Source: Wikipedia.
Source: Internet Speculative Fiction Database (http://www.isfdb.org)
y Dreaming Down-Under anthology   short story   science fiction   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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Notes

  • 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

* 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.
What Passes for a Preface, Harlan Ellison , 1998 single work column
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.
What Stands for a Preface
(p. xi-xii)
Dreaming Down Under : Introduction, Jack Dann , Janeen Webb , 1998 single work criticism
Provides an overview of the development of the science fiction genre in Australia, including reference to early works set in Australia and written by overseas authors.
Introduction
(p. 1-6)
Entre Les Beaux Morts En Vie (Among the Beautiful Living Dead), Sean Williams , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 8-30)
The Dancing Floor, Cherry Wilder , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 33-55)
Descent, Cecily Scutt , 1998 single work short story fantasy (p. 58-61)
The Soldier in the Machine, Russell Blackford , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 64-85)
Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies, Lucy Sussex , 1998 single work short story fantasy
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.
(p. 88-95)
The Womb, Damien Broderick , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 98-127)
A Walk-On Part in the War, Stephen Dedman , 1998 single work short story fantasy (p. 132-140)
Wired Dreaming, Paul Collins , 1998 single work short story science fiction crime (p. 143-150)
The Body Politic, Tess Williams , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 153-158)
The Truth About Weena, David J. Lake , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 161-192)
The Marsh Runners, Paul Brandon , 1998 single work short story crime horror (p. 196-210)
Prelude to a Nocturne, Rowena Cory Daniells , 1998 single work short story science fiction
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.
(p. 213-233)
Real Men, Rosaleen Love , 1998 single work short story humour (p. 236-240)
The Latest Dream I Ever Dreamed, Norman Talbot , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 243-252)
Ma Rung, Steven Paulsen , 1998 single work short story (p. 255-267)
Dream, Until God Burns, Andrew Enstice , 1998 single work short story (p. 270-273)
Night of the Wandjina, Wynne Whiteford , 1998 single work short story science fiction mystery (p. 276-286)
To Avalon, Jane Routley , 1998 single work short story fantasy (p. 289-296)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Voyager , 1998 .
      Source: Wikipedia.
      Extent: xii, 554p.p.
      ISBN: 0732259177
      • Publisher: Tor
      New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Tor , 2001 .
      Source: Internet Speculative Fiction Database (http://www.isfdb.org)
      Extent: x, 549p.p.
      ISBN: 0312878117

Works about this Work

Craftsman of the Fabulous Stephen Dedman , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 9 June 2003; (p. 11)
Untitled Shane Symonds , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 3 1999; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under 1998 anthology short story
Untitled Shane Symonds , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 3 1999; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under 1998 anthology short story
Craftsman of the Fabulous Stephen Dedman , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 9 June 2003; (p. 11)
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