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  • The final ballot for the 2015 Aurealis Awards has been announced, and we're very chuffed to be among the nominees!

    A huge congratulations to

    “Blueblood”, Faith Mudge, in Hear Me Roar - Best Young Adult Short Story, Best Fantasy Short Story

    “Broken Glass”, Stephanie Gunn, in Hear Me Roar - Best Fantasy Novella

    “The Flowers that Bloom Where Blood Touches the Earth”, Stephanie Gunn in Bloodlines - Best Fantasy Novella

    The Finest Ass in the Universe, Anna Tambour - Best Collection

    Bloodlines, Amanda Pillar (ed) - Best Anthology

    The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014, Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (ed) - Best Anthology

    Hear Me Roar, Liz Grzyb (ed) - Best Anthology

    and good luck! The results will be announced at the end of March at the Australian National Convention.

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    You can buy these books (at 20% off until the end of February!) at

    Hear Me Roar


    The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2014

    The Finest Ass in the Universe

    You can check out the full list of finalists here

  • We're please to reveal the covers of two upcoming publications, Anna Tambour's collection The Finest Ass in the Universe and Hear Me Roar, 17 tales of real women and unreal worlds, edited by Liz Grzyb.

    Both have been produced by our in-house team at Ticonderoga.

    The image for The Finest Ass in the Universe is a close-up of a sigesbeckia flower, taken by Anna Tambour.

    You can pre-order Hear Me Roar at

    Details for ordering The Finest Ass in the Universe will be available shortly.

    Both titles will be available worldwide from August. Stay tuned for details of a sneak preview event in Melbourne in June.


  • the finest ass in the universe slideLocus has announced its 2015 Recommended Reading List and we're incredibly over the moon that Anna Tambour's collection The Finest Ass in the Universe has made the list! And one of her original stories in the collection, "Lab Dancer", made the list too!

    You can buy this book (at 20% off until the end of February!) at

    The Finest Ass in the Universe

    You can check out the full list of finalists at

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    Now available throughout the universe.

    Elation, compulsion, exploration, love and exquisitely timed bullying, a lascivious oyster, a man called Eggplant, the dangers of smelling like honey pudding, the enticement of innocent toadlets, the unending day of deadness. The daughter of a part-time magician and a Las Vegas showgirl turns to science, destiny points a young man to brassiere design, suddenly orphaned siblings try to protect their most vulnerable, fortunes craze in neighbourhoods living cheek-by-jowl. Unintendeds abound, as life cavorts in all its unclassifiable contrariness.

    "In these 26 stories, she's at her best."
    - Jeffrey Ford

    "On my short list of beloved idiosyncrasts, which includes R.A. Lafferty and Avram Davidson, there is still no one else the least bit like Anna Tambour."
    - Marc Laidlaw

    "Anna Tambour is a rogue punk-prophetess whose writings not only stray from the beaten path; some of them are so far out there that you can hear the distant drums of strange story-tribes being awakened by her prose."
    - I. O'Reilly, British Fantasy Society review

    Anywhere good books are sold.

  • The fabulous Farren Miller reviews Anna Tambour's collection The Finest Ass in the Universe in the latest Locus (October 2015). It's a great review, and we're especially chuffed when she says,

    a ventriloquist’s delight, invoking a multitude of voices, places, and styles... yet one master chef made the whole banquet.

    You can read the full review in Locus Magazine.

    The Finest Ass in the Universe is available in hardcover, paperback and ebook

  • 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.

  • 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” []
    • 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 The anthology will be available in hardcover, ebook and trade editions.

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