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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 »


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 »

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 »


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 »

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 »

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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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... read more

Through Splintered Walls News

Twelfth Planet Press congratulates Kaaron Warren for her wins in the Australian Shadows Awards last night. Kaaron won the Best Long Fiction category for her novella “Sky” and Best Collection for Through Splintered Walls. Through Splintered Walls Art Show... read more

Awards Eligibility

The following works produced by, or affiliated with, Twelfth Planet Press are eligible for nomination for awards recognising 2012 works. Collections: Showtime by Narrelle M Harris (Book 5, Twelve Planets) Through Splintered Walls by Kaaron Warren (Book 6, Twelve... read more
A Trifle Dead final cover revealed

A Trifle Dead final cover revealed

Ahead of the release of the debut novel A Trifle Dead by Livia Day from our new imprint Deadlines, the final cover design by Amanda Rainey is revealed! Tabitha Darling has always had a dab hand for pastry and a knack for getting into trouble. Which was fine when she... read more

Call for Submissions: Year’s Best YA speculative fiction

Twelfth Planet Press announces a new Year’s Best reprint series, the Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction. Editors Alisa Krasnostein and Tehani Wessely are now reading internationally for the inaugural anthology, and are seeking Young Adult speculative fiction... read more
Announcing Trucksong by Andrew Macrae

Announcing Trucksong by Andrew Macrae

Twelfth Planet Press announces acquisition of the science fiction novel Trucksong by Melbourne writer Andrew Macrae. 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... read more

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