11 August 2010

Sprawl anthology pre-order special

Sprawl edited by Alisa Krasnostein

Paperback • 340pp • RRP AUS$29.95
ISBN 978-0-9804841-8-2
now on pre-order discount at Twelfth Planet Press

From the publisher:

"Sprawl is an exciting new original anthology, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and published by Twelfth Planet Press, that will give readers from around the world a unique glimpse into the strange, dark, and often wondrous magics that fill the days and nights of Australia’s dreaming cities and towns, homes and parks, and most of all, its endlessly stretching suburbs."

From me:
To read Sprawl is to be surprised. I think this is one anthology that will end up a collector's item, not just because it includes work by some of today's most stealthy kidnappers of attention spans. The book is very well designed, Twelfth Planet Press is a publisher to watch, and best of all: Alisa Krasnostein is an editor who has an irreparably warped sense of appropriateness. I loved working with her, and am myself excited to explore the long stretch beyond this intriguing Table of Contents.

Table of Contents (listen to the podcasts)

  • Liz Argall/Matt Huynh – Seed Dreams (comic)
  • Peter Ball – One Saturday Night, With Angel (podcast here)
  • Deborah Biancotti – Never Going Home
  • Simon Brown – Sweep
  • Stephanie Campisi – How to Select a Durian at Footscray Market
  • Thoraiya Dyer – Yowie (podcast here)
  • Dirk Flinthart – Walker
  • Paul Haines – Her Gallant Needs
  • L L Hannett – Weightless
  • Pete Kempshall – Signature Walk
  • Ben Peek – White Crocodile Jazz
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts – Relentless Adaptations (podcast here)
  • Barbara Robson – Neighbourhood Watch
  • Angela Slatter – Brisneyland by Night (podcast here)
  • Cat Sparks – All The Love in the World
  • Anna Tambour – Gnawer of the Moon Seeks Summit of Paradise
  • Kaaron Warren – Loss
  • Sean Williams – Parched (poem)

Sprawl will be released in September 2010.

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