This work is an omnibus version. It was subsequently published in two separate volumes as Dreaming Down-Under : Book 1 (1999) and Dreaming Down-Under : Book 2 (2000).
Each story in the collection is prefaced by a brief introduction to the author and followed by a short author afterword.
* Contents derived from the Pymble,Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area,Sydney Northern Suburbs,Sydney,New South Wales,:Voyager,1998 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Ellison gives an account of his strong desire in the 1980s to edit an anthology of science fiction writing to showcase the talents of emerging Australian writers in the genre. While he regrets his failure to produce this book, he acknowledges the outstanding development of Australia's sci fi writers in the following decade and commends Dann and Webb's successful compilation in Dreaming Down-Under.
The 'true' account of the events that led to the story recounted in Waltzing Matilda by A. B. Paterson. The story is told through the voice of the bunyip who inhabits the billabong at which the events are said to have unfolded.
A story based on the premise of a drug that could delay the onset on puberty, causing a disruption for human society between those who choose to take the drug and those who remain permanently childlike.