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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction
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Comprising only seven reprints, the new stories are from SF luminaries such as George Turner, Lucy Sussex and Sean McMullen. 'Several of the stories have an almost 1950s golden age tinge to them - for example, George Turner's first-contact story 'Flowering Mandrake,' in which humanity and aliens find they have little in common. In 'The Miocene Arrow Sean McMullen continues his stories in which prehistoric cetaceans take revenge on humanity. In 'Kay and Phil,' Lucy Sussex produces a wonderful vignette of Philip K. Dick in 1961 and the imaginary influences on his cult novel The Man in the High Castle... Fascinating is [Damien Broderick's] short introduction [to 'The Magi'], which tells of his meeting with a prostitute who loves science fiction at a seminar at the Humanities Research Centre at ANU (Colin Steele, SF Commentary No 77, p.53).

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Adelaide, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,:Aphelion Publications , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Cold Sleep, Cold Dreams..., E. W. Story , single work short story science fiction (p. 7-31)
Flowering Mandrake, George Turner , single work short story science fiction
Humanity and aliens find they have little in common in this first-contact story.
(p. 33-72)
Blue Venom, Rosaleen Love , single work short story science fiction (p. 73-83)
The Caress, Greg Egan , single work short story science fiction (p. 85-111)
The Miocene Arrow, Sean McMullen , single work short story science fiction
In 'The Miocene Arrow' Sean McMullen continues his stories in which prehistoric cetaceans take revenge on humanity (Colin Steele, SF Commentary No 77, p.53).
(p. 113-137)
The Soap Bubble, Sean Williams , single work short story science fiction (p. 139-178)
Land's End, Leanne Frahm , single work short story science fiction (p. 179-197)
Mnemonic Plague, Bill Dodds , single work short story science fiction (p. 199-206)
Rain from the New God, Simon Brown , single work short story science fiction (p. 207-214)
The Listener, Yvonne Rousseau , single work short story science fiction (p. 215-232)
The Magi, Damien Broderick , single work short story science fiction

'The Jesuit starship St. Ignatius Loyola, in exile from post-religion High Earth, finds a deserted city on a distant world. Have its people gone in search of their Redeemer?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

(p. 233-275)
The Last Lion in Africa is Dead, Geoffrey Maloney , Kerrie R. Hanlon (illustrator), single work short story science fiction (p. 277-285)
Through the Waters that Bind, Shane Dix , single work short story science fiction (p. 287-312)
Kay and Phil, Lucy Sussex , single work short story science fiction (p. 313-332)
Jubilee, Wynne Whiteford , single work short story science fiction (p. 333-343)
The Quiet Redemption of Andy the House, Terry Dowling , single work short story horror (p. 345-367)
MPR Crusoe, Frank B. Bryning , single work short story science fiction (p. 369-385)
My Sister, Cristeta, Who is Magic, Paul Voermans , single work short story science fiction (p. 387-400)
Kill Me Once, Susan Isle , single work short story horror

'A doctor finds her patient has the cure for what ails her, even as his vampiric nature makes her diagnosis somewhat awkward' [source: Jason Nahrung, 'Vampires in the Sunburnt Country,' 2007, p.52].

(p. 401-417)
Desired Dragons, Stephen Dedman , single work short story science fiction (p. 419-431)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Australian Science Fiction, as Showcased by Australian SF Anthologies Stephan Kraitsowits , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-11)
'An apparently convenient way of studying Australian science fiction is to analyse the contents of ready-made anthologies of Australian science fiction. In doing so, the researcher discreetly circumvents the thorny issue of 'What is Australian?' and also 'What is science fiction?' by taking for granted that the texts within collections of Australian sf necessarily are Australian science fiction. Things, however, are never quite so simple and before being able to add to the debate as to what Australian science fiction truly is, it is necessary to overview the 50 odd years separating the most recent sf anthologies from the very first anthology showcasing Australian science fiction and to plot the meandering course of the genre's commercial development.' (Author's abstract)
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Australian Science Fiction : In Search of the 'Feel' Dorotta Guttfeld , 2007-2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 65-72)
One of a Kind Dirk Strasser (interviewer), 2003 single work interview
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 31 2003; (p. 119-124)
Scanners Colin Steele , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , November no. 77 2001; (p. 49-77)

