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Air Born by JL Pawley

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Product Code: 9780994138798

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Air Born is Book 1 in the new YA scifi series Generation Icarus 


My past.

My present. 

My future.

Destroyed in an instant. 

So, who am I?


Seventeen-year-old Tyler Owen is smart, good-looking, and destined to be a fighter pilot. He’s mapped our his life and knows exactly where he’s headed. 


That is, until his first solo sky-dive, when he undergoes a terrifying transformation. Caught on camera, Tyler becomes a viral hit. Everyone wants a piece of him, including the sinister Evolutionary Corporation and a religious cult known as the Angelists. 


But the worldwide media coverage also alerts others like him. Driven by instinct, they come together and form the Flight. The first of an extraordinary new species, they have only one way to survive. 


Fly.


Air Born is Book 1 in the new YA scifi series Generation Icarus My past.My present. My fut..
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Downmind by VO Blum

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Product Code: 9780992251178

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2025. Suicide is rampant, people are gasping in the streets, and planes fall from the sky. 

Medicine and technology can reverse the course, but humanity can’t seem to rally. By chance, a young Kiwi chemist stumbles across evidence that suggests that gravity and the air, indeed consciousness itself, are responding to a dispiriting force. But who – or what – is directing this energy? And can the mystery be solved before humanity sinks into the abyss? 
“Cognitively estranging, richly imagined, and splendidly paranoid, its vision of ‘contagious hegemonic despair’ works its way into the mind and settles there.” 
Dr Dougal McNeill, Victoria University of Wellington 

Best novella in 2012 SpecFicNZ/Steam Press manuscript 

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Mansfield with Monsters by Matt and Debbie Cowens

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Product Code: 9780987663504

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The untold stories of a New Zealand icon.

Katherine Mansfield is one of New Zealand’s most famous and influential writers. While her work is well known, many will be surprised to learn that the ‘accepted’ versions of her stories are often pale reflections of the original manuscripts. For the first time that Mansfield’s vision of the supernatural has been published in full – a dream that she often spoke of in her correspondence with occultist Aleister Crowley and American author H. P. Lovecraft. Matt and Debbie Cowens have pieced together recently recovered fragments of her work, recreating Mansfield’s beloved tales as they were first written, complete with vampires, ghouls, and alien monsters. These versions will delight those in the literary community who always suspected that there was more to Mansfield’s work than we had Genre: mash up / science fiction / fantasy been led to believe.

Winner of the 2013 Sir Julius Vogel Award for best collected work

Named one of the New Zealand Listener’s 100 best books of 2012

“To put it simply, Mansfield with Monsters is quite brilliant.”
- Herald on Sunday
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The Factory World by Joseph Edward Ryans

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Product Code: 9780992251109

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A dream, and a thousand miles away is their only way home.

“Some people can’t see certain things the world makes. It gets in them like a thorn and turns in a bad way. Cuts them up from inside, and gets a bleed going. And that makes a person weak. And in a world like this, kid, that’s enough to get you killed.”
Waking in a pipe in a silent forest, unable to remember how he got there or where he came from, Simon finds himself walking a rusting railway track with a mysterious stranger who cannot even remember his own name. Abandoned factories and eerie mannequins dot their path, falling stars lighting the night sky and searing holes through the earth to reveal a maze of pipes beneath. A dream, and a thousand miles away is their only way home. But they are not alone on this factory world, and soon realise that they are fighting for their lives . . .

A dream, and a thousand miles away is their only way home.“Some people can’t see certain things the ..
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The Prince of Soul and the Lighthouse by Fredrik Brouneus

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Product Code: 9780473195779

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What happens when we die?

This has been the third question on mankind’s FAQ list since the dawn of time (numbers one and two being: Is this edible? and Excuse me, would you care to breed?). I know what happens. Believe me, I’d rather not. But I do. There is a lighthouse, and it guides our souls along the narrow path to being reborn as humans. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, as my undead granddad and the Tibetan special mission monk in my kitchen have kindly told me, there’s a problem with the lighthouse. And if the world is to be saved, someone needs to fix it. Which is where I come in: George Larson, eighteen years old. Who could possibly be better suited to save the world? Well, almost anyone. Especially as being a teenage guy is nothing at all about question three but all about questions one and two. And really, that’s complicated enough as it is.

Winner of the 2013 Sir Julius Vogel Award for best youth novel.

