Aurealis Awards Finalist: Best Horror Short Story!

I had such a wonderful surprise this morning when my lovely friend Margot texted to congratulate me on being shortlisted for an Aurealis Award this year — that was the BEST way to find out that ‘Outside, A Drifter’ is nominated for Best Horror Short Story!! So cool! This story first appeared in Looming Low, edited…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards Finalist: Best Horror Short Story!

The Female Factory: ‘Vox’

When Alisa approached us about doing one of the Twelve Planets, we readily agreed. Then, having sprung her trap, she added “But make it more science fictiony.” Cue Mo Szyslak from The Simpsons … “Whaaaaaa?” Undeterred, and a little heavy of heart, we two dark fantasy and horror girls trundled away dragging our feet. We…… Continue reading The Female Factory: ‘Vox’

The Female Factory cover reveal!

Twelfth Planet Press has revealed the cover Amanda Rainey designed for The Female Factory, Volume 11 in the ‘Twelve Planets’ series — co-written by Angela Slatter and moi! The collection is due out this year (hooray!) and can be pre-ordered in various formats here. It was great fun working on a suite of science fiction…… Continue reading The Female Factory cover reveal!

The Weird West in Fiction

This week, a feature post I wrote about the Weird West in fiction is up on — Random House’s site about all things science fiction and fantasy (books, movies, games, comics, manga — yeah, pretty much everything). Thinking of the American mid-West conjures up images of cowboys and desperadoes, dusty plains and wild mountain…… Continue reading The Weird West in Fiction