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Get your gift certificates!

Need a last-minute gift for a special person? Don’t have time to go to the shops, or want to deal with crowds? We now have gift certificates in $5, $10, $20 and $25 amounts, which you can buy through Paypal. Once purchased, you will receive by email a gift certificate with the purchased amount on … Continue reading »

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Summer special!

Buy BOTH of our anthologies Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear and Use only as Directed featuring short stories from Joanne Anderton, Adam Browne, Brenda Cooper, Katherine Cummings, Thoraiya Dyer, Dave Luckett, Ian McHugh, Sean McMullen, Stephen Dedman, Dirk Flinthart, Dave Freer, Michelle Goldsmith, Alex Isle, Lyn McConchie, Claire McKenna, Charlotte Nash, Ian Nichols, Leife Shallcross, … Continue reading »

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Author interview – Simon Petrie

Speedy Reader have an in-depth interview with Simon Petrie on his new book, Matters Arising from the identification of the body. Read the full interview here: https://speedyreadercom.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/author-interview-simon-petrie/

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*New* A Life of Pride

Peggy Bright Books is pleased to offer for sale a limited number of A Life of Pride: The Story of Adventure from Broken Hill to Cricklewood by way of Darkest Africa by Alan G. Pride Roaring out of the Australian Desert and across the Seas comes the true story of a Broken Hill boy who … Continue reading »

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Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body

Simon Petrie’s Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body was launched in June at the 2017 Australian National SF Convention, Continuum 13. What the reviewers are saying about Matters Arising From the Identification of the Body by Simon Petrie: Thoraiya Dyer (author of Crossroads of Canopy, Tor Books, 2017): “This is a story Asimov … Continue reading »

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An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things

Edwina Harvey’s new book of collected writings, An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things, was launched in June at the 2017 Australian National SF Convention, Continuum 13. What reviewers are saying about An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things by Edwina Harvey: Lorese Vera (Lecturer In English Language, University of Canberra): “I loved the dark … Continue reading »

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Medtrek 6

Photo: Edwina Harvey, speaking on writing at Medtrek 6 SF convention, Penrith, NSW 28–30 July 2017. Edwina was a Guest of Honour at the convention.

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Two titles launched at Continuum 13

Ion Newcombe, editor of Antipodean SF, with Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie at the launch of Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things (Edwina) and Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body (Simon) at Continuum 13, 9–12 June, 2017. To buy a copy of Simon’s book, click here. To buy Edwina’s book, click here. Both … Continue reading »

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Congratulations to Ditmar nominees

Peggy Bright Books would like to congratulate all of the nominees who made it onto the preliminary ballot for the Ditmar Awards, especially Adam Browne for his nomination in Best Artwork category for cover and internal artwork in The Tame Animals of Saturn; Simon Petrie for his nomination in the Best Novella or Novelette category … Continue reading »

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Other Stories and Other Stories

Peggy Bright Books is pleased to offer for sale a limited number of Adam Browne’s collection of short stories, called (appropriately enough) Other Stories and Other Stories, published by Satalyte Press, 2014. Each copy has been individually signed by the author. From the back cover of Other Stories and Other Stories: the exquisitudinal stories herein … Continue reading »

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Congratulations to Aurealis Awards finalists

Peggy Bright Books would like to congratulate all of the finalists in this year’s Aurealis Awards, especially Simon Petrie, finalist in the BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVELLA section for “All the Colours of the Tomato”, published in Dimension6 #9, coeur de lion.

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Review of Simon Petrie’s Rare Unsigned Copy

Suz’s Space has recently published a review of Simon Petrie’s first collection, Rare Unsigned Copy. Rare Unsigned Copy – Simon Petrie

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Tame Animals of Saturn

The Tame Animals of Saturn, by Adam Browne, is a sumptuously-illustrated compendium of fantastical animals inspired by the imagined extraterrestrial menagerie of nineteenth-century Christian mystic, Jakob Lorber. Limited signed edition. A4 size, 46pp including internal colour. Reviews “It’s a rare pleasure to come across a book this gnarly. The text is a scholarly yet transreal … Continue reading »

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Purchasing books

You can purchase these books using the Paypal “Add to Cart” buttons under the cover photos, or direct from the publisher via bank deposit or cheque (send your order and preferred payment method by E-mailing us here). Paperback price includes free postage within Australia. All prices quoted on the Peggy Bright Books website are in Australian dollars. Peggy Bright … Continue reading »

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Congratulations to our Aurealis Award shortlisters

Peggy Bright Books would like to congratulate Charlotte Nash, whose short story “Dellinger” published in our Use Only As Directed anthology, edited by Simon Petrie and Edwina Harvey, has been short listed for the Best Science Fiction Short Story category in the 2014 Aurealis Awards and Simon Petrie, whose second fiction collection, Difficult Second Album: … Continue reading »

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Difficult Second Album

Difficult Second Album: more stories of Xenobiology, Space Elevators, and Bats Out Of Hell is a collection of speculative fiction, ranging from the deadly serious to the frankly frivolous, from the unusual mind of Simon Petrie. Difficult Second Album includes several previously-released favourites, a healthy selection of new stories including a new Gordon Mamon space-elevator … Continue reading »

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Use Only As Directed

Use Only As Directed A varied mix of 14 speculative fiction stories by some of the best Australian and New Zealand authors in the genre in settings that range from the back yard to the depths of space. Edited by Simon Petrie and Edwina Harvey Cover art by Lewis P. Morley Authors: Stephen Dedman, Dirk … Continue reading »

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Congratulations

Peggy Bright Books congratulates Edwina Harvey on the short listing of The Back of the Back of Beyond in the Best Collected Works category of the Ditmar Awards. Congratulations also to Eleanor Clarke on the shortlisting of her Back of the Back of Beyond cover art in the Ditmars’ Best Artwork category.

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The Back of the Back of Beyond ***FREE*** Sampler

This ebook is a sample of Edwina Harvey‘s collection of short stories set in a rural Australian landscape you never knew existed. Shortlisted for the Best Collected Works category of the 2014 Ditmar Awards (for works published in 2013). PDF ePub mobi (Kindle) To purchase the full book, in either eBook or paperback form, see … Continue reading »

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Needs More Dinosaurs ***FREE*** Sampler

This ebook is a sample of Sir Julius Vogel Award-winning author Simon Petrie‘s hard SF, fantasy and humorous SF/fantasy writing. His first collected work, Rare Unsigned Copy, Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude and Giant Mutant Vegetables, his humorous SF novella, The Gordon Mamon Casebook, and his serious SF novella, Flight 404, can all be purchased through … Continue reading »

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