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Anthology sales

Prices for our two anthologies (Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear and Use Only as Directed) have been reduced to $17.95 each (including postage within Australia). This is a savings of $7 per book over the previous RRP! Light Touch Paper Use Only as Directed BUNDLE BUY! Buy both our award-nominated anthologies, Light Touch Paper, Stand … Continue reading »

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Regrets

Peggy Bright Books regrets it no longer represents Simon Petrie and wishes him well in his on-going writing career.

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Congratulations to Edwina Harvey

Congratulations to Peggy Bright Books author and editor, Edwina Harvey, on receiving the A Bertram Chandler Award at Swancon 2018 in recognition of her work in Australian Science Fiction, as described here. This award is given by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation. Photo by Cat Sparks: Edwina with Robin Johnson from the ASFF.

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Congratulations to Lewis Morley

Peggy Bright Books would like to congratulate Lewis Morley on winning the “Best Artwork” category in this year’s Australian Science Fiction (Ditmar) Awards for his cover art of Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body by Simon Petrie. Announced at at the 43rd Swancon Convention in Perth on 1 April. Photo by Graeme Batho.

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Congratulations to awards shortlisters

Peggy Bright Books congratulates all of those who were recently short listed in the Aurealis Awards. We also congratulate all those listed in the 2018 Ditmar Award preliminary ballot for Australian SF, especially Best short story nomination, “A Harem of Six Legs”, Edwina Harvey, in An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things, Peggy Bright Books. … Continue reading »

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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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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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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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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; and Edwina Harvey for her nomination in the Best Short Story 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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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. Well done and best of luck!

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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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The Back of the Back of Beyond

The Back of the Back of Beyond Come and join the Party! Through her short stories “No Pets Allowed”, “Get Me to The Worldcon on Time”, “My Sweet 286” and “Party”, Edwina Harvey introduced her readers to a world where flatmates discover the difficulties of raising young dragons in small suburban apartments, where “flying” to … Continue reading »

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More congratulations

Ticonderoga Year’s Best 2012 has recommended Joanne Anderton’s short story, “The Bone Chime Song” and Thoraiya Dyer’s short story, “Faets Fire” from our Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear anthology in their Recommended Reading ‏list! We’re also delighted that Rob Porteous’ short story, “Subjunctive Case” in Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear has been listed on Ellen … Continue reading »

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Congratulations

Peggy Bright Books is delighted to CONGRATULATE Les Petersen, who won a Sir Julius Vogel Award for best professional artwork for his wonderful cover of Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear (edited by Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie, published by Peggy Bright Books, 2012). We’re all thrilled!

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