A Tour Guide in Utopia single work   short story   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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Sussex has a fictional meeting with the young Victorian writer Ida Pemberton, who has been projected forward into the Melbourne of 1993, a world Pemberton predicted in an actual short story a century earlier. Since Ida Pemberton died at the early age of twenty-six in 1894 from tuberculosis, Sussex is able to weave an effective "what if" story from what actually was' (Colin Steele, SF Commentary No 77, p.54).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy Lucy Sussex (editor), Judith Raphael Buckrich (editor), Melbourne : Sybylla Press , 1995 Z97825 1995 anthology short story poetry extract Sussex and Buckrich bring together Australian female authors who are quirky, idiosyncratic and inventive, presenting a mix of reprint and original material. The twenty-three authors whose works appear in this anthology range from the well known, such as M. Barnard Eldershaw and Gabrielle Lord, to emerging writers such as Leanne Frahm and Lisa Jacobson.

    In her introduction, American author Ursula Le Guin argues that women writers see 'a rather different world to men and describe it by rather different means. Working within the parameters of the fantastic provides "a rebel's mode" which enables women writers to "knock the posts out from under the status quo".'
    Melbourne : Sybylla Press , 1995
    pg. 202-210
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Women's Stories : An Oxford Anthology Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1999 Z198049 1999 anthology short story extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1999 pg. 307-314
  • Appears in:
    y A Tour Guide in Utopia Lucy Sussex , Parramatta : MirrorDanse Editions , 2005 Z1228043 2005 selected work short story novella prose fantasy science fiction horror A small press collection of short stories, all previously published, some dating from 1994. Parramatta : MirrorDanse Editions , 2005 pg. 108-115
  • Appears in:
    y Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies : The Essential Lucy Sussex Lucy Sussex , Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2011 Z1770352 2011 selected work short story 'Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies: The Essential Lucy Sussex collects 25 stories spanning the amazing 28 year career of one of the legends of Australian genre fiction.' (Publisher's blurb) Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2011 pg. 121-128

Works about this Work

Take Three Colin Steele , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 30 October 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of Nightpeople Anthony Eaton 2005 single work novel ; The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 2005 anthology short story ; A Tour Guide in Utopia Lucy Sussex 1995 single work short story
Take Three Colin Steele , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 30 October 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of Nightpeople Anthony Eaton 2005 single work novel ; The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 2005 anthology short story ; A Tour Guide in Utopia Lucy Sussex 1995 single work short story
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