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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Kay and Phil
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  • Epigraph: 'I know that this may sound quire ridiculous but the writer had very much the character of a visitant.' - From a letter describing Katharine Burdekin.

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    y separately published work icon Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction Peter McNamara (editor), Margaret Winch (editor), North Adelaide : Aphelion Publications , 1994 Z296377 1994 anthology short story science fiction satire 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).

    North Adelaide : Aphelion Publications , 1994
    pg. 313-332
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    y separately published work icon Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women Susan A. Williams (editor), Richard Glynn Jones (editor), Ringwood : Viking , 1995 Z813475 1995 anthology short story fantasy 'Fantasy long has been a vehicle that women have used to express their creative diversity and free themselves from a male-dominated literary establishment. This collection contains 38 short stories written by women from 1941 to the present. It includes new voices from four continents and writers better known for other fictions, such as Joyce Carol Oates, Fay Weldon, P.D. James, and others' (www.amazon.com). Ringwood : Viking , 1995 pg. 533-553
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    y separately published work icon A Tour Guide in Utopia Lucy Sussex , Parramatta : MirrorDanse Editions , 2005 Z1228043 2005 selected work short story novella prose fantasy science fiction horror A small press collection of short stories, all previously published, some dating from 1994. Parramatta : MirrorDanse Editions , 2005 pg. 116-139
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    y separately published work icon Absolute Uncertainty : Short Fiction Lucy Sussex , Seattle : Aqueduct Press , 2006 Z1481478 2006 selected work short story interview science fiction fantasy Seattle : Aqueduct Press , 2006 pg. 21-47
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    y separately published work icon Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies : The Essential Lucy Sussex Lucy Sussex , Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2011 Z1770352 2011 selected work short story 'Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies: The Essential Lucy Sussex collects 25 stories spanning the amazing 28 year career of one of the legends of Australian genre fiction.' (Publisher's blurb) Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2011 pg. 49-69

Works about this Work

The Anxiety of Influence: About Writing About the Writing of Philip K. Dick's 'The Man in the High Castle' and Katharine Burdekin's 'Swastika Night' Lucy Sussex , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Space Between : Australian Women Writing Fictocriticism 1998; (p. 293-307)
Sussex discusses possible connections between Swastika Night (1937) by British author Kay Burdekin ('Murray Constantine') and The Man in the High Castle ( 1962) by American author Philip K. Dick. In this ficto-critical piece, she explores personal issues relating to her family's experience and the themes of the novels.
The Anxiety of Influence: About Writing About the Writing of Philip K. Dick's 'The Man in the High Castle' and Katharine Burdekin's 'Swastika Night' Lucy Sussex , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Space Between : Australian Women Writing Fictocriticism 1998; (p. 293-307)
Sussex discusses possible connections between Swastika Night (1937) by British author Kay Burdekin ('Murray Constantine') and The Man in the High Castle ( 1962) by American author Philip K. Dick. In this ficto-critical piece, she explores personal issues relating to her family's experience and the themes of the novels.
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