Twelfth Planet Press

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Twelfth Planet Press is part of the changing face of Australian publishing.

Blending print and electronic formats, Twelfth Planet Press aims to foster, develop and promote quality speculative fiction writing in fresh, exciting projects.

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Defying Doomsday
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,470. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet. A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family. How would you survive the apocalypse? Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse fiction featuring disabled and chronically ill protagonists, proving it’s not always the “fittest” who survive.
Salvage
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 43,030. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Seeking to salvage their foundering marriage, Melanie and Richard retreat to an isolated beach house on a remote Queensland island. Intrigued by a chance encounter with a stranger, Melanie begins to drift away from her husband and towards Helena, only to discover that Helena has her own demons, ageless and steeped in blood.
Trucksong
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,510. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In a post-apocalyptic Australian landscape dominated by free-wheeling cyborgs, a young man goes in search of his lost lover who has been kidnapped by a rogue AI truck – the Brumby King. Along the way, he teams with Sinnerman, an independent truck with its own reasons for hating the Brumby King.
Sharp Shooter
Series: Tara Sharp. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,010. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Tara Sharp should be just another unemployable, twenty-something, ex-private schoolgirl . . . but she has the gift - or curse as she sees it - of reading people's auras. The trouble is, auras sometimes tell you things about people they don't want you to know.
Madigan Mine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,740. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
OBSESSION NEVER DIES … When Alex meets Madigan again everything changes. His childhood sweetheart is beautiful and impulsive, but there is something wrong with her. Something dangerous.
Perfections
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,250. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Two sisters. One wish. Unimaginable consequences. Not all fairytales are for children.
Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2014
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,990. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Fans of Kaleidoscope will find more tales of wonder, adventure, diversity, and variety in this collection devoted to stories with teen protagonists.
Cherry Crow Children
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 61,530. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Sooner or later, in every community, fate demands its dues — and the currency is blood.
The Female Factory
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 41,640. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Procreation is big business. Children are a commodity few women can afford. Hopeful mothers-to-be try everything. Fertility clinics. Pills. Wombs for hire. Babies are no longer made in bedrooms, but engineered in boardrooms. A quirk of genetics allows lucky surrogates to carry multiple eggs, to control when they are fertilised, and by whom—but corporations market and sell the offspring...
Secret Lives of Books
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 19,260. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
The much anticipated all new original collection of short stories from one of Australia's science fiction masters and winner of the Chandler Award for outstanding achievement in Australian science fiction.
A Trifle Dead
Series: Cafe La Femme. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Tabitha Darling has always had a dab hand for pastry and a knack for getting into trouble. When a dead muso is found in the flat upstairs, Tabitha does her best (honestly) not to interfere with the investigation, despite the cute Scottish blogger who keeps angling for her help. Her superpower is gossip, not solving murder mysteries, and those are totally not the same thing, right? Cafe La Femme
Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,350. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Discover the best young adult science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories of the year! Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein, the award winning editors of "Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Fiction and Fantasy Stories" have collected twenty-one of the best young adult speculative fiction short stories of 2013.
The Blackmail Blend
Series: Cafe La Femme. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,030. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Cake, not murder. Cake hardly ever gets you killed... Tabitha can quit solving murder mysteries any time she likes. Six romance writers Five secrets Four poison pen letters Three stolen manuscripts Two undercover journalists One over-complicated love life Cafe La Femme Book 1.5
Drowned Vanilla
Series: Cafe La Femme. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,640. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
There were two girls using the internet pseudonym French Vanilla, and only one is dead. So where is the other one? Why is everyone suddenly behaving like they’re in a (quite specific) Raymond Chandler novel? And how the hell did the best kiss of Tabitha’s life end up on YouTube? Even ice cream isn’t going to get them out of this one. Cafe La Femme - Book 2.
Letters to Tiptree
