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Note: with Hassan Abul, Adalya Nash Hussein, Cher Tan
Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Collisions : Fictions of the Future : An Anthology of Australian Writers of Colour
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'This collection of short stories showcases some of the best work that Australian literature has to offer in this new decade. Featuring work from both emerging and established writers of colour, the stories in Collisions transcend genre and experiment with style. They are necessary reading for everybody with an interest in the future of fiction and our planet. Although many of these visions are dystopic, the quality of their writers is something the future has to look forward to.

'What does the future hold? Collisions prods at what it means for each author, and while many will come to expect speculative fiction at surface level, the breadth of imagination transcends these boundaries. From an account of a tense dinner party amidst impending signs of climate catastrophe, to a playful fable about a father turning his family backyard into a graveyard; and an irreverent yet thoughtful tale of a gang of activists planning an attack on ASIO drones in a Kyle Sandilands government, these stories are experimental, genre-bending and lucid. 

'Collisions presents a diverse collection of work too often ignored or elided in a time where marginalised voices are still unheard. It exists to re-centre the voices of writers of colour and to encourage dynamic narratives, to bring about a more robust literary landscape in Australia’s future.' (Publication summary) 

Contents

* Contents derived from the Seaforth, Manly - Allambie - Curl Curl area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Pantera Press , 2020 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
See You Tomorrow, Claire Cao , single work short story (p. 2-12)
(Couchsurfer), Jason Gray , single work short story (p. 13-17)
Bad Weather, Bryant Apolonio , single work short story
'Navotas Port. Trawlers cut through seafoam as they moor. Sun-pruned dockmen swarm the transoms, drawing nets up onto iron decks. The boy could smell the copra and sponge even from here, at the top of the coconut tree he’d climbed. Wind sends the trunk forward and back in loping excursions. Like a crow’s nest, the boy imagines, like the first Spaniards sailing their carracks into the Bay. They’d have followed the southwest trade winds through brothlike fog and known that their wandering had ended. (It doesn’t occur to him that he’s looking the other way. More likely this was what some centuries-old hill-tribesmen saw. What they felt. Bewilderment and wonder and then, well, fear? Despair? The heat of fire, a burial somewhere shallow and unmarked. But he’s only a kid, let him have his fantasies.) Gulls fire slantways across the concrete berm. The boy’s father has materialised, slumped and bird-boned, at the base of the tree. What the hell is Child doing up there? It’s time to work.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 18-27)
Öz, Eda Gunaydin , single work short story (p. 28-31)
Auburn Heights, Naima Ibrahim , single work short story science fiction (p. 32-39)
Tongue, Jessica Zhan Mei Yu , single work short story (p. 40-52)
The Voyeur, Elizabeth Flux , single work short story (p. 56-61)
Dried Up in Aralkum, Hannah Wu , single work short story (p. 62-67)
Her Hands, Misbah Wolf , single work short story horror (p. 68-71)
Nectarine, Sumudu Samarawickrama 8144124 8144124JHTKKCIFZU , single work short story (p. 72-78)
Suburban Graveyard, Victor Chrisnaa Senthinathan , single work short story (p. 79-84)
Terranora, Mykaela Saunders , single work short story science fiction (p. 88-100)
Cheese Me Please, Kasumi Borczyk , single work short story (p. 101-111)
West of the Sun and Sea, C.B. Mako , single work short story (p. 112-116)
The Revolution Will Be Pirated, Bobuq Sayed , single work short story (p. 117-130)
Wish You Were, Claire G. Coleman , single work short story (p. 131-136)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Seaforth, Manly - Allambie - Curl Curl area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Pantera Press , 2020 .
      image of person or book cover 4603277657786633435.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 141p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published November 2020.

      ISBN: 9780648795186 (pbk), 9780648795216 (ebk)

Other Formats

  • Dyslexic edition.

Works about this Work

Books Roundup Various , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , November 2020;

— Review of Lucky's Andrew Pippos , 2020 single work novel ; A Jealous Tide Anna MacDonald , 2020 single work novel ; Collisions : Fictions of the Future : An Anthology of Australian Writers of Colour 2020 anthology short story
Leah Jing McIntosh, Cher Tan, Adalya Nash Hussein, Hassan Abul (eds), Collisions Winnie Siulolovao Dunn , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 21-27 November 2020;

— Review of Collisions : Fictions of the Future : An Anthology of Australian Writers of Colour 2020 anthology short story
Leah Jing McIntosh, Cher Tan, Adalya Nash Hussein, Hassan Abul (eds), Collisions Winnie Siulolovao Dunn , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 21-27 November 2020;

— Review of Collisions : Fictions of the Future : An Anthology of Australian Writers of Colour 2020 anthology short story
Books Roundup Various , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , November 2020;

— Review of Lucky's Andrew Pippos , 2020 single work novel ; A Jealous Tide Anna MacDonald , 2020 single work novel ; Collisions : Fictions of the Future : An Anthology of Australian Writers of Colour 2020 anthology short story
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