November 17th, 2010


Coming soon from Twelfth Planet Press!

Twelve Planets

12 collections, 12 authors, 12 months

Twelfth Planet Press announces the first collection in the Twelve Planets series to be released in January, 2011.


by Sue Isle

In a future world of extreme climate change, Western Australia's capital city, Perth, has been abandoned. Most of the state's citizens were evacuated to the East by the late '30s and organised infrastructure and services have gone. A few thousand obstinate and independent souls cling to the city and to the southern towns where, living mostly by night to endure the fierce temperatures, they are creating a new culture in defiance of official expectations. A teenage girl stolen from her family as a child; a troupe of street actors who affect their new culture with memories of the old; a boy born into the wrong body; and a teacher who is pushed into the role of guide tell the story of The Nightside.

Nightsiders comprises four stories: The Painted Girl, Nation of the Night, Paper Dragons and The Schoolteacher's Tale


by Stephanie Campisi/Ben Peek

Cover by Amanda Rainey

A city has fallen from the sky.

In the wreckage, two men - Devian Lell, a window cleaner in the floating cities of Loft, and Eli Kurran, a security guard in one of the polluted, ground-based cities of Dirt - will find their lives changed.

Devian, who has done what few in the floating landscape have by stepping outside the sanctuary of his home, will be drawn into the politics of Loft, as he is recruited to be the assistant for Dirt’s political representative. On the ground, Kurran, still mourning the death of his wife, tries to remove himself from the violent politics of Dirt even as he is blackmailed into providing security for the diplomatic representative of Loft, a woman three times his age, and the oldest living person he has ever met.

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. It is a work that suggests not a single way of reading, but rather two, with conflicting morals that will continue to test the reader’s certainty in who, in the cities of Loft and Dirt, is in the right.