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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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Coffee chat with author Sean O’Leary

D L Richardson interviews Sean O’Leary in a virtual café on 19 January 2017.

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Congratulations to Sean O’Leary

Congratulations to Sean O’Leary, author of the short story collection Walking, who is the winner of the 2016 Busybird Publishing Great Novella Search with his novella Drifting.

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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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Walking

Walking is a collection of dark, gritty, true-life, crime and science fiction short stories by emerging Australian writer, Sean O’Leary. Free sampler (choose format):PDF  ePub  mobi (Kindle) Paperback $26.95   E-book $4.99 (Review PDF copies available on request. Please email us here.) Select e-book format epub mobi pdf * For paperback copies to be sent to addresses … 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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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 author Simon Petrie on winning a Sir Julius Vogel Award (NZ) for his Novella, Flight 404 (edited by Edwina Harvey, published by Peggy Bright Books, 2012). We’d also like to CONGRATULATE Les Petersen, who won a Sir Julius Vogel Award for best professional artwork for his wonderful cover … Continue reading »

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Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear ***FREE*** Sampler

Want to see what all the fuss is about for our Ditmar nominated anthology, Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear? Download our free sampler for a taste of all the great stories this anthology contains. ePub mobi (Kindle) PDF CONGRATULATIONS to Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear author, Sean McMullen, whose story, Hard Cases, has been turned … Continue reading »

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About Edwina

Edwina Harvey is a self-confessed “whale and dolphin geek” who has been writing, especially science fiction, for most of her life. The Whale’s Tale evolved from her short story, Restitution, which was placed equal third in the 1997 Mary Grant Bruce awards for children’s literature. Click here to read more about Edwina Harvey. Edwina’s other work … Continue reading »

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Flight 404 / The Hunt for Red Leicester

Flight 404: The search for the missing passenger vessel, the Bougainvillaea, brings inverstigator Charmain Mertz back to the conservative world of her boyhood. The Hunt for Red Leicester: Space elevator employee and reluctant detective Gordon Mamon must solve a cheesemaker’s murder. Review: “Flight 404 is a serious and compelling tale … I was captive to … Continue reading »

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Light Touch Paper – Stand Clear

Light Touch Paper – Stand Clear Matchless prose to fire your imagination! Offering 13 wonderous works of fiction from Joanne Anderton, Adam Browne, Sue Bursztynski, Brenda Cooper, Katherine Cummings, Thoraiya Dyer, Kathleen Jennings, Dave Luckett, Ian McHugh, Sean McMullen, Ripley Patton, Rob Porteous and Anna Tambour. Reviews “In all, Light Touch Paper Stand Clear definitely … Continue reading »

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