Welcome to the official website for Speculative Fiction New Zealand.

SpecFicNZ is the association for creators, writers and editors of fantasy, science fiction and horror in or from New Zealand. The organisation was founded in March 2009 to build a community focused on the promotion and proliferation of all aspects of the speculative fiction genre in this country.

SpecFicNZ has many features for members:

  • Networking online and in person with writers, artists and publishing professionals
  • A critique group for writers
  • Advocating for speculative fiction in New Zealand, and for kiwi spec fic abroad
  • Resources and information for New Zealand writers and publishers
  • Exclusive writing competitions, with prizes such as books, cash, opportunities for your work to be reviewed by publishers or professional publication
  • Regular giveaways of books and writerly swag

We welcome new members. Find out more about membership here, or join now!

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Blazing Blunderbuss by Nix Whittaker

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Blazing Blunderbuss by Nix Whittaker

Hara has not had an easy life. Dragged around the world by her con man of a father and forced to dress as a boy to keep her safe. She has finally gotten away from him when she walks into trouble. Gideon is a mathematician but that isn’t the only thing. He has been kidnapped by revolutionaries and they are about to be in a lot of trouble because they don’t know he is also a dragon. When Hara rescues Gideon she knows he is going to be trouble. Things get complicated when they accidentally steal a pirate ship and are dragged into a plot to start a war with the Wyvern Empire



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