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,390. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2015 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Feminism & Feminist Theory, Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Alice Sheldon’s birth, and in recognition of the enormous influence of both James Tiptree Jr (Sheldon's pen name) and Sheldon herself on the field, Twelfth Planet Press has published a selection of thoughtful letters written by science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate and recognise her work.
New Ceres Issue 1
Price: Free! Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
On New Ceres you will find coffee houses, highwaymen, drinks, gambling and illegal high technology. New Ceres' New Enlightenment constrains society as well as liberating old thoughts and literature and drinking customs. The planet plays interstellar politics to defend its independence and it recruits refugees from Old Earth and the conquered New Alliance planets to maintain some dangerous habits.
Asymmetry
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 23,380. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
In every world, an imbalance of power. Something terribly askew between women and men, humans and wolves, citizens and constructs, light and dark. ‘The combination of strange and familiar gives Dyer’s fiction the power wielded by the best SF. The stories unerringly find find the human inside the bizarre. These are unsettling, poignant, marvellous. Read them. You will be glad you did.’ Nancy Kress
The Company Articles of Edward Teach/The Angaelien Apocalypse
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 37,260. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two novelettes form the second Twelfth Planet Press Double. The Company Articles of Edward Teach – Learning to live inside your own skin is hard enough, but what if you were thrown back in time, to another body; a different world…? The Angaelien Apocalypse - An alien story you’ve never seen before …
Above/Below
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 41,780. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A tale of two cities, the stories Above and Below make up two halves of another in the TPP Doubles series. Written by Stephanie Campisi and Ben Peek, designed to be self-contained and complete as individual narratives, the two parts can be read in either order, yet also form a single narrative that has been intricately woven and designed to create a single, novel length story.
Sprawl
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,200. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Sprawl is an exciting new original anthology, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and published by Twelfth Planet Press, that will give readers from around the world a unique glimpse into the strange, dark, and often wondrous magics that fill the days and nights of Australia’s dreaming cities and towns, homes and parks, and most of all, its endlessly stretching suburbs.
Bleed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,650. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00)
A Miriam Aster novella (sequel to Horn). For ten years ex-cop Miriam Aster has been living with her one big mistake – agreeing to kill three men for the exiled Queen of Faerie. But when an old case comes back to haunt her it brings a spectre of the past. Today Miriam's about to learn that worse things can happen when the past refuses to stay behind you.
Angel Rising, a New Ceres novella
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,480. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2009 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00)
The New Ceres planetary charter forbids the use of modern technology. Law confines the people to the ways of 18th Century Earth. Beneath the surface, rebellion and revolution simmer constantly. Proctor George Gordon knows all too well how easily these can bubble over, but nothing can prepare him for interstellar warfare in his own technologically challenged backyard.
Siren Beat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2009 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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In “Siren Beat”, a minor group of man-eating sirens on the docks of Hobart would not normally pose much of a challenge for Nancy, but she is distracted by the reappearance of Nick Cadmus, the man she blames for her sister’s death. Sirens and mermaids tend to be bitter. You can’t blame them, really. Their tales don’t tend to have happy endings.
Horn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,610. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2009 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.00)
A dead girl in a dumpster and a unicorn on the loose – no-one knows how bad that combination can get better than Miriam Aster. A consulting job for city homicide quickly becomes a tangled knot of unexpected questions, and the link between the dead girl and the unicorn will draw Aster back into the world of the exiled fey she thought she’d left behind ten years ago, and she isn’t happy.

Books

Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,980. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
What do a disabled superhero, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, and a transgender animal shifter have in common? They’re all stars of Kaleidoscope stories! Featuring New York Times bestselling and award winning authors along with newer voices.
New Ceres Nights
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,090. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
New Ceres, a planet in the outer colonies, embraced the Age of Enlightenment nearly 200 years ago and refused to let go. Refugees & opportunists come to New Ceres in search of new lives, escaping the conflicts of the interstellar war. ... presents 13 exciting stories of rebellion, debauchery, decadence, subterfuge & murder set against the backdrop of powdered wigs, coffee houses, duels and balls.

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