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Ian McHugh: Sprinkling the Angel Dust

angel-dust-webAustralian spec-fic writer Ian McHugh’s debut short story collection, Angel Dust, was one of the finalists for this year’s Aurealis Awards for Best Collection – and it’s available here from Ticonderoga Publications (and you should go and get a
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The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2015 Edition

YBDFH2015-600mock1Utterly delighted to have my fourth outing in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, this time in the 2015 Edition (Prime Books) – and to share it with Lisa Hannett in her first appearance there makes it even more special!

Our title story from The Female Factory collection (Twelfth Planet
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The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013

years-best-fantasy-and-horror-v4-webTiconderoga Publications has released the Table of Contents for their latest volume of The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013, which contains many excellent works of Oz speculative fiction. I’m fortunate that they’ve also picked up my tale “Flight”, which first appeared in Paula Guran’s Once Upon a Time: New Fairy
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Cover reveal – Suspended in Dusk

Behold, the cover for the Simon Dewar edited Suspended in Dusk from Books of the Dead. suspended-in-dusk


19 fantastic authors of the dark,the horrific, and the bizarre, will show you what it means to be Suspended in Dusk.

“SUSPENDED IN DUSK offers a delicious assortment of
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First Lines – Once Upon A Time

once-500And as a bonus, here are the story openings from Once Upon A Time: New Fairy Tales:

‘In an empire at the wide sea’s boundaries, where the clouds were the colour of alabaster and mother-of-pearl, and the
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Once Upon A Time: New Fairy Tales

paulaPaula Guran has brought out a new anthology for Prime Books, it’s called  ouat(as the header might hint) Once Upon A Time: New Fairy Tales. It contains stories by Theodora
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Books arriving whilst I was away

Just some of the books that arrived whilst I was away at WFC:

IMG_1759Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales, edited by Paula Guran (Prime), has entered the world rather quietly but is gorgeous and loudly lovely. Stories by Tanith Lee, Theodora Goss, Kaaron Warren, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Jane Yolen, Nathan Ballingrud,
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Over at the Guardian: Science fiction and fantasy: the wonderful wizards of Oz

ozThe Guardian has a look at the ’emergence’ of Australian SFF authors onto the international scene:

If your experience of Australian science fiction and fantasy is limited to Nevil Shute’s On the Beach and the Mad Max films, it’s time to take another look as the wizards of Oz launch themselves on
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Australian Women Writers of Outstanding Horror and Dark Fantasy: A Not Quite Top Ten

Hecate by William Blake

Hecate by William Blake

So, I think we may have *just* missed Women in Horror month, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking out Lisa Hannett’s latest post over at This is Horror. Any time is a good time to read creepy stuff by excellent women writers.

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years-best-fantasy-and-horror-v3-slideThe ToC for the latest YBAF&H (yes, you *should* sing that to the tune of “YMCA”) has been released into the community – on parole, really, with little chance of it respecting its good behaviour bond. With fiction from the likes of Margo Lanagan, Lisa L. Hannett, Alan Baxter, Kathleen Jennings,
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