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Horn

ISBN 978-0-9804841-4-4

Cover art by Dion Hamill

Published 2009

There’s a dead girl in a dumpster and a unicorn on the loose – and no-one knows how bad that combination can get better than Miriam Aster. What starts as a consulting job for city homicide quickly becomes a tangled knot of unexpected questions, and working out the link between the dead girl and the unicorn will draw Aster back into the world of the exiled fey she thought she’d left behind ten years ago. All in all, Miriam Aster isn’t happy. The last time she worked a case like this it cost her a badge, a partner, and her life. Read the rest of this entry »

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There’s a dead girl in a dumpster and a unicorn on the loose – and no-one knows how bad that combination can get better than Miriam Aster.

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Bleed

ISBN 978-0-9808274-0-8

Cover Art by Dion Hamill

Published 2010

For ten years ex-cop Miriam Aster has been living with her one big mistake – agreeing to kill three men for the exiled Queen of Faerie. But when an old case comes back to haunt her it brings a spectre of the past with it, forcing Aster to ally herself with a stuntwoman and a magic cat in order to rescue a kidnapped TV star from the land of Faerie and stop the half-breed sorcerer who needs Aster’s blood. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ten years ago Miriam Aster learnt a simple lesson: when a faerie asks you to kill someone, the worst thing you can say is sure. Today she’s about to learn that worse things can happen when the past refuses to stay behind you.

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Angel Rising

ISBN 978-0-9804841-1-3

Cover design by Cat Sparks

Published 2008

The New Ceres planetary charter forbids the use of all modern technology. Law confines the people to the ways of 18th Century Earth. But beneath the surface, rebellion and revolution simmer constantly. Read the rest of this entry »

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What odd coincidence brings Proctor George Gordon to the Sunrise Isles to be confronted by ninja and warrior nuns? Who is the strange but compelling amnesiac girl he finds in the convent, and what do the offworld nations want with her? And how can he really be sure who to trust?

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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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NEWS

Finally we are open to novella submissions again!

Twelfth Planet Press is looking to expand our line of dynamic, original and diverse genre novellas. Twelfth Planet Press novellas push boundaries to question, inspire, engage and challenge. We are specifically looking to acquire material outside that which is...

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Twelve Planets Welcomes Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter

It's with mixed emotions that we announce there will be a change in the Twelve Planets line up. Life happens and Cat Sparks has had to bow out of the project leaving a very large hole to fill. Luckily for Twelfth Planet Press we have a collection that we believe will...

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A Trifle Dead Book Trailer and Sale

A Trifle Dead Book Trailer and Sale

This week, we released this deliciously inviting, scrumptious book trailer for A Trifle Dead over on our new Twelfth Planet Press YouTube Channel. This book trailer was created for us by film students at Curtin University as part of their academic work. It was a lot...

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Twelfth Planet Press in the Locus Poll

We'd like to thank you for voting for Twelfth Planet Press and our books in this year's Locus Poll. Congratulations to Kaaron Warren for her novella "Sky" from Through Splintered Walls placing 15th and to Margo Lanagan for her novelette "Significant Dust" placing 7th...

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Salvage wins Chronos

Salvage wins Chronos

Over this past weekend, the Chronos Awards were awarded at Continuum, in Melbourne. Twelfth Planet Press congratulates all the finalists and winners. Special congratulations go to Jason Nahrung who won awards for Best Long Fiction for Salvage and Best Short Fiction...

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Amanda talks cover design

Amanda Rainey was a recent guest on Wednesday Writers at Ebon Shores where she discussed designing book covers. The main thing I want from my clients is a sense of the feel and atmosphere of a book – I think that’s often as important as talking about what’s actually...

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Pitch Registration Open for Riding the Waves

Twelfth Planet Press will be accepting pitches at the Romance Writers of Australia conference Riding the Waves in August in Fremantle. RWA's mission is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, to help aspiring writers become published and published authors to...

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Something Rotten in the Apple Isle

Something Rotten in the Apple Isle

Deadlines writer Livia Day will be appearing at the Sisters in Crime event in Melbourne this month. Something Rotten in the Apple Isle  Three Tasmanian-born writers talk about their new novels, all set in Tasmania, but with different and fatal twists. Sydney-based...

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Through Splintered Walls Art Exhibition

Through Splintered Walls Art Exhibition

Sunday May 4th saw the opening of the Through Splintered Walls Art Exhibition in the new Rockingham Arts Centre. A gallery of the finished art works - created by artists after attending a variety of paper art workshops run by the City of Rockingham can be viewed here....

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Through Splintered Walls Exhibition

Two very exciting Twelfth Planet Press related happenings coming up! KAARON WARREN: WRITING LANDSCAPE Rockingham Arts Centre 11 Kent Street, Rockingham Saturday 4 May 10am-1pm Cost: Free There’s only one week left to book for the Kaaron Warren writing workshop to be...

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