"Melbourne-based author, Felicity Dowker begins her collection of fifteen stories with the award-winning ‘Bread and Circuses’, involving an unusual feminist zombie evolution. Dowker believes that writing horror is “a way to set wrong things right”. Certainly, many of the stories, accompanied by Dowker’s background footnotes, involve retribution, particularly from a female perspective .‘Us, After the House Came Back’ sees revenge and solace for the wife in an abused relationship, while “the bad guy” has it coming in spades in the ultimately gory, ‘The Female of the Species is More Deadly Than the Male’. Dowker’s evocative stories benefit from the stylish production of enterprising Western Australian small press Ticonderoga."
Check out The Canberra Times for other great reviews. (Review appeared a little while ago so we've reprinted it in full here.)
You can (and really should) buy a copy of this fantastic collection directly from us at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=118
First, Farren Miller gives the book a great review. We're especially happy to read
Another kind of combination gives this book its unique tone: however grand the fantasy, passionate the romance, or regally exotic these Fae, their stories inevitably take on some of the gritty frankness, spilled blood, and shit of ordinary human life.
You can read the full review in Locus.
And then, turning to the 2012 Year in Review, Midnight and Moonshine makes their Recommended Reading List. We're incredibly happy at this much-deserved achievement for a fantastic book.
You can order this wonderful collection at any good bookstore, or directly from us at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=122
As with many things, our plan for 2012 and what actually happened were slightly different. The good news was that instead of the 8 titles we planned to publish, we ended up publishing 10. Reprints of Jane Routley's incredible Chronicles of Dion trilogy, Mage Heart, Fire Angels and Aramaya were fabulous additions to our schedule. Unfortunately one of the titles we hoped to bring you, Lezli Robyn's collection Bittersuite, has been delayed to 2013 due to unforeseen life changes (we've had writers move house during the publication process before, but I believe she's the first to move countries).
We're pleased to declare the following were published in 2012.
Damnation and Dames, edited by Liz Grzyb and Amanda Pillar (tpb)
Bread and Circuses, Felicity Dowker (lhc, tpb)
The 400-Million Year Itch (Silurian Tales Volume 1), Steven Utley (tpb)
Mage Heart (Chronicles of Dion Volume 1), Jane Routley (hc, tpb)
Fire Angels (Chronicles of Dion Volume 1), Jane Routley (hc, tpb)
Aramaya (Chronicles of Dion Volume 1), Jane Routley (hc, tpb)
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2011, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (hc, tpb)
Wild Chrome, Greg Mellor (lhc, tpb)
Bloodstones, edited by Amanda Pillar (hc, tpb)
Midnight and Moonshine, Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter (lhc, tpb)
[lhc = limited hardcover; hc = hardcover; tpb = tradepaperback]
You can see what we'd planned at http://ticonderogapublications.com/index.php/our-books/2012-releases
Marillier’s fans will be delighted to see that her skills are as applicable to the short form as they are to the novel, and will particularly appreciate “’Twixt Twilight and Water (A Tale of Sevenwaters),” which ties in to her well-regarded Sevenwaters series.
You can read the full review at http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-921857-38-6
You can pre-order the limited edition at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=140
You can order the hardcover at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=146
You can order the trade edition at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=145
Ticonderoga Publications is extremely proud to announce the forthcoming re-publication of best-selling Australian fantasist Glenda Larke’s debut novel Havenstar.
Glenda was born in Western Australia, the daughter of a farmer. Married to a Malaysian scientist, she has grown-up children, and lived in Malaysia where she was actively involved in rainforest conservation. She is now returning to reside in Australia where she will concentrate on her writing. Larke is the author of nine other books, The Isles of Glory, The Mirage Makers and The Watergivers trilogies. Her most recent title, concluding the Watergivers series, is Stormlord’s Exile.
Havenstar was first published in 1999 in the UK by Virgin Books to much initial acclaim; the novel then disappeared following the publishing company's collapse.
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.
Barbara Davies review of Havenstar in Starburst: “Havenstar is an original, engrossing page-turner of a fantasy. You want strange and powerful magic, world changing heroism, and courage in unlikely places—it's here. Terrific stuff—this author is one to watch. Starburst rating: 10/10 .”
Alex Wormall in The Alien Has Landed: “This is an exciting, fast-moving page-turner that draws you in from page one and holds your attention until the final full-stop. If you are looking for something new and a bit different, you could do a lot worse than this, one of the best books I have read this year.”
“It's an incredible novel, both for current Glenda Larke fans and for lovers of fantasy wanting to discover a new world,” Ticonderoga Editor Russell B Farr said.
“Having been unavailable for a long time due to the vagaries of the publishing industry, I am incredibly proud to be able to be involved with bringing this fantastic work back into print,” Farr added.
Havenstar is scheduled for publication in May 2013. The novel will be available in limited edition hardcover, hardcover, trade and ebook editions.
The hardcover and limited hardcover can be pre-ordered at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/
We're pleased to be able to reveal the cover for our forthcoming anthology, Dreaming of Djinn. We love it! Edited by Liz Grzyb, Dreaming of Djinn features 18 incredible tales of romantic Orientalism. Available in April, you can pre-order it at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=141
Illustration by Nadia Starovoytova.
This morning we are saddened by the news that Steven Utley has passed away.
I just received word from Jessica Reisman:
Molly let me know that Steve passed last night at about 10:40 pm, eastern. His family was with him.
I’ll miss him.
As will we all.
Utley announced to his friends that he had been diagnosed with Type 4 cancer in his intestines, liver, and lungs, and a lesion on his brain on December 27, 2012. On January 7, he sent out an email saying that he was losing his motor skills and designated Jessica as his literary executor (and hopefully she’ll be able to get some of his swell stories back in print). On the morning of January 12 he slipped into a coma and died that night.
We'll write more shortly, but right now we're still coming to grips with his passing.
We're pleased to present the following titles published in 2014.
Following a fairly quiet 2014 (only 6 titles published) we're pleased to announce the following titles planned so far in 2015.
The Emerald Key, Christine Purcell and Stewart Sternberg
The Scarlet Rider, Lucy Sussex
Hear Me Roar, edited by Liz Grzyb
The Finest Ass in the Universe, Anna Tambour
Bloodlines, edited by Amanda Pillar
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2014, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene