2020 Shirley Jackson Award finalist for edited anthology
2020 Aurealis Award finalist for best anthology
Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women.
Co-edited by Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn
Almond-eyed celestial, the filial daughter, the perfect wife. Quiet, submissive, demure. In Black Cranes, Southeast Asian writers of horror both embrace and reject traditional roles in a unique collection of stories which dissect their experiences of “otherness,” be it in the colour of their skin, the angle of their cheekbones, the things they dare to write, or the places they have made for themselves in the world.
Black Cranes is a dark and intimate exploration of what it is to be a perpetual outsider.
Listed on Locus magazine’s Locus 2020 Recommended Reading List.
Cover art: Greg Chapman
Published by Omnium Gatherum
Release date: 26/09/2020
Book Trailer by Space and Time Magazine:
Tomes and Tales: “… dark, reflective fiction at its best.”
Nightmare Feed: “Every story is a gut punch…”
Gingernuts of Horror: “The unique anxieties experienced by Asian women were so masterfully penned here that reading it really was an eye-opening experience.”
Horror Bound: “…a first-rate, totally arresting ride.”
Runalong The Shelves: “A great range of tales showing that horror can be light, bloody or terrifying.”
It’s a Jumble: “…one of the strongest anthologies I’ve ever seen. A must-read for horror fans.”
Library Journal: “The preconceived notions of both the authors’ identities and of the limitations of the horror genre itself will be smashed to pieces, to the delight of readers.”
The Horror Tree Epeolatry Book Review: “This anthology is a rollercoaster of emotions. Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is an edition of cultural storytelling.”
Probing the Depths: “…chock full of good storytelling and horror that builds, upping the dosage until all you can do is shudder.”
Nathan J. Phillips: “In short, Black Cranes 100% delivers both in pure entertainment, and on the promises made.”
Monster Librarian: “Readers will appreciate the variety and be drawn in by the storytelling that leads us to believe that the horrors of the past are real, have not died, and are waiting to be reborn in the present. Recommended.”
Horror Tree: Women in Horror Month: Asian-Western Perspectives of Being Perpetual Outsiders (Lee Murray & Geneve Flynn)
Gingernuts of Horror: Black Cranes Blog Series – Part One (by Lee Murray)
Gingernuts of Horror: Black Cranes Blog Series – Part Two (by Lee Murray)
Gingernuts of Horror: Black Cranes Blog Series – Part Three (by Lee Murray)
Trickster’s Treats #4: Coming, Buried or Not!
Co-edited by Louise Zedda-Sampson and Geneve Flynn
Here comes the fourth Halloween anthology from the Trickster! Filled with thirty-two dark and quirky stories and poems about things that have been buried, should be buried, or won’t stay buried. The anthology is edited by Louise Zedda-Sampson and Geneve Flynn, and comprises an international line up of authors, including many award-winning and award-nominated writers. Trickster’s Treats 4: Coming, Buried or Not! is an unearthed delight raising funds to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
“A delicious bag of Halloween candy overflowing with all the good stuff!
The binge read of the season!”
— John Palisano, President of the Horror Writers Association & Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of Ghost Heart.
Published by Things in the Well
Release date: 26/09/2020
Orders available here.
Aurealis #137: “…wry and mocking… Read this book with delight.”
Relics, Wrecks & Ruins
Edited by Aiki Flinthart.
Assistant editors: Geneve Flynn and Lauren Elise Daniels
While battling terminal cancer, Aiki put together this anthology in hopes of creating a final, triumphant legacy. The anthology was released on the 31st of January, 2021. She passed away the next day.
The residency continues and honours Aiki’s work of supporting self-published and emerging writers.
A must-read collection of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. A witch with a dragon problem. An ancient spaceship carrying mankind’s last memories. Souls of the dead, passed on to the new-born. Tales to showcase humanity’s hopes, legacies, and fears. Twenty-four short works by some of the world’s best writers.
Full author list:
Neil Gaiman, Ken Liu, Juliet Marillier, Angela Slatter, Jan-Andrew (JA) Henderson, Garth Nix, Pamela Jeffs, Marianne de Pierres, Jasper Fforde, Mary Robinette Kowal, James (SA) Corey, Lee Murray, Sebastien de Castell, Ian Irvine, Robert Silverberg, Mark Lawrence, Kate Forsyth, Kylie Chan, Cat Sparks, David Farland, Jack Dann, Dirk Flinthart, Alison Goodman, Aiki Flinthart
Cover art: Daniele Serra
Release date: 31/01/2021
Orders available here.
Locus magazine Issue 722: “As much as the themes rebound and resonate across the anthology, what I found so remarkable about Relics, Wrecks, & Ruins is the joy of jumping from genre to genre, from rubbery science fiction to high fantasy to balls-to-the-wall horror…”
Nerds of a Feather, Flock Together: “An anthology that harnesses its star power and the skills of its contributors to often strong and striking effect… Nerd Coefficient: 9/10 A standout anthology.”
Aurealis #137: “…a priceless assortment of fantasy, science fiction and cross- genre stories…”
Book’d Out: “…an exciting and powerful anthology…”
Renata’s Reviews on Goodreads: “…a stunning display of literature…”
Runalong The Shelves: “…a truly excellent collection crossing the lands of science fiction, fantasy, and horror to create a truly memorable reading experience.”
A Cat, A Book, And A Cup of Tea: “This is truly speculative fiction in the grand classic tradition; many of these stories would not be out of place among the tatty yellow-spined anthologies of classic sci fi…”