Book Deal: X-Dimensional Assassin Zai Through the Unfolded Earth

It is with great pleasure that we can announce a book deal with Jason Franks for his latest novel, X-Dimensional Assassin Zai Through the Unfolded Earth, a story that turns well-known sub-genres upside-down, as he did with his earlier IFWG title, Faerie Apocalypse. “Jason always delivers,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and provides original takes to themes, characters and storylines. This manuscript is no different and will be a delight to publish.”

Zai is an international assassin who’s mainly in it for the travel opportunities. So, when his new agency starts to send him on assignment to places that do not exist, it’s a dream come true.

Crooked accountants; faerie industrialists; down-at-heels gods; secret police chiefs. A hidden continent colonized by refugees from sunken Atlantis; a secret space station; an aerostatic city-state; a post-apocalyptic Faerie Land; a Britain that has Brexited from the entire universe. Whoever you are, and wherever you hide, X-Dimensional Assassin Zai will find you… but not until he’s seen the sights and tried all the local cuisine.

X-Dimensional Assassin Zai is a fantasy/SF/crime novel about tourism and murder.

Jason Franks is the author of the novels Bloody Waters, Faerie Apocalypse, and Shadowmancy, as well as the Sixsmiths graphic novel series. Most of his work, in prose and comics, falls into (or out of) some combination of the horror, fantasy, science fiction and comedy genres. Franks’ books have variously been shortlisted for Aurealis, Ledger and Ditmar awards. In the real world he works as a software engineer and data scientist.

He lives in Melbourne, Australia. Find out more at jasonfranks.com

X-Dimensional Assassin Zai Through the Unfolded Earth will be published world-wide in 2022.

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

Faerie Apocalypse front cover

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.

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:

Faerie Apocalypse Preorders

IFWG Publishing is happy to announce that, Faerie Apocalypse, the dark fantasy novel by Jason Franks, will be released for sale on 15 January 2018.

For a limited time only – until the end of this year only – we have special prices for preorders made in Australia, UK and United Stated only.

Faerie Apocalypse front cover

PREORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED

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Cover Reveal: Faerie Apocalypse by Jason Franks

Faerie Apocalypse front cover

IFWG are very pleased to reveal the cover of Jason Franks’ upcoming dark fantasy novel, Faerie Apocalypse. “We were entranced with the originality and hard-hitting style of the novel, and it was a no-brainer to accept for publication,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing Australia.

Christian Chatman, who is no stranger to IFWG, was commissioned for the artwork – oil on canvas – and in fact painted the front and back on separate canvases to enable the very capable designer, Catherine Archer-Wills, to produce a stunning cover spread. Christian is a young artist and musician based in Arkansas, USA, who doesn’t let the challenges of autism hold him back. Catherine is a wonderful designer and artist based in the UK.


Over the centuries the Faerie Realms have drifted away from the mortal world. But for some, the Doors will open. For some, there is a Way to travel there, if they want it badly enough.

If they dream it hard enough.

In this era, only lovers, poets, and madmen can access the Realms of the Land—and for good reason.

A succession of mortals travel to Faerie: a veteran seeking beauty; a magus seeking power; an urchin seeking his wayward father; an engineer seeking meaning. These mortals bring the horrors of our age to the Land, and the Folk who live there respond in kind.


Faerie Apocalypse will be released worldwide on 15 January 2018, with a book launch in Melbourne in early February 2018 (details will come later).

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