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Tide of Shadows and Other Stories Cover Art

I am pleased to announce Tide of Shadows and Other Stories—a collection of five science fiction and fantasy stories spanning adventure, comic whimsy, and powerful drama—from a star-faring military science fiction tale of love and sacrifice, to a romp through the dragon-infested Kingdom of Copperkettle Vale. Tide of Shadows and Other Stories will be published by A Dribble of Ink as an eBook on May 4, 2015.

Pre-order Tide of Shadows and Other Stories

Table of Contents

  • “A Night for Spirits and Snowflakes”
  • “The Girl with Wings of Iron and Down”
  • “Of Parnassus and Princes, Damsels and Dragons”
  • “The Colour of the Sky on the Day the World Ended”
  • “Tide of Shadows”

In addition to the five stories (four originals and one reprint), Tide of Shadows and Other Stories also includes story notes for each tale. These give readers insight into the origins of the story and explore some of the ways they’ve impacted me as a writer.

Cover Art

The gorgeous cover illustration is by Kuldar Leement, a wonderfully talented digital illustrator and graphic designer based in Estonia. As my longtime readers know, I’m passionate about cover art, so I knew I had to get it right when it came time to choosing an illustrator and designing my first cover. As soon as I saw Leement’s artwork (which you may remember from a post on A Dribble of Ink last year), I knew immediately that he was the artist I wanted to represent “Tide of Shadows,” the collection’s lead story. Leement’s artwork is powerful and ethereal, and has the ability to transport you to the furthest edges of the universe-where boundless imagination lives.

A print of the original illustration is available through Kuldar Leement’s online store.

Design and typography was handled by me.

The Collection

The publication of Tide of Shadows and Other Stories is the culmination of several years of hard work, and a desire to expand A Dribble of Ink into other publishing mediums. With the rise of self publishing, and A Dribble of Ink’s continued evolution, the time is finally right to launch this project start on this new journey. The stories in this collection reflect highlights from my library of short fiction from 2010-2014, and each piece illustrates a particular lens to my explorations as a writer. I hope you enjoy Tide of Shadows and Other Stories.

Release Date & Pre-order

Tide of Shadows and Other Stories will be published by A Dribble of Ink on May 4, 2015, and is available now for pre-order for $2.99.

Pre-order Tide of Shadows and Other Stories

Discussion
  • Dave Thompson April 7, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Very nice, Aidan! The cover is totally captivating, and I’m looking forward to reading more of your stories!

  • Aidan Moher April 7, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Thanks, Dave! I know you’ve already read a couple of the stories here, but I hope you enjoy the rest of the collection!

    And, isn’t Leement’s art wonderful?

  • Adam C April 8, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I’m pre-ordering the hell out of this.

  • Arzvi April 14, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Breathtaking cover-art. I don’t know anything about the stories other than they’re a mix of SFF. Do you have any ARC reader’s reviews? Any one liners on the stories? (From art I can assume there is at least one space-operatic classic sci-fi?) Asking to decide if I should pre-order.

  • Aidan Moher April 14, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Thanks, Arzvi!

    I’m quoting the “official” blurb from the Amazon page, which includes one-liners for each of the stories:

    From Aidan Moher—Hugo Award-winning editor of A Dribble of Ink—comes Tide of Shadows and Other Stories, a collection of five science fiction and fantasy stories spanning adventure, comic whimsy, and powerful drama—from a star-faring military science fiction tale of love and sacrifice, to a romp through the dragon-infested Kingdom of Copperkettle Vale.

    “A Night for Spirits and Snowflakes” is the story of a young man reliving the last moments of his fellow soldiers’ lives; “The Girl with Wings of Iron and Down” tells the tale of a broken family and a girl with mechanical wings; “Of Parnassus and Princes, Damsels and Dragons” introduces a typical prince, princess, and dragon—and a not-so-typical love triangle; “The Colour of the Sky on the Day the World Ended” follows a girl and her ghost dog as they search for a bright light in the darkness; and “Tide of Shadows” is about a soldier and his lover, a mother, and planetwide genocide.

    The book is out with some early readers, though I don’t have any reviews yet. I’m working on this. :)

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