Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and internationally published novelist of science fiction and fantasy. In addition to eight published novels, Nina has written 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, The Delta Optimist Reviewers Choice and the Aurora Award, Canada’s top prize in science fiction.
Known for her metaphoric world building, Nina’s focus is mostly eco-fiction and humanity’s co-evolution with technology and our place in Nature. Her Splintered Universe Trilogy (Outer Diverse, Inner Diverse, and Metaverse) follow the dark quest of galactic detective Rhea Hawke. “The Last Summoner” (Starfire, 2012) is Nina’s first fantasy novel. This time travel historical fantasy of chivalry, witch-hunts and lady knights spans from Medieval Poland to near-future Paris. “Natural Selection”, Nina’s collection of award-nominated short stories that explore humanity’s evolution, was released in 2013 by Pixl Press.
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 is currently an editor for Europa SF, a zine dedicated to informing the European SF community and edits for several publishing houses.
Nina teaches writing at the University of Toronto and George Brown College. Courses use her award-nominated guidebook “The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!” (Starfire World Syndicate). The textbook was adopted by several colleges and universities throughout North America and Europe; it was translated and published by Editura Paralela 45 in Romania. “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 Pixl Press.
For more information about Nina’s books and teaching DVDs or to book her workshops, online classes, individual consultations, or speaking appearances visit www.NinaMunteanu.com. Her award-winning blog The Alien Next Door hosts lively discussion on science, travel, pop culture, writing and movies.
Nina’s novels and novellas include:
Collision with Paradise
Angel of Chaos
Outer Diverse (Book 1 of The Splintered Universe Trilogy)
Inner Diverse (Book 2)
Metaverse (Book 3)
The Last Summoner
Nina has coached writers to publication for over two decades. Her site Nina Munteanu Writing Coach provides writing tips, publishing information and details on her coaching.
To find out more about her writing and projects, including a complete list and description of her publications, visit Nina Munteanu Writer. Visit SFGirl Reviews for an extensive database of reviews and critical essays on literary works, movies and TV shows Nina has critically assessed.