
- Country Woman Magazine
- Chiaroscuro (Chizine)
- Dreams & Visions
- Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction
- Fly Like an Eagle Anthology
- Hadrosaur Tales
- In the Moment Anthology
- Inspiring Hope Anthology
- Megan Survival Anthology
- Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine
- Nowa Fantastyka
- Pacific Yachting
- Polar Borealis
- Shared Vision Magazine
- Sky Songs Anthology
- Strange Horizons
- The Best of Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine Anthology
- The Internet Review of Science Fiction
- The Literary Connection Anthology Vol I
- 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: June 14, 2018