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The Total Devotion Machine and Other Stories

ISBN 978-1-922101-21-1

Cover by Amanda Rainey

Ebook conversion by Charles Tan

Published November 2014

Published in 1989 by the Women’s Press, The Total Devotion Machine and Other Stories was Rosaleen Love’s second short story collection. The title story was later reprinted in Gerrand’s The Best Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection. Aurealis Award winner, twice longlisted for the Tiptree Jr longlist and winner of the A Bertram Chandler Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in Australian SF, Love is one of Australia’s masters of SF short story writing. Read the rest of this entry »


ISBN 978-1-922101-17-4

Cover by Amanda Rainey

Published June 2014



Two sisters. One wish. Unimaginable consequences.

Not all fairytales are for children.

Antoinette and Jacqueline have little in common beyond a mutual antipathy for their paranoid, domineering mother, a bond which has united them since childhood. In the aftermath of a savage betrayal, Antoinette lands on her sister’s doorstep bearing a suitcase and a broken heart. But Jacqueline, the ambitious would-be manager of a trendy Melbourne art gallery, has her own problems – chasing down a delinquent painter in the sweltering heat of a Brisbane summer. Abandoned, armed with a bottle of vodka and her own grief-spun desires, Antoinette weaves a dark and desperate magic that can never, ever be undone. Read the rest of this entry »

Galactic Suburbia Scrapbook

Preorder a copy of our Galactic Suburbia Scrapbook, featuring some of the highlights of 4 years and 100 episodes of Alex, Alisa and Tansy speaking to you from the Galactic Suburbs! Read the rest of this entry »

The Moth Cycle

Volume 13, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-1-922101-13-6


Isobelle Carmody will pen the final, thirteenth volume, titled The Moth Cycle, to send off the Twelve Planets series with a bang.


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Caution: Contains Small Parts

Volume 9, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-1-922101-06-8

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Ebook Conversion by Charles Tan

Published June 2013/ Ebook Released December 2013

Caution: Contains Small Parts is an intimate, unsettling collection from award-winning author Kirstyn McDermott.

A creepy wooden dog that refuses to play dead.
A gifted crisis counsellor and the mysterious, melancholy girl she cannot seem to reach.
A once-successful fantasy author whose life has become a horror story – now with added unicorns.
An isolated woman whose obsession with sex dolls takes a harrowing, unexpected turn. Read the rest of this entry »


ISBN 978-1-922101-04-4

Cover by Kenkichi Tai

Ebook conversion by Charles Tan

Published November 2013


In a post-apocalyptic Australian landscape dominated by free-wheeling cyborgs, a young man goes in search of his lost lover who has been kidnapped by a rogue AI truck – the Brumby King. Along the way, he teams with Sinnerman, an independent truck with its own reasons for hating the Brumby King. Before his final confrontation with the brumbies, he must learn more about the broken-down world and his own place in it, and face his worst fears.

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Cherry Crow Children

Volume 12, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-1-9221010-9-9

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Published April 2015

Tulliæn spans a fractured mountaintop, where the locals lie and the tourists come to die. Try the honey.

Briskwater crouches deep in the shadow of a dam wall. Ignore the weight of the water hanging overhead, and the little dead girl wandering the streets. Off with you, while you still can.

In Haverny Wood the birds drink blood, the dogs trade their coughings for corpses, the lost children carve up their bodies to run with the crows, and the townsfolk stitch silence into their spleens. You mustn’t talk so wild.

The desert-locked outpost of Boundary boasts the famed manufacturers of flawless timepieces; those who would learn the trade must offer up their eyes as starting materials. Look to your pride: it will eat you alive.

Sooner or later, in every community, fate demands its dues — and the currency is blood.

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Awards eligibility for our 2014 works

We’re often asked for the word counts for our stories for award eligibility. For our works first published in 2014, there are two novelettes in Kaleidoscope – “The Legend Trap” by Sean Williams and “Kiss, Kiss, Kiss and Tell” by E.... read more

Free ebook of The Female Factory with every preorder

To celebrate the forthcoming release of The Female Factory by the award winning duo Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter, we’re giving away the ebook version with every preorder of the paperback for the whole of December. Simply order your paperback copy here.... read more
Drowned Vanilla Book Launch Hobart

Drowned Vanilla Book Launch Hobart

WHERE: Hobart Bookshop, Salamanca Place, Hobart Tasmania. WHEN: 5:30-7pm, Thursday 20 November Kate Gordon, author of Thyla and Writing Clementine, will be launching Drowned Vanilla by Livia Day at the Hobart Bookshop. Please come and join us! There will be wine, and... read more
The Female Factory

The Female Factory

Cover reveal time! Volume ELEVEN of the Twelve Planets is The Female Factory by Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter. Here’s the cover by Amanda... read more
Dealers Room and Twelve Planets Scarf at LonCon 3

Dealers Room and Twelve Planets Scarf at LonCon 3

Dealers Room, Knitting Project For me, a lot of a con is about the dealer’s room. LonCon had a really great one and Farah was amazing in both helping out with us being able to get stock to the con and also in organising the way the room worked once it was go.... read more
Kaleidoscope Goodreads Giveaway

Kaleidoscope Goodreads Giveaway

We are giving away TEN copies of our forthcoming new young adult anthology Kaleidoscope over on Goodreads:   Goodreads Book Giveaway Kaleidoscope by Julia Rios Giveaway ends August 20, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to... read more

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