Penumbra's inaugural issue is a collection of speculative fiction stories that encompass the arts--the arts we love and revere. Some of these stories deal with the arts we're familiar with. Some create arts we haven't thought of and some resurrect arts buried in the depths of the past. And yet, all of these offerings celebrate the creative process, which makes them a fitting theme to launch Penumbra--an enterprise that will showcase the creative work of speculative fiction authors each month with a new collection of works within the genre.
What happens in a world where memories become art? A commodity anyone can download?
Butterfly By Tom Brennan
When an artist's greatest painting suddenly disappears, who--or what--is responsible?
Vivid Rendering by David G. Blake
When a man chucks his career to become a painter in Venice, he purchases a tapestry of a woman so vividly portrayed the image haunts him. In more ways that one.
The Turin Effect by Larry Ivkovich
When a songwriter creates lyrics about his perfect woman, his song takes a surprising detour.
Inked Upon Thee by Courtney Crites
When a temple worker is sent to retrieve a mythical artifact, he completes his mission--and the mission completes him.
The Square that Hides a Thousand Stories by Daniel Ausema