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Andrew Macrae Andrew Macrae i(A7492 works by)
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y separately published work icon Trucksong Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2013 Z1916709 2013 single work novel science fiction

'In a post-apocalyptic Australian landscape dominated by free-wheeling cyborgs, a young man goes in search of his lost lover who has been kidnapped by a rogue AI truck – the Brumby King.

'Along the way, he teams with Sinnerman, an independent truck with its own reasons for hating the Brumby King.

'Before his final confrontation with the brumbies, he must learn more about the broken-down world and his own place in it, and face his worst fears.

'This genre-bending work of literary biopunk mixes the mad fun of Mad Max II with the idiosyncratic testimony of works like Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang or Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Norma K. Hemming Award
2013 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Best Novel
2014 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novel
y separately published work icon Cock : Adventures in Masculinity Melbourne : Coeur de Lion , 2006 Z1323776 2006 anthology short story

'Cock is an anthology of stories that question and problematise the male perspective from within.

'There's a heavy dose of irony in our use of the word Cock in the title. The male viewpoint is the dominant one in Western culture, and to speak as white and male is to occupy a position of power.

'This is not a 'men's movement' project, nor is it a backlash against feminism. It doesn't aim to redress some kind of perceived imbalance in representations of men. That's why we felt it was important it should also be open to women writers.

'Cock is an attempt to look at a theme that doesn't really get much attention in the mainstream, despite the fact that the male perspective, the male gaze, is the dominant, defining and default position in our cultural products.

'And in fact, one of the effects of this dominance is that maleness gets reduced, and simplified, and over-determined. We start to take for granted that we know what it means. We start to lose sight of other possibilities for masculinity.

'So we wanted to do a project that would mess with that, and hopefully shift around and overlay some different meanings about what it is to be male.Cock is a genuine attempt to interrogate masculinity. And hopefully you'll enjoy the fruits of our labour.'

Source: Anthology website:
Sighted: 10/40/2007

2007 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
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