Janeen Webb

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..

Finalist in the 2015 World Fantasy Awards.

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We are floating above the clouds at this morning's news that Janeen Webb's incredible collection, Death at the Blue Elephant, has been announced as one of five works for the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection.

We'd like to congratulate Janeen on this fabulous achievement, and thank her, Nick Stathopolous (cover artist), Pamela Sargent (introduction), and everyone who was involved in the production of this book. We'd also like to thanks everyone who has bought and promoted Death at the Blue Elephant.

You can buy this book directly from us at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=elephant or at many fine bookshops.

A huge congratulations to all five works nominated

Mercy and Other Stories, Rebecca Lloyd (Tartarus)
Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Helen Marshall (ChiZine)
They Do the Same Things Different There, Robert Shearman (ChiZine)
The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
• Death at the Blue Elephant, Janeen Webb (Ticonderoga)

  • Mercy and Other Stories, Rebecca Lloyd (Tartarus)
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Helen Marshall (ChiZine)
  • They Do the Same Things Different There, Robert Shearman (ChiZine)
  • The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
  • Death at the Blue Elephant, Janeen Webb (Ticonderoga)
- See more at: http://www.locusmag.com/News/2015/07/2015-world-fantasy-awards-ballot/#sthash.PYpuWLk8.dpuf
  • Mercy and Other Stories, Rebecca Lloyd (Tartarus)
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Helen Marshall (ChiZine)
  • They Do the Same Things Different There, Robert Shearman (ChiZine)
  • The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
  • Death at the Blue Elephant, Janeen Webb (Ticonderoga)
- See more at: http://www.locusmag.com/News/2015/07/2015-world-fantasy-awards-ballot/#sthash.PYpuWLk8.dpuf
  • Mercy and Other Stories, Rebecca Lloyd (Tartarus)
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Helen Marshall (ChiZine)
  • They Do the Same Things Different There, Robert Shearman (ChiZine)
  • The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
  • Death at the Blue Elephant, Janeen Webb (Ticonderoga)
- See more at: http://www.locusmag.com/News/2015/07/2015-world-fantasy-awards-ballot/#sthash.PYpuWLk8.dpuf• Mercy and Other Stories, Rebecca Lloyd (Tartarus)
• Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Helen Marshall (ChiZine)
• They Do the Same Things Different There, Robert Shearman (ChiZine)
• The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
• Death at the Blue Elephant, Janeen Webb (Ticonderoga)
  • Mercy and Other Stories, Rebecca Lloyd (Tartarus)
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Helen Marshall (ChiZine)
  • They Do the Same Things Different There, Robert Shearman (ChiZine)
  • The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
  • Death at the Blue Elephant, Janeen Webb (Ticonderoga)
- See more at: http://www.locusmag.com/News/2015/07/2015-world-fantasy-awards-ballot/#sthash.PYpuWLk8.dpuf
  • Mercy and Other Stories, Rebecca Lloyd (Tartarus)
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, Helen Marshall (ChiZine)
  • They Do the Same Things Different There, Robert Shearman (ChiZine)
  • The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
  • Death at the Blue Elephant, Janeen Webb (Ticonderoga)
- See more at: http://www.locusmag.com/News/2015/07/2015-world-fantasy-awards-ballot/#sthash.PYpuWLk8.dpuf

Statistics: as far as we can see, Janeen is the sixth Australian to be nominated for the Best Collection award, joining Terry Dowling, Margo Lanagan (twice, and only Australian to win), Angela Slatter (twice), Shaun Tan, and Lisa L. Hannett. Ticonderoga Publications is the second Australian publisher (and first Australian small press) to publish two nominees, after Allen & Unwin. Janeen has previously won the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology in 1999 for Dreaming Down Under, co-edited by Jack Dann.

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We're overjoyed to announce and reveal Janeen Webb's forthcoming collection Death at the Blue Elephant.

Cover design is by the incredible Nick Stathopolous.

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.

There’s magic here, and illusion, and strange wonders that’ll surprise and delight. — Robert Shearman

Exotic, cunning—often funny—and now and then edges to cut yourself on. — Tanith Lee

Gloriously adult, these stories will transport you—but they’ll never drop you home. — Anna Tambour

Janeen Webb’s assemblage of angels, aliens, devils and assorted revenants bring with them compassion and settings rich and exotic where even the mundanity of our everyday world is imbued with a sparkle rarely glimpsed in the hands of lesser writers. — Peter Crowther

Sneak preview launch in June, and available everywhere in the second half of 2014. You can preorder at indiebooksonline:

http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=elephant&x=0&y=0

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Ticonderoga Publications is completely over the moon to announce the signing of Janeen Webb’s debut collection, tentatively titled Death at the Blue Elephant.

Death at the Blue Elephant is scheduled for publication in early-mid 2014.

The contents are yet to be finalised, and will include the Aurealis and Ditmar Award winning “Niagara Falling”, the award-nominated “Incident on Woolfe Street”, “Blake’s Angel”, title story “Death at the Blue Elephant”, in addition to Year's Best stories such as "Red City" and "Manifest Destiny", together with a number of original pieces written for this collection.

"Janeen Webb is an awesome talent who I’ve held in great respect for a number of years, ever since I first read ‘Death at the Blue Elephant’,” Ticonderoga Editor Russell B Farr said.

"She’s also a marvellous person, a genuine powerhouse, and we’re thrilled to be able to work with her," Russell B Farr added.

Janeen Webb is a multiple award-winning author, editor and critic who has written or edited 10 books and more than a hundred essays and stories. She is a recipient of the World Fantasy Award, the Aurealis Award, the Peter MacNamara SF Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a three-time winner of the Ditmar Award.

She is internationally recognised for her critical work in speculative fiction and has contributed to most of the standard reference texts in the field. She holds a PhD in Literature from the University of Newcastle, and lives on a small farm overlooking the sea near Wilson’s Promontory.

Death at the Blue Elephant is scheduled for publication in 2014. The collection will be available in limited edition hardcover, hardcover and trade editions.

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