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Margo Lanagan Margo Lanagan i(A6766 works by)
Also writes as: Belinda Hayes ; Gilly Lockwood ; Mandy McBride ; Melanie Carter
Born: Established: 1960 Waratah, Waratah - Shortland area, Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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1 y separately published work icon Phantom Limbs Margo Lanagan , 2018 selected work short story fantasy horror

'Ghosts, deformed fairy tales, animal transformations, dystopic futures and twisted histories-these are the stuff of a Lanagan story.

'An adolescent Hansel is enslaved by wicked tramp Grinnan during the Black Plague; a middle aged woman in country Australia has a last chance to save her swan-winged brother; Hans Christian Andersen's tinderbox shows up as a battered Bic cigarette lighter in a world of blasted cities and morals; gangs of sheela-na-gigs ride the city train system, unnerving the populace with their strange singing.

'Phantom Limbs collects fourteen stories published in anthologies, magazines and small collections throughout the past decade, and adds one brand new story, 'The Tin Wife', to deliver an extended tour of the country of the weird.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Nexus Scott Westerfeld , Margo Lanagan , Deborah Biancotti , Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11530459 2017 single work novel young adult fantasy

'The Zeroes are in disarray. One of them has vanished into thin air. One of them is in prison. The rest of them are on the most wanted list. And something big is brewing. Time is running out for the Zeroes, but they must learn to trust each other again and combine their powers for good—to avert the looming disaster.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 2 y separately published work icon Singing My Sister Down and Other Stories Margo Lanagan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 10954021 2017 selected work short story young adult

'Singing My Sister Down and Other Stories brings together ten celebrated short stories, along with three new ones, from the extraordinarily talented author of Tender Morsels and Sea Hearts.

'A bride accepts her devastating punishment. A piece of the moon is buried. A ferryman falls into the Styx. Wee Willie Winkie brings a waking nightmare. A new father dresses a fallen warrior princess. A sniper picks off clowns one by one. Margo Lanagan’s stories will stay with you, haunting you with their quiet beauty and fine balance. ' (Publication summary)

1 When I Lay Frozen Margo Lanagan , 2016 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: The Starlit Wood : New Fairy Tales 2016; (p. 276-293)

'Tommelise really doesn’t want to marry Mr. Muldvarp, the mole, but she feels beholden to Mrs. Markmusen, the mousewife who has cared for her all winter and who insists it’s a good match.'

Source: Rocket Stack Rank (http://www.rocketstackrank.com/2016/12/When-I-Lay-Frozen-Margo-Lanagan.html). (Sighted: 08/05/2017)

1 4 y separately published work icon Swarm Zeroes 2 Scott Westerfeld , Margo Lanagan , Deborah Biancotti , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2016 9768980 2016 single work novel science fiction young adult

'The second book in the unputdownable, action-packed Zeroes series from New York Times bestselling authors.

'Every power has a dark side. Keep the secret. Use your power for good. Keep out of trouble. Stick together. Or things will fall apart.

'It's the holiday season, but the celebration at the Zeroes's underground nightclub is blown apart when two strangers with new powers take to the dance floor. The Zeroes pursue them, only to discover that they're fleeing an even more sinister power-wielder, Swarm. The Zeroes must learn all they can about this dangerous new player if they are to stay safe.

'Meanwhile each of the Zeroes also has their own issues to deal with. Bellwether's confidence is challenged, and Mob questions the nature of her power. Crash's conscience gets a workout, and Anon and Scam face harsh truths about belonging. And it's up to Flicker to pick up the reins and lead the Zeroes into a terrifying showdown.

'A terrific sequel with a cracking pace that raises the stakes in this brilliant and unique superheroes series.' (Publication summary)

1 Cat Calls Margo Lanagan , 2015 single work short story young adult
— Appears in: Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean 2015;

Every week day, Melita is sexually threatened by a group of adult males on her way to school. Nobody will help and her father tells her the men do it because she’s pretty. The technology to counteract the cat-calling is available, but too expensive for a poor family. Eventually she is protected and dignified by the support of her school community, both boys and girls. This story interrogates common misconceptions about sexual harassment.

