Cover by Nick Stathopoulos. Source: www.openlibrary.org
y Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction anthology   short story   science fiction  
Alternative title: Mortal Fire : Best Australian SF; Terry Dowling and Van Ikin Present Mortal Fire : Best Australian SF
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Rydalmere, Parramatta area, Sydney, New South Wales,: Coronet , 1993 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Inhabiting the Interspaces, Philippa Maddern , 1979 single work short story science fiction (p. 1-18)
Axiomatic, Greg Egan , 1990 single work short story science fiction (p. 19-34)
The Colours of the Masters, Sean McMullen , 1988 single work short story science fiction (p. 35-57)
Report on the Shadow Industry, Peter Carey , 1974 single work short story science fiction (p. 58-61)
A Way Back, Leanne Frahm , 1983 single work short story science fiction (p. 62-78)
Shatterwrack at Breaklight, Terry Dowling , 1985 single work short story science fiction romance (p. 79-94)
Death of a Thousand Cuts, David Ireland , 1982 single work short story science fiction (p. 95-101)
Creator, David J. Lake , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 102-132)
Coming Back, Damien Broderick , 1982 single work short story science fiction (p. 133-156)
Trickster, Rosaleen Love , 1986 single work short story science fiction (p. 157-162)
The Juronka Validation, Van Ikin , 1993 single work short story science fiction (p. 163-186)
All Laced Up, A. Bertram Chandler , 1961 single work short story science fiction (p. 187-200)
The Ark of James Carlyle, Cherry Wilder , 1974 single work short story science fiction (p. 201-220)
The Man of Slow Feeling, Michael Wilding , 1970 single work short story science fiction (p. 221-228)
The Fittest, George Turner , 1985 single work short story science fiction
'George Turner's story "The Fittest" evokes the concept of "culling," a deliberate scientific attempt to reduce the world's population' (Colin Steele, SF Commentary No 77 2001, p.52)
(p. 229-262)
Apple, John Baxter , 1971 single work short story science fiction (p. 263-273)
My Lady Tongue, Lucy Sussex , 1988 single work short story science fiction (p. 274-320)
The Juronka Chamber, Van Ikin , 1986 single work short story science fiction
Note: Published here with alternative title.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Rydalmere, Parramatta area, Sydney, New South Wales,: Coronet , 1993 .
      Cover by Nick Stathopoulos. Source: www.openlibrary.org
      Extent: xviii, 334p.p.
      Description: bibl.
      ISBN: 0340608544

Works about this Work

Australian Science Fiction, as Showcased by Australian SF Anthologies Stephan Kraitsowits , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-11)
'An apparently convenient way of studying Australian science fiction is to analyse the contents of ready-made anthologies of Australian science fiction. In doing so, the researcher discreetly circumvents the thorny issue of 'What is Australian?' and also 'What is science fiction?' by taking for granted that the texts within collections of Australian sf necessarily are Australian science fiction. Things, however, are never quite so simple and before being able to add to the debate as to what Australian science fiction truly is, it is necessary to overview the 50 odd years separating the most recent sf anthologies from the very first anthology showcasing Australian science fiction and to plot the meandering course of the genre's commercial development.' (Author's abstract)
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story
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)
Scanners Colin Steele , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , November no. 77 2001; (p. 49-77)

— Review of Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction Damien Broderick 1995 single work criticism ; Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story ; The Destiny Makers George Turner 1993 single work novel ; Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work short story ; Evolution Annie Rosaleen Love 1991 selected work short story ; The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 1998 reference bibliography biography ; Beyond the Hanging Wall Sara Douglass 1996 single work novel ; Distress Greg Egan 1995 single work novel ; Axiomatic Greg Egan 1995 selected work short story ; Permutation City Greg Egan 1994 single work novel ; Mirrorsun Rising Sean McMullen 1995 single work novel ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; The Opoponax Invasion John Brosnan 1993 single work novel ; Envoy Shannah Jay 1994 single work novel ; She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract ; The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 1997 anthology short story ; Time Marches Off : 2000 Years from Now Paul De Wreder 1942 single work novel ; Dark House : Stories Compiled by Gary Crew 1995 anthology short story ; The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories 1994 anthology short story
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)
Untitled Diane Trezise , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 8 no. 1 1994; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story
Pot-Pourri of Australian Sci-Fi Candace Sutton , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 January 1994; (p. 128)

— Review of Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story
Alive and Well Judy Smallman , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 158 1994; (p. 59)

— Review of Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story
Forecasts Geoff Sharrock , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , October vol. 73 no. 1042 1993; (p. 36)

— Review of Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story
Untitled Diane Trezise , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 8 no. 1 1994; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story
Scanners Colin Steele , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , November no. 77 2001; (p. 49-77)

— Review of Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction Damien Broderick 1995 single work criticism ; Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story ; The Destiny Makers George Turner 1993 single work novel ; Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work short story ; Evolution Annie Rosaleen Love 1991 selected work short story ; The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 1998 reference bibliography biography ; Beyond the Hanging Wall Sara Douglass 1996 single work novel ; Distress Greg Egan 1995 single work novel ; Axiomatic Greg Egan 1995 selected work short story ; Permutation City Greg Egan 1994 single work novel ; Mirrorsun Rising Sean McMullen 1995 single work novel ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; The Opoponax Invasion John Brosnan 1993 single work novel ; Envoy Shannah Jay 1994 single work novel ; She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract ; The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 1997 anthology short story ; Time Marches Off : 2000 Years from Now Paul De Wreder 1942 single work novel ; Dark House : Stories Compiled by Gary Crew 1995 anthology short story ; The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories 1994 anthology short story
Forecasts Geoff Sharrock , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , October vol. 73 no. 1042 1993; (p. 36)

— Review of Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story
Pot-Pourri of Australian Sci-Fi Candace Sutton , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 January 1994; (p. 128)

— Review of Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story
Alive and Well Judy Smallman , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 158 1994; (p. 59)

— Review of Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story
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)
Australian Science Fiction, as Showcased by Australian SF Anthologies Stephan Kraitsowits , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-11)
'An apparently convenient way of studying Australian science fiction is to analyse the contents of ready-made anthologies of Australian science fiction. In doing so, the researcher discreetly circumvents the thorny issue of 'What is Australian?' and also 'What is science fiction?' by taking for granted that the texts within collections of Australian sf necessarily are Australian science fiction. Things, however, are never quite so simple and before being able to add to the debate as to what Australian science fiction truly is, it is necessary to overview the 50 odd years separating the most recent sf anthologies from the very first anthology showcasing Australian science fiction and to plot the meandering course of the genre's commercial development.' (Author's abstract)
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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