Ghost Seas is a collection of fourteen stories from the first twenty-five years of the late and extremely talented writer. These stories are unique and powerful, and cross genres: western, horror, science fiction, history, love, mystery.
Steven Utley "may be the most under-rated science fiction writer alive... able to turn his hand to almost any subject matter, mood, or type of story imaginable." - Gardner Dozois.
Includes a foreword by Michael Bishop and an introduction by Howard Waldrop.
"Dedman's stories have an evocative life beyond what is simply written. His style -- engaging, lucid, never obscure but nevertheless allusive and richly evocative -- is perfectly suited to a range of themes, genre tropes and structures." - SF Site
Includes interstitial material by Sean Williams, Simon Brown, Van Ikin and Robin Pen.
Includes an Introduction by Garth Nix.
Since the early 1980s Simon Brown has engaged readers with a series of alternate takes on the Trojan War.
The ambitious first anthology from Ticonderoga Publications. Featuring stories from some of Australia's rising stars and a handful of contributions from respected veterans, this anthology marked the publisher's 10th anniversary.
Nominated for two Ditmar Awards: Best Collected Work, and Best Short Story.
Over 132,000 words of the best short fiction by the New York Times best-selling Australian writer Sean Williams. Introduction by John Harwood.
Lewis Shiner's acclaimed collection, featuring the best stories by the World Fantasy Award-winning writer. This edition includes two novellas previously uncollected in the sold out Subterranean Press edition.
Introduction by James P. Blaylock.
It's dark in here... 18 tales of appropriate fear.
Brings together twelve essential stories by Terry Dowling, acknowledged master of fantasy: from his renowned Tom Rynosseros saga, his equally celebrated Wormwood story cycle, and other award-winning tales.
Introduction by Simon Brown.
Kim Wilkins' debut novel is an amazing tale, winning both the Aurealis Award for Fantasy Novel and the Aurealis Award for Horror Novel when first published in 1997.
23 tales of interstellar wanderers, migrants, colonists, zombie refugees, interplanetary poets, fallen angels, storytellers, neighbours, first peoples, last peoples, lost peoples... people searching for a place where they belong.
113,000 words of original fiction from Australia, Canada, Argentina, United Kingdom, U.S.A. and Belgium.
On the menu is a tasty selection of heroines and heroes. From sweet to sexy, these stories will seduce.
Over 110,000 words of fiction from talented, multiple award-winning writer Kaaron Warren. Includes the Aurealis Award-winning stories "The Grinding House", "Fresh Young Widow" and "A Positive". Twenty-six powerful tales that will amaze any fan of the fantastic.
Introduction by Lucius Shepard. Also available in a limited hardcover edition signed by all contributors.
Introduction by Jack Dann.
"There are still many solid tales to satisfy vampire fans." - Publishers Weekly
Vampires, aliens, fairytale princesses, parallel universes, voodoo, werewolves, wizards, phantoms, dryads and cherubim.
"Fans of Robson's novels will be gratified to see her worlds expanded here." - Publishers Weekly
Introduction by Adam Roberts.
A must for any Lucy Sussex fan. Introduction by Delia Sherman.
Lisa L Hannett's debut collection, Bluegrass Symphony deals with cowboys and fallow fields, shapeshifters and rednecks, superstitions and realities in harsh prairie country — and a whole bunch of other things thrown in the mix.
Introduction by Ann Vandermeer.
Introduction by Karen Brooks.
"The Hall of the Lost Footsteps is a must-read!" - Jack Dann
Introduction by Trent Jamieson.
"These stories make for a showcase volume ... it amply demonstrates that fantasy fiction down under is in good hands." - Interzone
Damnation & Dames is a collection of paranormal noir stories investigating the supernatural shadows surrounding classic crime. Inside this book are sixteen hand-picked stories, all original, featuring good guys, gumshoes, femme fatales, bootleggers, and gangsters: all your favourite noir characters mixed up with ghosts, giant monsters, faerie, vampires, and werewolves.
The first volume of Steven Utley's incredible series of shared-world stories.
Introduction by Gardner Dozois.
"The result is subtle but powerful." - Publishers Weekly
Introduction by Damien Broderick.
"The stories, and Mellor’s afterwords about the history and intent of each piece, will resonate long after you’ve read the last page." - Cosmos Magazine.
Introduction by Seanan McGuire.
"I would certainly recommend Bloodstones for readers looking for more in their horror fiction than just sparkly vampires and overripe zombies" - Thirteen O'Clock
A collection of interconnected tales with links between them as light and strong as spider-silk. From fire giants to whispering halls, disappearing children to evening-wolves, fairy hills to bewitched cypress trees, and talking heads to moonshiners of a special sort, Midnight and Moonshine takes readers on a journey from ninth century Vinland to America's Deep South in the present day.
