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We Shall Not Cease from Exploration: One Year at the Helm of Candlemark & Gleam

“It ain’t all buttons and charts, little albatross. You know what the first rule of flying is?” — Malcolm Reynolds, captain of Firefly class starship Serenity Ever since I read the long lays of my people and watched the distant fires shimmer and beckon overhead, I yearned for speculative fiction that combines originality of imagination […]

Candlemark & Gleam Works Get Starred Reviews in Publishers Weekly

Everyone talks about “the sophomore slump” but Candlemark & Gleam contributors apparently didn’t receive this particular memo.   Two sophomore Candlemark works received starred Publishers Weekly reviews in 2016: Drakon (A. M. Tuomala’s second standalone novel after her highly acclaimed Erekos, the first work to be published by Candlemark), and To Shape the Dark (Athena […]

Fifty Feet of Trouble Giveaway

The Halloween launch of Fifty Feet of Trouble, the next jaunt of irrepressible Nick Moss, is almost upon us! Candlemark & Gleam readers first met Nick – WWII veteran, Night Wars survivor, member of the dwindling human cohort, hard-bitten private eye – in Justin Robinson’s neo-noir comédie fantastique City of Devils. We’re giving away five […]