Next Curious Thing

Next Curious Thing

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Overview

An otherworldly banquet of contemporary fantasy, dark fairy tales and soft science fiction, Next Curious Thing collects some of Gale’s best short fiction from 2013 to 2018, including ‘In the Beginning, All Our Hands Are Cold’ (Syntax & Salt Editor’s Award winner) and ‘Wrecked’ (Tangent Online Recommended Reading List). Known for her ability to mix the extraordinary with the relatable, darkness with splendour, and heartache with hope, Gale showcases a wide cast of fascinating female and queer characters in the most curious of situations. In addition to its previously published stories, Next Curious Thing features six brand new tales original to this collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995435315
Publisher: Ephiny Gale
Publication date: 11/30/2018
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Ephiny Gale was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is still there, alongside her lovely wife and a small legion of bookcases. She is the author of more than two dozen published short stories and novelettes, which have appeared in publications including GigaNotoSaurus, Daily Science Fiction, and Aurealis. Her stories have featured on the Tangent Online Recommended Reading List, as a finalist in Nestlé's Write Around Australia, and have been awarded Syntax & Salt's Editor's Award.

She has also written several produced stage plays and musicals, including the sold-out How to Direct from Inside at La Mama and Shining Armour at The 1812 Theatre. Her script Time Scraps was a finalist in St Martin's National Playwriting Competition, and Hearts up Sleeves won the Five Minute Play award at Dante's.

When not writing, Ephiny currently works as a Project Coordinator for an application development company. Her previous roles have included coordinating a major arts festival, working as the Association Secretary for the Green Room Awards (Melbourne's premier performing arts awards), nine months as a professional wedding DJ, and working as an executive of a university student association.

Ephiny has a Masters in Arts Management, a red belt in taekwondo, and a passion for psychology, fairy tales, and storytelling in all its forms. She also especially enjoys raspberries, Italian greyhounds, playing board games with friends, and wearing clothes made out of unnatural fabrics.

Table of Contents

Introduction

In The Beginning, All Our Hands Are Cold

Sickly Sweet

Emelia and the Undrowned

Wrecked

Candy

From Strangers

Honey in the Blood

Little Freedoms

Cavorts With Foxes

The Light Princess

Experience

Morning Sickness

Five Tales of the Rose Palace

Magnets

One More Time

Everybody Knows

And The Queen Was Vein

Strange Dancemates

Easy Like Arsenic

All the First Born Children

The Secret Death of Lane Islington

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