Greg Bechtel's award-winning stories have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, On Spec, Qwerty, and the Tesseracts anthologies of speculative fiction and one was nominated for the Journey Prize. Bechtel completed his PhD on the intersections between Canadian fantasy, fantasy theory, genre theory, cognitive science and syncretism at the University of Alberta, where he now teaches English literature and creative writing.
"Bechtel displays a refreshing willingness to experiment with aspects of narratology, lending his collection a surface unfamiliarity that resembles the literary equivalent of quantum mechanics." ? National Post"[A]n articulate debut from a well-developed (and hopefully prolific) new voice in Canadian fiction." ? The Winnipeg Review"Each of Greg Bechtel's stories is a perfect little puzzle-box: one marvels at their perfect geometries while anticipating that dazzling moment where every piece slots flush. These finely-crafted, emotionally resonant tales will stay with me a long, long time." ? Craig Davidson, author of Cataract City"Boundary Problems is a chaotic collection with comic touches, a paranoid Pynchonesque mix-tape of hosers and hipster cafes, office jobs and summer camp confessions, lit theory and online porn. Boundary problems? No problem for Greg Bechtel; his debut is wild, sly, and magnetic. ? Mark Anthony Jarman, author of 19 Knives and My White Planet