lucy sussex

  • Aurum

  • Aurum: we need your backing!


    We've set up a kickstarter to partly fund Aurum: a golden anthology of novellas.

    Aurumis an anthology of awesome speculative novellas by some of Australia's brightest talents. At this point we have locked in Joanne Anderton, Stephanie Gunn, Angela Rega, Lucy Sussex, and Susan Wardle, and expect to have at least a couple more awesome names before we go to print.

    3 APRIL EDIT: We are chuffed to be able to add Juliet Marillier to this star-studded line-up!

    Aurumwill be approximately 90,000 words of exceptional original fiction, all novellas (more than 7500 words) giving the writers space to develop stories and write at a length not always considered commercially acceptable. We're giving the writers an opportunity to tell the stories they want to tell, and the space they want to tell them in.

    Aurumwill be edited by the A. Bertram Chandler Award-winning editor Russell B. Farr.

    Aurumalso celebrates the 20th year in publishing for Ticonderoga. We started way back in 1996, and since then have produced over 50 titles. Aurumwas originally planned as our 50th title (hence the name) but a few other books came through and pushed it back a little. Numbers aside, Aurum will still be our golden book.

    Please check this out and back us at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/499651181/aurum-a-golden-anthology-of-original-novellas

  • The Scarlet Rider

    Lucy Sussex

    A mystery within a mystery. Unemployed university graduate Mel Kirksley is hired to discover the author of an anonymous crime novel from the 1860s. What she finds is nothing less than a true-life detective story, a thinly described autobiographical tragedy set against the backdrop of the Gold Rush. As Mel digs deeper, the line between biographer and subject starts to fade, pulling Mel deeper into a maelstrom where past and present are thrown together.

    Winner of the Ditmar Award.

  • The Scarlet Rider is available now!

    Lucy Sussex's award-winning novel The Scarlet Rider is now available from Ticonderoga Publications.

    A mystery within a mystery. Unemployed university graduate Mel Kirksley is hired to discover the author of an anonymous crime novel from the 1860s. What she finds is nothing less than a true-life detective story, a thinly described autobiographical tragedy set against the backdrop of the Gold Rush. As Mel digs deeper, the line between biographer and subject starts to fade, pulling Mel deeper into a maelstrom where past and present are thrown together.

    Purchase directly from us at www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=scarlet+rider or check out your favourite bookshop. Ask them to order it if it's not in stock.

    "I really, really enjoyed the book. It was an absolute page-turner, rising tension, as well as a lovely mystery yarn." - Karen Joy Fowler

  • The Year's Best of 2015 is coming soon!

    book cover - red robed figure in a dark urban settingThe latest volume in our award-winning Year's Best series, The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 is weeks away. Editors Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have selected 31 incredible stories, over 150,000 words, from Australia and New Zealand published in 2015.

    In addition, the volume features an indepth review of the genre in 2015 and a recommended reading list.

    The stories are

    • Joanne Anderton, “2B”
    • Alan Baxter, “The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner”
    • Deborah Biancotti, “Look How Cold My Hands Are”
    • Stephen Dedman, “Oh, Have You Seen The Devil”
    • Erol Engin, “The Events at Callan Park”
    • Jason Fischer, “The Dog Pit”
    • Dirk Flinthart, “In the Blood”
    • Kimberley Gaal, “In Sheep's Clothing”
    • Stephanie Gunn, “The Flowers That Bloom Where Blood Touches Earth”
    • Lisa Hannett, “Consorting With Filth”
    • Robert Hood, “Double Speak”
    • Kathleen Jennings, “A Hedge of Yellow Roses”
    • Maree Kimberley, “Ninehearts”
    • Jay Kristoff, “Sleepless”
    • Martin Livings, “El Caballo Muerte”
    • Danny Lovecraft, “Reminiscences of Herbert West”
    • Kirstyn McDermott, “Self, Contained”
    • Sally McLennan, “ Mr Schmidt's Dead Pet Emporium”
    • DK Mok, “Almost Days”
    • Faith Mudge, “Blueblood”
    • Samantha Murray, “Half Past”
    • Jason Nahrung, “Night Blooming”
    • Garth Nix, “The Company of Women”
    • Anthony Panegyres, “Lady Killer”
    • Rivqa Rafael, “Beyond the Factory Wall”
    • Deborah Sheldon, “Perfect Little Stitches”
    • Angela Slatter, “Bluebeard's Daughter”
    • Cat Sparks, “Dragon Girl”
    • Lucy Sussex, “Angelito”
    • Anna Tambour, “Tap”
    • Kaaron Warren, “Mine Intercom”

    This volume was successfully funded through a crowd-sourcing campaign, and will be the first time an Australian Year's Best genre series has run to 6 consecutive single-year volumes. The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 will be available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook, in February/March 2017.

    The hardcover and paperback are available to pre-order at indiebooksonline.

    The editors will begin reading for the 2016 volume in due course. Please keep an eye on our website.

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