Cover by Brett Colquhoun. Source: www.bertramchandler.com
Cover by Ken W. Kelly. Source: www.amazon.com
y Kelly Country single work   novel   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1983 1983
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'There was a Ned Kelly. He lived and breathed and fought for what he believed to be right - according to the historians. According to others he was no more than a bushranger, a vicious criminal who paid the just penalty for his crimes on the gallows. But what if he had lived. What would have been the consequences for Australia - and the world?' (www.bertramchandler.com)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1983 .
      Cover by Brett Colquhoun. Source: www.bertramchandler.com
      Extent: 341p.
      ISBN: 0140060049
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      DAW Books , 1985 .
      Cover by Ken W. Kelly. Source: www.amazon.com
      Extent: 348p.
Alternative title: Die Australische Revolution
Language: German
    • Munich,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Goldmann , 1986 .
      Cover by Ken W. Kelly. Source: www.booklooker. de
      Extent: 346p.
      ISBN: 3442234972

Works about this Work

Australian Science Fiction : In Search of the 'Feel' Dorotta Guttfeld , 2007-2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 65-72)
Untitled Van Ikin , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 30 no. 1 1985; (p. 90-92)

— Review of Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler 1983 single work novel ; Matilda, My Darling Nigel Krauth 1983 single work novel
'Kelly County' Bruce Gillespie , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 6 no. 3 (Issue 18) 1984; (p. 82)

— Review of Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler 1983 single work novel
Kelly For President? Damien Broderick , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 March 1984; (p. 17)

— Review of Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler 1983 single work novel
Notes on the Battle of Kiel A. Bertram Chandler , 1984 essay
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 6 no. 3 (Issue 18) 1984; (p. 71)

Bertram Chandler talks briefly about his novel Kelly Country, providing insight into the editorial process which led to the deletion of a section from his original submission.

[Untitled] A. Bertram Chandler , 1984 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Mentor , April no. 49 1984; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-; (p. Letters)

Chandler expresses his disappointment that The Mentor is about to be published quarterly. He also surmises on how different his life may have been (including the liklihood that there may never have been a Rim Worlds series) had he not fallen foul of his school headmaster.

As Mao Said to Ned.... James McQueen , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 December 1983; (p. 36)

— Review of Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler 1983 single work novel
Disjunctive Worlds that Never Really Make a Point Adrian Mitchell , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24-25 December 1983; (p. 14)

— Review of Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler 1983 single work novel
Grimesish Grumberlings : Times Ain't What They Were But Were They Ever? A. Bertram Chandler , 1983 single work essay
— Appears in: The Mentor , April no. 43 1983; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Written on the anniversary of the introduction of decimal currency into Australia, Chandler considers some other significant changes from old ways to new, including the introduction of new shipping practices and the gradual relaxing of archaic literary censorship stances.

Grimesish Grumberlings : Kelly Country Foreword A. Bertram Chandler , 1983 single work essay
— Appears in: The Mentor , December no. 47 1983; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Chandler recalls the problems he had in dealing with a Penguin editor over aspects of his novel Kelly Country. He also includes his original uncut Foreward to the novel.

Grimesish Grumberlings : The Curse of Ned Kelly A. Bertram Chandler , 1982 single work essay
— Appears in: The Mentor , April no. 37 1982; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Chandler provides some insights into the writing of his alternate history novel about Ned Kelly, and offers some thoughts on the man and his legacy.

Grimesish Grumberlings : Where Have All the Pigs Gone A. Bertram Chandler , 1981 single work essay
— Appears in: The Mentor , August no. 32 1981; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

In a round-about-way Chandler discusses how words and expressions change, go out of fashion or become extinct over time. The title 'Pig Island' is in reference to the name long ago given to New Zealand. He also looks at the origins of the word 'car,' arguing against his wife's claim that it could not have been used in the 1880s (the time in which his Kelly Country novel is set). He points, however, to a patent document from 1864 in which the word is used in the context of a passenger vehicle (albeit in reference to an airship).

