We hope you enjoy this short At the Edge excerpt from “Boxing Day”, by Perth writing Martin Livings.
We hope you enjoy this excerpt from “Splintr”, by Christchurch author AJ Fitzwater. Fitzwater is a Guest of Honour at Au Contraire III, New Zealand’s NatCon for 2016, and “Splintr” appears in our 2016 anthology At the Edge.
Paper Road Press is pleased to reveal the cover and table of contents for our upcoming anthology At the Edge!
Edited by award-winning duo Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray, At the Edge is shaping up to be a stunning collection of short science fiction and fantasy from both sides of the ditch, Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. Dan and Lee are thrilled to announce that among the line-up will be a reprint of Phillip Mann’s short story The Architect. Phillip was short-listed for the Arthur C Clark Award in 2014 for his novel The Disestablishment of Paradise.
Without further ado, the table of contents for At the Edge, in no particular order except alphabetically by author surname:
Joanne Anderton, “Street Furniture”
Richard Barnes, “The Great and True Journey”
Carlington Black, “The Urge”
A.C. Buchanan, “And Still the Forests Grow though We are Gone”
Octavia Cade, “Responsibility”
Shell Child, “Narco”
Jodi Cleghorn , “The Leaves No Longer Fall”
Debbie Cowens, “Hood of Bone”
Tom Dullemond, “One Life, No Respawns”
A.J. Fitzwater, “Splintr”
Jan Goldie, “Little Thunder”
J.C. Hart, “Hope Lies North”
Martin Livings, “Boxing Day”
Phillip Mann, “The Architect”
Paul Mannering, “The Island at the End of the World”
Keira McKenzie, “In Sacrifice We Hope”
Eileen Mueller, “Call of the Sea”
Anthony Panegyres, “Crossing”
A.J. Ponder, “BlindSight”
David Stevens, “Crop Rotation”
David Versace, “Seven Excerpts from Season One”
Summer Wigmore, “Back when the River had No Name”
E.G. Wilson, “12-36”
The cover artist for the anthology is Kapiti-based Emma Weakley, who recently released a twelve-page wordless comic, Main.
At the Edge will be launched in June 2016.
The deadline for submissions to our upcoming sff anthology At the Edge has now passed, and editors Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray have made their selections for the book’s table of contents. All authors whose stories have been chosen for inclusion in the anthology have now been contacted, and an official announcement of the Table of Contents and cover reveal is coming soon.
We received 80 manuscripts in total from authors across New Zealand and Australia. Dan and Lee were impressed by the high quality of submissions, and the wide range of styles and structures explored by authors. They were intrigued to see the diverse interpretations of the At the Edge theme from both sides of the ditch, including some deliciously dark tales – which they love.
Stay tuned for a cover reveal and the full table of contents later this month!