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New Reckless Acquisition: Dreaming the Dark by Elana Gomel

When I launched The Reckless imprint, I mentioned that several shuttles were in its landing bay, ready to start exploratory missions. After the interstellar diplomacy of Wisps of Spider Silk and the noir interplanetary sleuthing of Piper Deez come the oneiric frissons of deeply mythic Dreaming the Dark: The bodies of the People are asleep […]

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Windhome by Kristin Landon: Cover Reveal, Synopsis and Excerpt

Lovers of richly textured worlds and devotees of the wonder evoked by outstanding science fiction: nourish your dreams with multi-award winner Julie Dillon’s stunning cover for Kristin Landon’s Windhome, a distillation of the work’s elegiac beauty! The front cover, with its layout, and a different excerpt of the work, appear at The Qwillery. [Click on […]

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Navigating Time Currents: Unraveling Timelines by Lise Breakey

Congratulations and a long, happy writer’s journey to Lise Breakey, whose nuanced, witty, fiercely intelligent debut novel Unraveling Timelines opens corridors of parallel history today! Original, layered, historically informed, a mythic tale of warring castes (and star-crossed lovers) with psychic powers, Unraveling Timelines is a fresh take on “X-Men Meet Underworld” that just cries out […]

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Unraveling Timelines Giveaway

At GoodReads, we just launched the giveaway for Lise Breakey’s deeply absorbing fantasy Unraveling Timelines. Original, layered, historically informed, a mythic tale of warring castes (and star-crossed lovers) with psychic powers, Unraveling Timelines is a fresh take on “X-Men Meet Underworld” that just cries out to become an immersive movie directed by someone with the […]

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Byzantium in Speculative Fiction

On August 4-6, there will be a conference at Uppsala University titled “Reception Histories of the Future: Byzantinisms, Speculative Fiction and the Literary Heritage of Medieval Empire” organized by Dr. AnnaLinden Weller (you can see the program here). Dr. Weller invited me to contribute, so I’ll be giving a talk by proxy that is a […]

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Winter in July: M. Fenn’s Piper Deez and the Case of the Winter Planet

Congratulations to M. Fenn, whose edgy space opera novella Piper Deez and the Case of the Winter Planet starts its ultra-cool investigations into domed city villainy today! Piper Deez is a nifty SFnal twist on hardboiled noir fused to space opera—Outland meets Smilla’s Sense of Snow with a hefty soupçon of Blade Runner—and the second […]