Archive | Blog RSS feed for this section
Reckless Covers

Reckless Imprint: Cover Reveal

Two weeks ago we launched The Reckless, our new imprint of novelette/novella-length digital works. In that post and in the submission guidelines I mentioned that works in this category will sport semi-customized covers. With great pleasure I can now reveal these covers, created by Alan C. Caum — an artist of unusually broad range who […]

Reckless Imprint Logo

Launch of The Reckless

“It ain’t all buttons and charts, little albatross. You know what the first rule of flying is?” — Mal Reynolds, captain of the Firefly-class starship Serenity ****** Around last year’s winter solstice, I mentioned that in 2017 Candlemark & Gleam would launch an imprint of novelette/novella-length digital works. Those checking the submission guidelines must have […]

drakonfront-alt-dark2a sm

Drakon Inspiration: The Villain

Athena’s note: A.M. Tuomala and I had a blast imagining the cast and music of the film version of Drakon. But the foundations of this immersive work are deep, and as fascinating as the part that’s above ground.  Below is a repost of the author’s reflections about the story’s non-obvious villain.  It’s interesting that the […]

UTcover-6

Unraveling Timelines by Lise Breakey: Cover Reveal and Teaser Synopsis

Lovers of history, superpower struggles, and star-crossed romances: feast your eyes on Eleni Tsami’s stunning cover to Lise Breakey’s Unraveling Timelines that fully captures the mythic magic and titanic conflict of the work (not the first amazing cover that Eleni has created for Candlemark). Lise started out writing fantasy role-playing game articles and books but […]

Erekos

A Valentine: A.M. Tuomala’s Luminous Erekos

Love, unconquerable in battle, Even immortals can’t escape you, And mortals, in their one day’s dusk, Tremble before your glory. Sophocles’ Antigone   English is notoriously poor in words of affection, including nuances of “love”.  When used without qualifiers, the term exclusively signifies romantic/sexual emotions.  But love (and, for that matter, hate) among blood kin […]

rsd-2400x3600

Red Spawn Delivery Giveaway

The March 1 liftoff of Red Spawn Delivery, the third installment of Ganpril Webrid’s interplanetary escapades, is almost upon us! Anne E. Johnson has conscientiously decoded and transmitted the adventures of the furry hereditary carter and his rambunctious gang of loyal friends. In Green Light Delivery, Webrid had to deliver a laser source…embedded in his […]

Wellside_FC3 SM

Wellside by Robin Shortt: Cover Reveal and Teaser Synopsis

Lovers of beauty (sorely needed these days) and devotees of the wondrous: feast your eyes on Jenny Zemanek’s inspired cover to Robin Shortt’s Wellside that eloquently conveys the originality, verve and magic of the work! Robin was born in Canberra and lives in Vancouver. His stories have previously appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and […]

shapedark-final-cover-titles800

To Shape the Dark: Liner Notes, Part 2

To Shape the Dark, the younger sibling of The Other Half of the Sky, focusing on women scientists doing science not-as-usual, has become as widely acclaimed as its illustrious predecessor: among other recognitions, it won a starred review in Publishers Weekly, two of its stories have been selected by Gardner Dozois for his Year’s Best […]