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1 y separately published work icon SNAFU : Medivac Amanda J. Spedding (editor), Geoff Brown (editor), Australia : Cohesion Press , 2020 20957436 2020 anthology short story

'Some of the most important military missions have been medical evacuations – medivacs.

'Soldiers don’t often fight for themselves. They fight for the guy next to them, their brother, their friend, their family.

'And they fight hard.

'In 2019, Cohesion author and friend… hell, more family, really… Jim Moore was suddenly in the struggle of his life. He overcame the Big C, but his fight is ongoing. A fight to pay for all the treatments in a country that has no free public health system, and a fight to claw his way back from the ravages of the very treatment that saved his life.

'His fight is our fight, and if we don’t fight for our friends, is there anything really worth living for?

'All income from SNAFU: Medivac goes to Jim to help pay his bills and keep his household functional.

'Once this is no longer necessary, the income will transfer to a cancer research or treatment charity.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon SNAFU : Last Stand Amanda J. Spedding (editor), Matthew Summers (editor), Bendigo : Cohesion Press , 2019 18967268 2019 anthology short story

'“This is it, mofos. This is the end game.
We’ve got nowhere else to go, and no bugger’s coming to save us.
We’re either doing this or we’re gonna die trying, because it all depends on you.
There is no going back. So lock, load, and get ready to rumble!”

'SNAFU: Last Stand is a collated anthology of short stories of a final battle, no matter where it is or who it involves.

'It’s the Battle of Thermopylae, the Alamo, the Battle of Mirbat, the First Battle of Mogadishu, the Battle of Hel, and Custer’s Last Stand, all rolled up into one badass monster-fighting basket of SNAFU-style action.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon SNAFU : Future Warfare Amanda J. Spedding (editor), Geoff Brown (editor), Beechworth : Cohesion Press , 2018 20957638 2018 anthology short story

'Join the military, they said.

'See far-flung worlds, they said.

'Meet interesting creatures, and kill them all.

'Soldiers fighting aliens in unforgiving landscapes, where every breath could be their last.

'Featuring stories by Mike Resnick, Alan Baxter, Tim Marquitz, Steve Lewis, and others.

'From near-future to far-future, featuring some of the best writers working in the field today.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Child of the Emptyness Amanda J. Spedding , 2018 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Grimdark Magazine , October no. 17 2018;
1 y separately published work icon SNAFU : Hunters Amanda J. Spedding (editor), Geoff Brown (editor), Bendigo : Cohesion Press , 2016 9441886 2016 anthology short story
1 y separately published work icon SNAFU : Unnatural Selection Geoff Brown (editor), Amanda J. Spedding (editor), Bendigo : Cohesion Press , 2016 10964954 2016 anthology short story

'Man versus Nature.

'Anacondas, piranha, giant crocodiles/alligators/lizards, mutated bears near nuclear power stations, prehistoric sharks. All featured heavily in books and films of the 70s and 80s, when bio-horror was at its modern peak.

'This anthology of military-bio-horror stories takes you back to those classic days.

'Think Greg McLean’s Rogue, Lake Placid, Eight-legged Freaks, Anaconda, Meg, Prophecy, Deep Blue Sea, and other films/books where people (in this case soldiers) are fighting against mutated or ultra-dangerous animals.

'Join some of the best writers working today, along with some SNAFU favourites, for an unnaturally good time.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Road to Golgotha G.N. Braun , Amanda J. Spedding , Monty Borror (illustrator), Australia : Cohesion Press , 2015 9449494 2015 selected work graphic novel

'The Road to Golgotha holds two comics by Australian writers, set to the art of US illustrator Monty Borror.

'"His Own Personal Golgotha" by G.N. Braun follows the awakening of "the man" into a nightmarish world of cemeteries and bones. To achieve anything, he must find out where and who he is.

'"The Road" by Amanda J. Spedding shows us the changes wrought in Riley as she casts off her civilised veneer to allow the goddess within to emerge fully into her birthright.

'Redemption and personal growth are strong themes throughout both stories, and they each hold surprises as the protagonists struggle to come to terms with changes or growth they need to undertake. Travel with them as they go through their own personal golgotha along a road less-travelled.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon SNAFU : Wolves at the Door Amanda J. Spedding (editor), Geoff Brown (editor), Bendigo : Cohesion Press , 2015 9441743 2015 anthology short story

Military science fiction and horror stories.

1 y separately published work icon SNAFU : Survival of the Fittest Amanda J. Spedding (editor), Geoff Brown (editor), Bendigo : Cohesion Press , 2015 9441414 2015 anthology short story
1 y separately published work icon SNAFU : Black Ops Amanda J. Spedding (editor), Geoff Brown (editor), Beechworth : Cohesion Press , 2015 10744173 2015 anthology short story
1 y separately published work icon SNAFU : An Anthology of Military Horror Amanda J. Spedding (editor), Geoff Brown (editor), Bendigo : Cohesion Press , 2014 9437076 2014 anthology short story

'War is Hell…

'Soldiers fight to survive.

'They fight each other, and they fight the demons inside.

'Sometimes, they fight real monsters.

'SNAFU collects stories of ancient myths, time travellers, horrors in the old west…

and the soldiers who fight them.

'Featuring some of the best writers working in the field today.

'Jonathan Maberry, Weston Ochse, Greig Beck and James A Moore lead the way, with a contingent of emerging authors to back them up.

'Fight or die.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 The Road Amanda J. Spedding , Monty Borror (illustrator), 2013 single work graphic novel fantasy
— Appears in: Midnight Echo , May no. 9 2013; The Road to Golgotha 2015;
1 y separately published work icon Midnight Echo : The Magazine of the Australian Horror Writers Association no. 8 November Mark Farrugia (editor), Amanda J. Spedding (editor), Marty Young (editor), 2012 Z1919254 2012 periodical issue horror
1 Shovel-Man Joe Amanda J. Spedding , 2011 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Shades of Sentience , March - May 2011; Award Winning Australian Writing 2011 2011;

Steampunk horror story.

1 The Whims of My Enemy Amanda J. Spedding , 2010 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 48 2010; (p. 55-65)
1 Nightmare's Cradle Amanda J. Spedding , 2010 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 46 2010; (p. 37-43)
1 Monster Amanda J. Spedding , 2010 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Shades of Sentience , January 2010;
1 A Creature Was Stirring Amanda J. Spedding , 2009 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Festive Fear : Selected Stories 2009;
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