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y Daikaiju! : Giant Monster Tales anthology   short story   fantasy   science fiction   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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Daikaiju, meaning 'giant monsters,' is a predominantly Australian anthology with a few international authors. It comprises stories that fall within the specualtive fiction genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror, along with several works that fall into the category of humour. An essay titled "A Brief History of the Larger-than-Life" by Brian Thomas is also included.

Non-Australian contributors are: J. M. Shiloh, Cody Goodfellow, D. G. Valdron, Skip Peel, Eric Shapiro, Paul Finch, George Thomas, Stephen Mark Rainey, Doug Wood, Frank Wu, and Brian Thomas.

Notes

  • Dedication: To Gojira (on his 50th birthday, 3 November 2004) and to Ishiro Honda, Eiji Tsuburaya, Noriaki Yuasa, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Willis O'Brien, Eugene Lourie and Ray Harryhausen for unleashing their assorted giant monsters onto our imaginations.
  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales,: Agog! Press , 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Running, Martin J. Livings , 2005 single work short story science fiction horror (p. 9-22)
Big Day, Chris Barnes , 2005 single work short story science fiction (p. 39-48)
Footfall, Terry Dartnall , 2005 single work short story science fiction (p. 49-51)
Daihaiku, Sean Williams , 2005 single work poetry (p. 52)
Seven Dates That Were Ruined by Giant Monsters, Adam Ford , 2005 single work short story humour (p. 53-59)
Aspect Hunter, Anthony Fordham , 2005 single work short story adventure

Two time-travellers set out to rescue a re-imagined 1986 Sydney from a menacing glacier.

(p. 60-82)
Notes Concerning Events at the Ray Harryhausen Home for Retired Actors, Andrew Sullivan , 2005 single work short story humour

Answers the question of what happens to giant monsters after they retire from the movies.

(p. 83-96)
Watching the Titans, Chris Dickinson , 2005 single work short story horror (p. 97-101)
Five Bells, Trent Jamieson , 2005 single work short story horror

Described by Tansy Raynor Roberts as dark, strange and twisted, the story has former Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt (who drowned at sea) boiling up out of the ocean, giant-sized with a great white shark stuck in his foreskin (Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus).

(p. 119-123)
Once Giants Roamed the Earth, Rosaleen Love , 2005 single work short story fantasy (p. 124-127)
Crunch Time, Michelle Marquardt , 2005 single work short story (p. 128)
The Greater Death of Saito Saku, Richard Harland , 2005 single work short story fantasy

'At once an epic action showpiece and an ode to the passing of time and to the maintaining of honour up until death, Harland’s hero is Saito Saku, a samurai warrior and appointed protector of his village, who sets out to fight a final, fateful battle against a colossal fire beast (Tim Kroenert, Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus).

(p. 213-230)
Like a Bug Underfoot, Chuck McKenzie , 2005 single work short story science fiction horror fantasy (p. 221-225)
Read It In The Headlines!, Garth Nix , 2005 single work short story science fiction

'An entertaining gimmick story, in which the response to a daikaiju attack is told through screaming newspaper headlines' the story 'serves as a satire on media response to disasters as well as human response to disasters' (Tansy Raynor Roberts Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus).

(p. 226-230)
The Quiet Agrarian, Petri Ivalo Sinda , 2005 single work short story (p. 231-254)
In Final Battle, Nigel Triffitt , 2005 single work short story science fiction (p. 255)
The Unlawful Priest of Todesfall, Penelope Love , 2005 single work short story fantasy

An otherworld religious quest fantasy.

(p. 256-273)
Footprint, David Carroll , 2005 single work short story science fiction (p. 284-291)
Haikaiju, Sean Williams , 2005 single work poetry (p. 292)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales,: Agog! Press , 2005 .
      3842410470424325093.jpg
      Source: Amazon
      Extent: viii, 352p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Partial contents indexed. Remainder pending.
      ISBN: 0958056749

Works about this Work

SF Files Jason Nahrung , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24-25 September 2005; (p. 6)
SF Files Jason Nahrung , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24-25 September 2005; (p. 6)
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