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The Female Factory

Volume 11, Twelve Planets

ISBN: 978-1-922101-15-0 (pk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-16-7  (ebk)

Cover Design by Amanda Rainey

Ebook Conversion by Charles Tan

Published December 2014

In The Female Factory, procreation is big business. Children are a commodity few women can afford. Read the rest of this entry »

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Procreation is big business. Children are a commodity few women can afford.

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Secret Lives of Books

Volume 10, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-1-9221010-7-5

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

June 2014

Secret lives, replete with possibilities. Elsewhere exists as a better place, in a better time, for a better life. The trick is how to get there from here. These stories give the answers. Share in the secret lives of books. Fly to Mars, the first stage, perhaps, in the onward journey to elsewhere. Hear the music of the heavenly spheres and be forever changed, providing the bad guys don’t hear it first. Discover Gaia may not be quite what we think she is. Discover the universe is a rather big place. Embrace Utopia for women too, if only … Read the rest of this entry »

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The much anticipated all new original collection of short stories from one of Australia’s science fiction masters and winner of the Chandler Award for outstanding achievement in Australian science fiction.

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Showtime

Volume 5, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-0-9872162-1-2

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Ebook conversion by Charles Tan

Paperback Published March 2012; Ebook Published July 2012

Family drama can be found anywhere: in kitchens, in cafes. Derelict hotels, showground rides. Even dungeons far below ruined Hungarian castles. (Okay, especially in Hungarian dungeons.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Family drama can be found anywhere: in kitchens, in cafes. Derelict hotels, showground rides. Even dungeons far below ruined Hungarian castles. (Okay, especially in Hungarian dungeons.)

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Thief of Lives

Volume 3, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-0-9808274-7-7

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Electronic conversion by Charles Tan

Published 2011

Why are certain subjects so difficult to talk about? What is justice? Why do writers think that other people’s lives are fair game? And what do we really know about the first chemist? Read the rest of this entry »

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The four stories showcased here could not be more different, one from another, but collectively they constitute an excellent introduction to the talents of the incomparable Lucy Sussex. – Karen Joy Fowler

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Nightsiders

Volume 1, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-0-9808274-3-9 (pbk)

ISBN 978-0-9870828-9-3 (ebk)

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Ebook Conversion by Charles Tan

Published 2011

In a future world of extreme climate change, Perth, Western Australia’s capital city, has been abandoned. Most people were evacuated to the East by the late ’30s and organised infrastructure and services have gone. Read the rest of this entry »

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A teenage girl stolen from her family as a child; a troupe of street actors who affect their new culture with memories of the old; a boy born into the wrong body; and a teacher who is pushed into the role of guide tell the story of The Nightside.

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Love and Romanpunk

Volume 2, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-0-9808274-6-0

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Electronic conversion by Cheryl Morgan

Published 2011

Thousands of years ago, Julia Agrippina wrote the true history of her family, the Caesars. The document was lost, or destroyed, almost immediately. (It included more monsters than you might think.) Read the rest of this entry »

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The world is in greater danger than you ever suspected. Women named Julia are stronger than they appear. History is not what you think it is.

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Bad Power

Volume 4, Twelve Planets

ISBN 978-0-9808274-9-1

Cover design by Amanda Rainey

Ebook conversion by Charles Tan

Published January 2012

Hate superheroes? Yeah. They probably hate you, too.

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Bad Power celebrates the worst kind of powers both supernatural and otherwise, in the interlinked tales of five people — and how far they’ll go.

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NEWS

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 a baby who needs cuddles...

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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...

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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...

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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 Collections Asymmetry...

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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 been...

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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...

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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...

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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 we...

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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 by a...

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Ken Lui in Kaleidoscope

Ken Lui in Kaleidoscope

Today on the Kaleidoscope blog, Ken Liu guest posts about his story, "Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon". We're very excited to share it with you! http://kaleidoscope.twelfthplanetpress.com/?p=21

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Kaleidoscope Pozible campaign

Kaleidoscope Pozible campaign

Our Pozible campaign has gone live for fundraising for upcoming anthology Kaleidoscope. The story of the project Kaleidoscope is an anthology of diverse contemporary YA fantasy stories, which will be edited by Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein, and published by Twelfth...

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Recent reviews

Recent reviews

Aurealis magazine has recently reviewed the two newest volumes of the Twelve Planets series. Of Asymmetry by Thoraiya Dyer, Deanne Sheldon-Collins writes in Aurealis Issue 63: Dyer writes with a direct, accessible voice. Yet, as you drift through Asymmetry's subtly...

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