Science Fiction

Science Fiction

Science Fiction can so quickly devolve into detailed accounts of fanciful technologies, devoid of the human (or nonhuman!) element of believable characters, people with whom we can relate.  Just as the past is populated with people who laughed, loved, cried, and passed from the stage, so too will the future be, and our science fiction selections reflect that wealth of human (and non-human) experience.

Down in the Barraque
Grant Carrington

Down in the Barraque

Life in the barraque is mostly about chasing tuft and scrabbling for survival, but when a key technology built for a starship goes missing, it’s up to Kip Martin and his bandmates Flyte Error and Red Green to keep the upheaval from destroying everything they love.

Order from Ingram with ISBN 978-1-942319-20-7, or direct from Brief Candle

Annapolis to Andromeda
Grant Carrington

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A collection of stories of the far-flung future, with including the Nebula finalist, “His Hour Upon the Stage.”

Order from Ingram with ISBN 978-1-942319-12-2, or direct from Brief Candle

Time’s Fool and Other Stories
Grant Carrington

Time's-Fool

A musician of unusual skill navigates the complexities of love, loss, inspiration, and temptation, against the backdrop of a future of social and political upheaval.

Order from Ingram with ISBN 978-1-942319-14-6, or direct from Brief Candle

To Climb a Flat Mountain
G. David Nordley

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Stranded on a world whose properties defy explanation, Jacques Song must not only survive, but find a way to complete his mission — with a saboteur’s treachery undermining his every step.

Order from Ingram with ISBN 978-1-942319-06-1, or direct from Brief Candle

The Black Hole Project
C. Sanford Lowe & G. David Nordley


The Black Hole Project

As an ambitious scientist works to conduct an extraordinary experiment, his team must battle not only the laws of physics, but an opposition that will stop at nothing to prevent the project from reaching its culmination.

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Prelude to Stars
G. David Nordley

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Spanning the decades of humankind’s first tentative steps beyond Earth, these stories explore everything from the future of sport to mutiny in interplanetary space.

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Order from Ingram with ISBN 978-1-942319-08-5, or direct from Brief Candle

After the Vikings
G. David Nordley

After the Vikings

The saga of Mars after the Viking missions is told in a series of tales spanning the first landing through the first alien contact and beyond.

Order from Ingram with ISBN 978-1-942319-02-3, or direct from Brief Candle

Among the Stars
G. David Nordley

Among the Stars

This collection of short stories from the era in which humanity has spread out beyond the cradle of the Solar System, inhabiting the far-flung reaches of interstellar space.

Order from Ingram with ISBN 978-1-942319-04-7, or direct from Brief Candle