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Aurora Australis

For the latest Australian spec-fic news, head over to Tor.com for Alexandra Pierce’s Aurora Australis column.

Awards! Films! Anthologies! Stuff!

Waking in Winter: Deborah Biancotti

debDeborah Biancotti is the author of A Book of Endings and Bad Power, and co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Zeroes.  She has been shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Award and the William L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Book. Her new novella, Read more…

The Female Factory …

FemaleFactory-cover… also gained praise from the delightful Peter Tennant in Black Static #51 (and yes, you should still subscribe).

Peter says of the titular story, “The Female Factory”:

Finally we have title story ‘The Female Factory’, which is set in an institution
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Marianne de Pierres: Mythmaker

Following hot on the successful heels of Peacemaker, the delightful Marianne de Pierres is back with Mythmaker!mdp2

Virgin’s in a tight spot. A murder rap hangs over her head and isn’t likely to go away unless she agrees to work for
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Hello, Norma

And our hon mention in the Norma K. Hemming Award (for The Female Factory) arrived in yesterday’s mail. Now to find a spot for it.


Review: The Female Factory

FemaleFactory-coverThe wonderful Amanda Wrangles has reviewed The Female Factory (which won the Aurealis Award for Best Collection last week, didn’t ya know?) over at Marianne de Pierres’ most excellent and eclectic site.

As the latest joint offering from super-star writing duo Angela Slatter
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Still-life with Awards

All the awards together

All the awards together

So, I went off to Canberra for the Aurealis Awards (their twentieth anniversary) and, no matter what else happened, it was always going to be about catching up with folks, especially my Brain, Lisa L. Hannett,
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The Norma – An Honourable Mention

FemaleFactory-coverThe Female Factory got an honourable mention for the Norma K. Hemming Award on the weekend (the actual award being taken out by Paddy O’Reilly’s very excellent novel The Wonders)! From the Judges’ Report:

For the 2015 competition, the Judges also saw
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The Norma!!

Norma K. Hemming in costume in 1956 - http://www.asff.org.au/hemming.htm

Norma K. Hemming in costume in 1956 – http://www.asff.org.au/hemming.htm

Gods, but I love that Australia has an award called the Norma!

That’s the Norma K. Hemming to you. 🙂

The exciting news is that The Female Factory
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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
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