Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Angela Slatter and Lisa Hannett together again for the short story collection "Baggage"

More wonderful news from Down Under are piling in. After the recently announced reprinted short story collection of Kaaron Warren, “The Gate Theory”, two other fabulous writers hailing from Australia put their talent at work. Angela Slatter and Lisa Hannett are two of the most original and powerful voices of modern speculative fiction and after they proved their great talent both individually and in a common project, the excellent “Midnight and Moonshine”, they are joining forces again for another collection, “Baggage”. “Baggage” will be published by Twelfth Planet Press in its Twelve Planets series, a series of short story collections that includes excellent writers such as Kaaron Warren, Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan and Kirstyn McDermott.

What Are the Twelve Planets?

The Twelve Planets are twelve boutique collections by some of Australia’s finest short story writers. Varied across genre and style, each collection offers four short stories and a unique glimpse into worlds fashioned by some of our favourite storytellers. Each author has taken the brief of 4 stories and up to 40000 words in their own direction. Some are quartet suites of linked stories. Others are tasters of the range and style of the writer. Each release will bring something unexpected to our subscribers' mailboxes.

Twelve Plants Welcomes Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter

It’s with mixed emotions that we announce there will be a change in the Twelve Planets line up. Life happens and Cat Sparks has had to bow out of the project leaving a very large hole to fill. Luckily for Twelfth Planet Press we have a collection that we believe will indeed stand up to the challenge.

We’re delighted to announce that the twelfth Twelve Planet will be a collection by Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter, titled Baggage.

Angela Slatter writes dark fantasy and horror. She is the author of the Aurealis Award-winning The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, the WFA-shortlisted Sourdough and Other Stories, and the new collection/mosaic novel (with Lisa L Hannett), Midnight and Moonshine. Her work has appeared in such writerly venues as the Mammoth Book of New Horror #22, Australian and US Best Of anthologies, Fantasy Magazine, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Dreaming Again, and Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded. She has a British Fantasy Award for “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter” (from A Book of Horrors, Stephen Jones, ed.), a PhD in Creative Writing and blogs at In 2013 she was awarded one of the three inaugural Queensland Writers Fellowships.

Lisa L Hannett hails from Ottawa, Canada but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia – city of churches, bizarre murders and pie floaters. Since 2008, she has sold or published over 50 short stories in venues such as Clarkesworld Magazine, Fantasy, Weird Tales, ChiZine, Shimmer, the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror (2010 & 2011), and Imaginarium: Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2012 & 2013). Lisa has won three Aurealis Awards, including Best Collection 2011 for her first book, Bluegrass Symphony, which was also nominated for a World Fantasy Award. Midnight and Moonshine, co-authored with Angela Slatter, was published in 2012. You can find her online at and on Twitter @LisaLHannett.

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