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Sunday, April 22 2018 @ 01:36 AM EST

NEWS: Last Year, When We Were Young

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I am very pleased to publicly announce my forthcoming short-story collection, Last Year, When We Were Young, coming mid-2014 in paperback and e-book formats from Satalyte Publishing. The tentative details are below, as well as pre-order links.

The cover and table of contents might change a little over the next couple of months, but I'm really happy with where things are headed and how helpful and professional Stephen and Marieke Ormsby at Satalyte have been to me.

Also, a very big thank you to Anna Tambour for letting me use her wonderful photo on the cover. And lastly, a thank you bigger than I could actually give without bursting to Will Elliott, who took the time to read an early version of the manuscript and wrote the most amazing Introduction for me.

Here are all the details as currently know...
 
Last Year, When We Were Young
 
The debut collection from multi-award nominated author Andrew J McKiernan brings together 14 of his previously published short stories and novelettes, plus two brand new tales unique to the collection.
 
Often defying conventions of genre and style, these stories range from fantasy and steampunk to science fiction and horror, but always with an edge sharper than a razor and darker than a night on Neptune.
 
From the darkly hilarious "All the Clowns in Clowntown" to the heart-breakingly disturbing title story, the collection pulls no punches. Delving deep into what scares us most, McKiernan's tales are by turns heartfelt and gut-wrenching.
 
With an Introduction by Will Elliott, Last Year, When We Were Young is a collection of horror and dark fantasy from one of Australia's finest new authors that should not be missed.
 
Table of Contents (tentative)
  • The Memory of Water
  • All the Clowns in Clowntown
  • White Lines, White Crosses
  • Love Death
  • The Dumbshow
  • Daivadana
  • The Message
  • Calliope: A Steam Romance
  • The Final Degustation of Doctor Ernest Blenheim
  • Torch Song
  • A Prayer for Lazarus (new)
  • The Haunting that Jack Built
  • They Don’t Know That We Know What They Know
  • The Desert Song
  • The Wanderer in the Darkness
  • Last Year, When We Were Young (new)
Paperback - $29.99 AUD - Satalyte Pre-Order
E-book - $5.99 AUD - Satalyte Pre-Order
 
Biography
Andrew J McKiernan is an author and illustrator living and working on the Central Coast of New South Wales. First published in 2007, his stories have since been short-listed for multiple Aurealis, Ditmar and Australian Shadows awards and reprinted in a number of Year's Best anthologies. He was Art Director for Aurealis magazine for 8 years and his illustrations have graced the covers and internals of a number of books and magazines. 

 

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