Last week I was very excited to receive my author copy of Legends of Australian Fantasy, an anthology of fantasy novellas. What a beautiful cover! The anthology was put together by two big names of the Australian SF scene: Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan – both lovely people who I adore. Below the title there’s a list of contributors, but you probably can’t read it so I’ll copy it out here:
“Sean Williams, Kim Wilkins, Cecelia Dart-Thornton, Isobelle Carmody, Trudi Canavan, Garth Nix, John Birmingham, D M Cornish, Jennifer Fallon, Ian Irvine, Juliet Marillier”
It gives me a little thrill to see my name among such well known, respected local authors – most who I’ve met and many whose work I’ve read and loved. I’m itching to read their novellas.
My novella is called “The Mad Apprentice” and is the story of how black magic came to be banned by the Guild.
How do you get a hold of the anthology? It will be available in Australia in June. As for other parts of the world… I’ve been told that contracts are being negotiated. If you’re really keen to get hold of one now, you could try mail-ordering from an Australian bookshop. (Just do a search for “Australian SF bookstores”.)