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Sheep Might Fly: Julia Agrippina Part 5

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New Sheep Might Fly episode update! Listen now on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app). You can stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly on Podbean.

Our current serial is “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary” from my Twelve Planets collection Love and Romanpunk, a story suite about a universe where the Ancient Romans fought (and occasionally married) outlandish magical creatures, some of which survived to the present day and beyond. You can get a copy of the whole book over at the Twelfth Planet Press website.

“Agrippina” is a story about sex, death, domestic violence, emotional abuse, the erasure of women in history, and manticores. It features some surprising facts about Roman Emperors, only some of which are made up.

PART FIVE: Sphynx, Triton, Vampire

Need to catch up on the previous episode?
PART ONE: Basilisk, Centaur, Dragon, Eagle
PART TWO: Griffin, Harpy
PART THREE: Lamia, Manticore
PART FOUR: Naiad, Peacock

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Sheep Might Fly: Julia Agrippina Part 4

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew Sheep Might Fly episode update! Listen now on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app). You can stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly on Podbean.

Our current serial is “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary” from my Twelve Planets collection Love and Romanpunk, a story suite about a universe where the Ancient Romans fought (and occasionally married) outlandish magical creatures, some of which survived to the present day and beyond. You can get a copy of the whole book over at the Twelfth Planet Press website.

“Agrippina” is a story about sex, death, domestic violence, emotional abuse, the erasure of women in history, and manticores. It features some surprising facts about Roman Emperors, only some of which are made up.

PART FOUR: Naiad, Peacock

Need to catch up on the previous episode?
PART ONE: Basilisk, Centaur, Dragon, Eagle
PART TWO: Griffin, Harpy
PART THREE: Lamia, Manticore

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Sheep Might Fly: Julia Agrippina Part 3

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew Sheep Might Fly episode update! Listen now on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app). You can stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly on Podbean.

Our current serial is “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary” from my Twelve Planets collection Love and Romanpunk, a story suite about a universe where the Ancient Romans fought (and occasionally married) outlandish magical creatures, some of which survived to the present day and beyond. If you like your stories in dead tree or undead pixel format, you can get a copy of the whole book over at the Twelfth Planet Press website.

“Agrippina” is a story about sex, death, domestic violence, emotional abuse, the erasure of women in history, and manticores. It features some surprising facts about Roman Emperors, only some of which are made up.

PART THREE: Lamia, Manticore

Need to catch up on the previous episode?
PART ONE: Basilisk, Centaur, Dragon, Eagle
PART TWO: Griffin, Harpy

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Sheep Might Fly: Julia Agrippina Part 2

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew Sheep Might Fly episode update! Listen now on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app). You can stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly on Podbean.

Our current serial is “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary” from my Twelve Planets collection Love and Romanpunk, a story suite about a universe where the Ancient Romans fought (and occasionally married) outlandish magical creatures, some of which survived to the present day and beyond. If you like your stories in dead tree or undead pixel format, you can get a copy of the whole book over at the Twelfth Planet Press website.

“Agrippina” is a story about sex, death, domestic violence, emotional abuse, the erasure of women in history, and manticores. It features some surprising facts about Roman Emperors, only some of which are made up.

PART TWO: Griffin, Harpy

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Need to catch up on the previous episode?
PART ONE: Basilisk, Centaur, Dragon, Eagle

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Sheep Might Fly: Julia Agrippina Part 1

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew Sheep Might Fly episode update! Listen now on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app). You can stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly on Podbean.

Thanks for everyone who tuned in to “Glass Slipper Scandal” hang around for more Castle Charming stories later in the year.

Our new serial is “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary” from my Twelve Planets collection Love and Romanpunk, a story suite about a universe where the Ancient Romans fought (and occasionally married) outlandish magical creatures, some of which survived to the present day and beyond. If you like your stories in dead tree or undead pixel format, you can get a copy of the whole book over at the Twelfth Planet Press website.

“Agrippina” is a story about sex, death, domestic violence, emotional abuse, the erasure of women in history, and manticores. It features some surprising facts about Roman Emperors, only some of which are made up.

PART ONE: Basilisk, Centaur, Dragon, Eagle

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Continuum X Bound!

Off to Continuum X in Melbourne this weekend, with the silent producer in tow & the kids left behind with my Mum! So looking forward to catching up with everyone.

I’m especially excited that my short fiction collection Love and Romanpunk has been reprinted and will be available in the dealer’s room at Slow Glass Books! If you’ve been wanting to get this book in hard copy, this is a great time to do it.

Here’s where I’ll be over the weekend:

FRIDAY
5pm – The Problem With Wonder Woman (with Rob Hood, Darren Sanderson, Laura Wilkinson, Candice Schilder, Tansy Rayner Roberts)

SATURDAY
4pm – Book Launch: Guardian by Jo Anderton (Fablecroft) launched by Tansy!

