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A Flurry of Launches

CSFG members have a veritable outburst of book launches happening in the new couple of weeks:

Felicity Banks’ debut steampunk adventure novel Heart of Brass will launch as part of the Canberra Writers Festival in the Ferguson Room at the National Library on Saturday 27th August at 10 am. (Details here)

Immediately afterwards, Kaaron Warren’s latest novel The Grief Hole will launch at exactly the same location (what are the odds?!): 11:00 am at the Ferguson Room (Details)

And finally for our Melbourne members, Gillian Polack’s latest novel The Wizardy of Jewish Women will launch at Readings in Hawthorn at 6:30 pm on Monday 5th September. (All the details)

We encourage everyone to get out and support our local authors if you can!

Members’ new – August/September 2015

We have comparatively little news to report this month – so little that I suspect we’ve missed something huge – but as usual CSFG members have been busily infiltrating the ranks of the world’s SFFH elite!

Short stories

Tim Napper is continuously his riotously busy writing year with sales of “A Strange Loop” to Interzone and “The Four Deaths of Taylor Ngo” to Straeon Magazine.

David Versace’s“Seven Excerpts from Season One” will appear in the At the Edge anthology from Paper Road Press in 2016. He has also sold a flash fiction piece “Incidental” to EGM Shorts.

Online Fiction

Justin Woolley’s experiment in diarised horror is now appearing online at Listening to the Other Side. New blog entries are appearing regularly.

Novels

Craig Cormick’s second book in the Shadow Master series, The Floating City, has been published by Angry Robot Press, and is being launched at Conflux 11 by Isobelle Carmody.

Gillian Polack’s newest novel is out soon from Satalyte Publishing. The Time of the Ghosts will be launching at Conflux 11 as well.

Non-fiction

Gillian’s The Middle Ages Unlocked was launched at the Harry Hartog store to much acclaim in August and is now available in Australia. Gillian also has an article on Australian writing and criticism (specifically Indigenous Australian) in the forthcoming issue of Foundation. Finally Gillian has an article on Canberra and science fiction in Aurealis.

Chris Large also continues his contributions to Aurealis, with his interview in Issue #84 with Thoraiya Dyer. They discuss Thoraiya’s award winning story “Wine, Women and Stars” and her recently-announced three-book deal with Tor.

Awards

Tina Faulk was recently shortlisted for the Templeberg Writing Award. Congratulations Tina. It looks like a great prize!

Workshops and courses

Check out our page featuring forthcoming courses and workshops being conducted by CSFG members! As usual we have new stuff coming from Ian McHugh, Gillian Polack and others. (And we expect to add new courses soon!)

Conflux 11

Finally, a quick reminder that Conflux 11 is just a couple of weeks away, but there’s still plenty of time to buy memberships and make bookings for special events. CSFG will be launching its newest anthology The Never Never Land on Sunday 4 October at 5:30 pm. We hope we’ll see you there! (So many launches, you guys!)

Book launch on 26 August at Harry Hartog

Our own Doctor-Doctor Gillian Polack invites medieval history enthusiasts and book lovers everywhere* to join her for the launch of her hefty non-fiction tome The Middle Ages Unlocked: A Guide to Life in Medieval England, 1050 – 1300.

The event will be hosted by Matthew Farrer and will feature medieval nibblies (which may or may not be historically-accurate gastronomic terminology) and a Q & A with the author.

Harry Hartog in the Woden shopping centre will host the event on Wednesday 26th August from 6:30 pm. Don’t be late!

Follow the link for more details.

* within sensible travelling distance of Canberra

Gillian Polack’s ‘The Art of Effective Dreaming’ launched!

Gillian Polack’s long-awaited, much-anticipated, allegedly-cursed novel “The Art of Effective Dreaming” was launched in Canberra on Wednesday the 1st of April 2015! After enduring quite a few setbacks, included among which were several hurricanes and more than a decade of waiting, “The Art of Effective Dreaming” is now out from Satalyte Press in both paperback and ebook formats.

Gillian had the great pleasure – and no doubt some considerable sense of relief – of launching the book at Harry Hartog, a bookstore in Woden (well worth checking out!). Simon Brown did the honours on the night. In case you were not able to make it along to the event, Simon has done the right thing by posterity by preserving his speech at his website.

Congratulations to Gillian and we wish her all the best with the book.

 

One night in Harry Hartog's

One night in Harry Hartog’s