And Then... it happened again
The Great Big Book of Awesome Adventure Tales
has been released into the wild.
Thirteen boundary-defying, genre-bending, adrenaline-charged
stories of intrigue, bravery, mystery and peril
by fifteen Australian genre writers.
Once upon a time, in an inspired fit of lunacy, Clan Destine Press
invited some of the best genre writers in Australia
and New Zealand to join us in a grand adventure.
The challenge was to write cliff-hanging, action-packed adventure stories of the What If / What Now / And Then… kind.
What we asked for was rollicking stories of cliff-hanging quests or mysteries,
page-turning deeds and escapades, with two heroes, set in any time or place,
but with a touch of something Aussie or Kiwi.
What we ended up with was enough stories for two volumes and a must-read anthology of tales that will transport you to worlds both familiar and fantastic.
Or as Janeen Webb, who wrote the Introduction, says:
"Some of these visions are dark indeed, but And Then… remains a wondrous strange collection of
exotic and exciting tales that encompass a huge sweep of possibilities, past, present and future. Enjoy!"
with an introduction by
Alison Goodman ~ A High Possibility of Peril
Andrew Nette ~ Save a Last Kiss for Satan
Cameron Ashley ~ Dogs Leave Home to Die
Fin J Ross ~ Genemesis
Mary Borsellino ~ The Australian Gang
Kerry Greenwood & David Greagg ~ Cruel Sister
Kelly Gardiner ~ Boots and the Bushranger
Amanda Pillar ~ It
Michael Pryor ~ Cross Purposes
James Hopwood ~ The Lost Loot of Lima
Sarah Evans ~ Plumbing the Depths
Jack Dann & Steven Paulsen ~ Harold the Hero and the Talking Sword
Maria Lewis ~ The Bushwalker Butcher
Edited by Ruth Wykes & Kylie Fox, with title-page illustrations by Vicky Pratt and cover art by Sarah Pain, And Then... Vol 2
is now available as an eBook via this link, or from Amazon and iTunes.
And Then... Vol 2 the paperback is available here for a special pre-order 24% off rrp
and will be released in mid-February.
Sulari Gentil ~ Jason Nahrung ~ Alan Baxter ~ Jason Franks ~ Lucy Sussex ~ Amanda Wrangles ~ Evelyn Tsitas ~ Peter M Ball ~ Narrelle M Harris ~ Dan Rabarts ~ Kat Clay ~ Sophie Masson ~Tor Roxburgh ~ Emilie Collyer ~ Tansy Rayner Roberts