28 Nov 2013

Baby Teeth

I've been terribly remiss in not mentioning this yet, but Baby Teeth, the first publication by Paper Road Press is now available:

Baby Teeth: Bite-sized Tales of Terror

Edited by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray
Kids can say the creepiest things.
27 New Zealand and American authors delve into the strange, the unexpected, and the downright terrifying things that kids say in this collection of all new flash fiction. From the mouths of babes come 37 stories, from the haunting to the hilarious to the horrific.
Leave the lights on tonight. So you’ll see them coming.
 Dan and Lee have put together some great (and scary) flash fiction.

Oh, you want it in ebook form? It's on Amazon here. But don't think you're safe just because it's digital...

14 Jun 2013

Better Phones - now available on phones

StarShipSofa has been invaded by kiwis this week. Tune in to hear Dan Rabarts' Paint by Numbers and my tale of running aliens, Better Phones. This means you can now listen to Better Phones on your phone when you go out running, which seems entirely appropriate.

Thanks to Tony, Adam and the rest of the sofa crew for letting a couple of kiwis fly on the Sofa. What? Course they can fly. Don't know where you heard otherwise.

StarShipSofa No.293 Dan Rabarts and Grant Stone

7 Jun 2013


The most excellent people at Random Static have done it again. Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative Fiction II is now available for preorder. Twenty two tales of science fiction and fantasy you're not going to find anywhere else.

Featuring stories by Matt Cowens, Tim Jones, Mary Brock Jones, O.J. Cade, Grace Bridges, I.K. Paterson-Harkness, Kylie Thorne, Debbie Cowens, J.C. Hart, Jennifer Compton, Simon Petrie, Anna Smith, Rebecca Harris, Elizabeth Gatens, Jonathan James Todd, A.J. Fitzwater, Fran Atkinson, Anna Caro, Dan Rabarts, Lee Murray, Grant Stone, and Toni Wi. And how great is that cover by SJV-award winner Emma Weakley.

Come and say hi at the launch party: Friday 12th July, Comfort & Quality Hotel, Cuba Street Wellington, 6pm.

Did I mention you can preorder now?


6 May 2013

Free reads!

A very late post here, but in case you didn't hear...

Two stories first published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine have made this year's Sir Julius Vogel ballot in the short story category: 'Paint by Numbers' by Dan Rabarts and my own 'Better Phones'. ASIM have been kind enough to make both stories available as a limited edition ebook. Grab your copy here.

But that's not all! You can find links to read every work in the short story category (and extracts from some other categories) on the SFFANZ site here.