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Aussies on Locus’ recommended list of 2012

Posted in books, fantasy, horror, science fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2013 by jason nahrung

Pleasing to see Aussie writers make the cut on Locus magazine’s recommended spec fic reads of 2012.

Some that my eye found were Kaaron Warren and Margo Lanagan for Twelfth Planet Press yarns, and Margo for Sea Hearts and her collection Cracklescape as well, and the Slatter/Hannett Midnight and Moonshine collection — doubly great to see a small presses from Down Under making an impression — and Sean McMullen and Terry Dowling and Anna Tambour and Greg Egan, and editors Amanda Pillar (Ishtar) and Jonathan Strahan (three books!).

Deb Biancotti on Shirley Jackson Award shortlist

Posted in awards, books, gothic, horror, news regurgitation with tags , , , , on April 23, 2012 by jason nahrung

ishtar stories by kaaron warren, cat sparks and deborah biancotti

Wonderful to see Aussie Deborah Biancotti on the shortlist of the Shirley Jackson Awards for her novella ‘And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living’ from the Ishtar anthology. The awards recognise excellence in horror and dark fantasy. It’s also pleasing to see Aussie co-production Ghosts by Gaslight on the shortlist for anthologies; it’s edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers. Winners are to be announced on July 15.

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