Volume 12 of The Twelve Planets

Delve into a new world

The Twelve Planets are boutique collections by some of Australia’s finest storytellers, each offering 4 unique stories.

Kalin delivers tales of striving and of secrets with an unflinching imagination and a talent for immersing readers in exquisitely drawn worlds.

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2 Aurealis Awards
(6 x Finalist)

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Best Novelette Finalist

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5 x Ditmar Finalist

On a beige background with a honeycomb pattern stands a silhouette of a crow perched upon a trunk; the text reads Cherry Crow Children by Deborah Kalin


Deborah Kalin

A master of worldbuilding and characterisation.

Kalin writes literary speculative fiction centring the stories of women; the psychology of community and otherness is a recurring theme.

Her writing has variously been described as honest, relentless, “storytelling like a force of nature” (ASIM), and “endlessly surprising and wonderfully disturbing” (Aurealis Magazine).

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