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Challenging the status quo with books that interrogate, commentate, inspire.


Mother of Invention

Edited by Rivqa Rafael & Tansy Rayner Roberts

ISBN: 978-1-922101-47-1 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-48-8 (ebk)

To be 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.

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Winter’s Tale

Nike Sulway

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.

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Sharp Edge

Tara Sharp, Book 4

Marianne Delacourt

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

Dead bodies, a complicated love life, a conflict between the local drug cartels, and a favour owed to the local bikies have Tara scrambling to stay ahead of the game.
Just another Tuesday for Tara Sharp.

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Titania Mugs

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

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.

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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

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.
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.
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.
Tara Sharp’s life can only be describe as furious fun.

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Icefall – cover reveal

Icefall – cover reveal

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... read more
Here’s the 411 for your novella submission

Here’s the 411 for your novella submission

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
Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal

  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... read more

Festive-themed Novella Call

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
Editor Mimi Mondal Becomes First Dalit Hugo Nominee

Editor Mimi Mondal Becomes First Dalit Hugo Nominee

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

February Notes from the Publisher’s Laptop

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
Announcing new novella “Icefall” by Stephanie Gunn

Announcing new novella “Icefall” by Stephanie Gunn

  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... read more

Advance Notice: Novella Series

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

Notes from the Publisher’s Laptop

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
Preorder Sharp Edge

Preorder Sharp Edge

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

Luminescent Threads on The Portalist

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

Defying Doomsday news

Recently, at the Continuum Convention in Melbourne, the Ditmar Awards were announced. The Ditmar Awards are awarded to Australian creators based on popular vote by the members of each year’s Australian National Convention (or NatCon). This year, Defying Doomsday won... read more

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