3RRR Zero G host Rob Jan recorded a very nice review of Pyrotechnicon on his New Year’s Eve show. So if you were otherwise engaged doing I don’t know what (!), clicking the following link will jump you right to the review http://ondemand.rrr.org.au/grid/20121231131708
Australia’s foremost science fact magazine, Cosmos, reviewed our out of this world anthology Anywhere But Earth in their online site. And their verdict?
A comprehensive sci-fi anthology entertains and provokes thought.
Loads of ABE authors get a namecheck in the review and we’re all feeling pretty good about it. You can read the [...]
The first reviews for Adam Browne’s Pyrotechnicon are starting to flow in, and the word is good.
Lucy Sussex in The Age and The Sun-Herald 28 October 2012:
Pyrotechnicon might be the most imaginative novel published in Australia for some years. The source matter is Cyrano de Bergerac’s own scientific romances. Browne extends these fancies [...]
If you don’t know by know that our forthcoming anthology, Anywhere but Earth, has an impressive line up of authors, then you haven’t been listening! Kim Westwood, whose story ‘By Any Other Name’ graces more than a few of ABE’s massive 700+ pages, is enjoying critical success with her second novel The Courier’s New Bicycle. [...]
Don’t know about you, bra, but WE love reading awesome speculative fiction. Here’s our first look at some prime picks.
Altered Carbon Richard Morgan A fascinating SF world with a noirish detective feel and a labyrinthine plot taking full advantage of ubiquitous personality-upload tech peppered with a soupcon of ultra-violence.
Embassytown China Mieville Solid science [...]
The Alex Hunter novels are a lot of fun. If you haven’t worked that out already see our review for Beneath The Dark Ice and Return of the Prophet. Book three, This Green Hell, picks up where we left off with super soldier Captain Alex Hunter experiencing more and deeper rages as the powers he’s [...]
Dark Continents Publishing is not your average publisher, though it’s indicative of a growing trend to self publish fuelled by the rise and rise of ebooks and easy to use internet publishing sites like Smashwords. As a result the normal channels of publishing have been thrown wide open. The ‘gate keepers’ – that is, mainstream [...]
There’s something deceptively simple about the writing in Managing Death the second Death Works novel from Brisbane based author Trent Jamieson. Like the first book, Death Most Definite, it’s a quick, bright and breezy read; fast paced, enjoyable, with good gags and a plot that goes deeper than you at first imagine. It’s only when [...]
Transformation Space is the fourth and final instalment of Marianne De Pierre’s Sentients of Orion series, the galaxy spanning tale of Mira Fedor, symbiont ship pilot, who fled her embattled planet to get some help after an alien invasion. After a relatively slow start in book one, the series really took off in the [...]
Great news today with the announcement of the shortlist for the prestigious Philip K Dick award, which includes Australian author Sara Creasy’s excellent Science Fiction novel Song of Scarabaeus!
Named after the SF literary giant, the award is presented annually for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States. The complete [...]