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Source: Dark Prints Press
y Living with the Dead selected work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Nominated for the 2012 Aurealis, Australian Shadows, and Tin Duck awards, receiving an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow, and winning the 2012 Australian Shadows Award for Short Fiction (Birthday Suit), the collection Living with the Dead is a masterpiece of dark fiction. To mark the twenty year anniversary of his first publication, Dark Prints Press is honoured to collect and present a lifetime of work by author Martin Livings, one of Australia's very best dark fiction writers. Featuring a foreword by Kaaron Warren and 23 works of short fiction, including the best of Martin's dark fiction, rarities, and three new tales' (Amazon).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Edgewater, Joondalup area, Northern Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Dark Prints Press , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Hooked, Martin J. Livings , 2005 single work short story horror
Foreword, Kaaron Warren , 2012 single work essay
Lollo, Martin J. Livings , 2010 single work short story horror

'The very first story, Martin Livings' "Lollo," unfolds its revelations slowly, with a science fictional twist on the Menacing Cursed Toy story. The nature documentary about scientists collecting specimens of animal species provides a wonderful foreshadowing of the probable motivations of the unseen aliens who planted the grotesque clown doll which begins to move, then to pursue the children and their babysitter through the house with Intent. And it is made even more frightening by the use of the False Resolution technique, in which the Menace appears to have been vanquished and the protagonist finally relaxes into apparent safety, only to discover that what she took as incontrovertable evidence that she had successfully destroyed the killer clown doll was premature, and what seems to be a happy ending suddenly turns instead into a Lady and the Tiger ending.'

Source: The Billion Light-Year Bookshelf (http://www.billionlightyearbookshelf.com/reviews/closeencountersurbankind.shtml).

Sighted: 2/6/11

Ghost Card, Martin J. Livings , Liesl Yvette (illustrator), 1992 single work short story horror
Catharsis, Martin J. Livings , 2012 single work short story horror
The Art of Suffering, Martin J. Livings , 2004 single work short story
You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet, Martin J. Livings , 2012 single work short story horror
Downtown, Martin J. Livings , 2012 single work short story horror
Running, Martin J. Livings , 2005 single work short story science fiction horror
Hunters, Martin J. Livings , 2012 single work short story horror
Piggies, Martin J. Livings , 2008 single work short story horror
In Nomine Patris, Martin J. Livings , 2005 single work short story horror
I'm Dreaming, Martin J. Livings , 2012 single work short story horror
Crawlin', Martin J. Livings , 2010 single work short story horror
Smiley, Martin J. Livings , 2009 single work short story horror
Mine, Martin J. Livings , 2006 single work short story science fiction
Ascension, Martin J. Livings , 2009 single work short story
There was Darkness, Martin J. Livings , 2007 single work short story horror
The Ar-Dub, Martin J. Livings , 2012 single work short story horror
Living with the Dead, Martin J. Livings , Shaun Tan (illustrator), 1995 single work short story horror

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Edgewater, Joondalup area, Northern Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Dark Prints Press , 2012 .
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      Source: Dark Prints Press
      Extent: 368p.
      Note/s:
      • Issued in printed form. Also available online.
      ISBN: 0987197665 (Trade Paper), 0987197673 (E-Book), 9780987197672, 9780987197665
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