Twelfth Planet Press

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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 »

Letters to Tiptree

ISBN: 978-1-922101-25-9 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-39-6 (ebk)

Published August 2015. 

#1 Bestseller on Amazon. Winner of the Alfie Award, the Locus Award, the British Fantasy Award, Aurealis Convenors’ Award, and William Atheling Award. Nominated for the British Science Fiction Award. Longlisted for Tiptree Award. 

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Alice Sheldon’s birth, and in recognition of the enormous influence of both Tiptree and Sheldon on the field, Twelfth Planet Press is publishing a selection of thoughtful letters written by science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate her, to recognise her work, and maybe in some cases to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Something New Can Come into This World (And Other Filmmaking Stories)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-37-2 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-38-9 (ebk)


To Be Published 2016

Scheduled for release later this year, Something New Can Come Into This World (And Other Filmmaking Stories) collects together into one volume the first twenty-one essays from Watson’s FictionMachine project and will be available in both print and ebook. Read the rest of this entry »

Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2014

ISBN: 978-1-922101-35-8 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-36-5 (ebk)

Published January 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Blackmail Blend

A Cafe La Femme Mini Mystery

Set between A Trifle Dead and Drowned Vanilla

ISBN 978-1-922101-26-6

Cover by Amanda Rainey

eBook Conversion by Charles Tan

From our crime imprint, Deadlines, e-book only


Six romance writers

Five secrets
Four poison pen letters
Three stolen manuscripts
Two undercover journalists
One over-complicated love life

Way too many teacups and tiny sandwiches

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Madigan Mine

ISBN 978-1-922101-19-8

Cover by Amanda Rainey




When Alex meets Madigan again everything changes. His childhood sweetheart is beautiful and impulsive, but there is something wrong with her. Something dangerous.

Then she commits suicide.

Now Alex can’t get Madigan out of his head. Is it all in his mind, or is she communicating with him? Read the rest of this entry »


Mother of Invention – Kickstarter Campaign kicks off!

Twelfth Planet Press launched a new anthology crowdfunding campaign today on Kickstarter, for Mother of Invention, edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Rivqa Rafael. Mother of Invention will be a speculative fiction anthology of diverse, challenging stories about gender... read more
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

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