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Charles Stross visited Infinitas on Saturday 29th August. He stayed for a couple of hours,
chatting with fans who had come in to see him.
We had him sign his books, so there will be (limited quantities) signed copies available.
We have listed our best selling books for 2005.
Infinitas Top 100 bestselling books for 2005.
Compare this with our 2004 list
Infinitas Top 100 bestselling books for 2004.
Author signing Saturday 17th September 2005 at 11am.
Editors Bill Congreve and Michelle Marquart and some of the contributing authors including Cat Sparks, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti and Ben Peek were promoting
Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Vol One, a new collection.
Light refeshments were provided by Infinitas, grog by Mirrordanse.
Click here for book details.
Click here to view details of the event. Adobe required.
Review by one of our readers.
Clarecraft are closing down.
Clarecraft have been manufacturing collectable figurines in England,
including Discworld figurines under license from Terry Pratchett.
Very well made in cast resin or pewter, they have been sought by collectors and fans for years.
Infinitas is probably the only retail stockist in Australia and has been for years.
We are saddened to hear of their closure.
We will be able to place final orders with Clarecraft only up to October 2005, and hope to secure a last batch of stock.
Fans and collectors are strongly encouraged to contact us now to place last orders.
Click here for our listing of Discworld stuff...
Author signing Saturday 10th September 2005.
Karen Miller visited Infinitas at 1:30pm.
Karen is a local reader, bookseller, writer and now signed and published author.
She has been active in promoting the Australian science fiction and fantasy scene for some years.
The Innocent Mage is the first novel in a fantasy trilogy.
Infinitas has some free samplers (the first few chapters) to give away, just ask for one, we can even post it to you.
Click here for book details.
Conflux 2006 will be held in Canberra June 2006. Preparations are well underway.
This science fiction and fantasy convention continues to grow.
Find more information at www.conflux.org.au
Featuring Sir Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury via communications link, International Guests Ellen Datlow, Steve Jackson, Joan D. Vinge and Jim Frenkel, and Australian Guests Kate Forsyth, Sara Douglass, Jackie French and Jason Paulos, plus the largest art show and film festival at an Australian SF Convention, with Exhibiting Guest Artists Nick Stathopoulos, Greg Bridges and Les Petersen. 9-12 June 2006, Canberra. www.conflux.org.au
Robin Hobb visited Infinitas on Saturday 23rd July 2005.
We had an overflowing shop with a queue out the door of people waiting to have Robin sign books.
Her new book, Shaman's Crossing, was very popular.
Book details and review
Light refeshments will be provided by Infinitas.
James Doohan died on Thursday 21st July 2005.
Star Trek fans will know and love "Scotty". With his accent and phrasing he added much character to the TV series and films.
James was not Scottish, however, but Canadian.
Click here for his book listing and more info.
Author signing Saturday 25th June at 1pm.
Kate Forsyth has confirmed she will visit Infinitas to sign her books and chat with readers.
Kate's fantasy novel, The Shining City, the second book in the Rhiannon's Ride series,
will be available in trade paperback.
Fans are welcome to bring in her earlier books for signing.
Thanks to Random House Australia for organising this visit.
Author signing Thursday 12th May.
D S Meyers (Doug) will be visiting Infinitas at 6:30pm to promote his new science fiction novel
Adventures of the Manic Raven.
Doug is a self published American author who has written a young adult book to
encourage a new generation, and governments, to reinvogorate the exploration of space.
All welcome to drop by and chat with an author who has put effort behind his beliefs.
Light refeshments will be provided by Infinitas.
Click here for more on Adventures of the Manic Raven
Chris Bunch died early July. He has written and co-written many books, including the Sten series.
He was a war veteran and drew on his visceral knowledge to bring realism to his military stories,
especially when writing scenes involving small group tatics.
Click here for a listing of his books
Andre Norton has recently died. She has written many books, but is particularly well know for her Witch World stories.
Jack Chalker died on Feb 11th 2005.
Jack Chalker was an accomplised American author whose fantasy books are particularly well loved.
A blog maintained by Jack and his family leading up to his death and going back years can be found at
Star Wars Episode III books have been announced. The hardcover was released in April 05 for $49.95 titled
SW: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Woodring Stover.
Also available are the prequel Labyrinth of Evil, The Making of, Art of, and other books.
Check out our Star Wars listings.
Author signing Thursday 27th January at 6:30pm in Infinitas Bookshop.
Townsville based science fiction writer John Jetty visited to promote his recent book,
The Blessings of Stefan .
Bestselling Books of 2004. We have compiled a list of the books which sold the most copies during 2004 in our bookshop.
Click here see which books made our bestsellers list.
The next Harry Potter book has been announced by Allen & Unwin!
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE is scheduled for publication on July 16th 2005.
For more information goto
Cecelia Dart Thornton visited Infinitas on Thursday November 25th, at 6pm for a book signing.
She was promoting her latest book, The Iron Tree.
Fiona McIntosh visited Infinitas on Saturday, December 4th at 2pm.
Following the success of her last signing at Infinitas, she joined us again to promote Bridge of Souls,
the third book of the Quickening.
New books have come out by Terry Pratchet: Going Postal is now available in hardcover for $49.95,
Mostrous Regiment in paperback for $19.95.
Stephen Donaldson has us revisting The Land with the first book of the Final Cronicles of Thomas Covenent.
Iain M. Banks has written another great SF novel, The Algebraist.
Check our reviews web page for more.
We have moved: In June 2004 Infinitas Bookshop moved from Horwood Place to the Civic Arcade at 48 - 50 George Street.
Come check out our new location, very close to our old shop, just around the corner into George Street, still in Parramatta.
To find us from our old location in Horwood Place, cross the road towards the Erby Place car park and look for the
rear entrance of the Civic Arcade, which runs between George Street and the car park.
Our new shop is 100m from the old one.
We are sharing premises with
so look for the Blokey Stuff signs.
The writers' group now has a web page! Infinitas is proud to support an active and productive writer's group.
This group meets monthly to constructively discuss their recent work and improve their skills.
Do you write in our genre?
Click here for the Writer's Group page.
Fiona McIntosh, popular Australian (nee British) fantasy author visited Infinitas on Saturday 14th August.
Many readers came, met, and got her to sign her books.
Fiona was great fun, doing the hard sell of her book to a browsing customer who didn't like fantasy.
Australian fantasy author Jennifer Fallon visited Infinitas Bookshop on Saturday 3rd July, 2004 from 2pm.
She signed copies of her new book Wolfblade, for readers who came to meet her.
Russell Kirkpatrick, author of Across the Face of the World, visited Infinitas on 20th April 2004.
Book Details and Review
Kirkpatrick's second book in the series is In The Earth Abides The Flame, and the third book is The Right Hand of God.These have both been released and we have copies available, contact us to order one.
When authors come for a signing, we get them to sign some books from stock. These signed books are available at normal retail price until sold and make a great gift or addition to a collection. Contact us for availability. Feel welcome to bring the authors' books in from home for signing, or ask us to arrange new signed books for you, especially if you cannot make it into the shop on the day.
Last updated 16th August 2006. Re-formatted 17-09-2008.