Publishing December 2018 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198341 • 234 pages • RRP $24.95 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198358 • RRP $7.99
Spike, a psychologist and practising activist, and Jane, a philosopher and writer, leave their dead-end temping jobs in Toronto and head for Paris — in their lunch break — by car, stopping frequently to stock up on chocolate.
En route they pick up X, an extraterrestrial from a planet where chocolate is one of the major food groups and testosterone is a prohibited substance. X is cosmically, galactically lost in Earth’s backwardly gendered society.
Jane and Spike decide to take a detour and help X find astronomers and physicists who know the space–time coordinates for Earth, starting with America’s top universities in Boston before trying NASA and CalTech. The more they travel, the further they seem to be from a solution to X’s problem — and from Paris.
This out-of-the-ordinary road trip is chock-full of social, political and environmental commentary, feminist insights, and plenty of laughs.
Published 2 May 2018 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198327 • 278 pages • RRP $27.50 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198334 • RRP $9.99
Antarctica is getting hotter …
Summer Wright, hippie turned TV production assistant, organises her life down to the minute. And when her project-management-guru boyfriend, Adrian, proposes marriage — right on schedule — she will reach the peak of The Cone of Certainty.
At least, that’s the plan – until adventure-show queen Cougar Gale intervenes. Suddenly Summer is impersonating Cougar in Antarctica: learning glaciology and climate science on the fly, building a secret igloo, improvising scripts based on Dynasty, and above all trying not to be revealed as an impostor.
Published 11 October 2017 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198303 • 278 pages • RRP $27.50 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198310 • RRP $9.99
“A movingly-great read! A great story teller. … [A] resilient, eccentric character who will live long in both heart and memory.” John Wenitong (Pemulwuy Weeatunga), author of The Fethafoot Chronicles
Sophie can’t walk or talk, but behind her disability hides a keen intelligence. Living on The Styx River cattle station with her father and a nanny, Sophie is acutely aware that she is a non-person. She feels as voiceless and isolated as the wallabies of The Wall, an eerie wilderness of basalt lava tubes forming a natural stone labyrinth that protects its remote lushness from anyone foolish enough to wander in.