Wonderful readers!

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who has reviewed my new dystopian novel Letters from the Light. Good reviews are vital for new authors as it gets the word out and gives readers the confidence to try something new. I'm blown away by the GoodReads reviews; Intelligent, complex, entertaining and surprising, this book is one of... Continue Reading →

Are we already living in a Dystopia?

Refugee crises, bushfires, cybercrime, climate change … what place does dystopian fiction have in a world that many consider already dystopian? Take a look at my article for Book Lover Book Reviews and let me know if you agree. You might even pick up a free book! https://bookloverbookreviews.com/2020/01/letters-from-the-light-author-shel-calopa-dystopia-now.html

Fiction: The end of Lower Broome

AGGY WILCOCKS SURFACED, gasping and coughing. The surging flood had taken her by surprise, separating her from her family, pushing her right through town and slamming her against the tin veranda of the transit station. Winded, she sucked desperately for air before diving down into the murky water in a frantic search for Uncle or... Continue Reading →

New Dystopian-scifi book release!

Excited to finally release my first full length novel Letters from the Light. It's Aussie, it's action packed and it throws a light on the contemporary issues of class, gender and abuse of power. To read the first chapter or purchase an ebook click through to Inspired Quill or  Amazon will have it all available... Continue Reading →

Beyond Mad Max

Growing up in Australia in the eighties Mad Max was everywhere but most of my science fiction came from offshore. While my neighbours spent long hot Januarys sunbaking or hooning around on Malvern Star bikes, I spent my holidays holed up inside with American chums like Philip K Dick, Asimov and Tepper. British author Peter... Continue Reading →

Meet Aggy, or is it Alpha? – 10 days to book launch!

"Aggy heard a soft wail roll towards her. The sombre wave of grief swelled with a hundred cries. It flowed through her heart and threatened to swamp her soul. It was a communal plea for an end to suffering. The keening of the deprived. It took all Aggy's courage to hold her position and bear... Continue Reading →

Letters from the Light

What if you discovered that your family had performed despicable acts to maintain an empire so powerful, they controlled access to light itself? What if a life of privilege blinded you to the struggles of the underclasses? Would you even know you lived in a dystopia? Could you give it all up for love and... Continue Reading →

Letters from the Light

In a future Australia, where light is only for the powerful and the poor struggle in darkness, Sam grew up praying for a way out. Living as the only sighted boy in a town of blind workers was tough. Discovering it didn't have to be that way was tougher. Sam is just one of the... Continue Reading →

Great Aussie Reads!

Check out Aussie Speculative Fiction's list of new releases by Aussie authors. Scifi, fantasy, horror... here is your passport to perfect holiday reading. Oh oh oh! And the first two of the Drowned Earth Novellas are our today Drowned Earth: The Rise Drowned Earth: Fire Over Troubled Water Enjoy!

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