Grimesish Grumberlings A. Bertram Chandler , 1980 single work essay science fiction
— Appears in: The Mentor , December no. 28 1980; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;
My Life and Grimes A. Bertram Chandler , 1978 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Marcon XIII , March no. 45-47 1978; Chicon IV , September 1982; (p. 10-11) A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Chandler provides insight into his life and career as both a merchant seaman and a writer. He also talks brielfy about his Rim World's character John Grimes and his desire to write an alternative history novel based on Ned Kelly.

As Mao Said to Ned.... James McQueen , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 December 1983; (p. 36)

— Review of Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler 1983 single work novel
Disjunctive Worlds that Never Really Make a Point Adrian Mitchell , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24-25 December 1983; (p. 14)

— Review of Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler 1983 single work novel
'Kelly County' Bruce Gillespie , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 6 no. 3 (Issue 18) 1984; (p. 82)

— Review of Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler 1983 single work novel
Kelly For President? Damien Broderick , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 March 1984; (p. 17)

— Review of Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler 1983 single work novel
Untitled Van Ikin , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 30 no. 1 1985; (p. 90-92)

— Review of Kelly Country A. Bertram Chandler 1983 single work novel ; Matilda, My Darling Nigel Krauth 1983 single work novel
Australian Science Fiction : In Search of the 'Feel' Dorotta Guttfeld , 2007-2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 65-72)
Grimesish Grumberlings A. Bertram Chandler , 1980 single work essay science fiction
— Appears in: The Mentor , December no. 28 1980; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;
Notes on the Battle of Kiel A. Bertram Chandler , 1984 essay
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 6 no. 3 (Issue 18) 1984; (p. 71)

Bertram Chandler talks briefly about his novel Kelly Country, providing insight into the editorial process which led to the deletion of a section from his original submission.

Grimesish Grumberlings : The Curse of Ned Kelly A. Bertram Chandler , 1982 single work essay
— Appears in: The Mentor , April no. 37 1982; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Chandler provides some insights into the writing of his alternate history novel about Ned Kelly, and offers some thoughts on the man and his legacy.

Grimesish Grumberlings : Times Ain't What They Were But Were They Ever? A. Bertram Chandler , 1983 single work essay
— Appears in: The Mentor , April no. 43 1983; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Written on the anniversary of the introduction of decimal currency into Australia, Chandler considers some other significant changes from old ways to new, including the introduction of new shipping practices and the gradual relaxing of archaic literary censorship stances.

Grimesish Grumberlings : Where Have All the Pigs Gone A. Bertram Chandler , 1981 single work essay
— Appears in: The Mentor , August no. 32 1981; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

In a round-about-way Chandler discusses how words and expressions change, go out of fashion or become extinct over time. The title 'Pig Island' is in reference to the name long ago given to New Zealand. He also looks at the origins of the word 'car,' arguing against his wife's claim that it could not have been used in the 1880s (the time in which his Kelly Country novel is set). He points, however, to a patent document from 1864 in which the word is used in the context of a passenger vehicle (albeit in reference to an airship).

Grimesish Grumberlings : Kelly Country Foreword A. Bertram Chandler , 1983 single work essay
— Appears in: The Mentor , December no. 47 1983; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Chandler recalls the problems he had in dealing with a Penguin editor over aspects of his novel Kelly Country. He also includes his original uncut Foreward to the novel.

My Life and Grimes A. Bertram Chandler , 1978 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Marcon XIII , March no. 45-47 1978; Chicon IV , September 1982; (p. 10-11) A. Bertram Chandler 2004-;

Chandler provides insight into his life and career as both a merchant seaman and a writer. He also talks brielfy about his Rim World's character John Grimes and his desire to write an alternative history novel based on Ned Kelly.

[Untitled] A. Bertram Chandler , 1984 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Mentor , April no. 49 1984; A. Bertram Chandler 2004-; (p. Letters)

Chandler expresses his disappointment that The Mentor is about to be published quarterly. He also surmises on how different his life may have been (including the liklihood that there may never have been a Rim Worlds series) had he not fallen foul of his school headmaster.

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