Category Archives: A Journey Through Twelve Planets

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: 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: 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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AWW16: Cracklescape by Margo Lanagan

A presence haunts an old dresser in an inner-city share house. Shining sun-people lure children from their carefree beachside lives. Sheela-na-gigs colonise a middle-aged man’s outer and inner worlds. And a girl with a heavy conscience seeks relief in exile … Continue reading

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AWW16: Through Splintered Walls by Kaaron Warren

Country road, city street, mountain, creek. These are stories inspired by the beauty, the danger, the cruelty, emptiness, loneliness and perfection of the Australian landscape. Published by Twelfth Planet Press. This review is presented as part of my commitment to … Continue reading

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AWW16: Showtime by Narelle M. Harris

Family drama can be found anywhere: in kitchens, in cafes. Derelict hotels, showground rides. Even dungeons far below ruined Hungarian castles. (Okay, especially in Hungarian dungeons.) Old family fights can go on forever, especially if you’re undead. If an opportunity … Continue reading

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AWW16: Bad Power by Deborah Biancotti

Hate superheroes? Yeah. They probably hate you, too. ‘There are two kinds of people with lawyers on tap, Mr Grey. The powerful and the corrupt.’ ‘Thank you.’ ‘For implying you’re powerful?’ ‘For imagining those are two different groups.’ From Crawford … Continue reading

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