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About Cage Dunn
Cage Dunn is a dedicated Fibber, Fabricator, Teller of Tall Tales, who writes Australian stories, rural and outback urban/dark fantasy, speculative, horror, twisted tales. Things on the wrong side of the fence, if you dare take a peek.
Born on the wide-open landscape of inland Western Australia, lived all over the startling country of Australia - now in Adelaide - worked at everything from sewage collection to computing, and somewhere in there graduated with a BA Comm (Prof. Writing) and Grad Dip Computing.
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This year, many Australian communities have been affected by bushfires. People—and animals—have lost their lives and their homes. The Australian Speculative Fiction community asked the question, ‘What can we do to help?’
‘Stories of Hope’ was born from the smoke and ashes, an anthology of fantasy and science fiction tales based on the theme of ‘hope.’ All money raised from the sales of this book will be donated to WWF's Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund and the Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund.
This is no ordinary anthology, it’s a message of hope for the future.
Contemporary Speculative Neo Noir Urban Fantasy set in Melbourne, Australia
Meet the man who works the night to find the price of a soul. He's the shady negotiator, the man who deals with problems no one else can. Or will. The price? More than the weight of a soul.
Liana Benit has reached the stage where she’ll try anything. Anyone. But at what cost?
Or maybe the Black is taking on something beyond even his skills ...
Written by authors who are either born or live here, providing an authentic view of really scary scenarios...
Edited by Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author and Things in the Well series editor, Steve Dillon.
On Home Soil by Tracie Mcbride
Bad Weather by Robert Hood
The House of Waite by Simon Dewar
Roadside Linda by Graeme Hague
Heritage Hill by Matthew R. Davis
Itchy by Cage Dunn
The Saltbush Queen by Chris Mason
Kua Hinga Te Kauri by Dan Rabarts
Roadside Flies by Marty Young
Lineage by Lucy Sussex
Long Drop by Tabatha Wood
LIBRA is a collection of twisted poems and dark stories inspired by this fascinating Zodiac sign, as well as retellings of the myths behind the sign. The tales span multiple genres, including science fiction, horror, and fantasy, and are told by award-winning authors and new stars of the Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction scene.
Awaken, spirit of Maiden, soul of purity, heart of empath. Come, seek your true purpose. If you dare.
Awaken, spirit of Maiden, vessel of a pure soul and bearer of an empath’s heart.
Magic calls — are you the vessel it seeks?
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is 9,500 square kilometres of lake in the middle of the desert, and you’re alone …
A man must choose between proving his research or maintaining his sanity. A woman must set aside her fears and pain and face the destiny of Nan’s stories.
The Diaballein’s sole purpose is to open a gateway to this world for his brethren — and the stone cracks, and they come …
Slavery, torture, death — that’s what they bring …
myth and mortality,
wielder and implement,
love and destiny.
Free-verse poetry combines with short prose in the style of an Eddic tale modernised.
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The legend of Valkyrie breathes, as Herja, Devastation, once wronged, aims her mortal agent at her enemies.
Her man bears this tale of vengeance in service to a higher, eminently more noble being. He is her assassin and tool, and she is his destiny and dignity.
In the dirty business of death on demand, a purity of purpose lights the path as he seeks questions, provides answers and justice on her word.
This blending of literary forms creates a unique nouveau noir style for the 21st Century.
Do you dare to tread the dark side?
A mother will do anything, travel all worlds, through times and planes and dimensions, even beyond the known, for her child.
Chiri’s first concern should be the safety of her daughter, but as the Gate-Keeper responsible for the lives of millions, all now in grave peril due to her error, she must choose:
Sacrifice her child, or abandon the Icosa?
Who will rule magic?
The previous council and the tests of skill that forced Kraken against Dragon and Dragon against Cat - that was centuries ago. Now, the time has come for the other creatures to 'volunteer' - one from air, one from earth, one from water - but will they? Or will Cat take over the rule of all, and allow magic to fade from the creatures of Earth forever?