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Windhome GoodReads Giveaway

At GoodReads, we just launched the giveaway for Kristin Landon’s riveting science fiction adventure Windhome. This fascinating, nuanced story of first contact will be irresistible to readers of Le Guin, Butler, McDevitt, and Arnason. Grounded in science, with a plot rich in external and internal discovery, with vivid characters for whom the reader comes to […]

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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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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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Piper Deez and the Case of the Winter Planet by M. Fenn: Cover Reveal and Synopsis

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 […]

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May Expeditions

May bids fair to be a happily busy month! To celebrate recent-past and near-future launches, we have two giveaways and yet another glowing review! At GoodReads, we just launched the giveaway for Robin Shortt’s smashing original fantasy adventure Wellside, a tour de force of subgenre fusion that just cries out to become an immersive movie […]

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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 […]