y Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction anthology   short story   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Learning to Be Me, Greg Egan , 1990 single work short story science fiction (p. 1-19)
Re-Deem the Time, David J. Lake , 1978 single work short story science fiction satire (p. 20-37)
Waiting for the Rain, Dirk Strasser , 1994 single work short story science fiction (p. 38-49)
Reichelman's Relics, Leanne Frahm , 1990 single work short story science fiction (p. 50-80)
The Last Elephant, Terry Dowling , 1987 single work short story horror (p. 81-96)
The Token Pole, Jack Wodhams , 1990 single work short story science fiction (p. 97-104)
But Smile No More, Stephen Dedman , 1990 single work short story science fiction (p. 105-116)
A Tooth for Every Child, Damien Broderick , 1985 single work short story science fiction (p. 117-144)
The Total Devotion Machine, Rosaleen Love , 1989 single work short story science fiction (p. 145-153)
The Wired Kid, Paul Collins , 1994 single work short story science fiction (p. 154-171)
An Empty Wheelhouse, Sean McMullen , 1994 single work short story science fiction (p. 172-196)
I Still Call Australia Home, George Turner , 1990 single work short story science fiction (p. 197-218)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1994 .
      Series: y Worlds: Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Paul Collins (editor), Void Publications (publisher), Cory and Collins (publisher), Penguin (publisher), St Kilda : Void Publications , 1978-1994 Z1847506 1978 series - publisher short story science fiction fantasy In 1978, having published five issues of the Void Science Fiction and Fantasy, editor Paul Collins transformed the magazine into a series of hardcover original anthologies which were released under the collective 'Worlds' title. The proposed contents for issues 6, 7 and 8 of Void in fact became the contents of the first anthology, Envisaged Worlds. After closing down Void Publications in 1981 Collins published the latter anthologies through his new company, Cory and Collins. A final title in the "worlds" series, Metaworlds, was released in 1994 by Penguin.

      [Source: Marshall B. Tymn and Mike Ashley. Science Fiction, Fantasy, And Weird Fiction Magazines, 1985, pp. 266-267]

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. 31)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Australian Science Fiction : In Search of the 'Feel' Dorotta Guttfeld , 2007-2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 65-72)
Scanners Colin Steele , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , November no. 77 2001; (p. 49-77)

— Review of Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction Damien Broderick 1995 single work criticism ; Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story ; The Destiny Makers George Turner 1993 single work novel ; Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work short story ; Evolution Annie Rosaleen Love 1991 selected work short story ; The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 1998 reference bibliography biography ; Beyond the Hanging Wall Sara Douglass 1996 single work novel ; Distress Greg Egan 1995 single work novel ; Axiomatic Greg Egan 1995 selected work short story ; Permutation City Greg Egan 1994 single work novel ; Mirrorsun Rising Sean McMullen 1995 single work novel ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; The Opoponax Invasion John Brosnan 1993 single work novel ; Envoy Shannah Jay 1994 single work novel ; She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract ; The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 1997 anthology short story ; Time Marches Off : 2000 Years from Now Paul De Wreder 1942 single work novel ; Dark House : Stories Compiled by Gary Crew 1995 anthology short story ; The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories 1994 anthology short story
Untitled Keith Lindesay , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 9 no. 1 1995; (p. 26)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
At the Narrative Edge? R. A. Goodrich , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 49 1995; (p. 141-145)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
[Untitled Review] Martin J. Livings , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Eidolon : The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy , Winter no. 15 1994;

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Imagining the Void Lucy Sussex (interviewer), 1994 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 162 1994; (p. 55-56)
Book Chronicle John Jenkins , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 137 1994; (p. 48)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Celestial Aussie Sci-Fi Line-Up Belies US Exclusivity Van Ikin , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 September 1994; (p. 13A)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Forecasts Jeff Apter , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , April vol. 73 no. 1046 1994; (p. 29)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Which Way's the Renaissance Paul Veormans , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Coppertales : A Journal of Rural Arts , no. 1 1994; (p. 172-173)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Why the Future Always Arrives in America First Terry Dowling , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 July 1994; (p. rev 6)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
[Untitled Review] Martin J. Livings , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Eidolon : The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy , Winter no. 15 1994;

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Untitled Keith Lindesay , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 9 no. 1 1995; (p. 26)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Scanners Colin Steele , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , November no. 77 2001; (p. 49-77)

— Review of Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction Damien Broderick 1995 single work criticism ; Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story ; The Destiny Makers George Turner 1993 single work novel ; Twilight Beach Terry Dowling 1993 selected work short story ; Evolution Annie Rosaleen Love 1991 selected work short story ; The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 1998 reference bibliography biography ; Beyond the Hanging Wall Sara Douglass 1996 single work novel ; Distress Greg Egan 1995 single work novel ; Axiomatic Greg Egan 1995 selected work short story ; Permutation City Greg Egan 1994 single work novel ; Mirrorsun Rising Sean McMullen 1995 single work novel ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; The Opoponax Invasion John Brosnan 1993 single work novel ; Envoy Shannah Jay 1994 single work novel ; She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract ; The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 1997 anthology short story ; Time Marches Off : 2000 Years from Now Paul De Wreder 1942 single work novel ; Dark House : Stories Compiled by Gary Crew 1995 anthology short story ; The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories 1994 anthology short story
Book Chronicle John Jenkins , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 137 1994; (p. 48)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Celestial Aussie Sci-Fi Line-Up Belies US Exclusivity Van Ikin , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 September 1994; (p. 13A)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Forecasts Jeff Apter , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , April vol. 73 no. 1046 1994; (p. 29)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Which Way's the Renaissance Paul Veormans , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Coppertales : A Journal of Rural Arts , no. 1 1994; (p. 172-173)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Why the Future Always Arrives in America First Terry Dowling , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 July 1994; (p. rev 6)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
At the Narrative Edge? R. A. Goodrich , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 49 1995; (p. 141-145)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Australian Science Fiction : In Search of the 'Feel' Dorotta Guttfeld , 2007-2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 65-72)
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)
Imagining the Void Lucy Sussex (interviewer), 1994 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 162 1994; (p. 55-56)
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