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
We're pleased to announce the following publications forthcoming in 2013.
Invisible Kingdoms (Silurian Tales Volume 2), Steven Utley
Dreaming of Djinn, edited by Liz Grzyb
Prickle Moon, Juliet Marillier
The Bride Price, Cat Sparks
The Year of Ancient Ghosts, Kim Wilkins
Havenstar, Glenda Larke
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene
Ambassador, Patty Jansen
Everything is a Graveyard, Jason Fischer
Bloodstones #2, edited by Amanda Pillar
We're really really pleased to be able to announce the contents for the forthcoming anthology, Dreaming of Djinn, edited by Liz Grzyb.
Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights stories have captured imaginations for a millennia. Fairy tales and fables abound, telling of the fantastic and mysterious, the comic and dramatic.
This anthology will explore romantic Orientalism through a speculative fiction lens. You might find lost cities, magical lamps, mummies, thieves, intrepid explorers, slaves, robotic horsemen, noble queens, sorcerers, outcast princes, harems, dancers, djinn, assassins and even smart-talking camels and cats, set in exotic Persia, Egypt, Arabia, the Ottoman Empire, or a modern incarnation of these. More information on the exact mysteries contained will be revealed shortly.
18 stories by:
You can pre-order at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=141
Dreaming of Djinn will be available in early April 2013.
100 copies signed by Juliet Marillier, Sophie Masson and Pia Ravenari.
Introduction by Sophie Masson, cover illustration by Pia Ravenari.
This book collects 14 tales, including Juliet Marillier's very best stories, and 5 stories written for this collection.
Juliet Marillier is a three-times winner of the Aurealis Award for fantasy novel. Publishers Weekly calls her "a fine folklorist and gifted narrator".
This limited hardcover will ship in February 2013, 1-2 months in advance of trade editions.
Pre-order this limited edition at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=140
Bloodstones is a nice mix of emotion and the macabre and is a lovely, chilling read. Buy this anthology. You won’t regret it.
Read the full review at http://www.jenniferbrozek.com/blog/post/Bloodstones-Review.aspx
You can purchase Bloodstones here http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=137
Get the hardcover edition here http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=138
here the two writers spin quite the spell of prose. Combined with the capacity of both writers to bring characters, both men and women, alive on the page, and to evoke a sense of place and mood with sublime brushstrokes, there is much to relish in Midnight and Moonshine.
We recommend you check out the full review at http://aussiespecficinfocus.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/midnight-and-moonshine/
You can be one of the first to get this book - pre-order the tradepaperback at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=122
There is also a limited edition hardcover, signed by Hannett, Slatter, Kathleen Jennings (cover artist) and Kim Wilkins (introduction by) at http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=123
Just for our own amusement, the artwork for each of our 2012 releases, in alphabetical order.
artwork by Charles R. Knight
stock art, design by Amanda Pillar and Russell B. Farr
artwork by Kathleen Jennings
artwork by Leanne and Jamie Tufrey