A collection of horror stories by writers from Australia, the United Kingdom and North America. Australian writers included are: Russell Blackford, Simon Brown, Isobelle Carmody, Stephen Dedman, Sara Douglass, Terry Dowling, Chris Lawson, Rosaleen Love, Mike O'Driscoll, Aaron Sterns, Janeen Webb and Cherry Wilder.
The editors state their intention in commissioning the anthology as being 'to present the familiar and the experimental, the traditional and the avant-garde, the quiet and the vividly shocking, in a field whose boundaries are no longer rigidly defined and where literary values coexist with the leading edge of popular culture' (p.xi).
Gathering the Bones : New Stories From the World's Masters of HorrorPymble:Voyager,2003
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Crows Nest:Allen and Unwin,2012Z18578932012selected work short story young adult fantasy 'A girl is sent across the world to discover her destiny in the dark tunnels of the Metro. Another seeks a lost sister in a park where winter lasts forever. A young man fulfils a dying wish. A mother works magic to summon a true princess for her son. A man seeks an ending to his story. An old man goes in search of his shadow.
This is a world of desire and transformation, the real and the not real, from the queen of modern fantasy.' (Publisher's blurb) Crows Nest:Allen and Unwin,2012