Graveyard Lyrebird, Bleakheath by Thoraiya Dyer

Graveyard Lyrebird, Bleakheath by Thoraiya Dyer

My grandmother’s baby brothers, dead in infancy during the Depression, are buried, unmarked, in Blackheath cemetery, at the foot of a wealthier neighbour’s site. There was no money for headstones of their own. Those were hard years. Cold years. If the boys...
Applied Karma in the Post-Apocalypse by Kirstyn McDermott

Applied Karma in the Post-Apocalypse by Kirstyn McDermott

I was done with most post-apocalyptic fiction well before 2020. Not that there aren’t complex, thoughtful works out there–The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison comes to mind, as does the film-in-two-parts A Quiet Place–but, for the most part, the genre seems...

A Soft Apocalypse? by Alisa Krasnostein

I’m so excited to be finally launching this nonfiction column on our website. I’ve been working over the last year with some fantastic writers on this project and I’m looking forward to publishing them. This column will begin by publishing weekly essays in...
Anthology Envisions ‘New Normal’ in the Wake of Apocalypse

Anthology Envisions ‘New Normal’ in the Wake of Apocalypse

The post-apocalyptic rebuilding of society, and adaptation of people, is the felicitous subject of a new anthology of science fiction short stories from Australian boutique publisher Twelfth Planet Press, currently seeking pledges to its crowdfunding appeal.