Author Archives: Stephanie Gunn

AWW2017: The Female Factory by Lisa L. Hannett and Angela Slatter

In The Female Factory, 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 … Continue reading

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AWW2017: Lotus Blue, by Cat Sparks

 Seventeen-year-old Star and her sister Nene are orphans, part of a thirteen-wagon caravan of nomadic traders living hard lives travelling the Sand Road. Their route cuts through a particularly dangerous and unforgiving section of the Dead Red Heart, a war-ravaged … Continue reading

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AWW2017: Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer

At the highest level of a giant forest, thirteen kingdoms fit seamlessly together to form the great city of Canopy. Thirteen goddesses and gods rule this realm and are continuously reincarnated into human bodies. Canopy’s position in the sun, however, … Continue reading

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AWW2017: Secret Lives of Books by Rosaleen Love

Secret lives, replete with possibilities. Elsewhere exists as a better place, in a better time, for a better life. The trick is how to get there from here. These stories give the answers. Share in the secret lives of books. … Continue reading

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AWW2017: Bitten by Amanda Pillar

The city of Pinton has never been safe…and now a serial killer is on the loose. Doctor Alice Reive is the city’s coroner, and she’s determined to help find the murderer. Enlisting the assistance of the Honorable Dante Kipling and … Continue reading

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AWW2017: Asymmetry by Thoraiya Dyer

An Australian Air Force base patrolled by werewolves. A planet where wages are paid in luck. A future where copies are made of criminals to interpret their dark dreams. A medieval cavalry of mothers who are only permitted to take … Continue reading

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Bout of Books January 2017

The past week, I participated in the Bout of Books. During this time, I took time off from writing, so all of my spare time was used for reading instead. And gosh, I’d forgotten how nice it was to just … Continue reading

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