Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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'...the first-ever original anthology of Australian Speculative Humour. Guaranteed to raise a giggle, here are 25 comic tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror by some of the masters of Antipodean genre writing, including Sean Williams, Simon Brown, Robert Hood, Dave Luckett, Jack Wodhams, and many more - plus, an introduction by best-selling UK comic fantasist Tom Holt!' (back cover).

Notes

  • Each story is preceded by a short author biography.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales,: Agog! Press , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Absurd Aliens, Robin Pen , 2001 single work short story science fiction humour (p. 3-13)
The Truth in Advertising, Simon Brown , Sean Williams , 1998 single work short story humour science fiction (p. 14-28)
Delta Void and the Unicorn Soup, Tansy Rayner Roberts , 2001 single work short story fantasy humour (p. 29-35)
Mean Time, Marco Nero , 2001 single work short story science fiction humour (p. 36-38)
Tradition, Allan T. Price , 2001 single work short story fantasy humour (p. 39-42)
Dragon Omelette, Robbie Matthews , 2001 single work short story fantasy humour (p. 43-56)
Working Holiday, Aidan Doyle , Colin Jacobs , 2001 single work short story science fiction humour

'Commander Jack Taylor helped overthrow the evil rulers of the planet Tharronia in the name of Earth. But when word reaches him of the new government’s misdeeds and corruption, he returns there on his own to see if he can’t make things right. Despite the previous two sentences, wacky fun ensues.'

Source: Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.

(p. 57-67)
Once Upon a Contemporary Setting, Kristen Allender , 2001 single work short story fantasy humour (p. 68-71)
What We Want and What We Need, Scot Snow , 1999 single work short story science fiction (p. 72-75)
Eating Goopa Eggs, Dave Luckett , 2001 single work short story science fiction humour (p. 76-78)
Scrubbed, Robert Hood , 2001 selected work short story science fiction humour (p. 79-97)
Abduct Me!, Les Petersen , 2001 single work short story science fiction humour (p. 98-113)
A Thief is a King in the Halls of the Night, Trent Jamieson , 2001 single work short story fantasy humour (p. 114-120)
Tools of the Trade, Chuck McKenzie , 2001 single work short story science fiction humour (p. 122-132)
My Sweet 286, Edwina Harvey , 2001 single work short story science fiction humour (p. 133-144)
Media Blitz, Neill E. Doran , 2001 single work short story science fiction humour (p. 145-154)
Action Accountant, Chris McTrustry , 2001 single work short story fantasy humour science fiction (p. 155-162)
Position Vacant : Cobweb Quality Control Tester, Cathy Cupitt , 2001 single work short story science fiction humour (p. 163-169)
Home Among the Stars, Richard Womack , 2001 single work short story science fiction humour (p. 170-172)
A Soldier at the Siege of Troy, Tony Plank , 2001 single work short story science fiction humour (p. 173-175)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Convergence: Writers and Their Books Sarah Endacott , Anthony Oakman , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 30 2002; (p. 141-147)

— Review of Agog! Fantastic Fiction : 29 Tales of Fantasy, Imagination and Wonder 2002 anthology short story ; Blue Silence Michelle Marquardt 2002 single work novel ; Passing Strange : A New Anthology of Speculative Fiction 2002 anthology short story ; AustrAlien Absurdities : Comic Tales of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by Australian Writers 2001 anthology short story ; 13 : A Collection of Ghost Stories Rick Kennett 2001 selected work short story
Untitled 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , June/July vol. 1 no. 1 2002; (p. 122)

— Review of AustrAlien Absurdities : Comic Tales of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by Australian Writers 2001 anthology short story
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