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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 […]

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Wellside Cover Wins Contest!

Congratulations to Jenny Zemanek, whose stunning cover to Robin Shortt’s wildly original multiverse fantasy Wellside was the winner in The Qwillery’s Debut Author Challenge June contest! Also heartfelt thanks to all C&G friends who voted! But we won’t rest on our hard-won laurels, because this has a second part: at the end of the year […]

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A Picture Tells a Thousand Words, a Comic Tells a Whole Story

Those who’ve read the print versions of Justin Robinson’s City of Devils and Fifty Feet of Trouble know how enriched they are by Fernando Caire’s funky, witty illustrations that illuminate Justin’s vivid characters. Recently, Fernando was inspired to create a micro-story within Justin’s noir alt-history monsterverse and generously shared it with us. Without further unnecessary […]