News & Reviews

Taking a Year to Read The Lord of the Rings

    This year I’ve embarked on the project of reading JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings by way of his own calendar of dates, as laid out in the novel’s Appendix B, “The Tale of Years.” Each day I read as much of the story as takes place on that date. (I like […]

The Rat Hole

    A piece I wrote about Edmonton’s legendary, long lost “rat hole” is now up on yegstoryhood.  

Rutherford the Time-Travelling Moose has arrived on time

  Rutherford the Time-travelling Moose, my children’s picture about Edmonton history, with illustrations by Amanda Schutz, is available now, from the Rutherford House website and at various locations around Edmonton, including Audreys Books.    

Stuff Superman Overhears

                    I’ve got a piece in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency that imagines what Superman would likely be bombarded with every single day. Read the whole thing here.  

“Valerie Bug”

  “One morning, after a night of primitive neural activity that vaguely resembled dreams, an insect woke to discover that it had been transformed into a woman named Valerie…”   New story of mine in the Danforth Review! http://thedanforthreview.blogspot.ca/2015/01/fiction-57-thomas-wharton.html

The Sword

                New story online at Bartleby Snopes, the literary magazine with the best name ever.    

The Logogryph online

That rare and elusive volume, The Logogryph: A Bibliography of Imaginary Books, is now available as a beautiful PDF, complete with Wesley Bates’ charming illustrations, on the Gaspereau Press website.  

Icefields recommendation

A very kind review/recommendation of my first novel, Icefields, at the 101GreatReads blog.            

The trilogy is complete and available now in bookstores and online.

http://thomaswharton.ca/the-trilogy-is-complete-2/

Tree of Story article

by Liz Withey Raising three children takes commitment. Writing them a trilogy of fantasy books, well, that takes a father’s dedication to a whole new level. But Thomas Wharton has no trouble, on the page and off, navigating beyond the bounds of the ordinary into the fantastic territory. The Tree of Story, in stores Nov. 2, is […]