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Too Sharp

Tara Sharp, Book 3

Marianne Delacourt

ISBN 978-1-922101-33-4 (print)

ISBN 978-1-922101-34-1  (ebook)

Cover design by Catherine Larsen

Published by our crime imprint, Deadlines, Mar 2017

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Tara Sharp’s new case brings her to Brisbane, where she is placed in charge of Slim Sledge, a high-maintenance rock star. Tara’s a sucker for a backstage pass, and it’ll provide some much-needed distance between herself and her mother’s not-so-subtle hints about getting a “real” job, not to mention crime lord Johnny Viaspa, the only man on the planet who wants her dead.
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She expected the music industry to be cut-throat, but Tara soon uncovers more problems than just Slim Sledge’s demands and his rabid fans. Everywhere she turns, the grudges run deeper and the danger ramps up.
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Has Tara finally pushed her luck too far?

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Sharp Turn

Tara Sharp, Book 2

Marianne Delacourt

ISBN 978-1-922101-31-0 (print)

ISBN 978-1-922101-32-7  (ebook)

Cover design by Catherine Larsen

Published by our crime imprint, Deadlines, Nov 2016

Tara’s quirky PI business is attracting some even quirkier customers. She’s not sure how Madame Vine’s Escort Agency got her number. And then there’s the eccentric motorcycle racing team owner, Bolo Ignatius. Both these clients want to Tara to investigate suspicious circumstances that turn up dead bodies. That can only mean one thing in this town: John Viaspa. Tara goes in for round two with the local crime boss, while balancing the tight rope of her deliciously complicated love life.
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Tara Sharp’s life can only be describe as furious fun.

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Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2015

ISBN: 978-1-922101-50-1 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-51-8 (ebk)

Published September 2016

Fans of Kaleidoscope will find more tales of wonder, adventure, diversity, and variety in this collection devoted to stories with teen protagonists.

Our goal is to uncover the best young adult short fiction of the year published in the anthologies dedicated to the form, the occasional special edition of a magazine, and individual pieces appearing in otherwise “adult” anthologies and magazines, and bring them together in one accessible collection.

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Sharp Shooter

Tara Sharp, Book 1

Marianne Delacourt

ISBN 978-1-922101-29-7 (print)

ISBN 978-1-922101-30-3  (ebook)

Cover design by Catherine Larsen

Published by our crime imprint, Deadlines, May 2016

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Tara Sharp should be just another unemployable, twenty-something, ex-private schoolgirl … but she has the gift—or curse as she sees it—of reading people’s auras. The trouble is, auras sometimes tell you things about people they don’t want you to know.

Defying Doomsday

Edited by Tsana Dolichva & Holly Kench

ISBN: 978-1-922101-40-2 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-42-6 (ebk)

Published 30 May 2016.

 

Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet.
A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family.
New friends take their radio show on the road in search of plague survivors.
A man seeks love in a fading world. Read the rest of this entry »

Letters to Tiptree

ISBN: 978-1-922101-25-9 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-39-6 (ebk)

Published August 2015. 

#1 Bestseller on Amazon. Winner of the Locus Award, Aurealis Convenor Award, Ditmar Award. Nominated for British Science Fiction Award and British Fantasy Award. Longlisted for Tiptree Award. 

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Alice Sheldon’s birth, and in recognition of the enormous influence of both Tiptree and Sheldon on the field, Twelfth Planet Press is publishing a selection of thoughtful letters written by science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate her, to recognise her work, and maybe in some cases to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Something New Can Come into This World (And Other Filmmaking Stories)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-37-2 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-38-9 (ebk)

AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER SOON

To Be Published 2016

Scheduled for release later this year, Something New Can Come Into This World (And Other Filmmaking Stories) collects together into one volume the first twenty-one essays from Watson’s FictionMachine project and will be available in both print and ebook. Read the rest of this entry »

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NEWS

Tara Takes ‘Sharp Turn’ To Twelfth Planet Press

Tara Takes ‘Sharp Turn’ To Twelfth Planet Press

Marianne Delacourt’s unorthodox PI Tara Sharp finds a new home at Twelfth Planet Press as the second novel in her award-winning series, ‘Sharp Turn’ gets a revamp   UK 12/12/16 – Award-winning author Marianne Delacourt has just unveiled... read more
EOFY Stocktaking Sale – Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

EOFY Stocktaking Sale – Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

We are stocktaking and looking to clear room for all our forthcoming new titles! Grab yourself a Buy 3 Get 1 Free deal over this weekend – starting 30 June 2016 and now extended to 8 July 2016! Buy any 3 titles (ebook or print) and choose a 4th one for free*.... read more
Friday Book Launch in Melbourne

Friday Book Launch in Melbourne

Join Defying Doomsday co-editor Tsana Dolichva and authors Lauren Mitchell and Kristy Evangelista, as well as author of the upcoming collection of filmmaking essays Something New Can Come Into This World, Grant Watson, for a Q&A on the making of these two new... read more
Love and Romanpunk Goes Audio

Love and Romanpunk Goes Audio

Guest post by Tansy Rayner Roberts The most recent story I’ve been serialising on my fiction podcast, Sheep Might Fly, is “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary,” from Love and Romanpunk. It’s been fun revisiting this story, which is packed full of so many of my... read more
Twelfth Planet Press at Wiscon

Twelfth Planet Press at Wiscon

We’re on sale at Wiscon convention this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin! Visit Aqueduct Press in the dealer’s room to purchase a copy of Defying Doomsday or Letters to Tiptree. There will be a couple of other Twelfth Planet Press titles available as well.... read more
Defying Doomsday Backer Rewards

Defying Doomsday Backer Rewards

Defying Doomsday rewards have started going out to backers! Knitted rewards as well as paperbacks and exclusive backer hardcovers are out in the mail. We love seeing photos on Facebook and Twitter tagged by backers as the arrive! The general release date is May 30. We... read more

Dangerous Women

Read Alexandra’s piece on Alice Sheldon for the Dangerous Women’s Project. We created the book to make sure that Alice doesn’t disappear from sight; Alice is in danger of being relegated to ‘just’ a feminist writer – ‘you know, that one who pretended to be... read more
Media Release – Dark Tides by Rjurik Davidson!

Media Release – Dark Tides by Rjurik Davidson!

Dark Tides From the author of Unwrapped Sky, Rjurik Davidson Forthcoming from Twelfth Planet Press in July 2017 Dark Tides collects together the short fiction of award winning, Clarion South graduate Rjurik Davidson. Dark Tides will be available in both print and... read more

Announcing the Defying Doomsday lineup!

Straight from the desks of editors Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench, we have the table of contents for Defying Doomsday, an anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled and chronically-ill characters, coming mid-2016! For more information, please... read more
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