Some lovely new reviews around the internet!
Kyla Lee Ward at Tabula Rasa gives an entertaining review of Dirk Flinthart’s Path of Night, noting: “Flinthart delivers a thoughtful and entertaining take on his material.”
Elizabeth at Earl Grey Editing Service says of Phantazein: “The stories that make up the anthology had a nice mixture of cultures” and “…I’d definitely recommend it…” while Tsana Reads and Reviews declares: “there’s something here for all kinds of fairytalesque fantasy fans.”
We really appreciate all the reviews from our readers – if you have read one of our books, please post (or cross-post) a review on Amazon or Goodreads, as they do help!
Hmm. Possibly that title could have been worded a little differently, because as far as we know, Margo isn’t actually locked up anywhere (at the moment…) 🙂
Rather, we have a very short special on Margo’s wonderful “Flower and Weed” over at Amazon, to celebrate Margo’s wonderful Barbara Jefferis Award win for Sea Hearts. Sea Hearts is a personal favourite of ours, and “Flower and Weed” tells a little part of the story – don’t miss out!
It’s that time of year when it seems a bunch of Year’s Best anthologies are announced, and we’re so pleased to see a number of our 2013-published stories recognised.
Our own Focus 2013, which collects award-recognised Australian stories, features DK Mok’s “Morning Star” (One Small Step, an anthology of discoveries) and Joanne Anderton’s “Mah Song” (The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories).
Joanne Anderton’s story “Mah Song” will also appear in the inaugural Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction from Twelfth Planet Press, which has an astonishing international lineup, and Rowena Cory Daniells’ “The Ways of the Wyrding Women” (One Small Step) has made the table of contents for Ticonderoga’s Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror.
“By Blood and Incantation” (One Small Step) by Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter received honorable mentions in two anthologies, Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing and Ellen Datlow’s, with Datlow also highlighting Kathleen Jennings’ “Ella and the Flame” (One Small Step), “Sand and Seawater” by Joanne Anderton and Rabia Gale (One Small Step), and Joanne’s “Mah Song” and “Fencelines” from The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories.
Our Pozible campaign backers had an advance preview of the table of contents for Cranky Ladies of History a few days ago, but now we are delighted to share it with the world! It seems like so long ago this idea came to life, and we still have a ways before the book itself is released, but right now we are SO excited to present to you the line up for the anthology (presented in approximately era-order):
||A little detail…
||Chinese empress who discovered silk
||Theodora, wife of the Byzantine Emperor, Justinian the first
||Wife of the Byzantine Emperor, Justinian the first
||“Hallgerðr Höskuldsdóttir / For So Great a Misdeed”
||“The Company of Women”
||Hildegard of Bingen
||German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath
||Eleanor of Aquitaine
||French queen & mother of dynasty
||Central Asian warrior
||“The lioness and her prey”
||Jeanne de Clisson
||Mary Tudor (Mary I of England)
||Queen of England
||“Look How Cold My Hands Are”
||countess from the renowned Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary. She has been labelled the most prolific female serial killer in history
||“The gift of freedom”
||Queen of Umaill, chieftain of the Ó Máille clan sometimes known as “The Sea Queen of Connacht”
||Queen of England
||“The Pasha, the girl and the dagger: The story of Nora of Kelmendi”
||Nora of Kelmendi
||English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights.
||Queen Ranavalona I of Madagascar, also known as Ranavalona the Cruel
||Queen of Madagascar
||“The dragon, the terror, the sea”
||Lemhi Shoshone woman, who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as an interpreter and guide, in their exploration of the Western United States
||“Another week in the future”
||Miss CH Spence
||Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, politician and leading suffragist.
||“Due care and attention”
||British-born Australian doctor
||“Cora Crane and The Trouble with Me”
||American businesswoman, nightclub and bordello owner, writer and journalist.
||“A Beautiful Stream”
||French novelist and performer
||“Oodgeroo is Not Yet Your Name”
||Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator.
Isn’t that AMAZING? Tansy and I are so chuffed to have such a marvellous bunch of stories to work on (and yes, we’re just a little bit smug that we have already read them 🙂 ). So, which cranky lady are YOU most keen for?