Anywhere But Earth is focused on a time when we’ve moved past the doom and gloom of our own current global problems, even if we’re facing doom and gloom on another planet or orbital habitat. In part it’s a reaction to all the near-future apocalyptic books and stories that have been cropping up [...]
Paul Haines’s visceral and compelling X6 novella, ‘Wives’ has made the Tiptree Award Honour List for 2009, adding to an Aurealis Award, recent shortlisting for the Australian Shadows Award and listing on the Locus 2009 Recommended Reads.
This from the judges’ report:
‘An interesting counterpoint to Ooku projected effects of gender imbalance, Haines’ “Wives” is [...]
Anywhere But Earth (A.B.E.) will feature science fiction stories set anywhere but Earth. But what have we got against the planet or our birth? Nothing really. As the Tick says, ‘it’s where I keep my stuff.’ But by choosing to go off-planet we really hope to achieve a couple of things.
Firstly there’s been a [...]
Reviews of X6 – a novellanthology edited by Keith Stevenson
‘The novellas collected in X6 have little in common except that they are billed as “journeys beyond the borders of the real,” and indeed, none of the stories take place in the real world; all are clever abstractions, magically unreal versions or extrapolations of [...]
Fresh from its Aurealis Award horror short story win, Paul Haines’s X6 novella ‘Wives’ has been shortlisted in the long fiction category for the 2009 Australian Shadows Award auspiced by the Australian Horror Writers Association. The winners will be announced on April 5. You can read ‘Wives’ here until 13 March (and also nominate it [...]
Reviews of Rynemonn by Terry Dowling
‘Dowling is so good at evoking the deep, strange interior of the land through which his roving captain passes, it seems to serve as far more than a metaphor for the interior of Tom’s mind and his buried history, and I’ll miss seeing even more of those [...]
cOck – adventures in masculinity Reviews
‘The first title from a new Australian small press is an exploration of masculinity through the speculative fiction short story. There is some impressive work here. This is the kind of project which can only be done by the small press, and which [...]
A.B.E. is an exclusively Science Fiction (Sci-Fi) anthology. But what do we mean by that? [...]