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 had lived,...

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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...

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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...

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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.

Cover illustration by GENEVA
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Winter’s Tale

Winter’s Tale

Did you miss our Kickstarter for Winter's Tale by Nike Sulway and Shauna O'Meara? Never fear! The paperback edition of Winter's Tale is now available here, and in all your favourite stores (just request it if it's not on the shelves).

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We’re Relocating! Again!

Twelfth Planet Press is moving back across the country (didn't we just do this?) and we don't want to schlepp all the stock we brought with us back again. Hence the Moving Sale! Stock is limited to what we have in the garage and will sell out on the site when gone....

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Icefall by Stephanie Gunn Wins Aurealis Award!

Icefall by Stephanie Gunn Wins Aurealis Award!

Over the weekend, the Aurealis Award winners for 2019 were announced. Twelfth Planet Press congratulates Stephanie Gunn for winning the Best Science Fiction Novella Aurealis Award for her novella Icefall. Stephanie Gunn said of her win, "I am seriously floored by...

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Merry, Happy Valkyrie by Tansy Rayner Roberts: Cover Reveal

Merry, Happy Valkyrie by Tansy Rayner Roberts: Cover Reveal

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And we're giving you a sneak peek of the cover for our first festive themed novella. Norse myth and magic collides with a small town Tasmanian Christmas in this festive romantic fantasy! Lief Fraser has mixed feelings about...

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Androids and Allegory

Androids and Allegory

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...

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