Fractal Moose Press currently publishes novel-length science fiction and fantasy. Specifically, we look for alternative visions of the present or future that are fundamentally optimistic and inspiring.
We understand the need for creating and examining dystopian stories as cautionary tales, or as a means to understand and unpack our history. But we also believe that too much dystopia leads to apathy and despair.
Humanity needs hope. More than that, humanity needs vision. So many of the problems around us are not failures of technology, nor do they stem from a lack of resources. They are ultimately failures of imagination. We need alternative visions of the future.
In other words, we need something to shoot for, not shoot at.
So, no post-apocalyptic tales from us. Show us how we avoided the apocalypse. Skip the grimdark, and hand over the heroism. Show us what we might be capable of, if we had something to strive for. Tell us how we’ve got it wrong right now, sure, but help us see how we might get it right.
The name Fractal Moose takes a mathematical concept (used in science to model various biological processes such as the growth pattern of bacteria, or the progression of natural disasters), and combines it with the very Canadian moose to create a whimsical, fantastical creature. So, we’ve got a nod to science fiction, fantasy, and Canada all in one moniker. Fractals can also be used to make very cool art, so there’s that.