Aurealis-winner Wilkins (Giants of the Frost) compiles five novellas (three reprinted, two original) in this strong collection. Wilkins adds fantastic elements to her depiction of ages past and present, but rather than relying on standard fantasy tropes, her stories are informed by detailed research into the periods in question.
You can read the full review at http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-921857-46-1
You can order The Year of Ancient Ghosts at indiebooksonline.
Limited edition hardcover (signed by Kim Wilkins, Kate Forsyth and James Blake) $75 http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=144
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Sparks’s prose is clean and clear, her visions of futures consistent and grim; although there are moments of hope, these too often prove phantasms. Readers looking for random acts of kindness would do well to look elsewhere; fans of beautifully staged scenes of despair will find a wealth of them here.
You can read the full review at http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-921857-43-0
You can order The Bride Price at indiebooksonline.
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To open Dreaming Of Djinn is to open a jewel encrusted box full of exquisite and mouthwatering delicacies.
This sensuous and truly mouthwatering collection melding the modern and the ancient with the strangeness of speculative fiction, is a treasure trove of originality and exotic magic.
It will ravish your senses as it transports you to a world of flying carpets, powerful ifrits, exotic foods and above all, dancing as deadly as it is beautiful.
Dreaming of Djinn will be available shortly. You can pre-order from indiebooksonline for $25 http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=141
At the 52nd National Science Fiction Convention, Conflux 9, held in Canberra, Ticonderoga founder Russell B. Farr was the recipient of one of the highest honours in Australian Science Fiction, the A. Bertram Chandler Award for "Outstanding achievement in Australian Science Fiction".
The A. Bertram Chandler Award was first presented in 1992 to Van Ikin, and Russell is the 17th recipient of this award.
Ticonderoga exists and continues to thrive due to the incredible support we continue to receive from family, friends, and the Australian SF community. Each of our books contain a page thanking many of the individuals and groups who have contributed to this success, and in this case, this unbelievable recognition. We'd like to take this opportunity to reproduce our most recent list,
Elizabeth Grzyb, Sean Williams, Cat Sparks, Kim Wilkins, Kate Forsyth, Jonathan Strahan, Peter McNamara, Ellen Datlow, Grant Stone, Jeremy G. Byrne, Garth Nix, David Cake, Simon Oxwell, Grant Watson, Sue Manning, Steven Utley, Bill Congreve, Jack Dann, Jenny Blackford, Simon Brown, Stephen Dedman, Sara Douglass, Felicity Dowker, Terry Dowling, Jason Fischer, Lisa L. Hannett, Pete Kempshall, Ian McHugh, Angela Rega, Angela Slatter, Lucy Sussex, Kaaron Warren, the Mt Lawley Mafia, the Nedlands Yakuza, Amanda Pillar, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Angela Challis, Talie Helene, Donna Maree Hanson, Kate Williams, Andrew Williams, Kathryn Linge, Al Chan, Alisa and Tehani, Mel & Phil, Hayley Lane, Georgina Walpole, everyone we’ve missed . . .
. . . and you.
Russell would also like to thank the Australian Science Fiction Foundation for all of their work in continuing to support science fiction in Australia and for their support and administration of the A Bertram Chandler Award.
Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have compiled 34 fantastic stories and poems first published in 2012, from New Zealand's and Australia's finest writers.
The contents are
In addition to the above incredible tales, the volume will include a review of 2012 and a list of highly recommended stories.
The editors will shortly begin reading for the fourth volume of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror.
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 is scheduled for publication in July 2013 and can be pre-ordered at indiebooksonline.com. The anthology will be available in hardcover, ebook and trade editions.
Edit 22/04/2013: Our original post credited The Apex Book of World SF 2 for the first appearance of Will Elliott's "Hungry Man". We have now amended this to reflect it's true first publication. Apologies to all concerned.
We are incredibly delighted to have three nominees in the mix and would like to wish Felicity Dowker, Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene all the very best with this!
Congratulations and good luck to all of the other finalists too!
Congratulations to editors Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, and to all of the volume's contributors, on this wonderful success!
We're incredibly chuffed at this achievement!
You can order this volume at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=114
It has come to our attention this weekend that copies of The 400-Million-Year Itch by Steven Utley, ordered through online channels since 25 January 2013, have been printed using incorrect cover art.
We are currently working with the printer to have this issue rectified as soon as possible.
All internal work is the final corrected text, it is only the cover that has the wrong artwork.
We'd like to apologise to anyone who has received this version of the book and will replace any copies with this cover.
Contributors Pia Ravenari and Anthony Panegyres joined editor Liz Grzyb in front of a crowd of friends, family and supporters.
Belly dancers from Mystique set the scene with a wonderful performance, before Anthony Panegyres read from his story "Oleander: An Ottoman Tale".
The event also gave us an opportunity to heap praise on Pia Ravenari for her wonderful cover art on Juliet Marillier's collection Prickle Moon.
Dreaming of Djinn will be commercially available in May. You can pre-order from indiebooksonline at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=141