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Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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'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.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Nick and Nic with love and gratitude.
  • Epigraph: There is a braid that gathers up the hours ...

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Adelaide, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Aphelion Publications , 1995 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Terry Dowling , 1995 single work prose horror (p. 11-16)
The Bullet that Grows in the Gun, Terry Dowling , 1985 single work short story horror (p. 17-36)
The Maze Man, Terry Dowling , 1984 single work short story horror (p. 37-54)
The Daemon Street Ghost-Trap, Terry Dowling , 1993 single work short story horror (p. 55-78)
The Terrarium, Terry Dowling , 1984 single work short story horror (p. 79-93)
They Found the Angry Moon, Terry Dowling , 1992 single work short story (p. 94-110)
The Gully, Terry Dowling , 1985 single work short story horror (p. 111-130)
The Last Elephant, Terry Dowling , 1987 single work short story horror (p. 131-148)
The Echoes, Terry Dowling , 1995 single work short story horror (p. 149-173)
The Third Gift, Terry Dowling , 1993 single work short story horror (p. 174-187)
The Quiet Redemption of Andy the House, Terry Dowling , 1989 single work short story horror (p. 188-214)
The Mars You Have in Me, Terry Dowling , 1992 single work short story horror (p. 215-228)
The Rediscovery of Tutankhamen's Tomb, Terry Dowling , 1995 single work short story horror (p. 229-243)
Scaring the Train, Terry Dowling , 1994 single work short story horror (p. 245-284)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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)
When Was the Last Time You Noticed the Shape of the Light-Switch in Your Bedroom? A Profile of Terry Dowling Gavin Bertram (interviewer), 1996 single work interview biography criticism
— Appears in: Sirius , March no. 11 1996; (p. 4-7)
Close Encounters in Intimate World of Fantasy Stephen Saunders , 1995 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 May 1995; (p. 24)
Strange Scuttlings in the Night Van Ikin , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 October 1995; (p. 11A)

— Review of An Intimate Knowledge of the Night Terry Dowling 1995 selected work
Psychic Invasion Norman Talbot , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 November 1995; (p. rev 8)

— Review of An Intimate Knowledge of the Night Terry Dowling 1995 selected work
Untitled Bill Congreve , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 15 1995; (p. 76-77)

— Review of An Intimate Knowledge of the Night Terry Dowling 1995 selected work
Strange Scuttlings in the Night Van Ikin , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 October 1995; (p. 11A)

— Review of An Intimate Knowledge of the Night Terry Dowling 1995 selected work
Psychic Invasion Norman Talbot , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 November 1995; (p. rev 8)

— Review of An Intimate Knowledge of the Night Terry Dowling 1995 selected work
Untitled Bill Congreve , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 15 1995; (p. 76-77)

— Review of An Intimate Knowledge of the Night Terry Dowling 1995 selected 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)
Close Encounters in Intimate World of Fantasy Stephen Saunders , 1995 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 May 1995; (p. 24)
When Was the Last Time You Noticed the Shape of the Light-Switch in Your Bedroom? A Profile of Terry Dowling Gavin Bertram (interviewer), 1996 single work interview biography criticism
— Appears in: Sirius , March no. 11 1996; (p. 4-7)
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