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NEW! “The Silence Inside The World” by Earl Livings
After a long hiatus, Peggy Bright Books is pleased to announce the release of “The Silence Inside The World” a 416 page fantasy verse novel from Earl Livings. After attempting suicide, Jessie Willis awakens in Thexlan, realm of spirits, dreams and fables, the realisation of all worlds. She joins forces with immortal wizard, Zane. With … Continue reading
(Can also be used for Fathers Day and Christmas!) Buy both our award-nominated anthologies, Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear and Use Only As Directed (27 spec-fic stories by leading Australian and New Zealand authors) for the special price of only $19.95 including postage in Australia.
“Never Forget” by Edwina Harvey
Does a genetically modified orphaned elephant calf hold the key to saving African elephants from extinction? Never Forget is an 8,000 word novelette by Edwina Harvey that explores the themes of genetic manipulation and racial identity. Described by the author as “schmaltzy science-fiction”, Never Forget is a prequel to the short story, When Whales Cry … Continue reading
We are pleased to be selling a select group of titles from US press Dragonwell Publishing. Ashamet, Desert Born by Terry Jackman On a desert world a warrior nation worships its emperor as a god. But for Ashamet, its prince, the future is filled with danger… Ashamet is confident his swordsmanship, and his arranged marriage, … Continue reading
Reminder: Get your gift certificates!
Need a last-minute gift for a special person? Don’t have time to go to the shops, or want to deal with crowds? We have gift certificates in $5, $10, $20 and $25 amounts, which you can buy through Paypal. Once purchased, you will receive by email a gift certificate with the purchased amount on it, … Continue reading
Edwina Harvey Bundle
Get all three of Edwina Harvey’s books: YA SF novel, The Whale’s Tale; Urban/Rural comedy fantasy, The Back of the Back of Beyond; and An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things, a book of collected writings. Paperback book bundle $40 (includes postage within Australia) If you live outside Australia, please contact us (email@example.com) with your … Continue reading
Congratulations to Edwina Harvey
Congratulations to Peggy Bright Books author and editor, Edwina Harvey, on receiving the A Bertram Chandler Award at Swancon 2018 in recognition of her work in Australian Science Fiction, as described here. This award is given by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation. Photo by Cat Sparks: Edwina with Robin Johnson from the ASFF.
Congratulations to Lewis Morley
Peggy Bright Books would like to congratulate Lewis Morley on winning the “Best Artwork” category in this year’s Australian Science Fiction (Ditmar) Awards for his cover art of Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body by Simon Petrie. Announced at at the 43rd Swancon Convention in Perth on 1 April. Photo by Graeme Batho.
Congratulations to awards shortlisters
Peggy Bright Books congratulates all of those who were recently short listed in the Aurealis Awards. We also congratulate all those listed in the 2018 Ditmar Award preliminary ballot for Australian SF, especially Best short story nomination, “A Harem of Six Legs”, Edwina Harvey, in An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things, Peggy Bright Books. … Continue reading
A Life of Pride
Peggy Bright Books is pleased to offer for sale a limited number of A Life of Pride: The Story of Adventure from Broken Hill to Cricklewood by way of Darkest Africa by Alan G. Pride Roaring out of the Australian Desert and across the Seas comes the true story of a Broken Hill boy who … Continue reading
An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things
Edwina Harvey’s new book of collected writings, An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things, was launched in June at the 2017 Australian National SF Convention, Continuum 13. What reviewers are saying about An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things by Edwina Harvey: Lorese Vera (Lecturer In English Language, University of Canberra): “I loved the dark … Continue reading
Photo: Edwina Harvey, speaking on writing at Medtrek 6 SF convention, Penrith, NSW 28–30 July 2017. Edwina was a Guest of Honour at the convention.
Congratulations to Ditmar nominees
Peggy Bright Books would like to congratulate all of the nominees who made it onto the preliminary ballot for the Ditmar Awards, especially Adam Browne for his nomination in Best Artwork category for cover and internal artwork in The Tame Animals of Saturn; and Edwina Harvey for her nomination in the Best Short Story category … Continue reading
Other Stories and Other Stories
Peggy Bright Books is pleased to offer for sale a limited number of Adam Browne’s collection of short stories, called (appropriately enough) Other Stories and Other Stories, published by Satalyte Press, 2014. Each copy has been individually signed by the author. From the back cover of Other Stories and Other Stories: the exquisitudinal stories herein … Continue reading
Tame Animals of Saturn
The Tame Animals of Saturn, by Adam Browne, is a sumptuously-illustrated compendium of fantastical animals inspired by the imagined extraterrestrial menagerie of nineteenth-century Christian mystic, Jakob Lorber. Limited signed edition. A4 size, 46pp including internal colour. Reviews “It’s a rare pleasure to come across a book this gnarly. The text is a scholarly yet transreal … Continue reading
You can purchase these books using the Paypal “Add to Cart” buttons under the cover photos, or direct from the publisher via bank deposit or cheque (send your order and preferred payment method by e-mailing us here). All prices quoted are in Australian dollars and include postage within Australia only. The weight of each book is an approximate … Continue reading
Congratulations to our Aurealis Award shortlisters
Peggy Bright Books would like to congratulate Charlotte Nash, whose short story “Dellinger” published in our Use Only As Directed anthology, edited by Simon Petrie and Edwina Harvey, has been short listed for the Best Science Fiction Short Story category in the 2014 Aurealis Awards. Well done and best of luck!
Use Only As Directed
Use Only As Directed A varied mix of 14 speculative fiction stories by some of the best Australian and New Zealand authors in the genre in settings that range from the back yard to the depths of space. Edited by Simon Petrie and Edwina Harvey Cover art by Lewis P. Morley Authors: Stephen Dedman, Dirk … Continue reading
Peggy Bright Books congratulates Edwina Harvey on the short listing of The Back of the Back of Beyond in the Best Collected Works category of the Ditmar Awards. Congratulations also to Eleanor Clarke on the shortlisting of her Back of the Back of Beyond cover art in the Ditmars’ Best Artwork category.
The Back of the Back of Beyond ***FREE*** Sampler
This ebook is a sample of Edwina Harvey‘s collection of short stories set in a rural Australian landscape you never knew existed. Shortlisted for the Best Collected Works category of the 2014 Ditmar Awards (for works published in 2013). PDF ePub mobi (Kindle) To purchase the full book, in either eBook or paperback form, see … Continue reading