Singing My Sister Down single work   short story   science fiction   horror   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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  • Appears in:
    y Black Juice Margo Lanagan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2006 Z1102783 2004 selected work short story young adult science fiction fantasy horror (taught in 2 units)

    Ten stories that delight, shock, intrigue, amuse and move the reader to tears with their imaginative reach, their dark humour, their subtlety, their humanity and depth of feeling: 'As part of a public execution, a young boy forlornly helps to sing his sister down. A servant learns about grace and loyalty from a mistress who would rather dance with Gypsies than sit on her throne. A terrifying encounter with a demonic angel gives a young man the strength he needs to break free of his oppressor. On a bleak and dreary afternoon a gleeful shooting spree leads to tragedy for a desperate clown unable to escape his fate.'

    'Black Juice offers glimpses into familiar, shadowy worlds that push the boundaries of the spirit and leave the mind haunted with the knowledge that black juice runs through us all.'

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2004
    pg. 1-18
  • Appears in:
    y Sunset : Penguin Australian Summer Stories Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1171875 2005 anthology short story extract Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 pg. 203-216
  • Appears in:
    y Black Juice Margo Lanagan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2006 Z1102783 2004 selected work short story young adult science fiction fantasy horror (taught in 2 units)

    Ten stories that delight, shock, intrigue, amuse and move the reader to tears with their imaginative reach, their dark humour, their subtlety, their humanity and depth of feeling: 'As part of a public execution, a young boy forlornly helps to sing his sister down. A servant learns about grace and loyalty from a mistress who would rather dance with Gypsies than sit on her throne. A terrifying encounter with a demonic angel gives a young man the strength he needs to break free of his oppressor. On a bleak and dreary afternoon a gleeful shooting spree leads to tragedy for a desperate clown unable to escape his fate.'

    'Black Juice offers glimpses into familiar, shadowy worlds that push the boundaries of the spirit and leave the mind haunted with the knowledge that black juice runs through us all.'

    New York (City) : HarperCollins EOS , 2005
    pg. 3-16
  • Appears in:
    y The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 Bill Congreve (editor), Michelle Marquardt (editor), Chatswood : MirrorDanse Books , 2005 Z1213880 2005 anthology short story fantasy science fiction Chatswood : MirrorDanse Books , 2005 pg. 15-26
  • Appears in:
    y The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection Ellen Datlow (editor), Kelly Link (editor), Gavin J. Grant (editor), New York (City) : St. Martin's Griffin , 2005 6134344 2005 anthology short story horror fantasy New York (City) : St. Martin's Griffin , 2005 pg. 337-343
  • Appears in:
    y Black Juice Margo Lanagan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2006 Z1102783 2004 selected work short story young adult science fiction fantasy horror (taught in 2 units)

    Ten stories that delight, shock, intrigue, amuse and move the reader to tears with their imaginative reach, their dark humour, their subtlety, their humanity and depth of feeling: 'As part of a public execution, a young boy forlornly helps to sing his sister down. A servant learns about grace and loyalty from a mistress who would rather dance with Gypsies than sit on her throne. A terrifying encounter with a demonic angel gives a young man the strength he needs to break free of his oppressor. On a bleak and dreary afternoon a gleeful shooting spree leads to tragedy for a desperate clown unable to escape his fate.'

    'Black Juice offers glimpses into familiar, shadowy worlds that push the boundaries of the spirit and leave the mind haunted with the knowledge that black juice runs through us all.'

    London : Gollancz , 2006
    pg. 1-16
  • Appears in:
    y The Weird : A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories Jeff VanderMeer , Ann VanderMeer , London : Corvus , 2011 Z1842023 2011 anthology short story fantasy science fiction horror

    'A landmark, eclectic, leviathan-sized anthology of fiction's wilder, stranger, darker shores. From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird and amongst its practitioners number some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature.

    Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities; you won't find any elves or wizards here... but you will find the boldest and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled.

    The Weird features an all star cast of authors, from classics to international bestsellers to Booker prize winners. Here are Ben Okri and George R.R. Martin, Angela Carter and Kelly Link, Franz Kafka and China Miéville, Clive Barker and Haruki Murakami, M.R. James and Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake and Michael Chabon, Stephen King and Daphne Du Maurier.'

    [Source: Amazon]

    London : Corvus , 2011

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Enjoy a Good Short Story : Bruce Gillespie’s Favourite Short Fiction (SF and Fantasy) Published 1977-2006 Bruce Gillespie , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Steam Engine Time , October no. 7 2007; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Battle of Acosta Nu Gerald Murnane 1985 single work short story ; Looking Forward to the Harvest Cherry Wilder 1979-1991 single work short story ; Inhabiting the Interspaces Philippa Maddern 1979 single work short story ; Pie Row Joe Kevin McKay 1978 single work short story ; The Caress Greg Egan 1990 single work short story ; The Fittest George Turner 1985 single work short story ; A Map of the Mines of Barnath Sean Williams 1995 single work short story ; On the Turn Leanne Frahm 1986 single work short story ; The Bone Ship Terry Dowling 2003 single work short story ; Angel Thing Petrina Smith 1995 single work short story ; Not with Love Philippa Maddern 1995 single work short story ; A Man and His Dreams Marele Day 1996 single work short story ; Wooden Bride Margo Lanagan 2004 single work short story ; The Dove Game Isobelle Carmody 2003 single work short story ; White Time Margo Lanagan 2003 single work short story ; The Gloaming Lucy Sussex 2000 single work short story ; Number 3 Raw Place Deborah Biancotti 2004 single work short story ; Singing My Sister Down Margo Lanagan 2004 single work short story ; The Grinding House Kaaron Warren 2005 selected work short story novella ; Basic Black Terry Dowling 1978 single work short story ; One Thing About the Night Terry Dowling 2005 single work short story ; Fresh Young Widow Kaaron Warren 2005 single work short story ; Bones Rjurik Davidson 2004 single work short story ; Re-Deem the Time David J. Lake 1978 single work short story
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