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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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To Shape the Dark: Liner Notes, Part 2

To Shape the Dark, the younger sibling of The Other Half of the Sky, focusing on women scientists doing science not-as-usual, has become as widely acclaimed as its illustrious predecessor: among other recognitions, it won a starred review in Publishers Weekly, two of its stories have been selected by Gardner Dozois for his Year’s Best […]

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To Shape the Dark: Liner Notes, Part 1

To Shape the Dark, the younger sibling of The Other Half of the Sky, focusing on women scientists doing science not-as-usual, has become as widely acclaimed as its illustrious predecessor: among other recognitions, it won a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and two of its stories have been selected by Gardner Dozois for his Year’s […]

Candlemark & Gleam Works Get Starred Reviews in Publishers Weekly

Everyone talks about “the sophomore slump” but Candlemark & Gleam contributors apparently didn’t receive this particular memo.   Two sophomore Candlemark works received starred Publishers Weekly reviews in 2016: Drakon (A. M. Tuomala’s second standalone novel after her highly acclaimed Erekos, the first work to be published by Candlemark), and To Shape the Dark (Athena […]

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The Ever-Starry Works

As Candlemark & Gleam readers know, we just launched To Shape the Dark, a sibling to The Other Half of the Sky, with original SF stories focusing on women scientists. The duo now carries the collective name Feral Astrogators, with the possibility of a future third sibling. To celebrate this, genre guru E. P. Beaumont […]