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  • Bloodlines Contents Announced

    We're excited to announce the contents for Bloodlines, the new non-traditional dark urban fantasy anthology edited by the award-winning Amanda Pillar. These 16 incredible stories are:

    • Joanne Anderton "Unnamed Children"
    • Alan Baxter "Old Promise New Blood"
    • Nathan Burrage "The Ties of Blood, Hair and Bone"
    • Dirk Flinthart "In The Blood"
    • Rebecca Fung "In the Heart of the City"
    • Stephanie Gunn "The Flowers That Bloom Where Blood Touches Earth"
    • Kelly Hoolihan "The Stone and the Sheath"
    • Kathleen Jennings "The Tangled Streets"
    • Pete Kempshall "Azimuth"
    • Martin Livings "A Red Mist"
    • Seanan McGuire "Into the Green"
    • Anthony Panegyres "Lady Killer"
    • Jane Percival "The Mysterious Mr Montague"
    • Paul Starkey "The Tenderness of Monsters"
    • Lyn Thorne-Adder "Lifeblood of the City"
    • S. Zanne "Seeing Red"

    We'll have more details soon, such as information on pre-ordering. Bloodlines will be available in October, in hardcover, tradepaperback and ebook formats.

  • Bloodlines cover and orders available

    Bloodlines web16 journeys on the dark streets of urban fantasy.

    We're thrilled to be able to reveal the cover to our forthcoming original anthology Bloodlines. The artwork is by the awesomely multi-talented and multiple award-winning Kathleen Jennings (who also has a story in the anthology),

    Bloodlines, the new non-traditional dark urban fantasy anthology edited by the award-winning Amanda Pillar. These 16 incredible original stories are:

    • Joanne Anderton “Unnamed Children”
    • Alan Baxter “Old Promise New Blood”
    • Nathan Burrage “The Ties of Blood, Hair and Bone”
    • Dirk Flinthart “In The Blood”
    • Rebecca Fung “In the Heart of the City”
    • Stephanie Gunn “The Flowers That Bloom Where Blood Touches Earth”
    • Kelly Hoolihan “The Stone and the Sheath”
    • Kathleen Jennings “The Tangled Streets”
    • Pete Kempshall “Azimuth”
    • Martin Livings “A Red Mist”
    • Seanan McGuire “Into the Green”
    • Anthony Panegyres “Lady Killer”
    • Jane Percival “The Mysterious Mr Montague”
    • Paul Starkey “The Tenderness of Monsters”
    • Lyn Thorne-Adder “Lifeblood of the City”
    • S. Zanne “Seeing Red”

    Bloodlines will be available in mid-October 2015 and can be pre-ordered at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=bloodlines. Bloodlines will be available in hardcover, tradepaperback, and ebook.

    Attendees of Conflux, in Canberra 2-5 October will be treated to the first look at this book, at a launch on 3 October. The rest of the world can experience this fantastic collection at World Fantasy Convention 2015.

  • Crow Shine reviewed at SQ Mag

    Crow Shine cover, image of a crow on a rockAlan Baxter's debut collection Crow Shine (available this week) is reviewed by Damien Smith over at SQ Mag. We're delighted when he concludes

    An emotional, and occasionally violent rollercoaster well suited to any fan of horror and dark fiction, but definitely not for the squeamish.

    Check out the full review at https://sqmag.com/2016/11/01/edition-29-book-review-crow-shine-by-alan-baxter/

     You can order Crow Shine in limited hardcover, trade hardcover, and tradepaperback at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=crow+shine (ebook coming soon).

  • Crow Shines in the Aurealis Awards

    We're incredibly pleased that Crow Shine, the debut collection by Alan Baxter, has made the short list for the 2016 Aurealis Awards for Best Collection.

    It's an incredible field of nominations, including Ticonderoga author Angela Slatter and the legendary Jack Dann, but we're crossing our fingers.

    We'd like to congratulate Alan for his incredible work, and wish all nominees the very best.

    The Aurealis Awards will take place over Easter. A full list of nominees is available at https://aurealisawards.org/2017/02/20/2016-aurealis-awards-shortlist-announcement/

    You can order Crow Shine in limited hardcover, trade hardcover, and tradepaperback at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=crow+shine.

  • Ticonderoga to publish Alan Baxter's Crow Shine

    cover image of crow on a rock pile

    Ticonderoga Publications is excited to announce the signing of Alan Baxter’s debut collection Crow Shine.

    Crow Shine is scheduled for publication in September 2016.

    The dark fantasy collection features 19 stories, including the Australian Shadows Award-winning "Shadows of the Lonely Dead"; and original title story "Crow Shine" in addition to two other never before published stories.

