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Preorder the next Year’s Best Aotearoa NZ SFF!

I’m thrilled to announce the publication date for the next Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy! Volume 3 will be released on November 1 in paperback and ebook, and preorders are now being taken on all major ebook retailers, your local bookstore, and our website.

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The gorgeous artwork on the front cover is by Rebekah Tisch, a Wellington-based artist. The piece is titled Goodbye 2020.

Front cover of the Year's Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy, Volume 3, showing a red-haired woman standing on a rock, looking down at a whirlpool carrying objects down into the depths of the sea.

This edition’s table of contents features critically acclaimed and award-winnings stories, written by Kiwis, first published around the world and now brought together in one place for the first time:

New Zealand Gothic, by Jack Remiel Cottrell
Synaesthete, by Melanie Harding-Shaw
Kōhuia, by T Te Tau
Death confetti, by Zoë Meager
For Want of Human Parts, by Casey Lucas
How To Get A Girlfriend (When You’re A Terrifying Monster), by Marie Cardno
Salt White, Rose Red, by Emily Brill-Holland
Florentina, by Paul Veart
Otto Hahn Speaks to the Dead, by Octavia Cade
The Waterfall, by Renee Liang
The Double-Cab Club, by Tim Jones
Wild Horses, by Anthony Lapwood
You and Me at the End of the World, by Dave Agnew
The Secrets She Eats, by Nikky Lee
How To Build A Unicorn, by AJ Fitzwater
Even the Clearest Water, by Andi C. Buchanan
You Can’t Beat Wellington on a Good Day, by Anna Kirtlan
The Moamancer (A Musomancer short story), by Bing Turkby
They probably play the viola, by Jack Remiel Cottrell
Crater Island, by P.K. Torrens
A Love Note, by Melanie Harding-Shaw
The Turbine at the End of the World, by James Rowland

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Cover reveal: Octavia Cade’s THE STONE WĒTĀ

Here it is – the first of three covers reveals for Paper Road Press’s upcoming 2020 releases!

Last year, award-winning artist Emma Weakley created the covers for Andi C. Buchanan’s From a Shadow Grave and the very first Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy (Both of which are eligible for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Professional Artwork – nominations close 31 March!).

This year, I asked Emma to create cover artwork for Octavia Cade’s climate thriller The Stone Wētā. I’m thrilled with what she came up with. Gorgeously ugly and totally eye-grabbing. I can’t wait to see that face glaring out at me from my bookshelf.

The Stone Wētā comes out on 22 April – Earth Day, appropriate for a book that is so focused on what people would be willing to do to protect, or exert control over, our planet.

You can preorder the paperback and find links to preorder the ebook from all major ebook vendors here.

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