The sixth volume of the award-winning annual series collecting the best fantasy and horror stories from the Antipodes.
The deadline for submissions is 1 January 2016.
Please note that while the editors do read widely, they are relying on writers to assist them by sending copies of their stories. This is the best way to ensure that stories do not get overlooked.
Expected Publication Date August 2016
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
PO Box 29
Greenwood WA 6924
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
PO Box 2553
Ringwood North VIC 3134
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.
Midnight and Moonshine is a fantastic read, a highly recommended collection of uniquely imagined fantasy tales
You can buy Midnight and Moonshine at all good online bookshops, and directly from us at www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=moonshine.
We love this book, and we’d love you to love it too! If you are looking for an amazing fantasy read, full of magic and monsters, assassins and action, The Assassin of Nara is for you. It’s suitable for all ages, and follows the formative years of Lydia Estrella, a character to really watch out for.
For the next week, we’re offering you the opportunity to check this book out for a bargain. Get the paperback for $20!
The Assassin of Nara trade paperback $20 http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=188
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)
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.
The Emerald Key, a steampunk thriller by Christine Daigle and Steward Sternberg, is now available worldwide through good online bookstores.
LONDON 1862. The game is afoot and Ember Quatermain, 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.
Available in hardcover and paperback, from amazon, The Book Depository, Barnes and Noble, and many many other places.
You can also order this title directly from us at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=emerald (recommended for orders within Australia only; overseas people will save on shipping by ordering local).
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
We're confident that it will be one of our most beautiful books to date, having spend many hours getting the internal layout and cover just right. We'll post a couple of examples of its layout shortly.
The Emerald Key will be available worldwide from 7 July 2015.
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.
You can pre-order The Emerald Key directly from us, and be the first to get your copy, at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=emerald
We'll have links for overseas pre-orders shortly.
We're excited to announce the contents for Bloodlines, the new non-traditional dark urban fantasy anthology edited by the award-winning Amanda Pillar. These 16 incredible stories are:
We'll have more details soon, such as information on pre-ordering. Bloodlines will be available in October, in hardcover, tradepaperback and ebook formats.