AQUARIUS – the second book in our ‘Zodiac Series’ – is launching this weekend.
The Zodiac Series is a collection of twelve anthologies, each focusing on a particular sign of the Zodiac. We have asked for speculative fiction short stories and poems inspired by the signs of the Zodiac, and have received some wonderful submissions.
Each anthology features an introductory poem by Zoey Xolton, a foreword by Sasha Hanton, and some wonderful stories and poems by some incredibly talented authors from Australia and New Zealand.
The stories in AQUARIUS are diverse and compelling. Pamela Jeffs‘ story ‘A Pitcher of Water at the End of Days’ is a science-fiction piece set on a distant planet. ‘Trident’s Song’ by Nikky Lee takes you back to a time where the Greek gods were revered and is a wonderfully crafted tale. The collection also features excellent pieces by authors such as Aiki Flinthart (the author of thirteen novels including the wonderful Kalima Chroincles, the Ruadhan Sidhe and 80AD series) and Stephen Herczeg (whose short stories have been published in more places than I can count) as well as pieces by new authors Shay Laurent, Dorian Morrow and Shel Calopa. Amongst the stories are poems by Frank Prem and Sam M. Phillips, which really add to the collection. One of my favourite pieces is Olympus9 by Tee Linden, a futuristic retelling of the Ganymede myth, and is not to be missed.
It’s a wonderful collection of dark and twisted tales, so make sure you have a look at it here. It could be the perfect gift for the Aquarius who has everything.
Every month we plan on releasing another anthology in the Zodiac series, with the next collection focusing on Pisces. We are currently accepting submissions for several upcoming Zodiac anthologies, so if you’re interested in being part of this series, check out our submissions page.
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