Source: Internet Speculative Fiction Database (http://www.isfdb.org)
y Dreaming Down-Under : Book One anthology   short story   science fiction   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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Notes

  • Each story in the collection is prefaced by a brief introduction to the author and followed by a short author afterword.
  • Dedication: In memory of George Turner.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Voyager , 1999 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
What Passes for a Preface, Harlan Ellison , 1998 single work column
Ellison gives an account of his strong desire in the 1980s to edit an anthology of science fiction writing to showcase the talents of emerging Australian writers in the genre. While he regrets his failure to produce this book, he acknowledges the outstanding development of Australia's sci fi writers in the following decade and commends Dann and Webb's successful compilation in Dreaming Down-Under.
What Stands for a Preface
(p. xi-xiv)
Dreaming Down Under : Introduction, Jack Dann , Janeen Webb , 1998 single work criticism
Provides an overview of the development of the science fiction genre in Australia, including reference to early works set in Australia and written by overseas authors.
Introduction
(p. 1-10)
Entre Les Beaux Morts En Vie (Among the Beautiful Living Dead), Sean Williams , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 12-49)
A Walk-On Part in the War, Stephen Dedman , 1998 single work short story fantasy (p. 52-65)
The Man Who Lost His Shadow, Isobelle Carmody , 1998 single work short story fantasy (p. 69-98)
Night of the Wandjina, Wynne Whiteford , 1998 single work short story science fiction mystery (p. 103-119)
The Dancing Floor, Cherry Wilder , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 122-158)
To Avalon, Jane Routley , 1998 single work short story fantasy (p. 161-172)
Ma Rung, Steven Paulsen , 1998 single work short story (p. 176-195)
Dream, Until God Burns, Andrew Enstice , 1998 single work short story (p. 199-205)
Queen of Soulmates, Sean McMullen , 1998 single work short story fantasy (p. 209-243)
The Doppelganger Effect, Dirk Strasser , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 246-261)
The Marsh Runners, Paul Brandon , 1998 single work short story crime horror (p. 264-287)
Real Men, Rosaleen Love , 1998 single work short story humour (p. 290-296)
He Tried to Catch the Light, Terry Dowling , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 300-332)
The Womb, Damien Broderick , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 336-384)
The Body Politic, Tess Williams , 1998 single work short story science fiction (p. 390-398)
With Clouds at Our Feet, Simon Brown , 1998 single work short story horror

'Dairy-farming half-vampire brothers face their vampiric nature on a visit to the city with their human-hunting father' (Jason Nahrung, 'Vampires in the Sun,' 2007, p.49).

(p. 402-433)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Voyager , 1999 .
      Source: Internet Speculative Fiction Database (http://www.isfdb.org)
      Extent: xiv, 441p.p.
      ISBN: 0732264049

Works about this Work

Australian Science Fiction, as Showcased by Australian SF Anthologies Stephan Kraitsowits , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-11)
'An apparently convenient way of studying Australian science fiction is to analyse the contents of ready-made anthologies of Australian science fiction. In doing so, the researcher discreetly circumvents the thorny issue of 'What is Australian?' and also 'What is science fiction?' by taking for granted that the texts within collections of Australian sf necessarily are Australian science fiction. Things, however, are never quite so simple and before being able to add to the debate as to what Australian science fiction truly is, it is necessary to overview the 50 odd years separating the most recent sf anthologies from the very first anthology showcasing Australian science fiction and to plot the meandering course of the genre's commercial development.' (Author's abstract)
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 61)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story
Medieval Mix of Mystery and Magic Vic Crossland , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 16 September 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story ; Mystery, Magic, Voodoo and the Holy Grail 2000 anthology short story ; The Nameless Day Sara Douglass 2000 single work novel
True-Blue Believers Terry Dowling , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 March 1999; (p. 15)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story ; Luminous Greg Egan 1998 selected work short story ; The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel ; Cannibals of the Fine Light Simon Brown 1998 selected work short story
Dreaming Down Under is the Tops Colin Steele , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 4 April 1999; (p. 18)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story
SF Golden Age Peter Nicholls , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 209 1999; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story
1999 - Space Aussies Terry Dowling , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin (The Book Bulletin) , 24 August vol. 117 no. 6188 1999; (p. 15)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story ; Luminous Greg Egan 1998 selected work short story ; Centaurus : The Best of Australian Science Fiction 1999 anthology short story
Untitled Bill Congreve , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 23 1999; (p. 103-105)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story
The Speculative Journey Rowena Cory Daniells (interviewer), 1999 single work interview
— Appears in: QWC News Magazine , March no. 72 1999; (p. 24-25)
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 61)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story
True-Blue Believers Terry Dowling , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 March 1999; (p. 15)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story ; Luminous Greg Egan 1998 selected work short story ; The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel ; Cannibals of the Fine Light Simon Brown 1998 selected work short story
Dreaming Down Under is the Tops Colin Steele , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 4 April 1999; (p. 18)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story
SF Golden Age Peter Nicholls , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 209 1999; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story
1999 - Space Aussies Terry Dowling , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin (The Book Bulletin) , 24 August vol. 117 no. 6188 1999; (p. 15)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story ; Luminous Greg Egan 1998 selected work short story ; Centaurus : The Best of Australian Science Fiction 1999 anthology short story
Untitled Bill Congreve , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 23 1999; (p. 103-105)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story
Medieval Mix of Mystery and Magic Vic Crossland , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 16 September 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story ; Mystery, Magic, Voodoo and the Holy Grail 2000 anthology short story ; The Nameless Day Sara Douglass 2000 single work novel
Australian Science Fiction, as Showcased by Australian SF Anthologies Stephan Kraitsowits , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-11)
'An apparently convenient way of studying Australian science fiction is to analyse the contents of ready-made anthologies of Australian science fiction. In doing so, the researcher discreetly circumvents the thorny issue of 'What is Australian?' and also 'What is science fiction?' by taking for granted that the texts within collections of Australian sf necessarily are Australian science fiction. Things, however, are never quite so simple and before being able to add to the debate as to what Australian science fiction truly is, it is necessary to overview the 50 odd years separating the most recent sf anthologies from the very first anthology showcasing Australian science fiction and to plot the meandering course of the genre's commercial development.' (Author's abstract)
The Speculative Journey Rowena Cory Daniells (interviewer), 1999 single work interview
— Appears in: QWC News Magazine , March no. 72 1999; (p. 24-25)
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