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Until March 13, Twelfth Planet Press is offering free electronic copies of Horn by Peter M Ball and "Siren Beat" by Tansy Rayner Roberts and short stories from Deborah Biancotti's A Book of Endings to help you catch up on your Australian specfic reading.

Horn by Peter M Ball was shortlisted for two Aurealis Awards in 2009 and is eligible in the Best Novella Category of the Hugos. Peter M Ball is also eligible for the John W Campbell Award. With his 4 shortlistings overall for this year's Aurealis Awards and his win for the Best Science Fiction Short Story in 2009, Ball is a writer to look out for in the future.

To download your free ecopy of Horn in your choice of electronic format visit us at Smashwords and use the coupon YJ82E

"Siren Beat" by Tansy Rayner Roberts was shortlisted for the Best Fantasy Short Story in the Aurealis Awards 2009. It appeared as one half of the first Twelfth Planet Press Novella Double. At 15 000 words, it is eligible in the Best Novelette Category for the Hugos. Roberts will also be a writer to watch in 2010, with the release of the first volume of her new Creature Court trilogy, published by Voyager.

To download your free ecopy of "Siren Beat" in your choice of electronic format, visit us at Smashwords and use the coupon DP55Z

A Book of Endings by Deborah Biancotti has been shortlisted for the Crawford award and for Best Collection in the Aurealis Awards for 2009. This collection brings together 15 of Biancotti's previously published works, many award winners in their own right, and presents 6 new stories. This book is a showcase of one of Australia's leading short story writers in speculative fiction today. Sample any or all the following new works, each eligible in the Best Short Story Category of the Hugos, by request at twelfthplanetpress @ gmail dot com:

"Diamond Shell"
"Problems of Light and Dark"
"Coming up for Air"

Twelfth Planet Press is also supporting the campaign to get "Wives" by Paul Haines on the Hugo ballot. Haines is offering this work for free - visit him here. "Wives" is one of the strongest pieces of fiction published in 2009. It's well worth the opportunity to grab an electronic copy for free. It's both disturbing and deeply gripping - Haines at his absolute best.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 29th, 2010 08:16 am (UTC)
Great timing, Alisa!

I've started a campaign called "The Homegrown Hugo Nomination Campaign" designed to get Aussie works and Aussie authors on the ballot. I'm personally backing Horn and a few Twelfth Planet Press authors. Thanks for joining in!

People can find out more details on my blog: www.roberthoge.com or better still come and join the burgeoning community on Facebook (where most of the discussion is at the moment). Just search for "The Homegrown Hugo Nomination Campaign" and you'll find the group.

This is a great opportunity for the whole community to recognise good local authors, publishers, editors and other contributors to spec fic.
Jan. 29th, 2010 08:17 am (UTC)
That was me, btw. ;)

- Robert
Feb. 1st, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
Thanks Robert!
Feb. 1st, 2010 08:37 am (UTC)
Found this from Tansy's twitter. Awesome offer, thanks!
Feb. 1st, 2010 08:38 am (UTC)
Hope you enjoy!
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