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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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Sooner or later, in every community, fate demands its dues — and the currency is blood. The Twelve Planets series concludes with Deborah Kalin’s collection.

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Drowned Vanilla

Cafe La Femme, Book 2

Sequel to A Trifle Dead

ISBN 978-1-9221010-1-3

Cover by Cathy Larsen

Published by our crime imprint, Deadlines, October 2014

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It’s the beginning of a hot, hot summer in Hobart. Tabitha Darling is in love with the wrong man, and determined to perfect the art of ice cream. Playing amateur detective again is definitely not on the cards—not even when her friends try to lure her into an arty film noir project in the historical town of Flynn. Read the rest of this entry »

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Book 2, Cafe La Femme series. Even ice cream isn’t going to get them out of this one.

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A Trifle Dead

Cafe La Femme, Book 1

ISBN 978-1-9221010-0-6

Cover design by Cathy Larsen

Available in paperback and ebook and as a paperback/ebook bundle

eBook released May 2013

Published by our new crime imprint, Deadlines

 

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Tabitha Darling has always had a dab hand for pastry and a knack for getting into trouble. Which was fine when she was a tearaway teen, but not so useful now she’s trying to run a hipster urban cafe, invent the perfect trendy dessert, and stop feeding the many (oh so unfashionable) policemen in her life.

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Tabitha Darling has always had a dab hand for pastry and a knack for getting into trouble. Which was fine when she was a tearaway teen, but not so useful now she’s trying to run a hipster urban cafe, invent the perfect trendy dessert, and stop feeding the many (oh so unfashionable) policemen in her life.

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Who Are the Twelve Planets?

Margo Lanagan, Lucy Sussex, Rosaleen Love, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Deborah Biancotti, Kaaron Warren, Sue Isle, Kirstyn McDermott, Narrelle M Harris, Thoraiya Dyer, Deborah Kalin, Angela Slatter and Lisa Hannett. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who Are the Twelve Planets?

Margo Lanagan, Lucy Sussex, Rosaleen Love, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Deborah Biancotti, Kaaron Warren, Sue Isle, Kirstyn McDermott, Narrelle M Harris, Thoraiya Dyer, Deborah Kalin, Angela Slatter and Lisa Hannett. Read the rest of this entry »

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Subscriptions can be bought at any time – the already released collections will be sent out on purchase. Upgrades to full subscriptions are also available.

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Asymmetry

Volume 8, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-0-9872162-8-1

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

eBook conversion by Charles Tan

Published March 2013

An Australian Air Force base patrolled by werewolves. A planet where wages are paid in luck. A future where copies are made of criminals to interpret their dark dreams. A medieval cavalry of mothers who are only permitted to take as many lives as they have created. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘The combination of strange and familiar gives Dyer’s fiction the power wielded by the best SF. The stories unerringly find the human inside the bizarre. These are unsettling, poignant, marvellous. Read them. You will be glad you did.’ – Nancy Kress

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The Company Articles of Edward Teach/Angaelien Apocalypse

ISBN:978-0-9870828-8-6

Cover art by Dion Hamill

Published 2010

The Company Articles of Edward Teach

Learning to live inside your own skin is hard enough, but what if you were thrown back in time, to another body; a different world…? Read the rest of this entry »

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Learning to live inside your own skin is hard enough, but what if you were thrown back in time, to another body; a different world…? AND An alien story you’ve never seen before …

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Cracklescape

Volume 7, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-0-9872162-4-3 (pbk)

ISBN 978-0-9872162-5-0 (ebook)

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Ebook Conversion by Charles Tan

Paperback Published August 2012; Ebook Published October 2012

A presence haunts an old dresser in an inner-city share house. Shining sun-people lure children from their carefree beachside lives. Sheela-na-gigs colonise a middle-aged man’s outer and inner worlds. And a girl with a heavy conscience seeks relief in exile on the Treeless Plain. Read the rest of this entry »

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These stories from four-time World Fantasy Award winner Margo Lanagan are all set in Australia, a myth-soaked landscape both stubbornly inscrutable and crisscrossed by interlopers’ dreamings. Explore four littoral and liminal worlds, a-crackle with fears and possibilities.

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Salvage

ISBN 978-0-9804841-9-9

Cover Art by Dion Hamill

Ebook Conversion by Charles Tan

Pbk Published June 2012; Ebk Published October 2012

Seeking to salvage their foundering marriage, Melanie and Richard retreat to an isolated beach house on a remote Queensland island.

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Seeking to salvage her foundering marriage in an isolated beach house, Melanie must choose which future she wants, before the dark tide pulls her under … forever.

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Through Splintered Walls

Volume 6, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-0-9872162-2-9

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Ebook Conversion by Charles Tan

Paperback Published May 2012; Ebook Published October 2012

From Bram Stoker Award nominated author Kaaron Warren, comes Book 6 in the Twelve Planets collection series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Country road, city street, mountain, creek. These are stories inspired by the beauty, the danger, the cruelty, emptiness, loneliness and perfection of the Australian landscape. ‘Every Warren story is a trip with no map.’ – Gemma Files

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NEWS

New Releases!

New Releases!

Our latest titles to be released as ebooks are two novels by Kirstyn McDermott - Perfections and Madigan Mine. These are both second editions, acquired by Twelfth Planet Press as part of our goal to keep excellent fiction by Australian women accessible and in print....

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LETTERS TO TIPTREE

LETTERS TO TIPTREE

This Monday, August 24th, we celebrated Alice Sheldon's 100th birthday and the launch of LETTERS TO TIPTREE at Stefen's Books in Perth, Western Australia. The night kicked off at 6pm at Stefen's Books where we talked all things LETTERS TO TIPTREE and Tess Williams...

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Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads Giveaway

We're running a Goodreads Giveaway for the Year's Best Speculative YA 2013 - enter to win! Goodreads Book Giveaway Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 by Julia Rios Giveaway ends April 28, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to...

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Defying Doomsday Crowdfunding Campaign on Pozible

Defying Doomsday Crowdfunding Campaign on Pozible

Disabled characters are rarely seen in apocalypse stories, but Defying Doomsday is an anthology set to explore the tales of those usually left for dead. We're currently crowdfunding via a Pozible campaign, with the assistance of a Crowbar grant from Arts Tasmania (of...

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Cherry Crow Children Cover reveal

Cherry Crow Children Cover reveal

Today I approved the printer's proofs for The Cherry Crow Children (Volume 12 in the Twelve Planets series), written by Deborah Kalin. I'm so very excited to see this final volume in the series be completed. Behold the beautiful cover by Amanda Rainey: The Cherry Crow...

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The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

Twelfth Planet Press is proud to support the 2015 The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. "This is a themed fiction competition, open to all ages and genders. Rachel Funari, the namesake of the competition, was the founding editor of Lip. Tragically, Rachel went missing...

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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. C. Myers. All the other works are...

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Cherry Crow Children, the twelfth Twelve Planets volume

I fell in love with Deborah Kalin's "Wages of Honey" when she submitted it to the novelette doubles series. I didn't buy it for that because it was getting too hard to pair works for that. Instead, after I won my World Fantasy Award in San Diego, I asked her in the...

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