y The Daemon Street Ghost-Trap single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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  • Appears in:
    y Terror Australis: The Best of Australian Horror Leigh Blackmore (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1993 Z188909 1993 anthology short story

    Anthology of Australian-written horror stories.

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1993
    pg. 15-30
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories Ken Gelder (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1994 Z356827 1994 anthology short story crime young adult 'Did Australian ghosts suffer from a cultural cringe? Dr Ken Gelder indicates in the introduction to another fascinating OUP anthology that early ghost stories were essentially a "transported genre" that looked back to England as their source. Thus John Lang's well-known story "The Ghost upon the Rail" is based upon a case of murder for post-convict wealth. Gelder argues that Australian ghost stories possess their own ironical flavour, but the gothic tradition has to be resolved in outback locations or deserted mining towns, as in David Rowbotham's "A Schoolie and the Ghost".'

    'Gelder relies heavily on Victorian and Edwardian writers, such as Marcus Clarke, Barbara Baynton and Hume Nisbet, as if unsure as to the nature of contemporary ghosts. It is interesting to see that Australia's science fiction writers, such as Lucy Sussex and Terry Dowling, provide the link between the past and the present. Dowling's "The Daeman Street Ghost-Trap" effectively uses traditional settings to link ghosts with a current horror, namely cancer. Several bunyip stories remind us of a particular Antipodean creature to stand against the assorted European manifestations.'

    (Colin Steele, SF Commentary No 77, p.55).

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1994
    pg. 281-292
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    y The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror : Seventh Annual Collection Terri Windling (editor), Ellen Datlow (editor), New York (City) : St. Martin's Press , 1994 6390562 1994 anthology short story horror fantasy New York (City) : St. Martin's Press , 1994 pg. 39-48
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    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. 55-78
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    y Basic Black : Tales of Appropriate Fear Terry Dowling , Robert Morrish (editor), Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications , 2006 Z1358279 2006 selected work short story horror Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications , 2006 pg. 13-25
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    y Flinch Applecross : Gestalt Publishing , 2009 Z1605299 2009 anthology short story horror fantasy science fiction

    'Flinch is a collection of engaging stories by established and emerging creators, all playing on their interpretation of 'flinch'. From facing the 'other' within ourselves, to the tale of a prison inmate discovering what keeps him going, to a handful of stories exploring traditional (and non-traditional) hauntings alike.

    'Featuring work from Shaun Tan, Justin Randall, Terry Dowling, James Barclay, Tom Taylor, Colin Wilson, Christian Read, Chris Bones, Bobby.N, Chris Bolton, Skye Ogden, Mel Tregonning, Tom Bonin, Andrew Richardson, Mark Welsh, Christian Scott, Ray Fawkes, Anton McKay and Michael Katchan.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Applecross : Gestalt Publishing , 2009
    pg. 63-77
    Note: Presented in graphic short story form.
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