Tide of Shadows and Other Stories is now officially available worldwide! The collection of five short stories is my first book, and I’m immensely proud to finally pass these stories from my hands to the hands of all the wonderful SFF readers out there in the world!
To begin the week, I’ve got an interview with The G. at Nerds of A Feather, followed by an appearance at SF Signal on Tuesday, Fran Wilde’s Book Bites on Wednesday, a guest post at Theo Taylor’s blog on Thursday, and wrapping the week is an appearance at /r/fantasy as their “Writer of the Day.” Fun times!
You can read an except from Tide of Shadows and Other Stories on Medium for free!
About the Collection
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.
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.
The cover illustration is by Kuldar Leement, a wonderful digital illustrator and graphic designer from Estonia, and the design/layout is by me. A print of the original illustration is available through Leement’s online store.