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Crossroads of Canopy: Thoraiya Dyer

thoraiya-dyer_2016_by_catsparksThoraiya Dyer is an Aurealis and Ditmar award-winning, Sydney-based writer and lapsed veterinarian. Her short science fiction and fantasy has appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Cosmos, Analog and various Australian and US anthologies. Four of her original stories are
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Focus 2014 Interviews: Thoraiya Dyer

Photo Credit - Cat Sparks

Photo Credit – Cat Sparks

Today, the delightful Thoraiya Dyer talks about her Focus 2014 tale, “Wine, Women and Stars”.

What was the inspiration for this story?

The inspiration for “Wine, Women and Stars” was reading journal
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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
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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
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Bad Women: Goneril

LearsDaughtersThe delightful and talented Thoraiya Dyer has chosen her favourite “bad” woman: Goneril from King Lear.

So, King Lear is supposed to be all about how shit it is to have ungrateful children. He has three daughters and also a massive head, apparently;
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Canterbury 2100

Canterbury-2100-coverSo, back in 2008 the inimitable Dirk Flinthart edited a tome called Canterbury 2100, which essentially walked in the footsteps of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, only with more science fictiony bits and better, more comfortable shoes.

The blurb? So pleased you asked:

Six hundred
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Sydney Weekender

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View from the Intercontinental

I’ve returned from a wonderful weekend in Sydney. Having lived there for four years at one point it was a bit weird to find that this time I felt like a foreigner there. Don’t know why – I
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Cover reveal – One Small Step

Behold, Amanda Rainey’s cover for FableCroft’s One Small Step anthology!

The Table of Contents has an awesome addition: Cat Sparks and her tale, “Daughters of Battendown” join the cast!

“Sand and Seawater” by Joanne Anderton & Rabia Gale

“Indigo Gold” by
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You should go to …

… Clarkesworld and read “Sweet Subtleties” by Lisa Hannett, for it is awesome and awful and wondrous and wrong and delicious.

Javier calls me Una, though I’m not the first. There are leftovers all around his studio. Evidence of
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The Yowie Drive-by: Thoraiya Dyer

Thoraiya (rhymes with Himalaya) Dyer is one of the Australian spec-fic scene’s up-and-comers. She is one of TPP’s Twelve Planets, the author of Edward Teach (TPP), a vet and an Aurealis Award winning author (“Yowie” from Sprawl). Her work has
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