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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)

442pp

Published August 2017

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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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.

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Tara should know better than to get involved when she learns the job involves mob boss Johnny Vogue. But she’s broke and the magic words ‘retainer’ and ‘bonus’ have been mentioned. Soon Tara finds herself sucked into an underworld ‘situation’ that has her running for her life.

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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.
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How would you survive the apocalypse? 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.

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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 »

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Science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate Alice Sheldon’s 100th birthday, recognising her work, and try to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago.

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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)

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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 »

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Collecting together into one volume the first 21 essays from Watson’s FictionMachine project.

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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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Fans of Kaleidoscope will find more tales of wonder, adventure, diversity, and variety in this collection devoted to stories from 2014 with teen protagonists.

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NEWS

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 platform. 

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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...

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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...

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Mother of Invention hits $20k!

Mother of Invention hits $20k!

Thank you so much to all of our splendid backers. We're delighted to have met our funding goal so quickly. WE'RE GONNA MAKE THIS BOOK! We even have gotten a lovely write up in Books+Publishing today! But there's no sitting on laurels at the Twelfth Planet Press ranch....

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Mother of Invention Kickstarter hits $12k mark!

Mother of Invention Kickstarter hits $12k mark!

Overnight the Kickstarter campaign for Mother of Invention surpassed the $12 000 mark. Tansy has some fab milestone robots she's hanging out to use! It's not late to back the campaign here, and bring on the robot revolution: kck.st/2qCtaY5

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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...

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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 things Tara Sharp!...

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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”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHANnBVH-zo&feature=youtu.be&platform=hootsuite

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