SpecFicNZ are delighted to reveal the fabulous cover of our inaugural showcase speculative fiction anthology Te Kōrero Ahi Kā – To Speak of the Home Fires Burning, designed for us by Hawkes Bay artist, member Evelyn Doyle.
Eve is many things: INTJ. Multipotentialite. Graphic Designer. Reader. Writer. Lover of coffee and parataxis. At base, she’s a biological system that turns coffee into blog posts, stories, and visual designs…when she’s not homeschooling her two boys, or thinking about the philosophical complexities of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She lives in Hawke’s Bay with her husband, two small boys, one canary, and a partridge in a pear tree.
Except for the partridge in a pear tree.
Edited by Grace Bridges, Lee Murray and Aaron Compton, the collection includes stories, poems and interior artwork by both established and emerging members, and includes a foreword by best loved New Zealand fantasy writer, Juliet Mariller, author of Blackthorn & Grim series and the Sevenwaters series.
Here, between the realms of the Sky Father and Earth Mother, hellhounds race, ghosts drift aimless, and the taniwha stalks. Home fires drive them back, at the same time sparking stories and poems that traverse seconds, eons, and parsecs. Tales of gatekeepers, cloak wearers, and secret keepers. Of pigs with AK-47s or ruby-hued eyes, of love-struck moa, and unruly reflections. Stark truths, and beautiful possibilities…
Te Korero Ahi Ka, a term which means to speak of the home fires burning, is an anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, showcasing work from both established and emerging members of the SpecFicNZ organisation of writers, poets, artists, and creatives. It is a statement about how New Zealand creators of speculative fiction and art shine their light on our literary landscape.
“This collection explores many aspects of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and has something for everyone, from time shifting cows to a revelation concerning the last moments of life. I am glad to see Maori writers are prominent and we certainly experience the presence of the Taniwha.” — Phillip Mann, Arthur C Clarke finalist and author of the Disestablishment of Paradise.
Launching in March 2018, it available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079QHH1F7
Other ebook sites including Apple and Kobo: https://www.books2read.com/u/mgrdz6