y Darkland single work   novel   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

Notes

  • Dedication: For Trish - May The Dark Never Come. And To My Father - The Wolf Is No Longer At Our Door. S.
  • Epigraph: '...the wings were torn off. The beast was lifted up and made to stand like a man. And then a human mind was given to it...It was powerful, horrible, terrifying.' Daniel 7: 4-7
  • Epigraph: 'And you, Daniel, be faithful to the end. Then you will die, but you will rise to receive your reward at the end of time.' Daniel 12:13

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 1995 .
      Extent: 222p.
      ISBN: 0732250803

Works about this Work

The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
Australian Horror Bill Congreve , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Sirius , September no. 10 1995; (p. 47-53)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel ; A Place to Fear G. M. Hague 1994 single work novel ; Darkland Sean Thomas O'Brien 1995 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague 1993 single work novel ; Circle of Light Martin Middleton 1990 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague 1993 single work novel ; Revenge of the Revenant Paul Michael Christison 1994 single work novel ; Jenny's Dance Bruce Kaplan 1989 single work novel ; Dark Places Kate Grenville 1994 single work novel ; The Mischief Makers Rosemary Barnes 1993 single work novel ; The House That Jack Built Veronica Hart 1993 single work novel
Australian Horror Bill Congreve , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Sirius , September no. 10 1995; (p. 47-53)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel ; A Place to Fear G. M. Hague 1994 single work novel ; Darkland Sean Thomas O'Brien 1995 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague 1993 single work novel ; Circle of Light Martin Middleton 1990 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague 1993 single work novel ; Revenge of the Revenant Paul Michael Christison 1994 single work novel ; Jenny's Dance Bruce Kaplan 1989 single work novel ; Dark Places Kate Grenville 1994 single work novel ; The Mischief Makers Rosemary Barnes 1993 single work novel ; The House That Jack Built Veronica Hart 1993 single work novel
The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
Last amended 26 Sep 2006 14:08:48
X