“Great characters . . . laugh out oud material . . . just brilliant”
- Radio New Zealand

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The Sovereign Hand by Paul Gilbert

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Product Code: 9780994108937

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The difference between hope and despair turns on the tiniest thing.

Thorn, the gilded capital: bedecked in steam and the dust of convoys bearing riches from all across the earth. From here, wise and ruling hands have ensnared all Aurawn ina great story, a Primacy of Peace. A land where every person – human, gobelin, or drake – can dream, toil hard and succeed. Of course, not everyone sees things that way.
But when Alexa Temperen stands above Crucible Square and denounces the First and all his government for their injustices, the last thing she imagines is that she’ll soon be working for them, as a champion: one of the Sovereign Hand. Because prophecy has spoken.Evil is stirring, and Alexa is just one of five unlikely heroes chosen to face it. They each have their doubts, and in her darkest moment Alexa still must decide: put pride aside and fight for a government she despises, or turn her back on her calling, leaving millions at the mercy of an unimaginable terror ...

Shortlisted for the 2015 Sir Julius Vogel Award for best novel 

"A grand and highly original work of fantasy ... Quite possibly one of the best works of fantasy ever published in New Zealand"
-SFFANZ Reviews

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The Wind City by Summer Wigmore

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Product Code: 9780992257866

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Wellington. The wind city. New Zealand’s home of art and culture, but darker forces, forgotten forces, are starting to reappear.

Aotearoa’s displaced gods and monsters – the patupaiarehe, taniwha, and ponaturi of legend – have decided to make Wellington their home, and while some have come looking for love, others have arrived in search of blood.
A war is coming, and few can stand in their way. Saint (lovably fearless, temporarily destitute, currently unable to find a shirt) may be our only hope. Tony, suddenly unemployed and potentially a taniwha herself, has little choice but to accept the role her bloodline dictates. And Hinewai, who fell with the rain? If she can’t find her one true love, there’s a good chance that none will live to see the morning.

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The Witches of Autumn: The Amber Fountain by Joseph Edward Ryans

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Product Code: 9780994108975

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The Ghost Trials are looming, the war is still raging in the north, and Thistle still hasn’t managed to figure out how to charm crows.
Things can probably only improve, but then again, Epona’s plans surely won’t end well. And what’s that we heard about a kraken?

“Rocketed to a most satisfying climax...The characters are fun and fascinating, they get to be suitably heroic, the young heroine saves the day, and the villain gets his just desserts. I was engrossed.”
- SFFANZ Reviews
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The Witches of Autumn: The Glass Projector by Joseph Edward Ryans

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Product Code: 9780994108975

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Thistle is having a terrible week.


Her mother has been incarcerated after throwing a pickled pumpkin through a window of the War Office, and now Thistle has been sent to stay with her aunt in Lily Gate. Mappo,

Thistle’s familiar, seems distinctly unimpressed, and even making friends with a gargoyle called Mr Pepper and a scheming snark called Epona hasn’t managed to improve his temper.

“An energetic story which is vibrant in both plot and language. I lent the book to a twelve year old last week and he returned it (rather reluctantly) simply saying ‘more please’”
- Barbara Murison
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Tropic of Skorpeo by Michael Morrissey

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Product Code: 9780987663535

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Princess Juraletta has spent her entire life in Venera Castle but is about to be married to the crusty old Fissionable Duke.

Will her life ever be interesting? And, given his medical condition, will her husband survive their wedding night? Meanwhile, Rhameo is having more adventures than one young prince can handle. Whoring in the Gardens of Fleschimor, hunting tigers in the jungles of ancient Erath, being kidnapped by Amazons and sauced up for the evening meal. But his ambitious mother is arranging his marriage in the hopes of stabilising a galaxy riven by war. This does not bode well. Thankfully, the machinations of Lord Maledor, invading armies of Punkoids, Slutoids, and Sleazoids, space sirens, the amorous Octopus, and the mysterious Dark Magician should help bring the already simmering plot to the boil.

“Tropic of Skorpeo is vivid and fast-paced ... Skorpeo reminds me of Jasper Fforde’s books, and also of Lewis Carroll and Thomas Pynchon as if seen on a Hunter S Thompson acid trip. Hilarious, often very sexual, occasionally puerile, undoubtedly clever.”
– New Zealand Listener

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