Twelfth Planet Press
Cover by Cathy Larsen
To be published October 2018, ebook format only
Edited by Rivqa Rafael & Tansy Rayner Roberts
ISBN: 978-1-922101-47-1 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-1-922101-48-8 (ebk)
Published 1 September 2018.
Knit robots, build spaceships, and shape the future.
Extraordinary short stories about gender, artificial intelligence and the art of building something new. Mother of Invention features the work of Seanan McGuire, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Nisi Shawl, John Chu, Justina Robson and more.
Art shown here by Nike Sulway
To be published by our children’s imprint, Titania, May 2019
Winter’s Tale is an illustrated book about a child called Winter, who has never had a proper home; a child who is not this and not that, but her own thing. A child who is looking for parents and a family; a sense of belonging. A child who sees movement in graffiti and strange hares in the moon. Who meets a girl with a skateboard and learns to fly; who finds a home, with the most curious of families. Winter’s Tale is a story about finding your true self and your true home; about family and belonging; about art, magic and freedom.
Tara Sharp, Book 4
ISBN 978-1-922101-52-5 (print)
ISBN 978-1-922101-53-2 (ebook)
Cover design by Catherine Larsen
Published by our crime imprint, Deadlines, Oct 2017
Twelfth Planet Press is proud to announce its new children’s imprint, Titania.
Titania’s books will be aimed at children between the ages of three and thirteen.
We aim to capture readers from their earliest forays into the marvels of books, and take them through to their teenage years. We aim to reflect diversity of sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity and religion within larger stories that could take us to the ends of the universe and back. We aim to create readers.We plan to raise questions in their minds, provoke discussion and foster a community of young readers who will go on to challenge the status quo as they grow and develop. And who, as they read, will discover the magic in words, and the magic in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler
edited by Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal
ISBN: 978-1-922101-42-6 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-1-922101-43-3 (ebk)
Published August 2017
Luminescent Threads celebrates Octavia E. Butler, a pioneer of the science fiction genre who paved the way for future African American writers and other writers of colour.
Original essays and letters sourced and curated for this collection explore Butler’s depiction of power relationships, her complex treatment of race and identity, and her impact on feminism and women in Science Fiction. Follow the luminescent threads that connect Octavia E. Butler and her body of work to the many readers and writers who have found inspiration in her words, and the complex universes she created.
Tara Sharp, Book 3
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
As part of the Mother of Invention Kickstarter campaign, we've published several non-fiction essay extras online. K. Tempest Bradford writes in "Androids and Allegory" about the work of Janelle Monae and Chesya Burke, comparing how these two Black women conceive of...read more
Who is ready for a cover reveal???? This is the amazing cover by Cathy Larsen for the glorious novella by Stephanie Gunn. Icefall is a novella of women in sports in space. It's a bit of a romance. It's also a portrayal of chronic pain. It's set in the vastness of...read more
Festive-themed Novella: Twelfth Planet Press is looking to publish a series of festive-themed novellas that will bring joy, laughter and comfort. So you've got a novella and you're hanging out to submit it to our submissions call. Now all you want is the...read more
A sneak peek of the cover for Mother of Invention edited by Rivqa Rafael and Tansy Rayner Roberts. This stunning artwork and design is by Likain. The hardback edition of this anthology is at the printers. It is an exclusive edition to our Kickstarter backers and...read more
2018 has been tough, and we’re only halfway through. We’re gonna need some hot cocoa, a cozy story, and a warm blanket by the time the end of the year rolls by. . Twelfth Planet Press is looking to publish a series of festive-themed novellas that will bring joy,...read more
On the cusp of Dalit History Month, a collection of essays and letters to Octavia E. Butler, edited by Dalit writer and editor Mimi Mondal, has been nominated for a Hugo Award recognising Science Fiction and Fantasy literary works and achievements. Luminescent...read more
January was a very busy month here for us as Twelfth Planet Press offices moved across country. That’s right, we’re now an east coast based press! We spent January desperately trying to cull possessions (we were not very successful), reduce the warehouse inventory of...read more
We are so very excited to announce our acquisition of a new novella from Stephanie Gunn titled, Icefall. The Mountain on the planet of Icefall holds the mystery to a lost colony and an irresistible, fatal allure to the climbers of the universe. Maggie is determined...read more
Advance notice that we will be open for novella submissions in September 2018 Why so much notice? We want new work written for us. And we want this call to to reach far and wide. We are looking to build a kickass series of novellas that defines and redefines the...read more
We’re starting a new regular column here at Twelfth Planet Press. Our first instalment is in the form of an interview with our publisher, Alisa Krasnostein. Q: How did you get into the local publishing scene? Alisa: During my postgrad years, a friend was beginning to...read more
Sharp Edge, Book 4 in Marianne Delacourt's Tara Sharp series launches October 24! You can now preorder your copy here or on your favourite ebook seller...read more
Alexandra Pierce, senior editor of Luminescent Threads, wrote an essay for The Portalist about the patterns around Octavia Butler. They're also running a competition to win a copy of the book. Check it...read more