'From a searing caricature of John Howard's white picket fence to a Canterbury tale of 21st century Britain; from a parable of life in a city skyscraper to a futuristic Western set in an impossible desert; from the end of the Earth to and Earth surviving under alien rule; from an adult fairy tale of a plague ridden Europe to the future. The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy fifth annual volume represents the best of Australia's writers for the fantastic, at the peak of their form' (Amazon).
'Nominated for the 2012 Aurealis, Australian Shadows, and Tin Duck awards, receiving an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow, and winning the 2012 Australian Shadows Award for Short Fiction (Birthday Suit), the collection Living with the Dead is a masterpiece of dark fiction. To mark the twenty year anniversary of his first publication, Dark Prints Press is honoured to collect and present a lifetime of work by author Martin Livings, one of Australia's very best dark fiction writers. Featuring a foreword by Kaaron Warren and 23 works of short fiction, including the best of Martin's dark fiction, rarities, and three new tales' (Amazon).