Ripping Reads contains stories from authors who at the time were well-known names (such as Margo Lanagan and Simon Brown), were rapidly becoming well known names (such as Ben Peek and Deborah Biancotti), or were just emerging (David Conyers and David Kane).
Comprising more than forty stories and poems from almost as many contributors, the 2007 edition of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, features the strangest, the funniest, the darkest, the sharpest, and the most original in both genres. The anthology also includes summations of the field by the editors complemented by articles by Edward Bryant, Charles de Lint, and Jeff VanderMeer which highlight the best of the fantastic in media, music, and comics, as well as honourable mentions—notable works that didn’t quite make the cut, but are nonetheless worthy of attention.
The Australian contributors are Kaaron Warren, Lee Battersby, Margo Lanagan and Terry Dowling.
New York (City):St. Martin's Griffin,2007
yAustralis ImaginariumTehani Wessely
Rockingham:FableCroft Publishing,2010Z17128232010anthology short story science fiction 'Twelve stories from some of Australia’s finest speculative fiction
writers, including Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan, Marianne
de Pierres, Angela Slatter and Sean Williams. Cover by Shaun Tan.' - from bookseller's catalogueRockingham:FableCroft Publishing,2010