Gillian Polack

Gillian PolackGillian Polack writes fiction that others have trouble defining. Her novels range from kinda-sorta urban fantasy in The Wizardry of Jewish Women (a Ditmar finalist) to kinda-sorta time travel but probably alternate history in Langue[dot]doc 1305. She is a historian (mainly a Medievalist) and narrative specialist, which means she has written much non-fiction, the larger part of which has appeared as articles. Alas for the world, she is addicted to chocolate, sarcasm and bad jokes. Fortunately, she lives in Canberra, Australia (where she teaches, edits, writes, and cooks), which is too far from most of the world for these things to matter.

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Langue [dot] doc 1305


by Gillian Polack
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-745-2

Time travel with a twist. A group of scientists travel to 14th century France… and the novel is written by a Medievalist.

In March 1305, a group of Australians and Americans arrive in medieval France. To be precise, they arrive in the Languedoc, near a village called Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert.

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The Time of the Ghosts

The Time of the Ghosts by Gillian Polack

by Gillian Polack
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-719-3

Ghosts trail after us. They are our fears and the shape of our hates. We bring them into our lives and into our homes.

Some years our fears and hates are so strong our ghosts turn tangible and fracture our landscape.

Poltergeists and the spirits of drowned girls; malicious presences and portents; cat vampires and roaming bushrangers.

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Wizardry of Jewish Women

The Wizardry of JewishWomen by Gillian Polack

by Gillian Polack
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-685-1

Pink tutus, sarcasm, amulets and bushfires: that is suburban fantasy in Australian cities. It is magic.

Life is never quite what it seems, even without the lost family heritage delivered to Judith and Belinda in boxes.

Judith (who owns the haunted lemon tree and half the boxes) wants an ordinary life. Mostly.
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It Happened at the Ball

It Happened at the Ball, ed. Sherwood Smith

Edited by Sherwood Smith

The pleasure of your company is requested.

Graceful feet tracing courtly steps.
Eyes in jeweled masks meeting across a room of twirling dancers.
Gloved hands touching fleetingly–or gripping swords…

Anything can happen at a ball.

You are invited to enjoy stories of fancy and fantasy from thirteen authors, framed in the splendor and elegance of a ballroom. Be it at a house party for diplomats and thieves, or Almacks in a side-universe in which the Patronesses have magic, or a medieval festival just after the plague years …

Prepare to be swept into the enchantment of the dance!

It Happened at the Ball

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