Monthly Archives: January 2009

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Shiny special deal!


Get Shiny Issue 2 for $1 all this week in celebration of Trent Jamieson’s Aurealis Award win for Best Young Adult short story for "Cracks"!


Subscribe now for the 2009 series of
Shiny and receive all Shiny back issues for FREE!
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Offer ends February 4, 2009

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TPP lineup for 2009

It’s a BUSY year! via girliejones

Look out for the following Twelfth Planet Press projects out in 2009:

New Ceres Nights edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Tehani Wessely, to be launched at
Contact: Swancon 2009
Meet the world of New Ceres, an exciting and dangerous place. Its water is green and its inhabitants are sophisticates.
New Ceres is precarious: its New Enlightenment constrains society as well as liberating old thoughts and literature and drinking customs. The planet plays interstellar politics to defend its independence and it recruits refugees from Old Earth and the conquered New Alliance planets to maintain some dangerous habits.

On New Ceres you will find coffee houses and highwaymen, drinks, gambling and illegal hi-technology.

Horn, by Peter M Ball – the second in our novella series.Conjecture: the 2009 Natcon in Adelaide, June 5-8.
Horn is a hardboiled urban fantasy detective story which may contain unicorns and a formerly dead person.
Read about the conception of this story from the writer himself

A Book of Endings by Deborah Biancotti edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Ben Payne, to be launched at Continuum 5 – Galaxies by Gaslight, Melbourne August 14 – 16
This collection by one of Australia’s favourite speculative fiction short story writers over the last decade, includes 16 much-loved works and 6 new stories, with cover art by Nick Stathopoulos and introduced by Justine Larbalestier. Follow the emotional highs and lows as Biancotti explores what it means to be human in our modern society.

Robot War Espresso by Robert Hood to be launched at Continuum 5 – Galaxies by Gaslight, Melbourne August 14 – 16
This third volume in our ongoing novella series brings Robert Hood back to the YA genre with a hard core science fiction story about, well, exploding robots and coffee.

And if this is not enough for you hard core indie press addicts, there promises to be much to read over at Shiny Magazine with
Issue 5 out soon, edited by Tehani Wessely and Alisa Krasnostein and packed full of fiction:
– "Paper Dragons" by Sue Isle
– "Root" by Emily Mah Tippets
– "Not Like Us" by Tansy Rayner Roberts

and Issues 6 and 7 to be edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Guest Editors Ben Payne and Tansy Rayner Roberts. And of course, Season 3 Buffy commentary by Alisa and Rachel.
This book is currently scheduled to be launched at

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I should be working…


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Is this a blog?

Deadline Dames: 

Welcome to the Deadline Dames. We are nine urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and young adult writers who have joined forces to talk about our roller coaster lives in the writing trenches. (Hey, these are my trenches. If I want roller coasters in them, I get roller coasters. And cotton candy. And a big red balloon.)

If it is a blog, can someone make an LJ feed of it and tell me so? I mean seriously, who has no RSS feed?!


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