Cover by Michael Payne. Source: www.abebooks.com
y Envisaged Worlds anthology   short story   science fiction   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 1978 1978
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An all-Australian anthology of science fiction stories which were originally intended for publication in issues 6, 7 and 8 of Void: Science Fiction and Fantasy. The contents also include a foreword, 'Swimming Against the Stream' by Christopher Priest and a "A Short Afterword' by Paul Collins.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Kilda, Caulfield - St Kilda area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Void Publications , 1978 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Beyond Aldebaran, Wynne Whiteford , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 3-18)
Not Without Precedent, A. Bertram Chandler , 1978 single work short story science fiction
Following an alien invasion, a man struggles to keep a record of his past in a dying Sydney.
(p. 19-26)
To Strike a Light, J L Elkhorne , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 27-34)
The Cage of Flesh, Lee Harding , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 35-48)
Brainspawn, Van Ikin , 1974 single work short story science fiction And Eve Was Drawn from the Rib of Adam (p. 49-56)
Creator, David J. Lake , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 57-76)
Nemaluk and the Star-Stone, Frank B. Bryning , 1978 single work short story science fiction
'"Nemaluk and the Star-Stone" is an alien contact story set in the eighteenth century, just before the British settlement of Australia, when an alien space vessel observing the Earth lands in an Aboriginal tribe's hunting territor' (Strange Constellations, 74)
(p. 77-84)
The Girl Who Walked Like a Cat, Marjorie-Mary Hurst , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 85-92)
A Compassionate People, David Grigg , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 93-102)
The Sentient Ship, John J. Alderson , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 103-118)
A Marriage of True Minds, Rob Gerrand , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 119-126)
Lillidli the Angel-Makerey, Anthony Peacey , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 127-134)
Freeroamer, Alan Carr , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 135-140)
Project Hemingway, Albert Vann , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 141-152)
What Evil Must Do, Lynette Godfrey , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 153-160)
Witch of Normansk, Paul Collins , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 161-168)
The Basic Difference, Wilma M. Parry , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 169-178)
The Butterfly Must Die, Jack Wodhams , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 179-200)
A Matter of Pushing the Right Buttons, Bruce Barnes , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 201-210)
The Libber, Misha Dimitri Kumashov , 1978 single work short story science fiction (p. 211-222)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Kilda, Caulfield - St Kilda area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Void Publications , 1978 .
      Cover by Michael Payne. Source: www.abebooks.com
      Extent: 233p.
      Note/s:
      • Cover note: From the Editors of Void, Australia's First Original Science Fiction Anthology
      • Foreword by Christopher Priest
      ISBN: 0959635505
      Series: y Worlds: Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Paul Collins (editor), Void Publications (publisher), Cory and Collins (publisher), Penguin (publisher), St Kilda : Void Publications , 1978-1994 Z1847506 1978 series - publisher short story science fiction fantasy In 1978, having published five issues of the Void Science Fiction and Fantasy, editor Paul Collins transformed the magazine into a series of hardcover original anthologies which were released under the collective 'Worlds' title. The proposed contents for issues 6, 7 and 8 of Void in fact became the contents of the first anthology, Envisaged Worlds. After closing down Void Publications in 1981 Collins published the latter anthologies through his new company, Cory and Collins. A final title in the "worlds" series, Metaworlds, was released in 1994 by Penguin.

      [Source: Marshall B. Tymn and Mike Ashley. Science Fiction, Fantasy, And Weird Fiction Magazines, 1985, pp. 266-267]

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)
Taking Wynne Whiteford Seriously Russell Blackford , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Chained to the Alien : The Best of Australian Science Fiction Review 2009; (p. 125-143)
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)
Taking Wynne Whiteford Seriously Russell Blackford , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Chained to the Alien : The Best of Australian Science Fiction Review 2009; (p. 125-143)
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