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1 y separately published work icon The Art of Broken Things Joanne Anderton , San Francisco : Trepidatio Publishing , 2022 23824245 2022 selected work short story science fiction horror

'A marriage dissolves in the middle of a spacewalk…

'A lonely robot searches for the remains of a long-lost child…

'An empty nester is haunted by victims of the bushfires that surround her home…

'These are tales of breaking and rebuilding, falling apart and being put back together.

'The stories in The Art of Broken Things blur the line between genres to explore some of our deepest, most fundamentally human concerns: what does it mean to build a family? And what are we willing to sacrifice, to keep that family together?

'From multiple award-winning author Joanne Anderton comes a new collection of dark science fiction, horror and weird.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Inanimates : Tales of Everyday Fear Joanne Anderton , Brisbane : Brain Jar Press , 2021 23488655 2021 selected work short story horror

'Following on from her Aurealis and Australian Shadow Award-winning debut collection, Joanne Anderton’s Inanimates finds the terrifying in the everyday, bringing together seven stories where ordinary objects become the source of nightmares and extraordinary threat. 

'In “Thread Embrace,” a well-dressed killer finds himself at the mercy of an unexpectedly sartorial threat. “Simulation Theory” sees a wounded soldier bonds with the bomb disposal robot he worked with in the field. In the heartbreaking last story, “High Density”, the comfortable suburban ideal of a retired couple becomes a war against a dark and dangerous form of urban renewal.

'In turns wicked, delightful, horrifying, and fantastic, Inanimates: Tales of Everyday Fear showcases a hidden gem of the Australian genre scene, and highlights Anderton’s ability to see the dark, supernatural threats inherent in ordinary things.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Hideous Armature Joanne Anderton , 2020 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Midnight Echo , no. 15 2020;
1 New Things Joanne Anderton , 2020 single work short story
— Appears in: Unnatural Order 2020;
1 Human Error Joanne Anderton , 2020 single work short story
— Appears in: Dimension6 , vol. 21 no. 2020;
1 Loose Stones Joanne Anderton , 2019 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Infinite Threads : UTS Writers' Anthology 2019 2019;
1 Wreck Diving Joanne Anderton , 2019 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 123 2019;
1 Writing the River Joanne Anderton , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 78 no. 3 2019; (p. 10-13)
''If I don't fall down and die it's safe to eat it.'
'Vera Deacon, 91 and impeccably dressed in a floral blouse and slim black skirt, tucks into the cake she has baked for our afternoon tea. It's a carrot cake, made with pineapple, spices, brown sugar and walnuts. 'I feel a bit better about it when it's got things like carrot in it.'' (Publication abstract)
 
1 Palm Reading, One Dollar Joanne Anderton , 2019 single work short story
— Appears in: [Untitled] , no. 8 2019; (p. 132-138)
1 I Almost Went to the Library Last Night Joanne Anderton , 2018 single work novella fantasy
— Appears in: Aurum : A Golden Anthology of Australian Fantasy 2018; (p. 207-236)
1 The Art of Broken Things Joanne Anderton , 2018 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Mother of Invention 2018; (p. 59-71)
1 Traces Joanne Anderton , 2018 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 107 2018;
1 1 y separately published work icon The Flying Optometrist Joanne Anderton , Karen Erasmus (illustrator), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2018 13003539 2018 single work picture book children's

'The Flying Optometrist travels in his little red aeroplane from his practice in the city to a remote outback town. Lots of people are waiting for him! Aunty can't see well enough to carve her emu eggs and Bill the plumber has a splinter in his eye. Young Stephanie can't wait for him to arrive as she has broken her glasses and can't join in games of cricket and have fun with her friends - she can't see the ball! Hurry up Flying Optometrist! Where is he? Is he lost? 

'The townsfolk wait with bated breath until finally the Flying Optmetrist's little red plane appears, having only just missed a bad storm. A big meal waits for him in the local hotel. Then starts work checking eyesight. The Flying Optometrist doesn't have long, but he helps as many people as he can. He returns to the city but Stephanie has to wait a little longer for an exciting package to come - her new glasses!' (Publication summary)

1 Street Furniture Joanne Anderton , 2016 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: At the Edge 2016; (p. 226-241)
1 A Pain That Must Be Suffered Joanne Anderton , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: In Your Face 2016; (p. 159-172)

'"A pain that must be suffered" is about young people, self-harm and suicide in a highly connected world, about entrenched bullying you just can’t escape from, and the difference class makes to all of this.'

Source: Author's blog (http://joanneanderton.com/wordpress/2016/01/14/in-your-face/). (Sighted: 19/2/2016)

1 Unnamed Children Joanne Anderton , 2015 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Bloodlines : 16 Journeys on the Dark Streets of Urban Fantasy 2015; (p. 283-298)
1 2B Joanne Anderton , 2015 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Insert Title Here 2015; (p. 1-14) The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 2017;
1 Simulation Theory Joanne Anderton , 2014 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Cosmos , March 2014;

'The bond between a soldier and his robot should not be underestimated.'

Source: Author's blurb (http://joanneanderton.com/wordpress/shortstories/)

1 y separately published work icon Guardian Joanne Anderton , Kings Meadows : FableCroft Publishing , 2014 7431346 2014 single work novel science fiction fantasy

'The grand city of Movoc-under-Keeper lies in ruins. The sinister puppet men have revealed their true nature, and their plan to tear down the veil between worlds. To have a chance of defeating them, Tanyana must do the impossible, and return to the world where they were created, on the other side of the veil. Her journey will force her into a terrible choice, and test just how much she is willing to sacrifice for the fate of two worlds.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 The Last Tiger Joanne Anderton , 2013 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Daily Science Fiction , May 2013;

'In a mechanical future devoid of life, Edward falls in love with the Last Tiger. But her existence comes at a cost.'

Source: Author's blurb (http://joanneanderton.com/wordpress/shortstories/)

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