And Then... this happened
The Great Big Book of Awesome Adventure Tales
Once upon a time, in an inspired fit of lunacy, we invited some of the best genre writers in Australia and New Zealand to join us in a grand adventure.
We wanted rollicking stories of cliff-hanging quests and mysteries, page-turning deeds and escapades, with two heroes of any species, set in any time or place - but with a touch of something Aussie or Kiwi.
Coded messages were dispatched for writers to gird the loins of their heroes, slap on their many-coloured hats, lock and load their explodey things and set off on adventures galore...
What came back was 30 boundary-defying, adrenaline-charged stories of intrigue, bravery, mystery and peril.
And what we have now is a must-read anthology of tales that will transport you to worlds both familiar and fantastic.
with an introduction by
Sulari Gentil ~ Catch a Fallen Star
Jason Nahrung ~ The Mermaid Club
Alan Baxter ~ Golden Fortune, Dragon Jade
Jason Franks ~ Exli and the Dragon
Lucy Sussex ~ Batgirl in Borneo
Amanda Wrangles ~ Come Now, Traveller
Evelyn Tsitas ~ Stealing Back the Relics
Peter M Ball ~ Deadbeats
Narrelle M Harris ~ Moran & Cato: Virgin Soil
Dan Rabarts ~ Tipuna Tapu
Kat Clay ~ In the Company of Rogues
Sophie Masson ~ The Romanov Opal
Tor Roxburgh ~ The Boudicca Society
Emilie Collyer ~ The Panther's Paw
Tansy Rayner Roberts ~ Death at the Dragon Circus
Edited by Ruth Wykes & Kylie Fox, with title page illustrations by Vicky Pratt and cover art by Sarah Pain, And Then... Vol 1 is now available as an eBook from this link.
The And Then... paperback will be available in mid January.
And Then... Volume 2 with more ripping adventures - by Alison Goodman, Jack Dann & Steven Paulsen, Kerry Greenwood & David Greagg, Fin J Ross, Lindy Cameron, Maria Lewis, Andrew Nette, Cameron Ashley, Sarah Evans, Michael Pryor, James Hopwood, Mary Borsellino, Keith McArdle, Kelly Gardiner & Amanda Pillar - will also be out in paperback and eBook in January 2017.