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Focus 2014 Interviews: Dirk Flinthart

Today’s Focus 2014 victim, errr, author, is the redoubtable Dirk Flinthart.

What was the inspiration for your story, “Vanilla”?

The inspiration for “Vanilla”? I have to give credit to the editors of Twelfth Planet. They set the parameters. I just… found
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Focus 2014 Interviews: Tansy Rayner Roberts


Tansy Rayner Roberts

This is the third year that indie press Fablecroft has produced a Focus volume, a series that collects an elite selection of work which has received acclaim via national and international Awards recognition. So, naturally,
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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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In the mail …

65377_10151394475322304_735512060_nIn yesterday’s mail, my author copies of One Small Step from FableCroft.

This is the first Australian, all-female, speculative fiction anthology since 1995’s She’s Fantastical.

The ToC is awesome and there’s a giveaway on Goodreads.

“Sand and Seawater” by Joanne Anderton & Rabia Gale

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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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Hannett + Horror = Teh Awesomes

Lisa L. Hannett has joined the team over at This is Horror for 2013, so we can look forward to a brilliantly written, well thought-out monthly column that prods and pokes the monsters under the bed
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In the mail, comes happiness

From last week’s mail, Reggie Oliver’s beautiful Egaeus Press tome, Shadow Plays, and Fablecroft’s gorgeous little To Spin a Darker Stair, with stories by Faith Mudge and Catherynne M. Valente and with, of course, illustrations by Kathleen
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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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Margo Lanagan: A More Moderate Commentator than I

The lovely Margo also appears at FableCroft talking about small/indie press.

She is more moderate than I.

Where I wave my arms about, gesticulating wildly, Margo gestures gently. Where I stand on a soap box ranting, she puts the soap neatly into
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Today at FableCroft, I commit a rant

… or something closely related to one as I opine on small/indie press.

Introductory Caveat

Let me start out by saying that over the past six years I’ve worked with and encountered a lot of small and indie presses, both in the Land of Oz and overseas. So, this is not directed at anyone in particular – although if
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