1 y separately published work icon Zeroes Scott Westerfeld , Margo Lanagan , Deborah Biancotti , 2015 Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2015-2017 9769020 2015 series - author novel science fiction fantasy
1 8 y separately published work icon Zeroes Scott Westerfeld , Margo Lanagan , Deborah Biancotti , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2015 8957189 2015 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Don't call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart.

'Ethan aka Scam has a voice inside him that'll say whatever people want to hear, whether it's true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn't - like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren't exactly best friends these days.

'Enter Nate, aka Bellwether, the group's 'glorious leader.' After Scam's SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But when the rescue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind encounters with ever more dangerous criminals. At the heart of the chaos they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it or let it loose as she pleases.

'Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening instalment of a thrilling new series.' (Publication summary)

1 Drowntown Margo Lanagan , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: New Writing : Twenty Five 2014; (p. 85-92)
1 y separately published work icon We Three Kids Margo Lanagan , 2013 single work novella fantasy

'That’s when they trapped us, those star-children. After that moment, we couldn’t say no to them; we could only offer them the shelter of our home, and let them do whatever on earth they wanted.

'Three strange, carefully wrapped infants appear on a Bethlehem rubbish heap—local girl Leah doesn't like their looks, but her little sister Shoshana insists on bringing them home.

'That night, in a stable across town, a woman goes into labour. Hers is a very special baby, announced by angels, its birthplace marked by a star. But her husband Yoseph looks into baby Emmanuel's eyes and wonders, is this really the Son of the Lord, or just of a simple carpenter?

'And then the visitors arrive.

'Margo Lanagan's Christmas novelette is a dance along the border between faith and fantasy. Which side will you fall down on?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 By Desecration Rock Margo Lanagan , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , September no. 19 2013; (p. 72-73) The Best of The Lifted Brow Volume Two 2017;

'Now the daylight was easing, and the birds wheeled and called for the last time before going to roost. The shadows that had pooled in the undergrowth began to clamber slowly upwards into the moss-hung trees...'  (Publication abstract)

1 Black Swan Event Margo Lanagan , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: The Griffith Review , no. 42 2013; (p. 218-227) The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013 2014;
1 Blooding the Bride Margo Lanagan , 2012 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Exotic Gothic 4 : A Postscripts Anthology , July no. 28-29 2012;

' Loriane loves Lucas Greave and is excited about marrying him. During their wedding banquet she blacks out and wakes in a strange place. What follows is an overlong passage until the finale which capitulates a familiar old tradition about the lord of a land and a newly wedded maiden.'

Source: SFRevu (http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=14272). (Sighted: 18/2/2014)

1 Crow And Caper, Caper And Crow Margo Lanagan , 2012 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Under My Hat : Tales from the Cauldron 2012; (p. 397-) The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 2013;
1 Titty Anne and the Very, Very Hairy Man Margo Lanagan , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 71 no. 4 2012; (p. 98-107)
1 Mouth to Mouth Margo Lanagan , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: The Big Issue Australia , 28 August - 10 September no. 414 2012; (p. 14-17)
1 Significant Dust Margo Lanagan , 2012 single work short story horror science fiction
— Appears in: Cracklescape 2012; (p. 71-104) The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year : Volume Seven 2013; (p. 589-608) Focus 2012 : Highlights of Australian Short Fiction 2013;
1 Bajazzle Margo Lanagan , 2012 single work short story fantasy horror
— Appears in: Cracklescape 2012; (p. 45-69)
1 The Isles of the Sun Margo Lanagan , 2012 single work short story fantasy horror
— Appears in: Cracklescape 2012; (p. 25-43)
1 The Duchess Dresser Margo Lanagan , 2012 single work short story fantasy horror
— Appears in: Cracklescape 2012; (p. 1-23)
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