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 […]
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 […]
Congratulations and a long happy writer’s journey to Robin Shortt, whose smashing original debut novel Wellside opens a door into our universe today! Wildly inventive, a rousing adventure with unforgettable characters (only some of whom are human), Wellside is a tour de force of subgenre fusion that just cries out to become an immersive movie […]
“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 […]
Congratulations to Anne E. Johnson, whose Red Spawn Delivery hits the starship lanes today! The third adventure in the witty, rambunctious Webrid Chronicles, this is the wildest escapade yet of our furry carter hero (?) and his motley crew of zany friends. In Green Light Delivery, Webrid had to deliver a laser source embedded in […]
Here’s wishing a dragon’s long and remarkable life to Drakon, A. M. Tuomala’s stunning sophomore novel after her acclaimed debut Erekos! Drakon can be summarized as “Game of Thrones meets War and Peace.” Drakon is as immersive and vividly drawn as Erekos and its characters (some of whom are dragons) are unforgettable. Deeply embedded in […]
A long (eternal?) and adventurous life to Fifty Feet of Trouble, the younger but equally bold and assured sibling to Justin Robinson’s City of Devils! Our hard-boiled hero Nick Moss, the last human gumshoe left in LA, is still managing to elude the monsters who wish to turn him, but his cases get increasingly convoluted […]
Today’s the launch of To Shape the Dark, an anthology of original SF stories about women scientists doing science not-as-usual, conceived, created, and edited by Athena Andreadis. To Shape the Dark is sister to The Other Half of the Sky, which won unprecedented accolades. The anthology is coming out on May 1: Beltane, Walpurgis, Irminden, […]
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