News & Reviews

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!

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.

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 […]

      The third volume in the Perilous Realm Trilogy – The Tree of Story is available now. Order your copy at this Amazon link! In this, the conclusion to the sweeping Perilous Realm trilogy, Will and Rowen journey through the Shadow Realm–a wasteland of deserted cities and abandoned belongings–to rescue Rowen’s grandfather, the loremaster Nicholas […]

Globe & Mail Review of ‘The Fathomless Fire’

The Fathomless Fire shows Wharton getting comfortable as a fantasy writer. When Will returns to the Realm, we see its landscape of rising forests and desert plains in full colour. The publisher provides no map within the book’s pages, but there are enough rich sensory details to make the Realm feel close at hand. Read the […]

Interview for the Deakin Review of Children’s Literature

Thomas Wharton speaks to Linda Quirk about his writing and his latest novel in the Perilous Realm trilogy of young adult fantasy novels. The interview is a supplement to the Deakin Review of Children’s Literature, an electronic journal published by the University of Alberta Library.