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.

Book Deal: The Carbonite’s Daughter by Deryn Pittar

IFWG is very happy to announce the acquisition to the rights of New Zealand author, Deryn Pittar’s science fiction/post-apocalyptic novel, The Carbonite’s Daughter. “IFWG had the pleasure of publishing a short story version of the story by Pittar in SQ Mag some years ago,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and yes, there is certainly precedent for expanded stories to end up magnificent works, and achieving success. We believe The Carbonite’s Daughter is one such work. We are over the moon.”

IFWG has had a long standing relationship with the New Zealand speculative fiction writing community, and this work will add to this strong set of partnerships. Notwithstanding these trying times, IFWG believes that this work will be released in Q4 of 2021.

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Deryn Pittar

Deryn Pittar has published Sci-Fi., fantasy, futuristic and contemporary romance, loves writing short and flash fiction, and is an occasional poet. She belongs to SpecFicNZ, and the Romance Writers of N.Z. She reads and critiques for fellow authors and listens to their advice in return.

In 2020 she gained fourth equal with her sestina ‘Australia’ in the Frank DiBase International Poetry contest.

Her dragon novel Lutapolii – White Dragon of the South is a prize-winning fantasy, winning a Sir Julius Vogel Award at Geysercon in 2019 for Best Young Adult published in 2018. She also won the short fiction contest at Geysercon with ‘Hendrik’s Pet’.

In 2016 she won a Steam Punk fiction prize with her short story ‘The Carbonite’s Daughter’, which became the inspiration for her novel of the same name.

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This is a novel of life in New Zealand when scattered populations in the Southern Hemisphere have survived world-wide destruction from a nuclear war. A collection of small communities survive in a maze of tunnels within the Southern Alps. They are connected by a railway which runs between Queenstown and Wanaka in the south, to Arthur’s Pass in the north. The southern towns under the Dome provide interludes of sunshine and natural living for those in the tunnels who have earned it.

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Being the daughter of a Carbonite isn’t easy. Calista is a breeder and to continue to enjoy her status she has to play her part: a third insemination looms. She doesn’t want another child and life is boring.

Then her father returns, not at all dead as assumed by the authorities. He wants her to join him outside, to see the world and learn to live.

She has a choice. Her father says:  ‘to lead or to breed’.

Her journey into the unknown begins. Fear, created by the lies she’d been fed, feels overwhelming and confusing, but slowly she acquires new skills, grows braver – and then begins to make her own decisions; some good, some not so good. But the Mic’s (Men In Charge) are not happy that she has left and send scouts to find her and bring her back to the tunnels.

Who wins in this battle over what is right and what is wrong with the world? And who cares what Calista thinks?

Preorder Offer: Zeke Hailey series and Electron’s Blade by Ian C Douglas

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IFWG is pleased to offer preorders for Ian C Douglas‘ latest instalment of the middle grade Zeke Hailey series, Electron’s BladeIt is Book 4 of the 5 part series, and things are definitely hotting up.

It’s war! Ruthless terrorists force the Governor of Mars into military action.

Only one boy can stop the bloodshed. Psychic teenager Zeke Hailey speaks the ancient Martian language. He alone can figure out the riddle of Electron’s Blade. This mysterious alien artefact may hold the secret to peace on the red planet. Both the Governor and rebel colonists seek Zeke’s help. But which side should he trust?

As old foes return, the conflict rapidly escalates. Zeke discovers that nowhere, not even his beloved school for psychics, is safe from the warfare. But is there a deeper conspiracy at work? Who are the shadowy Martian State Brigade? And what of the Spiral, still haunting Zeke’s visions? Is Zeke a pawn in a game played since the dawn of time? Will he stop the apocalypse, or release it?

We are making two offers leading up to the latest book’s release (world wide) on 1 November 2019:

  1. Electron’s Blade print edition for those who have already collected the first three books, and
  2. A very special price for those of you who wish to buy the series up to date – the 4 print books, all of which will be delivered to you on, or just prior to the release date.

Both these offers will expire 30 September 2019.

PREORDER OFFER NOW CEASED.

 

New Release: The Year of the Fruit Cake by Gillian Polack

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It is with great pleasure that IFWG announces the release of The Year of the Fruit Cake by Gillian Polack in all regions except North America for the print version (16 September 2019 release).

“Polack’s novel is a unique work and attracted us from the get-go,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG. “The novel blends satire and science fiction, and makes strong comments about the human condition, particularly through a feminist lens.”

Humankind is in danger.
The Year of the Fruit Cake tells of the Earth-based life of a mostly-mindwiped alien anthropologist inhabiting a human perimenopausal body instead of her own more rational body with its capacity to change gender. This alien has definitely shaken a great intergalactic empire by sitting in cafés with her new best friends. Chocolate may or may not have played a part. Will humanity survive?
Polack describes her novel as, “Bleak. It’s political. It’s angry. It’s also sarcastic, cynical and funny.”
eBooks are available world-wide through all good online bookstores. Print books are available in all regions except North America, again through all good bricks and mortar and online stores. North America will have the release mid September 2019.

 

Cover Reveal: Electron’s Blade by Ian C Douglas

It is with great pleasure that we reveal Ian C Douglas’ upcoming middle grade science fiction novel, Electron’s Blade, 4th in the 5-part Zeke Hailey series. The wonderful artwork is by Catherine Archer-Wills, and design by Catherine and Elizabeth Lang.

Electrons Blade Front Cover

It’s war! Ruthless terrorists force the Governor of Mars into military action.

Only one boy can stop the bloodshed. Psychic teenager Zeke Hailey speaks the ancient Martian language. He alone can figure out the riddle of Electron’s Blade. This mysterious alien artefact may hold the secret to peace on the red planet. Both the Governor and rebel colonists seek Zeke’s help. But which side should he trust?

As old foes return, the conflict rapidly escalates. Zeke discovers that nowhere, not even his beloved school for psychics, is safe from the warfare. But is there a deeper conspiracy at work? Who are the shadowy Martian State Brigade? And what of the Spiral, still haunting Zeke’s visions? Is Zeke a pawn in a game played since the dawn of time? Will he stop the apocalypse, or release it?

Electron’s Blade will be available world-wide on 1 November 2019. Stay tuned for preorder offers.

Preorder: The Year of the Fruit Cake by Gillian Polack

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ALL PREORDER OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW CLOSED.

IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased to announce that Gillian Polack’s science fiction novel, The Year of the Fruit Cake, will be released worldwide on 10 June 2019 (in Kindle format) and 1 August (Australia/UK/NZ) / 16 September (North America) – print version, and preorders are now available.

Humankind is in danger.
The Year of the Fruit Cake tells of the Earth-based life of a mostly-mindwiped alien anthropologist inhabiting a human perimenopausal body instead of her own more rational body with its capacity to change gender. This alien has definitely shaken a great intergalactic empire by sitting in cafés with her new best friends. Chocolate may or may not have played a part. Will humanity survive?
Polack describes her novel as, “Bleak. It’s political. It’s angry. It’s also sarcastic, cynical and funny.”
Print preorder offer has now expired. Print and ebook available now in non-North American regions.
eBook preorders:
Kindle (North America)
Nook Book
Kobo