The Last Elephant single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1987 1987
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  • Appears in:
    y Australian Short Stories no. 20 1987 Z390751 1987 periodical issue 1987 pg. 27-37
  • Appears in:
    y Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction Paul Collins (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1994 Z184916 1994 anthology short story science fiction Ringwood : Penguin , 1994 pg. 81-96
  • Appears in:
    y An Intimate Knowledge of the Night Terry Dowling , North Adelaide : Aphelion Publications , 1995 Z350550 1995 selected work horror

    'When an author sits down to write the linking pieces for the stories in his new book, planning to do it by the hours of the night observed by medieval scholars, he is interrupted by phonecalls from his eccentric yet harmless friend, Raymond, a former mental patient with whom he shares some curious notions about the perceived world. At first casual and interested, even helpful, these calls soon become increasingly tense and strange, until the author realizes that what started out as an innocent fun idea - a shared all-night vigil on the autumn Equinox - is actually serving some other vital purpose, becoming by stages part therapy, party incantatory process, part vindication of those very theories which will change forever the way he sees the world.' (Source: bookseller's website.)

    North Adelaide : Aphelion Publications , 1995
    pg. 131-148
  • Appears in:
    y Fabulous at Fifty : Fifty of the Best from Australian Short Stories Bruce Pascoe (editor), Lyn Harwood (editor), Apollo Bay : Pascoe Publishing , 1995 Z462413 1995 anthology short story extract autobiography Apollo Bay : Pascoe Publishing , 1995 pg. 464-475
  • Appears in:
    y Antique Futures : The Best of Terry Dowling Terry Dowling , Nedlands : MP Books , 1999 Z117871 1999 selected work short story science fiction horror romance fantasy Nedlands : MP Books , 1999 pg. 243-256
  • Appears in:
    y Make Believe : A Terry Dowling Reader Terry Dowling , Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2009 Z1770300 2009 selected work short story science fiction romance horror Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2009 pg. 203-215
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