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The Martians are Coming

Clan Destine Press

Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (AEST)

The Martians are Coming

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission
General Admission
49 Tickets Sep 25, 2019 A$10.00 A$1.64
Concession: *Writers, Students, Seniors
Entry for members of Sisters in Crime, AHWA, Writers Victoria & Athenaeum members
42 Tickets Sep 25, 2019 A$8.00 A$1.53
Hardshell Martians entry+ hardcover   more info 50 Tickets Sep 25, 2019 A$43.00 A$3.45
Softshell Martians entry + paperback   more info 49 Tickets Sep 25, 2019 A$28.00 A$2.63

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An out of this world event with the authors of

War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia

an anthology based on the Martian invasion of earth
imagined by HG Wells.

With stories set in Australia of the past, present and future, this riveting and inventive collection features 16 of Australia's best science fiction, crime and speculative fiction authors.




Guest authors for this event include: Jack Dann, Kerry Greenwood, Angela Meyer, Carmel Bird, Janeen Webb, Sean Williams, Lindy Cameron, Narrelle M Harris, Lucy Sussex, Rick Kennett and Dmetri Kakmi.



This War of the Worlds event will feature:

~ a panel of the guest authors

    chaired by Battleground Australia editor, Steve Proposch.

~ readings

~ book stall

~ author signings

~  drinks at bar price


There is a range of ticket prices to cover:

A:  General Admission... $10

B:  Concession / Seniors / *Members... $8

C:  Hardshell Martians... $43 ($8 entry + hardcover $35)

D:  Softshell Martians $28.... ($8 entry + paperback $20) 


Books on the night: hardcovers $40; paperbacks $25

*Sisters in Crime, Writers Victoria, AHWA & Athenaeum members

Tickets not sold prior to the event will be available at the door for $14 / $10

 War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia (available in hardcover, paperback and eBook)
features an Inroduction by move director Alex Proyas, who says: 

“…what a wonderful, lurid, wish-fulfilment it is! A collection of nail-biting suspense, social commentary, the dark and light, the erotic and perverse, and, of course, glorious bug-eyed aliens…"

 Alex Proyas 

Director The Crow, I Robot, Gods of Egypt




Have questions about The Martians are Coming? Contact Clan Destine Press

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When & Where

Athenaeum Theatre
188 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (AEST)

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Clan Destine Press

It is the prime objective of Clan Destine Press to uncover, foster and promote new Australian genre writers and to provide a home where already-published authors can move in and play in new worlds.

We publish inventive, clever and original works of page-turning genre fiction; riveting cross-genre stories; and books that are heroic, questy, feral, dark, funny, spine-tingly, fast-paced, serious, silly and sensible.

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