Lovers of Blade Runner and kickass women: feast your eyes on Chelsea Neveu’s evocative cover to M. Fenn’s Piper Deez and the Case of the Winter Planet that fully captures the harsh, intrigue-riddled world of the novella’s inhabitants.
Piper Deez is a nifty SFnal twist on hardboiled noir fused to space opera—Outland meets Smilla’s Sense of Snow—and will be the second shuttle launched from The Reckless digital imprint of Candlemark & Gleam after the inaugural Wisps of Spider Silk.
M. Fenn has been a veterinary technician, a radio dj, and an office manager for a house museum, among other things. She now lives and writes in the wilderness of southern Vermont with her furniture maker husband and a clowder of ghost cats. Her alt-history novella “So The Taino Call It” appears in Candlemark’s Substitution Cipher (2012) and her near-future SF story “Chlorophyll is Thicker than Water” in Candlemark’s To Shape the Dark (2016).
Candlemark will release this moody, gritty SF work in mid-July 2017, to keep everyone cool in the summer heat. Mark your calendars, and prepare to go after villains in domed planetary cities with Piper Deez!