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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: Connections to Octavia Butler

edited by Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal

ISBN: 978-1-922101-42-6 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-43-3 (ebk)

To be published in June 2017

Announcing the contributors of original letters and essays for Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler.

There are letters from people who knew Butler and those who didn’t; some who studied under her at the Clarion and Clarion West workshops and others who attended those same workshops because of her; letters that are deeply personal, deeply political, and deeply poetic; and letters that question the place of literature in life and society today. Essays include original pieces about Butler’s short story “Bloodchild” and whether we should respect Butler’s wishes about not reprinting certain works. All of these original pieces show the place that Octavia Butler had, has, and will continue to have in the lives of modern writers, editors, critics and fans. Our contributors include:

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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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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


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 »

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Follow the ‘Too Sharp’ Book Tour

Follow the ‘Too Sharp’ Book Tour

This week we launched Marianne’s Too Sharp, the third in her series about psychic PI Tara Sharp, and readers can enjoy the award-winning first instalment, ‘Sharp Shooter’ for free. Check out where we’ve been this fortnight and catch up on all... read more

Books and Pieces:

We get a lovely shout out from Books and Pieces. “Cos they’re from Twelfth Planet Press, they’ll be feminist as hell and no women are going to get fridged”... read more
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

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