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1 y separately published work icon Benjamin 2073 Rjurik Davidson , New York (City) : Tor , 2020 19420991 2020 single work short story science fiction

'In the year 2073, humanity is making progress toward restoring the environment and fixing the mistakes of the past. Ellie has spent the last ten years going even further by working to resurrect the thylacine, extinct since 1936. But with no results and increasingly impatient bureaucrats threatening to pull her funding, the thylacine’s future—and Ellie’s—is in danger of reaching the point of no return.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 The Distance between Two Points Rjurik Davidson , 2018 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Dark Discoveries , no. 38 2018;
1 y separately published work icon Dark Tides Rjurik Davidson , Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2018 10702127 2018 selected work short story science fiction fantasy

'Dark Tides is an exciting genre-spanning collection featuring science fiction and fantasy, surrealism and magic realism. A man listens to his mysterious neighbour’s constant weeping; a future revolutionary faces terrible moral choices in the face of a surrounding enemy army; in the city of Caeli-Amur, a man visits the ghost-haunted ruins of the ancient forum; an immigrant searches for intimacy in a fascist Paris; a researcher joins an expedition to capture a Siren; a lost soul is hired to guard a corridor with six permanently closed doors—these and many more stories intrigue and sparkle, swing us from melancholy to triumph, and set our minds alight with ideas. Dark Tides is a collection that unveils the contradictions of life and turn them on an angle so that we might see them—and ourselves—more clearly.'

Source: Twelfth Planet.

1 The Other City Rjurik Davidson , 2017 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Dimension6 , no. 10 2017; Dimension6 : Annual Collection 2017 2017;
1 2 y separately published work icon The Stars Askew Rjurik Davidson , New York (City) : Tor , 2016 9675861 2016 single work novel fantasy

'With the seditionists in power, Caeli-Amur has begun a new age. Or has it? The escaped House officials no longer send food, and the city is starving. When the moderate leader, Aceline, is murdered, the trail leads the philosopher-assassin Kata to a mysterious book that explains how to control the fabled Prism of Alerion. But when the last person to possess the book is found dead, it becomes clear that a conspiracy is afoot. At its centre is former House Officiate Armand, who has hidden the Prism. Armand is vying for control of the Directorate, the highest political position in the city, until he is betrayed and sent to a prison camp to mine deadly bloodstone. Meanwhile, seditionist Maximilian is sharing his mind with another being: the joker-god Aya. Aya leads Max to the realm of the EloTalern to seek a power source to remove Aya from Max's brain. But when Max and Aya return, they find the vigilants destroying the last remnants of House power. It seems the seditionist's hopes for a new age of peace and prosperity in Caeli-Amur have come to naught. The question now is not just whether Kata, Max and Armand can do anything to stop the bloody battle in the city, but whether they can escape with their lives.' (Publication summary)

1 A Siren Call from a Very Weird Brisbane Rjurik Davidson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 October 2016; (p. 26) The Saturday Age , 29-30 October 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Vigil Angela Slatter , 2016 single work novel
1 Northerner's Farewell Rjurik Davidson , 2016 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Dreaming in the Dark 2016; (p. 49-72)

'Always I heard the sound of the footsteps in the snow far behind. The air was still and cold in the valley and sound carried great distances. First the soft pop of boots puncturing the crust of fresh snow, followed after by the crunch as my pursuer's weight came down. Pop-crunch, pop.crunch—a sound that seemed to increase in malevolence over time.' (Introduction)

1 Skins Rjurik Davidson , 2015 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Cosmos , June 2015;

'In Paris, beautiful cyborgs have more status than refugees.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Ben Peek : Liminal Artist – An Introduction Rjurik Davidson , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Dead Americans and Other Stories 2014; (p. 11-14)
1 On Writer's Block Rjurik Davidson , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 216 2014; (p. 25-32)
1 In Defence of Slow Fantasy Rjurik Davidson , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Cracking the Spine : Ten Short Stories and How They Were Written 2014; (p. 138-143)
1 y separately published work icon Nighttime in Caeli-Amur Rjurik Davidson , United States of America (USA) : Tor , 2014 7027449 2014 single work short story fantasy

'Caeli-Amur is a city-state where magic and technology are interchangeable; where minotaurs and sirens are real; where philosopher-assassins and seditionists are not the most dangerous elements in a city alive with threat. During the day, the ordinary citizens do what they must to get along. But at night, the spirit of the ancient city comes alive, to haunt the old places.

'"Nighttime in Caeli-Amur" is not about minotaurs or sirens, but about a family whose lives in this place are fated in the ways of families everywhere . . . only not quite the same.'

Source: Author's introduction.

1 1 y separately published work icon Unwrapped Sky Rjurik Davidson , United Kingdom (UK) : Tor , 2014 7027331 2014 single work novel fantasy

'A hundred years ago, the Minotaurs saved Caeli-Amur from conquest. Now, three very different people may hold the keys to the city’s survival.

'Once, it is said, gods used magic to create reality, with powers that defied explanation. But the magic—or science, if one believes those who try to master the dangers of thaumaturgy—now seems more like a dream.

'Industrial workers for House Technis, farmers for House Arbor and fisher folk of House Marin eke out a living and hope for a better future. But the philosopher-assassin Kata plots a betrayal that will cost the lives of godlike Minotaurs; the ambitious bureaucrat Boris Autec rises through the ranks as his private life turns to ashes; and the idealistic seditionist Maximilan hatches a mad plot to unlock the fabled secrets of the Great Library of Caeli Enas, drowned in the fabled city at the bottom of the sea, its strangeness visible from the skies above.

'In a novel of startling originality and riveting suspense, these three people, reflecting all the hopes and dreams of the ancient city, risk everything tor a future that they can only create by throwing off the shackles of tradition and superstition, as their destinies collide at ground zero of a conflagration that will transform the ancient city... or destroy it.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Trucksong, A Literary Debut Rjurik Davidson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland (Online) , November 2013;

— Review of Trucksong Andrew Macrae , 2013 single work novel
1 On Writing and the Unconscious Rjurik Davidson , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 212 2013; (p. 60-61)
1 Packing Up My Library Rjurik Davidson , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 211 2013; (p. 72-73)
1 Review : The Girl With No Hands Rjurik Davidson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , March 2013;

— Review of The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales Angela Slatter , 2010 selected work short story
1 On Mad Bastards Rjurik Davidson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 204 2011; (p. 80-81)

— Review of Mad Bastards Brendan Fletcher , 2010 single work film/TV
1 Imagining New Worlds Rjurik Davidson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 202 2011; (p. 22-28)
1 Dark Vision of Future Melbourne Rjurik Davidson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 26 February 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Black Glass Meg Mundell , 2010 single work novel