Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have compiled an impressive list of fantastic stories first published in 2013, from New Zealand's and Australia's finest writers.
The 28 stories selected are
In addition to the above incredible tales, the volume will include a review of 2013 and a list of highly recommended stories.
The editors will shortly begin reading for the fifth volume of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror.
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013 is scheduled for publication in late-November 2014 and can be pre-ordered at indiebooksonline.com. The anthology will be available in hardcover, ebook and trade editions.
A sneak preview of three titles to end the year.
We'll have more details soon. All the above, and all of our available titles, may be ordered at indiebooksonline.com.
A new anthology edited by Amanda Pillar
Blood will tell... blood holds memory... blood is sacrifice... blood is thicker than water... blood is life.
Bloodlines will feature non-traditional horror stories, which take place in an urban fantasy setting. Give me stories about creatures that need blood to live, or blood to do magic, or whose blood is magic. Witches, shamans, faeries, ancient gods and humans can feature in this collection, so long as your story exudes magic and mystery. So long as you enchant me.
As for the nitty-gritties:
The anthology will be published by Ticonderoga Publications in late 2014/early 2015.
Send me your best dark urban fantasy story.
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:
We are thrilled to reveal the cover of the forthcoming steampunk romance anthology Kisses by Clockwork, edited by Liz Grzyb.
Kisses by Clockwork features 16 incredible stories of steampunk and romance.
Putting the steamy back into steampunk.
You can pre-order Kisses by Clockwork at indiebooksonline.com
We'll be launching in June. Stay tuned!
We've been a little quiet lately.
While it's true that we are working behind the scenes to bring you some great books and big news, the truth is we've also spent the first half of this year getting married and having a honeymoon.
But don't worry, normal transmission will resume shortly.
Congratulations to our Aurealis Award winners! Last weekend three of our titles took away Aurealis Awards, and we're quite chuffed.
"By Bone-Light", Juliet Marillier, Prickle Moon
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene
"The Year of Ancient Ghosts", Kim Wilkins, The Year of Ancient Ghosts
This anthology, with the working title Hear Me Roar, is looking at kick-arse chicks of all varieties in a speculative fiction world – female superheroes, scientists, subversives and rulers. We want character-driven stories with strong female protagonists.
The stories can be any variety of speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy or a mix.
We are not looking for stories where women are objectified, where there is gratuitous gore or erotica.
The anthology will be edited by Liz Grzyb, award-winning editor of eight anthologies including The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror, and will be published by Ticonderoga Publications in 2015.
Send me your best speculative fiction story featuring strong women.
Ticonderoga Publications is thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of British Fantasy Award winning Angela Slatter's Black-Winged Angels.
Black-Winged Angels is a collection of 10 incredible contemporary retellings of fairy tales, and will be available in a limited hardcover edition illustrated by the multiple World Fantasy Award nominated Kathleen Jennings.
The collection will feature an introduction by the multiple award-winning Juliet Marillier and be published in August 2014.
Black-Winged Angels comprises ten reworked/reloaded fairytales for adult readers, several available for the first time in Australia.
The book will appeal to fans of Angela Carter ("The Company of Wolves") and Emma Donoghue ("Kissing the Witch").
Angela Slatter's previous Ticonderoga collection, The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales, won the Aurealis Award while her co-authored Midnight and Moonshine collection (with Lisa L. Hannett) made the Locus Recommended Reading List for 2012.
"I’m so delighted to be working with Ticonderoga Publications again to give these stories a very special second life," says Angela Slatter. "Being able to have Juliet Marillier introduce the collection and Kathleen Jennings to illustrate it is the best gift a writer can get!"
Black-Winged Angels will be published as a limited hardcover edition of 250 copies signed by all contributors.
The collection is available for pre-order at www.indiebooksonline.com