Cover Reveal: Time of Breath by Paul Mannering

IFWG will be publishing Paul Mannering’s next instalment of his Drakeforth series later this year: book 3, Time of Breath. Like all of the volumes in the series, we have a wonderful mix of fantasy and whimsy, and Luke Spooner of Carrion House has captured this perfectly in his cover and design work for the book.

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Stay tuned for more news about this forthcoming novel.

Cover Reveal: Shadows in the Stone by Jack Dann

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It is with great pleasure that IFWG can now present the final front cover image of Jack Dann’s forthcoming alt-history/Renaissance fantasy novel, Shadows in the Stone: A Book of Transformations. The amazing artwork is by multi-award winning artist, Bob Eggleton, and the design is by the very talented Marianne Plumridge.

The title will be released in hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook formats on 1st November 2019.

The author of The Age #1 bestselling novel The Memory Cathedral returns to Renaissance Italy with a transcendent vision of the ultimate battle between good and evil.

In Shadows in the Stone Jack Dann creates a fully-realized, living, breathing universe, a universe where the Vatican is in Venice, Jehovah is really a lesser god known as the Demiurge, and the magus John Dee’s experiments with angels are true and repeatable. Here you’ll discover a nun who has the expertise and agility of a Ninja warrior, the reincarnated snake goddess known as the Daughter of Light, the famed Florentine magician Pico Della Mirandola, a young magus who is part stone, the Knights Templar of the Crimson Cross, the sapphire tablet: the most secret of the Dead Sea scrolls, and a 15th Century dirigible kept aloft by imprisoned souls. Here you’ll find wild adventure and Machiavellian subtlety, treason and heroism, love and carnality, joy and loss, magic, machines, the cosmic machinations of angels, demons, gods, and half-gods; and the absolutely breathtaking vistas that are their battle grounds.

New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson has compared Shadows in the Stone with Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, calling it “such a complete world that Italian history no longer seems comprehensible without [Dann’s] cosmic battle of spiritual entities behind and within every historical actor and event.”

Join Jack Dann’s protagonists—Louisa Morgan and Lucian Ben-Hananiah—and the fellowship of The Dark Companions in their apocalyptic battle against the Demiurge—described in the forbidden Gnostic texts as the demon god Yaldabaoth… and known to us as Jehovah.

Forthcoming Release: Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse by Lee Murray

We are pleased to announce the world-wide release date of New Zealand author, Lee Murray’s young teen novel, Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse – 7 October 2019.

The wonderful cover and art is by the talented Greg Chapman.

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Preorders will be available soon.

Chaos’ latest game is positively epic. Just look at the trailer: the hero Bastion Axestone striding through the city streets, fireballs exploding around him and zombies staggering in his wake. Seb can’t wait to play it. He downloads the works. Explosive effects, 3D upgrade, heavy metal soundtrack and a subliminal quotient—whatever that is.

But the next day, Seb and his friends wake up to an apocalypse. Their teachers are missing in action, coach doesn’t come to practice, and Seb’s dad spends all day in his pyjamas. Even worse, not only has Mum not been in to work, she hasn’t bothered to brush her teeth. It’s beginning to look as if every grown-up in Bridgetown—possibly the entire world—has been zombified. They’re obsessed with their personal electronic devices and it’s all Seb’s fault because he’s the one who downloaded the game in the first place. Now, he has to fix it. But how? It’s not as if he can un-download the game. Along with his best mate, Darren, and Talia, The Prettiest Girl in School, Seb has to figure out how to reverse the effect of the computer virus. But in the meantime, the zombies need feeding, Seb’s little sister, Ava, needs minding, and someone has to walk the dog…

News: Finalists in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards

We are ecstatic to have a number of our editors and authors’ works reach finalist status in the New Zealand Sir Julius Vogel Awards – the awards that recognise excellence in speculative fiction and fandom. We have worked hard to support our New Zealand authors, and the following finalists and their categories gives, we think, a nod to our effort:

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News: Faerie Apocalypse shortlisted in Ditmar Awards – and Special Offers

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We are pleased to announce that Jason Frank‘s masterpiece dark fantasy novel, Faerie Apocalypse, has been included in the preliminary ballot for the Australian Ditmar Awards. The winner will be announced in Continuum 15 in Melbourne (7-10 June 2019).

We will be celebrating Frank’s achievement by dramatically reducing the cost of downloading a kindle copy (except North America, sorry, due to legal reasons), which can be accessed here – with effect from 16 April and will cease 10 June 2019.

Also, Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing, will be attending Continuum and will be happy to hand out special Faerie Apocalypse cards with a URL that will enable attendees (only) to order online the book for $25.00, including postage anywhere in Australia.

Cover Reveal: Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse by Lee Murray

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Earlier we announced the purchase of Lee Murray’s middle grade novel, Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse, and we can confirm it will be published 22 July 2019.

In the meantime, we are pleased to reveal the cover artwork and design, by Greg Chapman, that carries very well the tone and style of the novel, as well as the target audience.