y Twilight Beach selected work   short story   science fiction  
Is part of Adventures of Tom Rynosseros Terry Dowling 1990 series - author novel short story (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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Set in a future where the centre of Australia is under the control of Aboriginals, while the 'Nationals' are confined to the thin coastal strips, Twilight Beach explores a future that might have arisen from the Mabo/Native title debates of the early 1990s.

'Dowling's troubled hero, Tom Tyson is the captain of a sand-ship and one of the few authorised to travel across Aboriginal lands. Tyson, a future version of the Wandering Jew, has been imprisoned and released from the "Madhouse" at Cape Bedlam. His past is unclear, and Dowling implies that some of Tyson's earlier memories are not what they seemed — has Tyson been programmed after his "madness" occurred' (Colin Steele, SF Commentary No 77 2001, p.52)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Harlan Prince from a Far Land. For Arkaroo and the stories but most of all for the finest friendship. And Susan Our Lady of the Side Pockets who adds grace and beauty to Happy Hour and lets me stay up way past bedtime.
  • Epigraph: One must live as if it would be forever, and as if one might die each moment, Always both at once. - Alexander the Great - from The Persian Boy by Mary Renault.
  • In essence I want to create something remarkable and beautiful, something that is my very own ... I want to indicate the mysteries of life. I don't hope to explain them, mind you; I wouldn't even if I could. I want to reveal their dimensions and their wonder, for people who are interested or even people who are't... -Jantiff Ravensroke - From Wyst : Alastor 1716 by Jack Vance.

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Adelaide, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Aphelion Publications , 1993 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Shatterwrack at Breaklight, Terry Dowling , 1985 single work short story science fiction romance (p. 1-14)
The Babel Ships, Terry Dowling , 1993 single work short story science fiction (p. 16-47)
Sailors Along the Shore, Terry Dowling , 1993 single work short story science fiction (p. 48-66)
Roadsong, Terry Dowling , Nick Stathopoulos (illustrator), 1991 single work short story science fiction (p. 68-96)
Larrikin Wind, Terry Dowling , Robin Pen (illustrator), 1990 single work short story science fiction (p. 98-111)
Nights at Totem Rule, Terry Dowling , 1993 single work short story science fiction (p. 112-153)
The Final Voyage of Captain Gelise, Terry Dowling , 1992 single work short story science fiction (p. 154-164)
The Leopard, Terry Dowling , 1993 single work short story science fiction (p. 166-191)
A Whisper from the Voice at the Vanishing Point, Terry Dowling , 1993 single work short story science fiction (p. 192-213)
The Green Captain's Tale, Terry Dowling , 1993 single work short story science fiction (p. 214-238)
Ship's Eye, Terry Dowling , Liesl Yvette (illustrator), 1992 single work short story science fiction (p. 240-270)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Utopian Elements in Terry Dowling's Tom Rynosseros Fictions Van Ikin , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , no. 23 2004; (p. 137-146)
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
Creativity Blooms in the Desert Norman Talbot , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 January 1994; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work short story
Untitled Howard Carter , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 13 1994; (p. 83)

— Review of Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work short story
Other Australias in Realms of the Exotic and Absurd Van Ikin , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 November 1994; (p. 11A)

— Review of Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work short story ; The Weird Colonial Boy Paul Voermans 1993 single work novel ; The Fire Crystal Charles E. Hulley 1994 single work novel
Untitled Peter Mitchell , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1993-1994) no. 157 1993; (p. 68)

— Review of Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work 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
Untitled Peter Mitchell , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1993-1994) no. 157 1993; (p. 68)

— Review of Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work short story
Creativity Blooms in the Desert Norman Talbot , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 January 1994; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work short story
Untitled Howard Carter , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 13 1994; (p. 83)

— Review of Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work short story
Other Australias in Realms of the Exotic and Absurd Van Ikin , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 November 1994; (p. 11A)

— Review of Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work short story ; The Weird Colonial Boy Paul Voermans 1993 single work novel ; The Fire Crystal Charles E. Hulley 1994 single work novel
Utopian Elements in Terry Dowling's Tom Rynosseros Fictions Van Ikin , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , no. 23 2004; (p. 137-146)
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