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Drowned Vanilla

Cafe La Femme, Book 2

Sequel to A Trifle Dead

ISBN 978-1-9221010-1-3

Cover by Amanda Rainey

Published by our crime imprint, Deadlines, October 2014

(Please note these prices include local shipping estimates, refunds will be made where actual shipping costs less.)

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 »

A Trifle Dead

Cafe La Femme, Book 1

ISBN 978-1-9221010-0-6

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

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

Ebook released May 2013

Published by our new crime imprint, Deadlines



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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Twelve Planets Paperback Subscriptions

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 »

Twelve Planets eBook Subscription

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 »


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 »

The Company Articles of Edward Teach/Angaelien Apocalypse


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 »


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 »


Norma K Hemming Award Shortlist for 2014

The shortlist for this year’s Norma K Hemming Award has been released. This jury award marks excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in science fiction produced either in Australia or by Australian citizens and... read more

Thirteenth Planet!

Speech from the Twelfth Planet Press Cocktail Hour, Swancon 2014 Tonight is a celebration for the two thirds point in the Twelve Planets series. And aren’t I glad that we pulled back from the intent to release 1 volume a month for a whole year! This project has been... read more

Our new ebook options

I’m really pleased to announce the following changes to format delivery at Twelfth Planet Press. Since I’ve had my baby, I’ve been thinking a lot about convenience and maximising time. I’m often held up or waiting for something or sitting with... read more
Feminism, Anger and Silicone Dolls

Feminism, Anger and Silicone Dolls

by Kirstyn McDermott I’m cruising a forum for owners and devotees of sex dolls, checking out the For Sale board – one of my habitual research haunts – when I spot it. Someone in Australia is selling their Real Doll. She looks to be in fair to fixable condition and the... read more

Twelve Planet Subscriptions Sold Out

We regret to announce we are no longer able to offer any more full subscriptions to the Twelve Planets series. This is due to all printed copies of Love and Romanpunk, Volume 2 having been sold. We are therefore unable to fulfill any more Seasons 1 passes. We are also... read more

2013 Publications and Awards Eligibility

We published four books in 2013: two novels and two short story collections. For your information, here are the details on each of them: Novels A Trifle Dead by Livia Day (Tansy Rayner Roberts) – Crime Trucksong by Andrew Macrae – Science Fiction... read more

Aurealis Awards Shortlists Announced

The shortlists for this year’s Aurealis Awards have been announced! Twelfth Planet Press is delighted that Trucksong by Andrew Macrae and stories and short story collections Caution: Contains Small Parts by Kirstyn McDermott and Asymmetry by Thoraiya Dyer have... read more
Trucksong reviewed on SF Signal

Trucksong reviewed on SF Signal

An inventive, unique and fresh Australian post-apocalyptic novel. Paul Wiemer writes a very positive of Trucksong on SF Signal: “The world of Trucksong is amazingly inventive. The novel is written in a future Australian slang and dialect. The textual use of this... read more

Kaleidoscope now open to general submissions

The beautiful Kaleidoscope backers, have pushed us over the $7k mark, and we are now open to submissions! Please send us your stories, and/or tell your writer friends about us. We are interested in seeing stories from anyone at all, and we’re especially looking... read more
Kaleidoscope Pozible Update

Kaleidoscope Pozible Update

Yesterday our campaign to raise funds for our upcoming YA anthology Kaleidoscope surpassed the 50% funded mark. To celebrate the milestone, we made a few announcements: Kaleidoscope is now open to both Science Fiction and Fantasy! Yep, that’s right! We decided... read more
Trucksong Cover Reveal!

Trucksong Cover Reveal!

We are delighted to reveal the cover of Andrew Macrae’s debut novel Trucksong scheduled for release mid-November! 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... read more

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