— Review of Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction Damien Broderick , 1995 single work criticism ; Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story ; The Destiny Makers George Turner , 1993 single work novel ; Twilight Beach Terry Dowling , 1993 selected work short story ; Evolution Annie Rosaleen Love , 1991 selected work short story ; The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 1998 reference bibliography biography ; Beyond the Hanging Wall Sara Douglass , 1996 single work novel ; Distress Greg Egan , 1995 single work novel ; Axiomatic Greg Egan , 1995 selected work short story ; Permutation City Greg Egan , 1994 single work novel ; Mirrorsun Rising Sean McMullen , 1995 single work novel ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; The Opoponax Invasion John Brosnan , 1993 single work novel ; Envoy Shannah Jay , 1994 single work novel ; She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract ; The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 1997 anthology short story ; Time Marches Off : 2000 Years from Now Paul De Wreder , 1942 single work novel ; Dark House : Stories Compiled by Gary Crew 1995 anthology short story ; The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories 1994 anthology short story
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Untitled Vicki Bowden , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 8 no. 2 1994; (p. 4)

— Review of Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
Scanners Colin Steele , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , November no. 77 2001; (p. 49-77)

— Review of Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction Damien Broderick , 1995 single work criticism ; Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story ; The Destiny Makers George Turner , 1993 single work novel ; Twilight Beach Terry Dowling , 1993 selected work short story ; Evolution Annie Rosaleen Love , 1991 selected work short story ; The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 1998 reference bibliography biography ; Beyond the Hanging Wall Sara Douglass , 1996 single work novel ; Distress Greg Egan , 1995 single work novel ; Axiomatic Greg Egan , 1995 selected work short story ; Permutation City Greg Egan , 1994 single work novel ; Mirrorsun Rising Sean McMullen , 1995 single work novel ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; The Opoponax Invasion John Brosnan , 1993 single work novel ; Envoy Shannah Jay , 1994 single work novel ; She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract ; The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 1997 anthology short story ; Time Marches Off : 2000 Years from Now Paul De Wreder , 1942 single work novel ; Dark House : Stories Compiled by Gary Crew 1995 anthology short story ; The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories 1994 anthology short story
Celestial Aussie Sci-Fi Line-Up Belies US Exclusivity Van Ikin , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 September 1994; (p. 13A)

— Review of Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story
In a Year of Good Australian Sci-Fi Anthologies, This One is Even Bigger and Better Colin Steele , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 November 1994; (p. C11)

— Review of The Opoponax Invasion John Brosnan , 1993 single work novel ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Envoy Shannah Jay , 1994 single work novel
One of a Kind Dirk Strasser (interviewer), 2003 single work interview
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 31 2003; (p. 119-124)
Australian Science Fiction : In Search of the 'Feel' Dorotta Guttfeld , 2007-2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 65-72)
Australian Science Fiction, as Showcased by Australian SF Anthologies Stephan Kraitsowits , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-11)
'An apparently convenient way of studying Australian science fiction is to analyse the contents of ready-made anthologies of Australian science fiction. In doing so, the researcher discreetly circumvents the thorny issue of 'What is Australian?' and also 'What is science fiction?' by taking for granted that the texts within collections of Australian sf necessarily are Australian science fiction. Things, however, are never quite so simple and before being able to add to the debate as to what Australian science fiction truly is, it is necessary to overview the 50 odd years separating the most recent sf anthologies from the very first anthology showcasing Australian science fiction and to plot the meandering course of the genre's commercial development.' (Author's abstract)
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