Maria Haskins

Maria Haskins

Delta, BC, Canada

I'm a Swedish Canadian writer and reviewer of speculative fiction.

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About the author

I'm a writer and translator (English to Swedish, Swedish to English) and have self-published two books: Odin's Eye, a collection of science fiction short stories; and 'Cuts & Collected Poems 1989 - 2015', a collection of poetry. I write mainly fantasy and science fiction.
Languages
English
Fiction
Fantasy
Horror
Poetry
Science Fiction
Short Story

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Pre-order the anthology SEASONS BETWEEN US, with my story “When Resin Burns To Tar”

Very excited that the anthology Seasons Between Us from Laksa Media Groups is now available for preorder! It contains my fantasy story “When Resin Burns to Tar” and stories by an amazing lineup of authors. Just look at that gorgeous cover!

My story, “When Resin Burns to Tar” is about a woman who is trying to find new place in the world after her mother dies. There’s magic and a ghost of sorts, love and friendship, AND I finally got to write about the tar-making process! I’ve been fascinated by this for years, and have tried to work it into a story and, well, here it is!

More about the anthology:


What is a life well-lived? What decisions will you make to have a meaningful life? What kind of stories will you leave behind?


Travel with twenty-three speculative fiction authors through the seasons of life to capture the memories, identities, and moments of stepping through the portal of change, as they cope with their own journeys of growing older.


From the moment of birth, through each threshold of our lives, to the moment we take our last breath, we age.


Some of us leap into a hopeful future, some cling to the knowns of our former selves, some wander obliviously through the minefields and poppies of change. Something is lost, something is gained in each season. Things forgotten, things remembered.


A child redefines identity and belonging in post-Soviet Hungary. A girl blossoming to adult awareness exchanges life for death in rural Canada. A college student chooses between the magic of ancient spirits and the magic of daily happiness in modern Japan. In futuristic India, a mother finds joy in the balance between family and career. Under the Andalusian sun, a mathematician consults his older self in affairs of love. In alternate Tanzania, a husband and wife discover wisdom in memory loss. A robot eases an old man’s grief, and a grandmother opens her heart when she listens to her child. And many more hopeful stories.


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Jun 16, 2021 21:09

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Lost And Found: A Short Story From ODIN'S EYE

Maria Haskins

Somewhere in the vast depths of space, a mission has gone horribly wrong. Now a woman is trapped all alone on an alien planet with nothing but her pain and her harrowing memories. At least, she thought she was alone... Lost And Found is a chilling and evocative science fiction short story from Maria Haskins' book ODIN'S EYE.

Somewhere in the vast depths of space, a mission has gone horribly wrong. Now a woman is trapped all alone on an alien planet with nothing but her pain and her harrowing memories. At least, she thought she was alone... Lost And Found is a chilling and evocative science fiction short story from Maria Haskins' book ODIN'S EYE.

Cuts & Collected Poems 1989 - 2015

Maria Haskins

'Cuts' is Maria Haskins' first collection of poetry written in English. Also included in this book are her three previously published and very well-received collections of poetry: 'Blå' ('Blue'), 'Honung' ('Honey'), and 'Den tredje' ('The Third'). All have been translated from the original Swedish to English by the author, and are available in English for the very first time.Maria Haskins made... read more

'Cuts' is Maria Haskins' first collection of poetry written in English. Also included in this book are her three previously published and very well-received collections of poetry: 'Blå' ('Blue'), 'Honung' ('Honey'), and 'Den tredje' ('The Third'). All have been translated from the original Swedish to English by the author, and are available in English for the very first time.Maria Haskins made... read more

Odin's Eye

Maria Haskins

Twelve science fiction short stories. Twelve glimpses of the future. Twelve visions of outer space, and the inner workings of the human mind.These evocative science fiction short stories follow twelve individuals in a distant, or maybe not so distant, future. Each character is facing a challenge or choice that will change the course of their life, and might also affect the fate of humanity its... read more

Twelve science fiction short stories. Twelve glimpses of the future. Twelve visions of outer space, and the inner workings of the human mind.These evocative science fiction short stories follow twelve individuals in a distant, or maybe not so distant, future. Each character is facing a challenge or choice that will change the course of their life, and might also affect the fate of humanity its... read more

Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep

Peter Öberg

26 short stories from the new wave of Swedish speculative fiction writers.Forget about cheap furniture, meatballs and crime fiction. Sweden has so much more to offer. Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep contains twenty-six stories from the new generation of Swedish writers of science fiction and the fantastic. Stories ranging from space horror and post-apocalyptic nightmares to tender dram... read more

26 short stories from the new wave of Swedish speculative fiction writers.Forget about cheap furniture, meatballs and crime fiction. Sweden has so much more to offer. Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep contains twenty-six stories from the new generation of Swedish writers of science fiction and the fantastic. Stories ranging from space horror and post-apocalyptic nightmares to tender dram... read more