Preorder Offer: Shadows in the Stone by Jack Dann

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IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased to announce that Jack Dann’s upcoming fantasy/alternate history novel, Shadows in the Stone: A Book of Transformations, will be released worldwide on 1 November 2019, and preorders are now available.

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.

PRINT PREORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED

eBook formats:

Kindle (except North America)

Kindle (North America)

NOOK Book

Kobo

iBook format available soon

New Acquisition: Fiction Collection by Tracie McBride

IFWG is very pleased to have acquired a short fiction collection by Melbourne based author, Tracie McBride. It’s working title at this time is ‘Drive, She Said, and Other Stories’. This collection will be released in the first half of 2020.

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“We’ve been eyeing Tracie’s fiction for some time,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG. “Our interest was particularly piqued with her contribution to Cthulhu: Land of the Long White Cloud anthology, ‘The Shadow Over Tarehu Cove’, and her reputation in the Antipodean dark fiction community. Acquiring her collection is a highly satisfying result for us.”

This collection of horror and dark fantasy short stories spans nearly nine years of published work as well as some original pieces. The themes and settings are diverse, but one common thread runs through the stories – they all feature women. Women as protagonists. Women as doomed heroines. Woman as villains. Mothers and spinsters, wives and prostitutes, sisters and witches. And in some stories, monsters in feminine form.

Tracie McBride is a New Zealander who lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in over 80 print and electronic publications, including the Stoker Award-nominated anthologies Horror for Good and Horror Library Volume 5. Her debut collection Ghosts Can Bleed contains much of the work that earned her a Sir Julius Vogel Award, and her work has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards and the Australasian Shadows Awards.  Visitors to her blog are welcome at http://traciemcbridewriter.wordpress.com/.

New Release: Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers, by Jeffery E Doherty

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IFWG is excited to announce the Australian/UK/NZ release of Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers,  by Jeffery E Doherty. It is Book 2 in his young teen Guardians of St. Giles series, a wonderful, dark adventure series centred on Olivia Stone, a teenager who is blessed – and cursed – with her blood being mixed with that of a Grotesque.

“I don’t like spiders…they give me the shivers.” Olivia shudders to prove her point.

Dreamweavers feed on the dread and despair of their victims. To help Yip stop their nightmarish infestation of the city, Olivia has to prowl dark streets, brave the boy’s toilet, and break into the old Haven Asylum.

She must face her greatest fear, the mother of all spiders, if she has any hope of saving her friend, Emmett.

Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers is now available for sale in all good print and online stores.

For those of you who haven’t read the Guardian of St. Giles series, a good place is to start with Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies.

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News: IFWG Titles Win 2 Australian Shadows Awards

IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased to announce that two of its titles have won 2017 Australian Shadows Awards, for excellence in the horror and dark fantasy fields:

Best Edited Work: Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1 (editors Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequeira and Bryce Stevens)

Best Collected Work: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories (Deborah Sheldon).

Congratulations to our team, as well as other winners and short listed authors and editors.

Special thanks to Steve Santiago for the design and artwork of Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1, and Luke Spooner for Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories.

Double Book Launch

Last night (15 February 2018) IFWG held a double book launch at Readings Hawthorn – a wonderful event. We launched our first two books for 2018 – Steven Paulsen’s anthology, Shadows on the Wall, and Jason Frank’s novel, Faerie Apocalypse. Jack Dann kindly (and entertainingly) MC’d the event, and the Readings’ crew did a wonderful job of looking after everyone. Book signings were had, speeches were made, and glasses were charged for the double launch. Thanks to all!

The following are some snaps of the event: