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GenreCon 2015 – You Really, Really Need To Be There

GenreCon2015BannerThere are still a few registrations left for GenreCon – they do close on 25 October, however, so if you’ve been wavering might I suggest you get your butt into gear?

Now, let me be clear: this isn’t a ‘con’ in the sense of a fan-run event. The point isn’t to discuss how
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Focus 2014 Interviews: Kaaron Warren


Photo credit Andrew Sikorski

Today the wonderful Kaaron Warren talks Focus 2014 from Fablecroft.

What was the inspiration for your story, “Death’s Door Cafe”?

This story was inspired a visit to the National Museum, where they had an exhibit of items relating to Ben Hall and his gang.
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Horrorology Interviews: Angela Slatter

Dr Angela Slatter

Angela Slatter (Photo by David Pollitt, June 2010)

Angela Slatter is … well, me. Here I ramble on about my Horrorology novella, “Ripper”.

What was the inspiration for your Horrorology tale “Ripper”?

Well, it had a bit of a convoluted beginning: I was writing the story under another title for another publisher and
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Fablecroft’s Focus 2014: highlights of Australian short fiction

fablecroftFablecroft have released the ToC for their Focus 2014: highlights of Australian short fiction and I’m happy to say that “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls” is getting another outing, and in very good company too!

St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls by Angela Slatter
Wine, Women and Stars
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Cover and ToC Reveal: The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014

years-best-fantasy-and-horror-v5.webAlways happy to have stories (two!) in this glorious publication edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, and published by Ticonderoga Publications. The fifth volume of The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror has yet another gorgeous cover and, most importantly, can be pre-ordered here.

Table of
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In which the Dance of Happiness is Done

Lisa's photo

Lisa’s photo

So I woke to a text from my dearest Brain, Lisa L. Hannett, sent while she was exploring far-flung Lindisfarne on her Great Viking Adventure Time, saying “WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP, MY BRAIN, YOU’RE ON THE WFA SHORTLIST!”

And so, All of the Dancing was Done. It’s lovely that
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A Book of Bizarre Myths and Chimerical Fancies



I’m so delighted to have a piece of writing in this gorgeous Bestiary that accompanies Viktor Koen’s amazing mixed media photography.

Ellen Datlow pulled together all the writers for this, including Pat Cadigan, Sonya Taaffe, Kaaron Warren, Nathan Ballingrud, Jeffrey Ford,
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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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