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Random Static is a New Zealand based science fiction publishing company. This site provides information about our publications, and online shopping services for various imports as well as our own titles.
Table of Contents for Regeneration
Random Static Ltd is pleased to announce the table of contents for Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative Fiction II. Once again, we have a fantastic range of stories by talented authors, and we look forward to sharing them with you.
Regeneration is due to be launched on the 12th of July at Au Contraire 2013 - watch this space for more details and pre-order information.
- Thursday 11 April, 2013
Update on Regeneration: NZ Speculative Fiction II submissions
We know a number of stories have been hindered by the busy-season, so we're extending the deadline until January 31st. If you're part way through a story but haven't had chance to finish it off, or have an idea for a new one, here's your chance. If you've already submitted, remember we do accept multiple submissions - whilst we're very unlikely to select both, having two good stories in the mix does increase your chances.
To recap, we are looking for submissions of short speculative fiction (10 000 words or under) on the theme "regeneration" by New Zealand authors. All submissions selected for the anthology will receive paid publication, author's copies of the anthology, and for those who are members of Au Contraire 2013, the chance to win additional prizes, including a grand prize of $500 in book vouchers. Full guidelines are at https://randomstatic.submittable.com/submit.
To those who have already submitted by the original deadline, thank you for your patience. We are working on keeping up with reading as submissions come in, so we don't expect news on the result will be too much later than it would otherwise have been.
- Saturday 29 December, 2012
Tales for Canterbury wins SJV Award
Random Static offers its congratulations to editors Anna Caro and Cassie Hart, who on Sunday evening were presented with the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Collected Work in the field of science fiction and fantasy for the anthology Tales for Canterbury. Their efforts are doubly deserving of the award, being both worthy in purpose and having produced a fiction collection of extremely high standard.
The anthology was put together very rapidly in response to last year's devastating earthquake in Christchurch, with many writers kindly donating their stories. The collection is a fairly even mix of reprints and new works, and features both local authors such as Mary Victoria, Helen Lowe, and Juliet Marillier, and international names including Neil Gaiman, Jeff VanderMeer, and Gwyneth Jones.
This is Ms Caro's second SJV award; A Foreign Country: New Zealand Speculative Fiction (co-edited with Juliet Buchanan) won the same category in 2011. Submissions for New Zealand Speculative Fiction 2 have just opened, with the new anthology scheduled for launch at the National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention next year. The SJV Awards are administered by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ), and recognise excellence in New Zealand science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
A few copies of "Tales for Canterbury" are still available, but only until the end of the month. All proceeds go to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal.
- Wednesday 06 June, 2012