Introduction by Kim Wilkins.
"Marillier's fans will be delighted to see that her skills are as applicable to the short form as they are to the novel" - Publishers Weekly
"fans of beautifully staged scenes of despair will find a wealth of them here." - Publishers Weekly
18 incredible tales of romantic Orientalism.
Publication date: April 2013
Collects five novellas (including two originals) by the multiple award-winning Kim Wilkins.
"Wilkins adds fantastic elements to her depiction of ages past and present" - Publishers Weekly
Havenstar is the story of Keris Kaylen, a map-maker's daughter. When her father is murdered and a mountain disappears, Keris is betrayed by her brother. Forced to flee into the Unstable—the lethal chaos surrounding the eight Stabilities of Malinawar. She finds her safety is in the hands of a man bonded to the Lord Carasma, the Unmaker... and her ordered life is turned upside-down. Her survival will depend on a map and a place called Havenstar.
Glenda Larke writing as Glenda Noramly.
Nations of Earth Ambassador Cory Wilson had thought the hardest part of his role would be mastering the many intricacies of gamra pronouns. Then the President is shot in front of him, and all clues point to extraterrestrial agencies. Only the truth will prevent the conflict escalating, but to find it, Cory has to challenge the very top of the Coldi hierarchy, in a society where the simple act of looking someone in the eye or using the wrong pronouns can mean the difference between life and death.
"This is an excellent, fast-paced read, with the sci-fi elements perfectly blended with a political thriller and just a touch of romance to produce a terrific page-turner." - Fantasy Review Barn
A collection like no other. Think of Mad Max meets Australian megafauna and you're part way there..
"Fischer’s enthusiasm for Ozploitation is infectious, and it’s hard not to be charmed by his combination of horror and familiar Australian tropes. It is a pleasure to see so many lovingly crafted horror tales in outback settings." - Aurealis Magazine
The Assassin of Nara follows the coming of age of Lydia Estrella, as she becomes an assassin in the employ of Lord Zhe, the crown prince of the Empire of Nara. The daughter of a merchant captain, Lydia is thrust into a world of intrigue, corruption, magic and, of course, murder.
Death at the Blue Elephant is the first story collection by the respected and multiple award winning Australian writer and editor Janeen Webb. She is a recipient of the World Fantasy Award, the Peter MacNamara SF Achievement Award, the Australian Aurealis Award, and is a three-time winner of the Ditmar Award. In her introduction to this book, Pamela Sargent describes these stories as evoking a "combination of suspenseful anticipation, nervous apprehension, and total absorption in something far removed from my own experience". Death at the Blue Elephant collects 18 incredible globe-spanning visions by the self-confessed 'inveterate traveller'. Five stories are original to this collection..
The Emerald Key is set in London in 1862 and blends alternate history with elements of horror, mystery and urban fantasy. The game is afoot and Ember Quatermain, the brilliant and courageous daughter of legendary explorer Allan Quatermain, must draw upon all of her abilities in order to save the day. Her path is fraught with dirigibles, necromancy, lamia, the lost tomb of a great ancient warrior king, and the charming and irresponsible Peter Styles.
An annual series compiling the best fantasy and horror published by Australian and New Zealand writers.
33 excellent tales by some of Australia's biggest names as well as some emerging writers.
The first volume in the series. Includes a review of 2010 and a list of recommended stories.
32 excellent tales by some of Australia's biggest names as well as some emerging writers.
The second volume in this award-winning series. Includes a review of 2011 and a list of recommended stories.
Winner of the Aurealis Award
34 excellent tales by some of Australia's biggest names as well as some emerging writers.
The third volume in this award-winning series. Includes a review of 2012 and a list of recommended stories.
28 excellent tales by some of Australia's biggest names as well as some emerging writers.
The fourth volume in this award-winning series. Includes a review of 2013 and a list of recommended stories.
We will shortly announce the contents for the fifth volume in this award-winning series.
Publication date: October 2015
The editors are currently reading for sixth volume in the series. Click here for more information.
Publication date: June 2016
The editors are currently reading for sixth volume in the series. Click here for more information.
Publication date: October 2017
Combines the fun and irreverence of steampunk fiction with an element of romance.
Publication date: April 2014
Introduction by Juliet Marillier, Illustrated by Kathleen Jennings. Black-Winged Angels is a collection of 10 incredible contemporary retellings of fairy tales, and is available in a limited hardcover edition illustrated by the multiple World Fantasy Award nominated Kathleen Jennings. The book will appeal to fans of Angela Carter ("The Company of Wolves") and Emma Donoghue ("Kissing the Witch").
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. 26 incredible stories.
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.
Edited by Russell B. Farr and Liz Grzyb.
This 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.