IFWG Australia’s Mini-List of Speculative Fiction Christmas Books!

In the spirit of other social media bloggers showcasing Australian small-press speculative fiction for Christmas, here are some fantastic reads produced by IFWG Publishing Australia:

Australian Authors

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Kings of Under-Castle, by Michael B Fletcher – a collection of short stories featuring two rogues, Pickel and Weasle, who live in the drains beneath the King’s castle. Their hilarious adventures get them into many sticky situations which test their ingenuity and they usually, but not always, end up on top.

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Sealskin Coast by Rowena Evans – a fantasy written for all ages, and superbly illustrated by writer/artist Evans. Wallace Emmet Keyes has so many problems he doesn’t know which way to turn. Everyone at the new school makes fun of him. His cousin can’t stand him. For the last month he’s lived with Aunty Jay, Raa and Raiona in a tiny flat in the city instead of at home with his parents. But these are distractions from the big problem: both his mother and father have run away from home.

British Authors

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Against The Elements by Esme Carpenter – Earth, fire, water, wind. Four elements that make up everything Delphi knows to be normal. All her life, she has been a servant to a mysterious man named The Master – until The Master comes to her island home and asks her to undertake a dangerous task in the far-off, elemental lands.

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The Infinity Trap by Ian C Douglas – 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.

Star Quake anthologies (Best of SQ Mag, edited by Sophie Yorkston)

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“The Narrow Gate” by Daniel Pearlman
“Down in the Ship Mines” by Jay Lake
“Woman With Red Hair” by Lawrence Buentello
“Azurewrath” by Esme Carpenter
“Rationalised” by Larry Hodges
“Creeper” by Daniel I Russell
“Navigator ” by Shane Ward
“A Debt Called In” by Michael B Fletcher
“Nullus” by Mitchell Edgeworth
“Masks” by Stephanie Barr
“Toy” by Gary McMahon
“Witness” by Laura Haddock
“Sunflower” by M K Charles
“CSS” by Warren Goodwin
“Mermithergate Grin” by S Marston
“The Observer” by Hanson Hovell Holladay
“The Raptor and the Lion” by Larry Ivkovich
“The Memory Eater” by Holly Day
“Spacesuit with No Spaceman” by Sergio Palumbo

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A Man and His Parasite by Cat Rambo
Fairest Fowl by J.B. Rockwell
Born Again by Nu Yang
Chinaman’s Bluff by Cat Sparks
Flagman by Jim Lee
Shoe Shine by Robert Datson
Surface Stars by Hanson Hovell Holladay
Intangible by A.A. Garrison
The Visiphorical Art by Michelle Ann King
Digging in the Deep by Tonia Brown
Digital Reflections by Kevin Rainak
Cattails by A.P. Sessler
Strike Day by Marie DesJardin
Tea in the Secret Garden by Emma Newman
Faye’s Diner by J.T. Seate
The Poet and the Lily by Julia August
Endangered Species X by Guy Prevost

News: TOC For Forthcoming Star Quake 2 Anthology

We are pleased to announce that Star Quake 2 will be publishing in the next few weeks, and to give you a taste of what we are including, the following is our Table of Contents:

  • A Man and His Parasite by Cat Rambo
  • Fairest Fowl by J.B. Rockwell
  • Born Again by Nu Yang
  • Chinaman’s Bluff by Cat Sparks
  • Flagman by Jim Lee
  • Shoe Shine by Robert Datson
  • Surface Stars by Hanson Hovell Holladay
  • Intangible by A.A. Garrison (novella)
  • The Visiphorical Art by Michelle Ann King
  • Digging in the Deep by Tonia Brown
  • Digital Reflections by Kevin Rainak
  • Cattails by A.P. Sessler
  • Strike Day by Marie DesJardin
  • Tea in the Secret Garden by Emma Newman
  • Faye’s Diner by J.T. Seate
  • The Poet and the Lily by Julia August
  • Endangered Species X by Guy Prevost

This is always a hard job, as 2013 saw SQ Mag produce a great number of quality pieces of fiction, and we applaud Sophie Yorkston, editor, for doing, yet again, an exemplary job.

News: SFSignal Gives Star Quake 1 Media Exposure

We are very pleased that SFSignal, a prominent and Hugo Award-winning international speculative fiction fanzine, has continued to support SQ Mag. This time they have provided a prominent article with Star Quake 1’s table of contents. Support them, and encourage them to support us!

The link is here.

New Title: Star Quake 1 anthology

We are proud to announce the release of Star Quake 1, SQ Mag’s Best of 2012. It was a long time coming but we are excited by the quality of production, as well as the stellar group of contributing authors, including Jay Lake, Gary McMahon, Daniel I Russell and

The anthology is released in print, Kindle, NOOK Book and Kobo Book formats, and should turn up in all quality online stores over the next several days.

Full details is contained in our Current Titles page for Star Quake 1.

All post-cost profits go to author royalties and the running of SQ Mag. Worthy causes indeed.

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A great big thank-you to Jeffery E Doherty for his artwork and cover design. It was his work for SQ Mag 2 (1 May 2012) that was chosen among the 5 for 2012 that got it here.

News: ‘Star Quake 1’ Revealed

As foreshadowed some time ago we will be publishing each year a ‘best of’ anthology of SQ Mag’s fiction.

We are pleased to reveal the title: ‘Star Quake 1, SQ Mag’s Best of 2012’.

The cover will soon be revealed, based on Jeff Doherty’s illustration of SQ Mag Edition 2 (1 May 2012), which we believe was the most impressive of the year.

The Table of Contents

  1. The Narrow Gate – Daniel Pearlman
  2. Down in the Ship Mines – Jay Lake
  3. Woman With Red Hair – Lawrence Buentello
  4. Azurewrath – Esme Carpenter
  5. Rationalised – Larry Hodges
  6. Creeper – Daniel I Russell
  7. Navigator  – Shane Ward
  8. A Debt Called In – Michael B Fletcher
  9. Nullus – Mitchell Edgeworth
  10. Masks – Stephanie Barr
  11. Toy – Gary McMahon
  12. Witness – Laura Haddock
  13. Sunflower – M K Charles
  14. CSS – Warren Goodwin
  15. Mermithergate Grin – S Marston
  16. The Observer – Hansen Hovell Holladay
  17. The Raptor and the Lion – Larry Ivkovich
  18. The Memory Eater – Holly Day
  19. Spacesuit with No Spaceman – Sergio Palumbo

We anticipate its publication within four weeks.