Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction

November 29th, 2013 at 2:23 pm (FOCUS)

Focus2012-Cover2We are very pleased to announce that Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction is now on sale! This ebook-only special anthology is the first of a series of yearly collections which will collect the previous year’s acclaimed Australian works. Containing only the most recognised speculative work of the year, Focus 2012 packs a big punch, for just $4.99USD.

Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction features work by…

Joanne Anderton – “Sanaa’s Army”
Thoraiya Dyer – “The Wisdom of Ants”
Robert Hood – “Escena de un Asesinato”
Kathleen Jennings – illustrations and cover art
Margo Lanagan – “Significant Dust”
Martin Livings – “Birthday Suit”
Jason Nahrung – “The Mornington Ride”
Kaaron Warren – “Sky”

Focus 2012 is available from your favourite ebook seller!

Cover art by Kathleen Jennings, used with permission.

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New book, coming soon! Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction.

September 18th, 2013 at 1:09 pm (Books, eBooks, FOCUS)

We are delighted to announce a forthcoming ebook-only production conceptualised to showcase the best of Australia’s award-nominated short speculative fiction. The first of an annual series, the anthology collects an elite selection of work which has received acclaim via national and international Awards shortlisting. In creating this collection, we anticipate bringing international attention to the very best of Australian speculative fiction.

"Imagination" by Kathleen Jennings

“Imagination” by Kathleen Jennings

Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction features work by…

Joanne Anderton

Thoraiya Dyer

Robert Hood

Kathleen Jennings

Margo Lanagan

Martin Livings

Jason Nahrung

Kaaron Warren

We anticipate release in early October 2013 at all good ebook retailers.

With thanks to Deborah Biancotti, for thinking out loud.

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Random(ish) Links

August 29th, 2013 at 2:34 pm (Miscellaneous)

Realised I started this post some months ago but somehow forgot to finish it! A few random links that are pertinent to our interests :)

Kathleen Jennings shares some sketches related to her wonderful story in One Small Step, “Ella and the Flame”.

Zena Shapter interviews editor Tehani Wessely about the editing process.

Joanne Anderton talks about the story behind The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories at Upcoming4Me.

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World Fantasy Awards shortlists and a SPECIAL OFFER!

August 17th, 2013 at 11:55 am (Awards, To Spin a Darker Stair)

TsaDScoverWe were very excited this week to see the World Fantasy Awards shortlists come out with SEVERAL Aussies featuring, including our own Kathleen Jennings for Best Artist! Congratulations to all the nominees, particularly Kaaron Warren, for her Twelfth Planet Press awards blitzer “Sky”, Anna Tambour for her novel Crandolin, editor Jonathan Strahan for Under My Hat, and of course Kathleen.

To celebrate, we’re running a special offer on To Spin a Darker Stair, which features Kathleen’s gorgeous artwork both as the cover and internally. Published in 2012, To Spin a Darker Stair contains two beautiful stories by Catherynne M Valente and Faith Mudge – it’s a lovely gift book and the art is a great example of Kathleen’s justifiably recognised talent!

Offer is limited to stock on hand, or until the awards are announced (OFFER ENDED 3 November 2013), whichever comes first! Postage worldwide included in the special price of AUD$5.00!

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To Spin a Darker Stair is out in the world!

April 12th, 2012 at 10:37 am (To Spin a Darker Stair)

People have been tweeting about receiving their copies of To Spin a Darker Stair, and they are saying such lovely things!

Faith Mudge, one of the authors, sent me a beautiful note, and I hope she won’t mind me quoting her description: “The book is gorgeous – so small and sweet, a bookling really!” I LOVE it – bookling indeed!

Artist Kathleen Jennings talks us through the process of the cover art on her blog – so PRETTY.

DarkMatterzine has already reviewed it! Nalini says: ”I’m charmed by the book … these are re-imaginings from the dark side.” (among other nice things).

And on Twitter, Tansy Rayner Roberts called it, “a fairy cobweb of a … book.” Beautiful!

And finally (for now!), author Catherynne M Valente also had some things to say on Twitter – I’ve captured it as a picture to have forever! My favourite bit? “… a beautiful, delicate, strange book…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’d like a copy too, pop over to the Shop and pick one up!

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Goodreads giveaway – To spin a Darker Stair!

March 20th, 2012 at 7:09 pm (Competitions, To Spin a Darker Stair)

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

To Spin a Darker Stair by Tehani Wessely

To Spin a Darker Stair

by Tehani Wessely

Giveaway ends March 31, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

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Bonus competition for pre-orders of To Spin a Darker Stair

March 1st, 2012 at 12:59 pm (Competitions, To Spin a Darker Stair)

Sneak peek at part of the gorgeous cover art for To Spin a Darker Stair (art by Kathleen Jennings)

It occurred to me today that I have a marvellous opportunity to give readers (even more) incentive to pre-order their copy of FableCroft’s forthcoming gift book, To Spin a Darker Stair. The book features stories by Catherynne M Valente and Faith Mudge, and is illustrated by Kathleen Jennings.

Last month I accidentally ended up with an extra copy of Sea Hearts, the newest novel from the marvellous Margo Lanagan (I reviewed it here). I highly recommend it, so I’m offering it up as a pre-order prize! One lucky person who pre-orders To Spin a Darker Stair before March 15, 2012, will win Sea Hearts as well (drawn randomly from all pre-orders).

So, for just $7.95 (Australia), $8.95 (New Zealand) or $9.95 (rest of the world) you have the chance to get not just one but TWO awesome (beautiful) books! Don’t miss out on your chance to win - pre-order now! **

** Winner will be drawn from all pre-orders prior to March 15, 2012, including those already placed.

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