One Clay Foot single work   short story   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1979 1979
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Notes

  • Author's note: 'This story was inspired, if that is the word, by the film, Star Wars, which, when I saw it, dismayed and depressed me. This film threw virtually every SF cliche into its pot, and tarted them all up with special effects to achieve a gift-wrapped package that contained no gift. A culminating pain of this experience was a so-called 'space' battle, which engaged 'space' craft in typical World War II fighterplane duelling...Speculating upon the possibility of a reality in space combat, we rather might assume that opponents at best may be hundreds of kilometres apart, and that their tactics towards mutual destruction should rely heavily upon symbiosis between man, computer, and highly sophisticated weaponry...'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Alien Worlds Paul Collins (editor), St Kilda : Void Publications , 1979 Z102268 1979 anthology short story extract science fiction St Kilda : Void Publications , 1979 pg. [139]-166
  • Appears in:
    y Omega Science Digest January/February 1981 Z1686369 1981 periodical issue science fiction 1981 pg. 112-127
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Science Fiction Van Ikin (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 Z138801 1982 anthology criticism extract short story poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 pg. 204-235

Works about this Work

The Foreigner's Guide to Australian SF Van Ikin , 1985 single work column
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 7 no. 1 (Issue 19) 1985; (p. 23-25)
The Foreigner's Guide to Australian SF Van Ikin , 1985 single work column
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 7 no. 1 (Issue 19) 1985; (p. 23-25)
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