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Jo Spurrier Shortlisted for the Norma K. Hemming Award!

We’re so happy to let you know that North Star Guide Me Home by Jo Spurrier has been shortlisted for this year’s Norma K Hemming award! This award marks excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in works of speculative fiction by Australians. It’s extremely prestigious and we’re really […]

The Best of Sara Douglass Fan Art ( SPOILERS!)

The Best of Sara Douglass Fan Art ( SPOILERS!)

There’s more than 150 pieces of Sara Douglass inspired fan art on DeviantART, so as part of our BattleAxe 20th Anniversary celebrations we’ve selected our top 10 favourites! Send in your own fan art to Twitter or Facebook and we may feature it sometime in the future. The art is embedded directly so they might […]

The World Ceres

The World Ceres

It is times like this that I wish Isaac Asimov was still alive; I imagine he would be a sprightly and mentally vigorous 95. He would have been excited, stimulated, and thoroughly engaged in the adventures of NASA’s Dawn Probe. The Dawn, a remarkable space vehicle propelled by three xenon ion thrusters, has completed an […]

BattleAxe, The Axis Trilogy and Sara’s Women: Re-reading Sara Douglass with Karen Brooks

BattleAxe, The Axis Trilogy and Sara’s Women: Re-reading Sara Douglass with Karen Brooks

It’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since Battleaxe first hit Australian shelves and entered readers’ imaginations. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of this game-changing novel, other writers have meaningfully reflected upon how and why Sara and her work were both aspirational and inspirational in terms of their own craft and the Australian fantasy-writing scene. In […]

Death and Dying: In fact, in fiction

Death and Dying: In fact, in fiction

Death is all around us. It’s on the news, in the computer games we play, the shows we watch. It’s in the books we read. For most of us in Australia, it’s around us in these forms far more often that it is in reality. Yet all that exposure to dying doesn’t mean we learn […]

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