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.

‘There are two kinds of people with lawyers on tap, Mr Grey. The powerful and the corrupt.’
‘Thank you.’
‘For implying you’re powerful?’
‘For imagining those are two different groups.’

From Crawford Award nominee Deborah Biancotti comes this sinister short story suite, a pocketbook police procedural, set in a world where the victories are only relative, and the defeats are absolute. 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.

If you like Haven and Heroes, you’ll love Bad Power.

‘These appetisingly wicked stories give you the perfect taste of Biancotti’s talents.’ - Ann VanderMeer

Gwyneth Jones on the Twelve Planets series: ‘These Australians give me hope for the future of female, and even feminist, writers in sf.’

Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Ann Vandermeer
  • Shades of Grey
  • Palming the Lady
  • Web of Lies
  • Bad Power
  • Cross the Bridge

Shortlisted for Best Collected Work Aurealis and Ditmar Awards 2012

"Bad Power" nominated Best Short Story Ditmar 2012

Sample

Deborah Biancotti reads from Bad Power at the Twelfth Planet Press Showcase, Melbourne Writer's Festival 2012:

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Video by Terry Shepherd

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.

bookauthor: Deborah Biancotti
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