    "Alan Baxter is rapidly becoming one of Australia's premier dark fantasists, and Crow Shine showcases some incredible work," Ticonderoga Editor Russell B Farr said.

    "While his stories can be dark, they also show an incredible respect for the human condition, and each one enriches the reader," Russell B Farr added.

    "I'm so pleased to work with Ticonderoga on this book," Alan Baxter said. "I can't imagine anyone who would do a better job. It's really exciting to see so many years of my dark weird work collected like this."

    The sale was made via Alex Adsett of Alex Adsett Publishing Services.

    Alan Baxter is the author of the dark urban fantasy trilogy, Bound, Obsidian, and Abduction (The Alex Caine Series) published by HarperVoyager Australia, and the dark urban fantasy duology, RealmShift and MageSign (The Balance 1 and 2) from Gryphonwood Press. His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Postscripts, and Midnight Echo, among many others, and more than twenty anthologies, including the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror (2010, 2012 and 2014). He has been a finalist in the Aurealis Awards, and a five-time finalist in the Ditmar Awards. He won the 2014 Australian Shadows Award for Best Short Story ("Shadows of the Lonely Dead") and the 2015 Australian Shadows Paul Haines Award For Long Fiction ("In Vaulted Halls Entombed").

    Ticonderoga Publications is a multiple award-winning independent press based in Greenwood, Western Australia. Founded in 1996, in 20 years Ticonderoga have published over fifty titles.

    Crown Shine is scheduled for publication in late 2016. The collection will be available in limited edition hardcover, hardcover, ebook, and trade editions.

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  • Year's Best for 2014 Contents Announced

    years best fantasy and horror v5.webWe're really happy to be able to announce the final line-up and cover of the fifth volume of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror.

    Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have compiled an impressive list of fantastic stories first published in 2014, from New Zealand's and Australia's finest writers.

    The 28 stories selected are

    • Alan Baxter, “Shadows of the Lonely Dead” [Suspended in Dusk]
    • James Bradley, “The Changeling” [Fearsome Magics]
    • Imogen Cassidy, “Soul Partner” [Aurealis 74]
    • David Conyers & David Kernot, “The Bullet & The Flesh” [World War Cthulhu]
    • Terry Dowling, “The Corpse Rose” [Nightmare Carnival]
    • Thoraiya Dyer, “The Oud” [Long Hidden Anthology]
    • Jason Franks, “Metempsychosis” [SQ Mag]
    • Michelle Goldsmith, “Of Gold and Dust” [Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 60]
    • Michael Grey, “1884” [Cthulhu Lives: An Eldrich Tribute to H.P.Lovecraft]
    • Stephanie Gunn, “Escapement” [Kisses by Clockwork]
    • Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter, “Vox” [The Female Factory]
    • Gerry Huntman, “Of The Colour Tumeric, Climbing on Fingertips” [Night Terrors III]
    • Rick Kennett, “Dolls for Another Day” [The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows: Vol 2]
    • Charlotte Kieft, “Chiaroscuro” [Disquiet]
    • SG Larner, “Kneaded” [Phantazein]
    • Claire McKenna, “Yard” [Use Only As Directed]
    • Andrew J. McKiernan, “A Prayer for Lazarus” [Last Year, When We Were Young]
    • Faith Mudge, “Signature” [Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fi]
    • Jason Nahrung, “The Preservation Society” [Dimension6]
    • Emma Osborne, “The Box Wife” [Shock Totem: Curious Tales of the Macabre & Twisted #9]
    • Angela Rega, “Shedding Skin” [Crossed Genres]
    • Tansy Rayner Roberts, “The Love Letters of Swans” [Phantazein]
    • Angela Slatter, “The Badger Bride” [Strange Tales IV]
    • Cat Sparks, “New Chronicles of Andras Thorn” [Dimension6 Annual Collection 2014]
    • Anna Tambour, “The Walking-stick Forest” [Tor.com]
    • Kyla Ward, “Necromancy” [Spectral Realms #1]
    • Kaaron Warren, “Bridge of Sighs” [Fearful Symmetries: An Anthology of Horror]
    • Janeen Webb, “Lady of the Swamp” [Death at the Blue Elephant]

    In addition to the above incredible tales, the volume will include a review of 2014 and a list of highly recommended stories.

    The editors will shortly begin reading for the sixth volume of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror.

    The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014 is scheduled for publication in late-October 2015 and can be pre-ordered at indiebooksonline.com. The anthology will be available in hardcover, ebook and trade editions.

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