New Ceres

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Australian Shared World professional Online Magazine published by Twelfth Planet Press, Yokine, Western Australia and produced by Alisa Krasnostein, with just two issues, September 2006 and March 2007. This was an ambitious attempt to create an online world, New Ceres, a long colonized planet that embraced the Age of Enlightenment but had yet to move on (see Colonization of Other Worlds; History in SF). Refugees from a War-wrecked Earth find their way to New Ceres and the stories explore their experiences. The first issue featured stories by Dirk Flinthart, Maxine McArthur and Tansy Rayner Roberts, and the second issue Stephen Dedman, Jay Lake, Cat Sparks and Lucy Sussex. Sussex's story, "Mist and Murder" was a co-winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award for that year's best short story by an Australian/New Zealand author. The magazine did not attract sufficient readers or contributors to sustain it and a third issue was released as an anthology, New Ceres Nights (anth 2009) edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Tehani Wessely, which attracted more attention. The latest website no longer functions but the original one is shown below. [MA]

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