Macie lowered herself off the scorching gutter that trimmed the Reclamation Centre and rubbed her scalded hands. She had taken care to land quietly; pressing her back up against the sun-drenched building, commanding herself not to breathe, but knowing it would only postpone the inevitable. They would find her eventually. They always did. For six... Continue Reading →
New scifi pre order now!
So excited to reveal the cover of my new book Missals from the Dark - sequel to Letters from the Light!!! We pick up the story three years after the end of the Light War in Australis. Harper and Sam had hoped for peace but Kohl is missing, Spectra is reestablishing his power base in... Continue Reading →
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MISSALS FROM THE DARK.When you think you’re in Australia, but you’re actually on a tiny planetoid far from Earth, and the sky starts to freeze just as you’re recovering from war, the only way to survive is to make new friends, even if that’s with a dragon-riding android who’s trying to kill you. Sound exciting?... Continue Reading →
Author Reading: Emoto’s Promise
Here I am reading an excerpt from my YASCIFI novella Emoto's Promise. If you haven't read the book, you might enjoy this little preview! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu0u4Uwf-Zc Emoto's Promise Living in a walled city in an endless ocean, the last humans have become dangerously enslaved by a virtual world called the BigDry. Wall manager Macie is an... Continue Reading →
Extract: Illustria’s Crab
Illustria was working hard at looking bored while she reclined on the white lounge in the living room she shared with Charles Drexus. Her hotpants were bright pink. The crocheted bikini top was violet. She had discarded her platform heels and sunhat on the orange carpet, hoping to look as though she was returning home... Continue Reading →
New Twisted Aussie Anthology
I'm thrilled to have a short story in the new AQUARIUS anthology from Aussie Speculative Fiction launching today! Lost on a glacier and close to death, Andrea finds an unexpected ally. A research facility on one of Saturn’s moons holds a disturbing mystery. Fídi longs to escape her aunties’ island, but they sink any ship... 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 →