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Aurora Australis: Reprints, Retellings, and Recolonisations

Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand!

Australia and New Zealand have had their respective national science fiction conventions; the Cadbury chocolate factory in Tasmania got hit by a ransomware attack; and the Australian 2016 census data is being analysed, resulting in this video about Australia as 100 people. Oh, also we have new books—actual and promised—and more awards news.

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Aurora Australis: Riddles, Promises, and Threads

Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand!

Southern Australia has just taken a turn towards winter, it’s nearly time for the Australian National Science Fiction Convention (Continuum, in Melbourne), and—despite not being in Europe—Australia did okay in the annual Eurovision Song Contest. And we have books! And covers! And TV! And awards!

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Aurora Australis: New Releases, Upcoming Anthologies, and Awards Season!

Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand!

There’s been unexpected snow in some parts of the country while others are on track for their driest April ever; arguments over what “Australian values” are; and anticipation of the federal government’s budget (due in May). Meanwhile we’ve got new books, books turning into television and film, and awards galore…

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Aurora Australis: Mixing Genres and Outrunning Robots

Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand!

There’s been a cyclone off the Queensland coast causing floods on the east coast. Daylight savings is about to end in the eastern states. To either joy or consternation, it’s nearly men’s Australian Rules football season again; we just had the inaugural women’s national season. And of course, there’s new books to talk in the speculative fiction scene…

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Aurora Australis: Some Darkness, and Some Hope

Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand!

As the new year arrives with a thud, we’re serving up some new books filled with vampires and apocalypse and monsters—but there’s some hope and happiness in there too, honest. We’ve also got some new covers, and calls for submissions, and it’s time to start thinking about award nominations again…

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Aurora Australis: The Year’s Deep Breath Before the Plunge

Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand!

Things are slowing down a bit in the Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction scene, as we wind down for the year (well, some of us anyway) and take a deep breath before plunging into 2017. But we’ve still got some news to share—some new novels, some awards news, those sorts of things. The usual. Not that any of the stories mentioned are usual, oh no… horrific fairy stories and musketeers on space stations and paranormal romance and…

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Aurora Australis: Anthologies, Novels, and Adaptations

Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand! Stories are being sold, stories are being added to series(es), stories are turning into films, gender diverse pronouns are being used, funds are sought… publishing in Australia and New Zealand is always exciting.

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Springing into Aurora Australis

Welcome back to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand! It’s officially spring in the temperate parts of the Southern Hemisphere, while in the tropical parts of Australia it’s that delightful period sometimes called the build-up where it’s getting hotter and more humid but there’s not much rain to relieve the tension.

In my old hometown of Darwin, October was the month for going troppo (ie mad)…

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Aurora Australis: A Quiet Spring

It was a quiet April for speculative fiction in Australia and New Zealand. I can only think that the exhaustion of the Aurealis Awards and Ditmars and all of the exciting news from March has sent a bunch of authors and publishers scurrying into their (invasive, feral) rabbitholes to recuperate. Nonetheless, a few brave souls were still making some waves…

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