In this episode, we join Canadian science fiction/fantasy author Kaz LeFave in Toronto, Ontario, where she talks about water and writing about it, the current oceanic dead zones that inspired the premise behind her Nemecene series, the role of literature in raising environmental awareness, and her environmental work with Tides Canada.
Kaz LeFave is author of the speculative Aquacene series. She holds a bachelor degree in Applied Science (engineering) from Queen’s University, a fashion degree from the Richard Robinson Fashion Design Academy, certifications in personal training and hypnosis, a US patent in user interface design, an IMDb credit as director. She has written extensively on environmental issues and does philanthropy work through Aguacene.com. She currently lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist / limnologist and novelist. She is co-editor of Europa SF and currently teaches writing courses at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. Visit www.ninamunteanu.ca for the latest on her books. Nina’s bilingual “La natura dell’acqua / The Way of Water” was published by Mincione Edizioni in Rome. Her non-fiction book “Water Is…” by Pixl Press (Vancouver) was selected by Margaret Atwood in the New York Times ‘Year in Reading’ and was chosen as the 2017 Summer Read by Water Canada. Her novel “A Diary in the Age of Water” was released by Inanna Publications (Toronto) in June 2020.