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Books

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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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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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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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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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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Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables

Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables is a collection of short (and mostly warped) SF and fantasy stories from Simon Petrie, including several previously-unpublished gems. Touching on such important, diverse, and hitherto-ignored topics as the sex life of mythical reptiles, the anachronistic hazardousness of the humble ham sandwich, and the … Continue reading »

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The Whale’s Tale

The Whale’s Tale is an exciting new young adult science fiction novel by Edwina Harvey. In a future where whales and dolphins can communicate with humans, and where the Whale Nation has brought space travel back from the brink of extinction, humpback whales tour the galaxy in massive spaceships called “The Whaling Fleet” performing Whalesong to … Continue reading »

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