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Alisa Krasnostein Alisa Krasnostein i(A120640 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Australian
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Alisa Krasnostein is the editor and publisher at Twelfth Planet Press. She is also executive director and editor at the review website Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus and a member of the Galactic Suburbia Podcast team. In her spare time, she is a critic, reader, reviewer, runner, environmentalist, knitter, quilter, and puppy lover.

Although Krasnostein's interest in science fiction began in her early childhood, her initial entry into the publishing industry was as a freelance non-fiction writer and editor in the early 2000s. Sometime around 2003/2004, however, she encountered the independent science-fiction press through a friend whose first short stories were starting to get published in some local magazines. With her interest piqued, Krasnostein joined Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (ASIM) as a slush reader and later became a member of the ASIM Collective.

Only a few years after beginning her involvement in independent publishing, Krasnostein established Twelfth Planet Press. In a 2010 interview with Charles Tan, she records that, having learned a good deal about the behind-the-scenes operations of a magazine, she decided she'd like to try doing it herself. She chose the name in response to the then current debate regarding the reclassification of several planetoids as planets.

Twelfth Planet's first publication, the e-zine New Ceres, went online in September 2006, and the following year, Krasnostein experimented with the free young adult e-zine Shiny. In 2008, the press published its first print book, the anthology 2012 and also converted New Ceres into a print magazine. Since then, Twelfth Planet titles have won or been shortlisted for several prestigious awards, including the Aurealis, Ditmar, Washington Science Fiction, and British Fantasy awards.

Most Referenced Works


  • Further Reference

    Krasnostein, Alisa. 'Invisibility of Woman in Science Fiction, The.' Hoyden about Town 10 June 2010. Online (sighted 17/05/2011) .

    --- 'Ten Important Things I've learned about Publishing.' Ecstatic Days: Jeff Vandermeer 2 Aug. 2010. Online (sighted 17/05/2011).

    Strahan, Jonathan. 'Episode 17: Live with Alisa Krasnostein and Tansy Rayner Roberts! - Interview with Jonathan Strahan.' Notes from Coode Street 12 Sept. 2010. Online (sighted: 16/06/2011).

    Tan, Charles. 'Interview: Alisa Krasnostein.' Bibliophile Stalker 17 Feb 2010. Online (sighted: 16/06/2011).

Personal Awards

2020 finalist Hugo Award Best Fancast with Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts, for 'Galactic Suburbia'.
2019 finalist Hugo Award Best Fancast For Galactic Suburbia podcast (with Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts).
2018 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Fan Production in Any Medium for 'Galactic Suburbia' podcast.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2015 Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2016 9473446 2016 anthology short story science fiction fantasy horror
2016 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division
y separately published work icon Letters to Tiptree Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2015 8815653 2015 anthology correspondence

'In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Alice Sheldon’s birth, and in recognition of the enormous influence of both Tiptree and Sheldon on the field, Twelfth Planet Press is publishing a selection of thoughtful letters written by science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate her, to recognise her work, and maybe in some cases to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago.' (Publication summary)

2016 winner British Fantasy Awards Non-Fiction
2016 winner Locus Awards Non-fiction
2016 winner Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award
2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2015 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Peter McNamara Convenors' Award
y separately published work icon Cherry Crow Children : A Twelve Planets Collection Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2015 8432273 2015 selected work short story

'Tulliæn spans a fractured mountaintop, where the locals lie and the tourists come to die. Try the honey.

'Briskwater crouches deep in the shadow of a dam wall. Ignore the weight of the water hanging overhead, and the little dead girl wandering the streets. Off with you, while you still can.

'In Haverny Wood the birds drink blood, the dogs trade their coughings for corpses, the lost children carve up their bodies to run with the crows, and the townsfolk stitch silence into their spleens. You mustn't talk so wild.

'The desert-locked outpost of Boundary boasts the famed manufacturers of flawless timepieces; those who would learn the trade must offer up their eyes as starting materials. Look to your pride: it will eat you alive.

'Sooner or later, in every community, fate demands its dues — and the currency is blood.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Australian Shadows Award Collection
2015 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Collection
2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
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