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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.

With stories by Nadia Bulkin, Grace Chan, Rin Chupeco, Elaine Cuyegkeng, Geneve Flynn, Gabriela Lee, Rena Mason, Lee Murray, Angela Yuriko Smith, and Christina Sng.

Described as “an instant classic” by Nightmare Feed and “one of the best anthologies of 2020” by Pseudopod.

Listed on Locus magazine’s Locus 2020 Recommended Reading List.

Cover art: Greg Chapman

Published by Omnium Gatherum

Release date: 26/09/2020

Orders from Omnium Gatherum available here and from Amazon here.

Book Trailer by Space and Time Magazine:

Reviews

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.”

Articles

Locus magazine – The Year in Review: 2020 by Paula Guran

Locus magazine – 2020 Locus Recommended Reading List

Tor Nightfire – This Woman’s Work: 7 Works of Feminist Horror

Strange Horizons Short Fiction Treasures: Quarterly Fiction Roundup

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)

Horror Tree: Black Cranes Blog Tour – Part One (feat. Lee Murray and Nadia Bulkin)

Horror Tree: Black Cranes Blog Tour – Part Two (feat. Geneve Flynn and Grace Chan)

Horror Tree: Black Cranes Blog Tour – Part Three (feat. Angela Yuriko Smith, Elaine Cuyegkeng, and Christina Sng)

Horror Tree: Black Cranes Blog Tour – Part Four (feat. Rena Mason, Rin Chupeco, and Gabriela Lee)

Horror Fuel: Interview with Author/Editor Lee Murray: Her Upcoming Book, Feeling like an Outsider, and her Love of Horror (Lee Murray)

Grace Chan Writes: Of Hunger and Fury

Reading from “Phoenix Claws” on the Atlanta HWA Southern Nightmares Reading Series #4

Interview with Angela Yuriko Smith: Meet Black Crane Lee Murray

Interview with Angela Yuriko Smith: Meet Black Crane Geneve Flynn

Interview with Angela Yuriko Smith: Meet Black Crane Grace Chan

Story review by Angela Yuriko Smith – The Genetic Alchemist’s Daughter

Story review by Angela Yuriko Smith – Kapre: A Love Story

Story review by Angela Yuriko Smith – A Pet is for Life

Story review by Angela Yuriko Smith – Phoenix Claws

Story review by Angela Yuriko Smith – Of Hunger and Fury

Panels

Black Cranes Release Day Panel Discussion with Publisher Kate Jonez

HWA Skeleton Hour 04: Black Cranes

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.

Reviews

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

Relics, Wrecks, and Ruins was created and edited by Aiki Flinthart to help fund the Flinthart Writing Residency run by the Queensland Writers Centre in Australia.

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.

Blurb:

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.

Reviews

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…”

Suzie Eisfelder, the Toorak Times: “I almost feel as if each author has reached deep inside of themselves to produce their best work.”