Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear

(edited by Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie; Peggy Bright Books, June 2012)



‘The Bone Chime Song’ (Joanne Anderton)

‘The D____d’ (Adam Browne)

‘Five Ways to Start a War’ (Sue Bursztynski)

‘Between Lines’ (Brenda Cooper)

‘The Travelling Salesman and the Farmer’s Daughter’ (Katherine Cummings)

‘Faet’s Fire’ (Thoraiya Dyer)

‘Kindling’ (Kathleen Jennings)

‘History: Theory and Practice’ (Dave Luckett)

‘The Godbreaker and Unggubudh the Mountain’ (Ian McHugh)

‘Hard Cases’ (Sean McMullen)

‘Mary Had a Unicorn’ (Ripley Patton)

‘The Subjunctive Case’ (Rob Porteous)

‘Murder at the Tip’ (Anna Tambour)



Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear was shortlisted for a Ditmar award in the Best Collected Work category, in March 2013. Also shortlisted on the same awards ballot were Joanne Anderton’s ‘The Bone Chime Song’ (Best Short Story) and the anthology’s cover art by Les Petersen (Best Artwork).

The anthology’s cover art, by Les Petersen, was also shortlisted for, and won, a Sir Julius Vogel Award in the Best Professional Artwork category, in 2013.

Sue Bursztynski’s ‘Five Ways to Start a War’ and Adam Browne’s ‘The D____d’ were each shortlisted for a Chronos award in the Best Short Fiction category.

‘The Bone Chime Song’ was reprinted in March 2013 in the collection The Bone Chime Song and other stories (ed. Tehani Wessely, Fablecroft).

‘Hard Cases’ has been adapted as a screenplay and released as a short film, entered in several film festivals worldwide.

‘The Subjunctive Case’ was listed in the Honorable Mentions in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5.


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4 05 2012
CSFG Member News (April 2012) « The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild

[…] Petrie has announced the line-up for his new anthology Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear (edited with Edwina […]

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