SUNDAY
1pm-1:30 – Signings in the Midway Foyer (w/ Jim C Hines, Kirstyn McDermott, Leonie Rogers, Jo Anderton, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Satima Flavell)

MONDAY
10am – Romanpunk (with Liz Barr, Dan Rabarts, Tansy Rayner Roberts)

Cold White, Ink Black, Romanpunk

romanpunk macaronsSome lovely announcements to do with my writing this week, from my two favourite publishers.

Tehani Wessely at Fablecroft has put up freebie copies of two Ditmar Award nominated stories: “Cold White Daughter” by me, and “Mah-Song” by Joanne Anderton. If you’re voting in the Ditmars this year (and even if you’re not), do download the stories and check them out.

I’m very proud of “Cold White Daughter,” which is my love letter to several favourite authors from my childhood: C.S. Lewis, E. Nesbit and Enid Blyton.

You can also download a sample of my Ditmar Award nominated novel, Ink Black Magic. For the month of May, to celebrate the nomination, the book itself is available half-price, so if the sample appeals to you, there’s never been a better time to buy it!

Twelfth Planet Press has also had a busy week! Not content with the frankly awesome Pinterest page devoted to the Twelve Planets macarons that Terri made for a recent cocktail party at Swancon, Alisa has announced that her award-winning series of female-authored collections is going to have a Thirteenth Planet by none other than Isobelle Carmody. I’m so excited about The Moth Cycle!

Here’s Alisa’s speech from Swancon about how the Twelve Planets have been received thus far.

As if that wasn’t enough, I’m also tickled pink (purple!) that my own collection, Love and Romanpunk, is having a second print run for sale during Worldcon in London. The book has been out of print in hardcopy for a while now, so it’s lovely to have it back. I hope to be spending some time at Alisa’s stall in the dealer’s room hand-selling them! The print run will be limited, so you can pre-order your copy here.

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Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop Love and Romanpunk winner!

L&RCover-01Wow, that’s a mouthful. Thanks so much to everyone who entered the contest. It was lovely to read all the answers – I do love monsters and such a variety. A shame there can only be one winner, but for those who expressed genuine anguish at the thought of not getting a print copy of my cute little purple book, apparently there ARE still copies for sale at Slow Glass Books in Melbourne and yes, they do mail order – slowglass.com.au

If anyone knows of other bookshops that still have copies, do link to them in the comments!

The range of monsters loved by people was marvellous to see – most popular ones included Frankenstein, Count Dracula and Cthulu – it’s good to respect the classics. I also was geekily delighted to read recs for Cookie Monster, the Sphinx, and several literary, film and mythological monsters.

(No one said manticore, though. sniff. Maybe once you’ve read the book you’ll change your mind!)

The selection, however, is entirely random, so without further ado the winner is… (drum roll)

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Australia Day Book Giveaway Hop: Love and Romanpunk

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Welcome to the Australia Day Giveaway Hop!

From January 25th to 28th, over fifty book and writing blogs will be giving away books by Aussie writers.

Head on over to our host Book’d Out to check out the list of links to participating sites and bloggers, and maybe find a few great book blogs while you’re doing it!

Meanwhile, here is my contest:

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WIN A COPY OF LOVE AND ROMANPUNK!

This collection of stories about Roman superheroes, monsters, dead empresses and lovelorn lamia was published by Twelfth Planet Press in 2011 and includes the multi-award-winning story “The Patrician” as well as several others in the same universe (or as I like to call it, the Agrippinaverse).

While the ebook is still very much for sale (notably at Wizard Tower Books), the print version has sold out and is currently unavailable, making my dwindling pile of author copies a rare resource.

To Enter: comment here on this post, email me at tansyrr @gmail.com or tweet me at @tansyrr to let me know your Favourite Monster of All Time. I’ll put all the entries into a hat for one of my very random daughters to select a winner.

Entries close at midnight (AEST) on Monday 28th January 2013 and I will announce the winner within 7 days. Anyone can enter, worldwide.

Friday Links the Squeeful Edition

It’s Black Friday (for Americans) and Doctor Who Day for everyone! Yes, 49 years ago today, a certain weird little science fiction show started on British TV. I’m already underway on my WHO-50 project to celebrate the fiftieth year, but in the mean time I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Doctor Who than to check out Kmasca’s awesome Doctor Who Barbie collection, costumes courtesy of the 1980’s Doctor Who Pattern Book.

I also squeed mightily this week when Love and Romanpunk was featured on the SF Squeecast. Thanks to Lynne and Seanan for saying such lovely things about my beloved purple book, and Twelfth Planet Press in general. I also really enjoyed listening to Paul Cornell raving about Quatermass, and what it contributed to British culture and SF television in general.

A powerful piece from Kyrax2, the writer and fan often referred to as ‘the Comicon Batgirl’ about what actually might be going on with the official DC antipathy towards the character of Stephanie Brown: We hear you, so shut up already!

Tim Coronel, former publisher of Bookseller and Publisher magazine, talks about the changing face of publishing, especially in Australia – some sobering and interesting stuff! – at the Wheeler Centre.

Meanwhile Joel Naoum from Momentum talks about what he thinks readers actually want from e-books – BOOKS, who’d have thought? Thanks Sean the Blogonaut for passing this link on, I think I will be reading this blog regularly now.

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