Special Perceptions – Richard Harland

Appeared in At Ease with the Dead (Ash Tree Press) Richard Harland is the author of numerous adult and YA speculative fiction novels, including his steampunk adventure Worldshaker from Allan and Unwin, and countless adult, YA and children’s fantasy, science…

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A Longing for The Dark – Sean Williams

An excerpt from Geodesica: Descent (HarperVoyager) Author website Sean Williams has been described as ‘the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age’ and ‘King of Chameleons’ for the diversity of his output.  Forthcoming releases include The Grand Conjunction, a…

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Slow and Ache – Trent Jamieson

Appeared in Aurealis 36 (Chimeara Publications) Trent Jamieson – Brisbane SF writer – has sold over sixty short stories and won the 2005 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Short Story (‘Slow and Ache’), and the 2008 Aurealis Award for…

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Smoking, Waiting for The Dawn – Jason Nahrung

Appeared in Dreaming Again (HarperVoyager) Jason Nahrung grew up on a Queensland cattle property and works as a newspaper journalist in Brisbane. He has travelled widely, both within Australia and internationally, and is a regular attendee at Australian writers conventions.…

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Souls Along The Meridian – Bill Congreve

Appeared in Souls Along the Meridian (Blade Red Press) Bill is an award winning writer, editor, book reviewer and independent publisher (MirrorDanse Books). His collection of vampire stories is called Epiphanies of Blood, and he is the publisher and co-editor…

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Nightship – Kim Westwood

Appeared in Dreaming Again (HarperVoyager) Kim Westwood first came to prominence when her short story ‘The Oracle’ won a 2002 Aurealis Award. Since then‚ more stories have appeared: in anthologies such as Agog!‚ Eidolon I and Dreaming Again‚ as well…

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The Little Demon – Louise Katz

Appeared in  Mystery, Magic, Voodoo and the Holy Grail (HarperCollins) Louise is an award winning speculative fiction writer. Her previously published works include The Other Face of Janus (HarperCollins) a novel for young adults which won the YA Aurealis Award and…

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The Devil in Mr Pussy – Paul Haines

Paul Haines was raised in the '70s, in the wrong part of Auckland, New Zealand. Vowing to never call Australia home, he now lives in Melbourne with his wife and daughter, who all successfully navigated the treacherous waters of IVF.…

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