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It's That Kind of Planet

Yes, we're still here! And very happy to announce the release of a new comic collection from Emma Weakley - That Kind of Planet, available in paperback and pdf.

All in vibrant colour, the beautifully rendered stories range from the disquieting horror of “Kelpie” to the lively space adventure of “Hector and Bea Discover an Alien World”, and from the classically inspired “Orpheus” to the entirely original fable “Pig Girl”.

“I’m terribly excited to hold a physical copy of what represents five years of work,” Weakley says. “As dark as the stories can be, I hope some of the joy for creating mad, fantastical worlds and even our own home planet comes through.”

Weakley is a Kapiti-based illustrator and two-time winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Artist from SFFANZ. We have previously published her picture book Jack and the Beanstalk, and her other credits include cover art for a number of New Zealand SF books, as well as illustrating an album and a board game.

- Sunday 11 December, 2016

Barking Death Squirrels: The Movie (almost)

Barking Death Squirrels author Doug Van Belle has not one but two film projects in the works. Orion 66 is based on the SJV-nominated novella The Jackal’s Waltz, which is a prequel to Barking Death Squirrels and deals with humanity finding its place in a universe where you're either predator - or prey. The film is being directed by the multiple-award-winning James Cunningham.

Van Belle is also working on the pilot for the SF comedy Johnny Ruckus, to be filmed at Avalon Studios in Lower Hutt. The pilot is mostly funded, but is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the rest. We think an NZ-made SF show from a talented writer would be fantastic - support it if you can!

- Saturday 28 September, 2013

Regeneration Launch

Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative Fiction II is now available for pre-order. The book is available in both paperback and ebook formats; a free copy of the ebook is included with paperback orders. The ebook comes as a bundle including epub, mobi (Kindle compatible), and pdf versions.

The collection will be officially launched at 6pm on the 12th of July at Au Contraire 2013, the National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention; entry to the launch is open to the general public. If you can make it, it will be great to see you there.

- Sunday 02 June, 2013

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