Nicole Murphy lunchtime talk at the Civic Library, Thursday 18 August

 If you’re in town this Thursday lunchtime, grab your lunch and come along to hear Guild member Nicole Murphy talk about her journey to publication and the creation of the Dream of Asarlai trilogy.  She’ll be speaking at the Civic Library from 12:30 to 1:30pm – you can book through the ACT Libraries site here.

“The Wishwriter’s Wife” by Ian McHugh up at Daily Science Fiction

It’s about time we let you know that The Wishwriter’s Wife, by Guild member Ian McHugh, is posted over at the Daily Science Fiction website.  Head on over to read it there if you haven’t had the pleasure already!

The Australian Speculative Fiction Blog Carnival

Every month a blogger in the Australian spec fic writing scene takes a turn to host the monthly blog carnival, collecting posts, chatter, advice, news and announcements from all across our community and rolling them all into one easy guide to what we’ve all been up to.

This month’s Carnival is hosted by the CSFG’s own Nicole Murphy, who has so much cool stuff to point us to that she’s had to split it into two sections!  You can read part one here, and part two here.

An invitation to the WINDS OF CHANGE anthology launch

At the end of September, as part of the Conflux science fiction convention, the CSFG will be launching its latest speculative fiction anthology Winds of Change.  Click on the invitation to magnify it and see the details – we welcome any and all who are interested in speculative writing and would like to join us to celebrate!

ROGUE GADDA by Nicole Murphy – cover and launch date!

Nicole Murphy’s Dream of Asarlai trilogy of paranormal romance adventure is steaming toward its resolution in Rogue Gadda, and Harper Voyager have now released the cover art that the final volume will wear.

If you haven’t yet entered the world of the Gadda, get started on the trilogy with Secret Ones and Power Unbound.  And remember that Nicole now has a regular newsletter with updates on her work and a bonus Gadda short story – sign up for it here!

And that’s not all.

Nicole has announced the details for the Rogue Gadda launch party!  It’s going off at PJ O’Reilly’s tavern in Canberra on the second of July, so make sure you RSVP in time to get a spot.

Rogue Gadda launch invitation

MISTIFICATION by Kaaron Warren – read an extract!

Kaaron Warren’s latest novel Mistification will hit shelves this June, but now we don’t need to wait that long to get a look.  Check out the cover and a taster extract, courtesy of her publisher Angry Robot.

Kaaron’s other novels for the Robot are Slights and Walking the Tree, and you can find her short fiction in Dead Sea Fruit and the CSFG-published The Grinding House.

Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror

Ticonderoga Publications have announced their selections for this year’s Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror collection.  The book will be a great cross-section of Australian writing talent and includes work by several CSFG members.

Congratulations to everyone whose work was selected, but especially:

R J Astruc for “Johnny and Babushka”;

Maxine McArthur for “A Pearling Tale”;

Simon Petrie for “Dark Rendezvous”;

Kaaron Warren for “That Girl”; and

Gillian Polack, under whose editorship the Baggage anthology racked up three selections for the Year’s Best (Maxine’s story, plus “Acception” by Tessa Kum and “Manifest Destiny” by Janeen Webb).

You can order the book at indiebooksonline.