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Coming In Issue 195

A First For Klinko The Klown
By Tony Owens

Time & Time Again
By Ed Errington

The Reluctant Knight
By Mark English

Ants
By Shaun Saunders

Streetlight Genies
By Nick Hoins

Teacher's Pet
By Arthur M. Doweyko

Heartbeat
by Rebecca Fraser

The Uses of Lemmings
by Wes Parish

Shijo's Face
by Tom Grayhorse

Fifty Worders

Under The Weather 2024

By Ed Errington

"Time to check Thursday's weather. How's it looking Paul?"

"Fine for indoor lovers Sally. Thursday morning we're expecting five cyclones, a tidal surge and temperatures around 50 degrees Celsius. The afternoon's looking more settled with just the one cyclone, a sandstorm, and two metre snowfalls.

"Typical Thursday?"

"Typical Thursday, Sally."

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Newsflashes...

  • Another Spec Fic Book On The Man Booker Longlist

    bone-clocks-covDavid Mitchell's The Bone Clocks is also on the longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Go SpecFic.

    One drowsy summer’s day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for ‘asylum’.  Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking...

    More here

     
  • AntiSF Contributor David Scholes Publishes New Book

    daughter-highlords-covAntipodeanSF contributor David Scholes has a new book out Daughter of the High Lords and other Speculative Fiction Stories. The book comprises a collection of some 14 science fiction and science fantasy short stories. In “Task Force to Earth XXX” heli-carrier forces from an Earth dominated by Greater Britain are able to re-enter a parallel Earth for the first time in the 30 years since that alternate reality was subjected to alien invasion. Plus many more Available at the Kindle Store

     
  • AntiSF Contributor in Demo Reel

    sean-frostAntiSF contributor "Sean Frost" (not the name he uses when writing), appears in recent demo reel.

    See if you can match the face to the written words...

    See it here

     
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Longlisted For Man Booker Prize

    100-besideKaren Joy Fowler's fabulous spec-fic novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves was recently long-listed for the "Man Booker Prize".

    As a child, Rosemary used to talk all the time. So much so that her parents used to tell her to start in the middle if she wanted to tell a story. Now Rosemary has just started college and she barely talks at all.

    More info here

     

August 2014

Speculative Fiction
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ISSN 1442-0686

Online Since Feb 1998

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Featured Books

  • cypulchre-covCypulchre

    Joe MacKinnon

    Guy Faux Books

    A defamed and exiled Outland scientist must grapple with his sanity as he fights to harvest and burn the evil he's sown. With the clock ticking down to Doomsday, he must join forces with a crew of gnarled and talented cyberpunks to bring down the Californian noosphere, as well as the technocrat who'll stop at nothing to protect his empire.

     
  • 100-bookoflife-covThe Book Of Life

    Deborah Harkness

    Hachette Australia

    THE EXCITING THIRD INSTALLMENT IN THE ALL SOULS TRILOGY FOLLOWING THE NO.1 INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES AND SHADOW OF NIGHT.

    Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in the stunning climax to their epic tale, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and SHADOW OF NIGHT. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it.

     

     
  • stars-sand-covThe Stars Like Sand - Australian Speculative Poetry

    Edited by PS Cottier & Tim Jones

    From Interactive Publications

     

    Speculative poetry from historic times to the finest contemporary poets working in Australia today.

    Exhaustively researched and compiled by experienced Australian and New Zealand editors

    Generous selections of work from a variety of speculative genres including fantasy, science fiction, horror

    More than 80 poets are represented

    A sequel to IP's previous anthology Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand, which was a Listener Magazine Book of the Year.

    'Poetry has never been so mind-bending or so entertaining'

     

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