We’re launching the long awaited Mocklore collection Bounty by Tansy Rayner Roberts this weekend at Conflux. Join us in Canberra at the Novotel on Northbourne Avenue, 5.30pm on Sunday October 2. We’d love to hang out with you!
And don’t forget, there’s just one day left to enter to win a copy of the book on Goodreads!
It’s been a very busy few weeks in the FableCroft household! In addition to two fabulous awards ceremonies on the weekend, we also launched Kate Forsyth’s beautiful non-fiction collection The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower. The launch was a great success, with over sixty guests in attendance enjoying champagne and chocolate while chatting with Kate. We had a gorgeous giveaway pack, and sold lots of books, and it was just lovely.
Check out the Big Idea behind the book over at John Scalzi’s Whatever blog – thanks to John for letting us play in his sandbox 🙂
You have just a few days left to enter the Galactic Suburbia giveaway for The Rebirth of Rapunzel – listen to the ep here and enter to win! It’s open internationally.
On the subject of Rapunzel (and winners), congratulations to our three winners of the Goodreads giveaway. Sofia Raquel Romero Erazo from Puerto Rico, Sintija Ursulska from Latvia, and Sushma Pillai from India. We hope you love the book as much as we do!
But one Goodreads giveaway is never enough! We also need to celebrate the brand new Mocklore omnibus, so we’re giving two copies away to a lucky Goodreads user – enter below!
And just in case you haven’t already got your hands on the books, some purchase links!
The Rebirth of Rapunzel can be found in ebook on Amazon, and in print from your preferred physical or online bookseller, or in the FableCroft shop.
The Mocklore Omnibus, bringing back into print for the first time in many years the novels Splashdance Silver and Liquid Gold can be found all over the place in ebook and in print from your preferred physical or online bookseller, or in the FableCroft shop.
The wonderful Galactic Suburbanites are hosting a giveaway of Kate Forsyth’s new non-fiction collection, The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower – listen to their latest episode for details to win!
The book will be officially launched THIS SATURDAY at Contact 2016, this year’s Natcon in Brisbane, at 11am Queensland time. We’d love to see you there, so RSVP through Facebook if you’re planning to attend.
If you can’t be in Brisbane, you can pre-order an ebook copy via Amazon now (it will probably drop by Thursday!) or in beautiful hardcover from your preferred retailer.
And there are just two days left to enter to win one of three copies over on Goodreads. Click and be in it!
Speaking of being in Brisbane, we’re waiting eagerly for the Aurealis Awards ceremony taking place on Friday night at Contact (live streamed to Swancon on the West Coast!) and the Ditmar Awards on the Sunday night as well. It’s not too late to get your membership to attend the convention, or a ticket to the Aurealis Awards (although time is running out!). Good luck to all our nominees, and to everyone on the shortlists!
You have just two weeks to enter to win one of three copies of Kate Forsyth’s forthcoming book, The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower. It’s a fabulous collection of Kate’s research into the Rapunzel story, supplemented by related material, and is released on March 25!
For less than 24 hours, we still have SPLASHDANCE SILVER by Tansy Rayner Roberts and THE AWARE by Glenda Larke absolutely free on all ebook platforms – don’t miss out!
And don’t forget, there are only a few days left to enter to win a FREE copy (one of two) of CRANKY LADIES OF HISTORY on Goodreads – just in time to be a fabulous Christmas gift!
Editor Tehani is in very excellent company in the SF Mind Meld asking the question “The books that made us love science fiction and fantasy” (and is super excited to be part of her first Mind Meld!).
Stephanie Gunn reviewed Insert Title Here for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 (not all the contributors are women, or Australian, but we appreciate her including it!). Stephanie says she “loved the darkness of this anthology … and all of the stories were worthwhile reading” and “…this is an extremely strong collection. The stories are varied, and I suspect that most readers will find at least one or two which speaks to them. Highly recommended.” Cheers Stephanie!
Ju at The Conversationalist comprehensively reviewed Cranky Ladies of History and notes: This book is both a pleasure to read, and gives you some small insight into the historical significance of several women, mostly those who are forgotten by modern history. It’s not that the book is educational exactly, but it does make you want to learn more, to study these women and their lives.
Speaking of Cranky Ladies, we currently have a Goodreads giveaway open internationally for two copies! Even if you already have one, they make excellent gifts, and Christmas is coming…
A different Stephanie reviewed Phantazein a while ago, over at the No Award blog, noting that it “expands beyond Western fairytales” and is a “fun read”. Thanks Steph!
Delighted to see stories from Phantazein in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Recommended Reading list, including Faith Mudge’s “Twelve” and Suzanne J Willis’s “Rag and Bone Heart”. Several other Aussies and plenty of great company on that list too!
Angela Slatter is interviewing the contributors to Focus 2014 over at her blog. Check them out here.
Alex Pierce includes some FableCroft news in her latest Aurora Australis column at Tor.com.
It’s that time of year again, and the new Focus anthology is now out in the world! Just AU$3.99 in ebook (mostly US$2.99 hopefully!) on all platforms, including Kindle, Kobo, and everything else at Smashwords (which will filter through to iBooks, hopefully soon).
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Looking for a taste of the very best science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories around? The third of an annual series, Focus 2014 collects an elite selection of work which has received acclaim via national and international Awards commendations.
Focus 2014: highlights of Australian short fiction features work by…
Alan Baxter – Shadows of the Lonely Dead
Deborah Biancotti – The Executioner Goes Home
Thoraiya Dyer – Wine, Women and Stars”
Dirk Flinthart – Vanilla
Faith Mudge – Signature
Charlotte Nash – The Ghost of Hephaestus
Tansy Rayner Roberts – Cookie Cutter Superhero
Angela Slatter – St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls
Cat Sparks – The Seventh Relic
Kaaron Warren – Death’s Door Café
Sean Williams – The Legend Trap
Kathleen Jennings – Illustrations and cover art
To celebrate, we’ve made the very first volume of the series, Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction, absolutely FREE for a very limited time! Featuring award-winning and commended work from 2012, the book is an excellent taster of the very best Australian speculative fiction. Get it free on Kindle / Kobo / Smashwords or search at your preferred etailer…
Focus 2013, the second volume, is also now reduced to US$2.99 on all platforms. (Kindle / Kobo / Smashwords)
Pre-orders of the Striking Fire ebook are now available at your preferred e-tailer (Kindle / Kobo / Smashwords) and print pre-orders through the FableCroft shop!
Join us for the launch at Conflux in Canberra on Saturday October 3, 2015.
We’re chuffed to see some wonderful reviews of Cranky Ladies out there. One new one is from Marlene at Reading Reality, who says of the book: The historical women in these stories kicked ass and took names. Sometimes literally, sometimes just figuratively. They are individually and collectively awesome, even if they are not all familiar.
It’s not all about Cranky Ladies though. Our new unthemed anthology, Insert Title Here, is also getting some love!
Katharine at VentureAdlaxre reckons of Insert Title Here that: every single story is heart-breaking or grim or absurdly strange and wonderful, and all are incredibly readable.
Speaking of Insert Title Here, you can win one of two copies over at Goodreads – enter here!