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 →
"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 →
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 →
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 →
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!
A short story about an opera singer stranded on one of Saturn's moons, the tough choices of motherhood and some very musical Dugongs. Available February 2020 in ASF's Aquarius Anthology.
An Aussie story about mothers, daughters, seagulls and the ravages of mental health. Available now in the Release of Silence anthology, all proceeds to mental health research.
Five hundred years after the flood, can Macie defeat the technology which has enslaved the last remaining humans in the walled city of DarwinTwo? Will Emoto's legacy help her find her courage? Is Macie's disability actually the key to everyone's survival? Emoto's Promise is the eighth and final novella in the stunning new Australian clifi... Continue Reading →
The results are in. Gender bias in Australian book reviews is apparently improving. Agree? Let me know. By the way they want more feedback ... Stella Prize and gender bias in reviewing