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Robert Runté

Robert Runté - Editor

Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Senior Editor at Five Rivers Publishing, specializing in science fiction & fantasy; & nonfiction in education & social sciences.

Overview

Canadian science fiction and fantasy editor and academic. I have worked with fantasy authors such as Dave Duncan, Susan MacGregor and Marie Powell, science fiction writers like Leslie Gadallah and Sally McBride, and young adult authors like Mike Plested. For non-fiction, I have worked with educators like Colin Scheyen and journalists like Nate Hendley. As a sociologist I am interested in topics related to work, profession, technology and avocational subcultures. As an educator I am interested in topics related to student evaluation, sociology, kid culture and technology. I also do theses in education or the social sciences.

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy Humor & Comedy Science Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • PhD
  • MEd
  • BA

Awards

  • Aurora Award (3)
  • Editor Guest When Words Collide Festival 2016
  • Fan Guest of Honour, WorldCon, 1994

Work experience

Editor

SFeditor.ca

March, 2012 – Present (almost 5 years)

freelance development (content) and copy editor specializing in speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, Canadian fiction, commercial fiction, etc

Senior Editor

Five Rivers Publishing

January, 2009 – Present (almost 8 years)

Acquisitions, development, and copy editing

Associate Professor

University of Lethbridge

July, 1991 – June, 2013 (almost 22 years)

Faculty of Education: taught and researched in Student Evaluation and Sociology of Education; supervised student teachers (primarily English and Social Studies majors), and graduate students (including theses supervision); published journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries; presented conference papers, workshops and keynote addresses.

Portfolio (19 selected works)

Beyond Media Literacy: New Paradigms in Media Education

Colin Scheyen

This handbook is for anyone interested in breaking away from the antiquated models of media literacy that are promoted in school curriculums everywhere. It attempts to flip the script by explaining that young people may have more to teach us about media literacy than we do them. Young people are hungry to explore, understand, and repurpose media to make it relevant to their lives and their und... read more

This handbook is for anyone interested in breaking away from the antiquated models of media literacy that are promoted in school curriculums everywhere. It attempts to flip the script by explaining that young people may have more to teach us about media literacy than we do them. Young people are hungry to explore, understand, and repurpose media to make it relevant to their lives and their und... read more

The Legend of Sarah

Leslie Gadallah

The Death of Nnanji (The Seventh Sword)

Dave Duncan

For fifteen years, the truce has held. Swordsmen of the Tryst of Casr have kept the peace and extended the rule of law over half the world, but now sorcerers have started killing swordsmen again, and swordsmen traitors are aiding them. Shonsu—who was Wallie Smith before he became a swordsman of the seventh rank and liege lord of the Tryst—must once more gird on the seventh sword of Chioxin, an... read more

For fifteen years, the truce has held. Swordsmen of the Tryst of Casr have kept the peace and extended the rule of law over half the world, but now sorcerers have started killing swordsmen again, and swordsmen traitors are aiding them. Shonsu—who was Wallie Smith before he became a swordsman of the seventh rank and liege lord of the Tryst—must once more gird on the seventh sword of Chioxin, an... read more

The Runner and the Wizard

Dave Duncan

Young Ivor dreams of being a swordsman like his nine older brothers, but until he can grow a beard he's limited to being a runner, carrying messages for their lord, Thane Carrak. That's usually boring, but this time Carrak has sent him on a long journey to summon the mysterious Rorie of Ytter. Rorie is reputed to be a wizard—or an outlaw, or maybe a saint—but the truth is far stranger, and Ivo... read more

Young Ivor dreams of being a swordsman like his nine older brothers, but until he can grow a beard he's limited to being a runner, carrying messages for their lord, Thane Carrak. That's usually boring, but this time Carrak has sent him on a long journey to summon the mysterious Rorie of Ytter. Rorie is reputed to be a wizard—or an outlaw, or maybe a saint—but the truth is far stranger, and Ivo... read more

The Runner and the Kelpie

Dave Duncan

When the wyrd-woman warned Ivor he was going to meet a monster, he didn’t believe her. He thought he had worse things to worry about. He was wrong about both.

When the wyrd-woman warned Ivor he was going to meet a monster, he didn’t believe her. He thought he had worse things to worry about. He was wrong about both.

The Adventures of Ivor

Dave Duncan

At sixteen, Ivor of Bracken is too young to be a swordsman like his nine older brothers, but he has strong legs and a fine memory, so he can serve his lord as a runner, carrying messages. That sounds safe enough, except that this is Dark Age Scotland. Dangerous outlaws and sinister old gods still roam the glens. Fortunately Ivor is a survivor―but sometimes only just! Dave Duncan is the award-w... read more

At sixteen, Ivor of Bracken is too young to be a swordsman like his nine older brothers, but he has strong legs and a fine memory, so he can serve his lord as a runner, carrying messages. That sounds safe enough, except that this is Dark Age Scotland. Dangerous outlaws and sinister old gods still roam the glens. Fortunately Ivor is a survivor―but sometimes only just! Dave Duncan is the award-w... read more

Hawk

Marie Powell

My Life as a Troll

Susan Bohnet

North by 2000+

H. A. Hargreaves

Indigo Time

Sally McBride

Marrula Tamara, once Empress of Worlds, has been exiled for treachery to a planet called Strand. She has one great treasure: the engineered horse Raj’azul. In his blood lies the secret of her immortality…and the seed of her downfall.As her fellow exiles form a primitive society, centuries pass while Marrula schemes revenge. She needs three things: Raj’azul’s blood, the time-twisting mind of he... read more

Marrula Tamara, once Empress of Worlds, has been exiled for treachery to a planet called Strand. She has one great treasure: the engineered horse Raj’azul. In his blood lies the secret of her immortality…and the seed of her downfall.As her fellow exiles form a primitive society, centuries pass while Marrula schemes revenge. She needs three things: Raj’azul’s blood, the time-twisting mind of he... read more

The Tattooed Witch

Susan J. McGregor, Susan J. MacGregor, Susan MacGregor

The Fountain

Suzy Vadori

Careful what you wish for. It just might come true. Ava Marshall, driven by a desire to learn more about her mother's past, moved across the country to attend St. Augustus. But her mom's secrets will have to wait, because she finds herself instantly hated for her family's connection to her new school and is forced to fight alone against a classmate who is setting Ava up to be expelled. Fleeing... read more

Careful what you wish for. It just might come true. Ava Marshall, driven by a desire to learn more about her mother's past, moved across the country to attend St. Augustus. But her mom's secrets will have to wait, because she finds herself instantly hated for her family's connection to her new school and is forced to fight alone against a classmate who is setting Ava up to be expelled. Fleeing... read more

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