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About Alanah Andrews
Alanah Andrews grew up with a steaming mudpool in her back yard – so it’s no wonder that she writes speculative fiction! Alanah has won several awards for short stories, including the Avid Reader’s Flash Fiction Prize, Birdcatcher Books Short Story Award and Sweek Short Story Competition.
Her work has been published in anthologies such as Hammond House’s ‘Eternal,’ Lane Cove Literary Awards Anthology and Birdcatcher Books’ ‘Mosaic.’ Her writing has been recognised internationally, including being read aloud at LitFest Pasadena, California, as a finalist for the Roswell Award.
Alanah specialised in creative writing at Monash University where she studied a BA in Professional Communication. She also has a Master of Teaching and loves being able to foster a love of reading in her students. She currently teaches English in Australia.
Alanah has published a book of short stories ‘Beyond,’ and has a YA dystopian novel coming out in August.
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ONLY THE WORTHY PASS THE HARVEST
Ever since WWIII devastated the surface of the Earth, emotions have been strictly forbidden. Childhood friends, Eve and Hana, have grown up in an underground compound, their emotional control monitored at all times.
But the harvest is approaching . . .
In two days, the low-ranked students will be culled and the worthy assigned to their permanent positions in society.
Eve is a high-ranked student, but harbours secret concerns about her brother leaving—feelings that she must conceal from her monitor if she wishes to succeed. Hana has always struggled to control her emotions, and she fears that this harvest will be her last.
Both know there's no place for friendship when they're competing for their lives.
The harvest is coming, and only the worthy will remain.
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
We dream about the future. We dream of freedom.
Four dystopian worlds. Four heroes fighting for their lives.
From The Last Book Café on Earth comes a collection of dystopian short stories:
A woman on the run carries a secret that could mean death for her and the outlaws who take her in.
A businessman ports his consciousness into an enhanced robotic shell for years – until the day he loses control.
A poor Outsider risks everything to protect her family. But even her life might not be enough.
A freak accident opens the door for a longshoreman’s dream to become a reality – if he’s willing to pay the price.
Experience non-stop action and mind-bending plot twists, and immerse yourself in imaginative sci-fi worlds. Perfect for fans of post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, The Handmaid’s Tale and Black Mirror.
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These are but a few of the thrilling tales inside. We've gathered authors from around the world into this compendium of fast fiction fixes. Each of these one hundred and one super short stories can be read in only a few minutes, just enough time as you wait for your high speed transport to arrive and whisk you away to your next adrenaline packed adventure.
This is FLASH FICTION ADDICTION, and there is no cure but to read more!
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.
In this installation, no limits were set on genre, allowing the authors to lead the reader to destinations unknown; from ghosts on a flight line, to not-so-cuddly poodles, to finding love in the most unexpected of places. Within these moments of retribution and redemption—along with a slightly confused bear—these flash-fiction length stories will warm your heart, send shivers down your spine, and tickle your funny bone.
Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily immersed in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of flash fiction.
Humanity with Purpose
In a world where emotions are forbidden, what happens when you start to feel?
The harvest separates the worthy from the unworthy. Those who pass are destined to continue the human race, and the unworthy are culled.
For years, Eve has been the poster girl for emotional control. But ever since her brother was culled, Eve is finding it difficult to keep the monitor on her wrist an acceptable blue.
The next harvest ceremony is approaching and Eve will do whatever it takes to avoid the same fate as her brother.
Gripping and intriguing, Eve of Eridu explores the lengths that humans will go to in their quest for survival.
This YA dystopian novel is written by award winning speculative writer, Alanah Andrews.
What readers are saying about Eve of Eridu
I think it would be a huge understatement to say that I enjoyed this book. I absolutely love this story. You could say that I’ve gone “old world crazy” for it. I couldn’t put down this intelligent, gripping, dystopian YA science fiction thriller. I read it over just two days. I’m blown away by Alanah’s skill and talent for complex, imaginative world building, and the ability to create strong and realistic, relatable characters, all while weaving an intriguing storyline with a profound message. Alanah is an incredibly talented writer. Definitely one to watch! I look forward to reading more of her work. I gave it five stars only because I couldn’t give it more. - 5 star Amazon review by Monnath Books
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. I honestly can't fault this book at all! Eve is such a likeable character and I went through every single emotion she felt with her, even ending the book with a giant sense of loss about all Eve has been through. Alanah is an amazing writer, with a great eye for descriptions and imagery. This is one of those books that I can already see being made into a movie. - 5 star Amazon review
Eve of Eridu seems inspired by dystopian styles, but it has its own voice. I found myself easing into the story, enjoying every chapter, and looking forward to the next. Alanah Andrews has an engaging style of writing that is neither too much introspection or too heavy on action. If you enjoy light dystopian reads, then this book would be a great addition to your TBR list. - 5 star Goodreads review
I found this hard to put down at times and I'm hoping this will be a series - 5 star Goodreads Review
Fans of popular dystopian novels would definitely eat this one up. It kind of reminded me of The Giver mixed with Divergent.
16 stories. 16 Australian authors. One theme. Beginnings.
Esmerelda is trapped in a nightmare, unable to wake and escape from the darkness.
A simple bus trip turns into a fight for survival.
Alone in a strange place with no memories of who she is or how she got there, Alora's world changes forever.
These are just some of the stories that you will find in this thrilling collection of speculative tales. Stories include:
When the Lights Went Out by Lachlan Walter
The Beginning of the End by Carolyn Young
Portals by A. A. Warne
Edge by Alanah Andrews
Next Journey by Chris Foley
Bus Trip by Stephen Herczeg
The Teacup by Austin P. Sheehan
Dealt in Sin by Sasha Hanton
The Inheritance Experiment by Kel E. Fox
The Vessel by Matthew P. Copping
The Morrigan by Maddie Jensen
Break the Spell by Belinda Brady
Bugles Bred & Bugles Born by Rebecca Dale
A Spark of Youth by Marcus Turner
The Washer Woman's Favourite by Maureen Flynn
Remember Me by Jocelyn Spark
What will our world look like in a hundred years?
The future, ghosts, aliens, surprising twists, murder, love and beyond...
A nightly visitor isn't all that she seems. A woman's life draws strange parallels with a space probe. A man wakes up in a black void, with no recollection of how he got there.
These are just a few of the stories in Beyond. Some explore life beyond death. Others were inspired by questions of existence beyond earth. Some just centre on human emotions and experiences which are 'beyond' normal.
"This is a little well-written book of exceptional variety. A book you can dip into again and again, just for a few moments at a time!" - The Voice of Literature
"Even the shortest of these stories made me think, or wonder, or to be honest, scared me a little bit in the best way possible." - Amazon Review
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