New Acquisition: Dream Weaver by Steven Paulsen

IFWG has had a long and fruitful relationship with the very talented Australian author, Steve Paulsen, including publishing a collection of his weird and dark fiction, Shadows on the Wall, as well as publishing some of his short fiction in flagship anthologies over recent years. It is with great pleasure that we can announce the acquisition of his Young Adult historical fantasy novel, Dream Weaver, which will put on display another dimension to Paulsen’s already significant literary repertoire, and which also adds to IFWG’s YA catalogue, which is growing in respect and acclaim.

Dream Weaver will be released in the second quarter of 2023. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming title.

Anatolia – Autumn, 1405 AD.

The Ottoman Sultan and the barbaric Turko-Mongol conqueror Timur Lenk are both dead.

The empire is on the verge of collapse, caught up in bloody civil war. And dark powers are rising, employing Uzbeg mercenaries and blood magic to wrest control of the country.

In a small Mediterranean coastal town, a street-wise sixteen-year-old orphan named Ali starts to have uncontrollable nightmares he thinks are predicting the future, only to learn they are creating the future.

His dreams attract unwanted attention, and in an attempt to rid himself of them, Ali sets off on a quest to find a mythical sage called Luman, pursued by the evil men who killed his mother and will stop at nothing to capture him and corrupt his unwanted powers with gemeye blood magic.

An historical adventure/fantasy/romance story for Young Adults that will appeal to readers young and old.

Steven Paulsen is an award-winning Speculative Fiction writer. His bestselling spooky middle-grade children’s book, The Stray Cat (Lothian/Hachette 1996), illustrated by Hugo and Oscar Award winning artist Shaun Tan, was runner up for the Ditmar Award and has seen publication in several English and foreign language editions. His short stories, described by Isobelle Carmody as beautifully written and subtle, have appeared in books and magazines in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The best of these (including new fiction written expressly for the book) can be found in his short story collection, Shadows on the Wall (IFWG Publishing Australia, 2018), which won the Australian Horror Writers Association Shadows Award for Best Collected Work.

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:

Double Release

We are very proud to have released over recent months some quality speculative fiction, starting with Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1. Today we are releasing (world wide) Steven Paulsen‘s collection of weird fiction, Shadows on the Wall, as well as Jason Franks‘  dark fantasy novel, Faerie Apocalypse. Both books are wonderful additions to our catalogue, and we encourage you all to ‘buy and try’ them.

Both books (as well as Cthulhu Deep Down Under) are simultaneously released in Australia and North America via their respective distributors.

 

Shadows on the Wall Preorders

IFWG Publishing is again happy to announce that, Shadows on the Wall, the dark and weird short story collection by Steven Paulsen, will be released for sale on 15 January 2018 (a double release with Jason Franks’ Faerie Apocalypse).

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

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PREORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED.

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Cover Reveal: Shadows on the Wall by Steven Paulsen

Earlier this year we informed you that we had the great pleasure to have acquired Steven Paulsen’s dark collection of stories, Shadows on the Wall. This will be released on 1 January 2018, but in the meantime we are very excited to reveal the front cover of the collection, with original artwork by Academy award-winning artist and animator, Shaun Tan (Elizabeth Lang, designer).

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In coming months we will have a preorder facility set up.

We cannot wait for this great collection to be released.

New Signing: Shadows on the Wall collection by Steven Paulsen

It is with great pleasure that we announce the acquisition of publishing rights to Steven Paulsen’s dark and weird collection of short stories, Shadows on the Walls. The  collection contains stories from award winning anthologies, as well as original fiction. Original cover and internal art will be supplied by the Hugo and Oscar Award winning artist, Shaun Tan.

The collection is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2018.

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Photograph by Kirstyn McDermott

Steven Paulsen is an award-winning writer whose speculative fiction has appeared in publications around the world. His bestselling dark fantasy children’s book, The Stray Cat, illustrated by Shaun Tan, has seen publication in several English and foreign language editions. His short stories, which Jack Dann describes as rocket-fueled with narrative drive, have appeared in a variety of magazines and in anthologies such as Terror Australis, Strange Fruit, Cthulhu: Deep Down Under, Fantastic Worlds, The Cthulhu Cycle, and the World Fantasy Award winning Dreaming Down-Under.

Steven has also written extensively about Australian horror and fantasy for publications such as Eidolon, Interzone, Bloodsongs, Sirius, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, Fantasy Annual, The St James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic Writers, and The Melbourne University Press Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy. His interviews with Australian SF writers have been published in magazine and book form in Australia, UK, Europe and the USA.

Readers can find out more about Steven’s work at: www.stevenpaulsen.com