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Gender: Female
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Author of speculative fiction. In 2017, Aiki Flinthart was based in Brisbane.

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y separately published work icon Blackbirds Sing Darra : Computing Advantages & Training , 2019 18659885 2019 single work novel young adult historical fiction fantasy

'Four-and-twenty extraordinary women; one chance to save a kingdom.What would you sacrifice to save your family, your loved ones, yourself?

'In September 1486, the reign of King Henry VII of England is again threatened by York loyalists. The only thing standing in the way is a four-hundred-year-old sidhe who just wants to be left alone, and a group of London women with a lot to lose if England is plunged back into war.

'But, in 1486, women have no power. Only the ability to make difficult choices and sometimes-heartbreaking sacrifices. Become immersed in the fascinating, perilous lives of these women, as told through the medium of 25 interwoven short stories. A prostitute selling her daughter’s virginity to pay her debts; a nun returning to the world after 30 years; laundress whose son is murdered; a lady’s maid hiding her Jewish culture; a blind musician running from a forced marriage; and more.

'Each story is a piece in the puzzle. Each woman faces her own trials as she plays her small part in the desperate attempt to protect King Henry and his wife, Elizabeth of York.

'Because if they fail, England will once again be thrust into civil war between the Yorks and Lancasters. And these four-and-twenty women have already sacrificed too much.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Norma K. Hemming Award Long Form
2019 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Collection
Pigshit and Gold 2019 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Dimension6 , no. 18 2019;

'The longer you live, the more war you see. And Haldora has seen much more than she cares to.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Short Story
A Little Faith 2017 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Like a Woman 2017; (p. 1-15)
2017 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Short Story
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