Barry Hammond published a novel, Cold Front, with New American Library in 1982 and his short fiction and poetry has appeared in over 50 literary magazines and anthologies in three countries. He's poetry editor (and former fiction editor) for On Spec, Canada's magazine of science fiction, fantasy and horror since 1991. His book reviews have appeared in The Edmonton Journal, Vue Weekly, See Magazine, Pacific Rim Review, Legacy and Independently Reviewed. He's also a music and DVD reviewer for Penguin Eggs, Canada's Folk, Roots, and World Music magazine. He appeared as a guest on Booked.tv, an interactive television show on which mystery novels were deconstructed by both literary and actual crime experts, which ran on Bravo, Book TV, CLT, Court TV Canada, and Access. His recent articles on popular culture, including features on Chopper (motorcycle) Culture and Zombie Culture have appeared in Vex Magazine and See. He was also a bookseller at Greenwoods' Bookshoppe in Edmonton for 13+ years.