New Signing: Last Year, When We Were Young by Andrew J McKiernan

IFWG Australia is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Andrew J McKiernan’s collection of dark short stories, Last Year, When We Were Young. This work was first published in 2014, and with this signing, we will be supplementing what is already very good with additional stories and rich illustrations by the author.

The collection will be published in late 2017 or early 2018 – over coming months we will narrow down the release period.

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Andrew J. McKiernan is a writer and illustrator from the Central Coast of New South Wales. First published in 2007, his stories have since been short-listed for multiple Aurealis, Ditmar, and Australian Shadows awards, as well as being reprinted internationally and in a number of Year’s Best anthologies. His short story collection, ‘Last Year, When We Were Young’, was awarded the 2014 AHWA Australian Shadows Award for Best Collected Work. “The Message” was recently optioned to be produced as a short film by award-winning Australian director Tom Spark. www.andrewmckiernan.com

Two-eBook Bundle: Zeke Hailey series by Ian C Douglas

Kindle book buyers will now see Ian C Douglas‘ Zeke Hailey series bundle on their sites at a special price for the first two books. IFWG Publishing Australia will release the third, much-anticipated instalment in Q1 2017. For young teenagers, or those who are young at heart, you will not be disappointed in this science fiction adventure series!

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The Infinity Trap

How far would you go to find your missing father? For Zeke Hailey, a teenager living in the 23rd century, even Mars is not too far. Zeke’s dad is one of the Mariners, a mysterious elite of psychics who have conquered Outer Space. Now he’s vanished on a secret mission.

But Zeke is an ordinary schoolboy without a shred of his father’s psychic powers. Armed with nothing but his wits, he bluffs his way into the prestigious Mariner’s school on Mars in search of answers. Mind-reading teachers and psychokinetic bullies are the least of his worries. A ruthless archaeologist is seeking the Infinity Trap, an ancient machine of unimaginable power and lair to an evil as old as the Universe. An alien artefact downloads the language of the long dead Martians into Zeke’s brain. Thanks to this newfound skill, Zeke alone understands the apocalyptic danger about to be unleashed.

Not only must Zeke rescue his friends, but humanity itself. If he can first survive a planet filled with demons, outlaws, and androids, not to mention quicksand and dust storms. And, as the odds stack against him, will Zeke make the ultimate sacrifice—his father?

Gravity’s Eye
On Mars, your best friend sometimes turns out to be your worst enemy.

Zeke Hailey is struggling with life at the Chasm, the 23rd century school for psychics. His extrasensory skills have dried up and there’s a prehistoric robot out to kill him. At least he has a new mate, in the shape of late comer Fitch Crawley.

Only there’s more to Fitch than Zeke realises. The boy has a genius for hypnosis, making fools of the teachers. Fitch has an invisible pet too, a creature armed with deadly venom. Zeke and Fitch team up with an old foe, setting off on a Martian road trip. But this search for answers will bring them face to face with monsters and, most dangerous of all, a demon from beyond time. Zeke will have to do more than survive his mind-bending friend and the ancient killer robot.

As the universe starts to collapse, Zeke must choose between saving his friends or the human race. For nobody but Zeke can stop the apocalypse of Gravity’s Eye.

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Christmas Discount: Brumbies Series

Australian Buyers Only

IFWG Publishing Australia has dropped nearly $15.00 from its normal discount offer for purchasing the entire 5 book Brumbies Series trade paperback bundle. For only AU$94.95 IFWG Publishing will ship the 5 books to any Australian shipping address.

We will maintain this offer into the New Year but orders will need to be made in the next week to 10 days to ensure delivery prior to Christmas.

3D 5 Brumbies books 002Follow the adventures of city girl Louise and local farm boy Ben, as they risk all to save the wild Brumbies in the Australian Snowy Mountains, survive extreme weather conditions, journey into the outback, and take part in gruelling endurance horse racing. For children from ten up, these books are ideal for readers who love horse-based adventure stories.

Click here to purchase the 5 book bundle

New Release: In the Heat of the Day by Peter Rondel

IFWG Publishing is very pleased to announce the release of Peter Rondel‘s climate change science fiction novel, In the Heat of the Day. “We are particularly proud of this title,” Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing Australia said, “as it is our first adult science fiction novel for our Australian imprint, as well as covering an underrepresented subgenre – climate change. Two firsts.”

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Peter Rondel is not new to IFWG Publishing, as he has a wonderful children’s illustrated novel published with us, A Magpie Called Will, in collaboration with New Zealand artist, Frances Hutt.

For decades, the subject of climate change and global warming were regarded as nonsense by many. When the threat becomes a reality, one young technician seeks solutions to the world’s biggest problems when oil becomes unavailable.

The need for electric power and new means of transport become his dedication. Unable to afford patents, his inventions become the target for a criminal group. His girlfriend is kidnapped to force him to cooperate.

Technically, he deceives the group with false information and is forced to relocate to a cave in Australia’s far north. He is faced with the consequences of his deceptions when global tragedies become the result.

In the Heat of the Day is currently available in Kindle and Kobo format, and will be soon available in print and other ebook formats. EPUB and Kindle compatible formats can now be purchased direct from the publisher.

New Signing: Faerie Apocalypse by Jason Franks

It is with immense pleasure that we announce the book signing for Faerie Apocalypse by Jason Franks – a literary fantasy novel. Jason describes the book as “Blood Meridian meets Stardust” – tantalising indeed! Certainly our submissions editors thought so.

The novel will be published in 2017 – over coming months we will narrow down the release period.

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Jason Franks writes comics, prose and source code. His first novel, BLOODYWATERS, was short-listed for the 2012 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel.

He is the writer of the THE SIXSMITHS graphic novels (a Ledger Awards finalist) and the comic series LEFT HAND PATH (also shot-listed for an Aurealis Award), as well as numerous short stories in prose and comics. A collection of his mainstream short stories was collected in UNGENRED by Black House Comics.

Franks has published work in most genres, but he is most comfortable at in the darker reaches of speculative fiction, although his writing is often humorous. His protagonists are likely to be villains or anti-heroes and the Devil is a recurring figure in his work.

Franks has lived in South Africa, the USA and Japan. He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.

Franks can most easily be reached by email at jf@jasonfranks.com. You can also find him on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FranklyOperational/, and on twitter as @jasefranks.

Cover Reveal: The Grief Hole Illustrated

We are pleased that Keely Van Order‘s art portfolio collection of the illustrations contributing to The Grief Hole are well underway and will be available for sale in December (with preorders coming out in the next week or two).

In the meantime, the following is the working cover at this time, for your viewing pleasure.

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