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Issue Details: First known date: 1982 1982
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'Maggie Roche is an out-of-work poet and single mother. Spied on by a cyborged rat, attacked, drugged into panic and rapture, seduced, drawn into conspiracy, she's flung four thousand years into her own future. In the alien world of the Ull–Upload Lifeform Lords who are human-machine hybrids of overwhelming power–she learns that she is history's first true time traveler, hunted by friend and foe to the end of time. The entire future of the cosmos will be reset by these terrifying events. The Judas Mandala introduced the terms "virtual reality" and "virtual matrix," anticipating Frank Tipler's influential Omega Point Theory, William Gibson's cyberpunk fiction, and The Matrix ... A new Afterword describes the strange publishing history of this ground-breaking novel, and includes the full text of an omitted chapter.'

Source: ABR.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Pocket Books , 1982 .
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      Extent: 189p.
      ISBN: 0671450328
    • Blacksburg, Virginia (USA),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Fantastic Books , 2009 .
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      Extent: 156p.p.
      ISBN: 1604598182
    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Mandarin , 1990 .
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      Extent: 228p.
      Edition info: rev. ed.
      ISBN: 186330035X (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 128-140)
'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
y Hyperdreams: Damien Broderick's Space/ Time Fiction Russell Blackford , New Lambton : Nimrod Publications , 1998 Z422966 1998 single work criticism
Stricken Sydney Remains Commercial Terry Dowling , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 27-28 October 1990; (p. 5)

— Review of Salt Gabrielle Lord 1990 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick 1982 single work novel ; Striped Holes Damien Broderick 1988 single work novel
Illusions of Infinity, Infinity of Illusion Marie MacLean , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 123 1990; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Striped Holes Damien Broderick 1988 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick 1982 single work novel ; Sorcerer's World Damien Broderick 1970 single work novel
Time Travel: How and Why To Do It Rosaleen Love , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 October 1990; (p. 9)

— Review of Striped Holes Damien Broderick 1988 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick 1982 single work novel ; Sorcerer's World Damien Broderick 1970 single work novel
The Artifice of Eternity Russell Blackford , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 4 no. 3 (Issue 12) 1982; (p. 118-120)

— Review of The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick 1982 single work novel
Stricken Sydney Remains Commercial Terry Dowling , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 27-28 October 1990; (p. 5)

— Review of Salt Gabrielle Lord 1990 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick 1982 single work novel ; Striped Holes Damien Broderick 1988 single work novel
Illusions of Infinity, Infinity of Illusion Marie MacLean , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 123 1990; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Striped Holes Damien Broderick 1988 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick 1982 single work novel ; Sorcerer's World Damien Broderick 1970 single work novel
Time Travel: How and Why To Do It Rosaleen Love , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 October 1990; (p. 9)

— Review of Striped Holes Damien Broderick 1988 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick 1982 single work novel ; Sorcerer's World Damien Broderick 1970 single work novel
The Artifice of Eternity Russell Blackford , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 4 no. 3 (Issue 12) 1982; (p. 118-120)

— Review of The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick 1982 single work novel
The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 128-140)
'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
y Hyperdreams: Damien Broderick's Space/ Time Fiction Russell Blackford , New Lambton : Nimrod Publications , 1998 Z422966 1998 single work criticism
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