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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Striped Holes
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'Sopwith Hammil might be the nation's top chat-show host but his peace of mind is shattered when a time traveling bureaucrat lands on his couch. To save his life and the human race (They're turning the Sun off!), Sopwith must find a wife inside three hours. Turns out it's not that easy, Soppy.

'Meanwhile, popular astrologer and certified lifesaver O'Flaherty Gribble, a favorite guest on Sopwith's show, has discovered the Callisto Effect and how to build striped holes. And in a future that makes Nineteen Eighty-Four look like Brave New World or vice versa, beautiful Hsia Shan-Yun is about to have her brain scrubbed for knitting one of those striped holes, with frightful consequences. But luckily, O'Flaherty finds himself seated on a plane next to God. Tighten your belt, it's that kind of novel.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Gateway edition).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Avon Books ,
      1988 .
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    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Mandarin , 1990 .
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    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Orion ,
      2020 .
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      Extent: 178p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 19 May 2020.
      ISBN: 9781473230132
      Series: y separately published work icon Gateway London : Orion , 2011- 19458199 2011 series - publisher novel science fiction

      Inaugurated by Orion in 2011, Gateway originally republished significant works of science fiction. By 2015, it had a catalogue of nearly three thousand titles, by over two hundred authors. Latterly, it has extended its catalogue to classic works of fantasy, horror, and crime, as well as science fiction.

      It is a companion series to SF Masterworks.

      Only works on the list by Australian authors are included on AustLit.

      Sources include https://www.thebookseller.com/news/more-hachette-authors-join-gateway.

Works about this Work

The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 128-140)
'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
y separately published work icon Hyperdreams: Damien Broderick's Space/ Time Fiction Russell Blackford , New Lambton : Nimrod Publications , 1998 Z422966 1998 single work criticism
Time Travel: How and Why To Do It Rosaleen Love , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 October 1990; (p. 9)

— Review of Striped Holes Damien Broderick , 1988 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick , 1982 single work novel ; Sorcerer's World Damien Broderick , 1970 single work novel
Illusions of Infinity, Infinity of Illusion Marie MacLean , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 123 1990; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Striped Holes Damien Broderick , 1988 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick , 1982 single work novel ; Sorcerer's World Damien Broderick , 1970 single work novel
Stricken Sydney Remains Commercial Terry Dowling , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 27-28 October 1990; (p. 5)

— Review of Salt Gabrielle Lord , 1990 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick , 1982 single work novel ; Striped Holes Damien Broderick , 1988 single work novel
Stricken Sydney Remains Commercial Terry Dowling , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 27-28 October 1990; (p. 5)

— Review of Salt Gabrielle Lord , 1990 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick , 1982 single work novel ; Striped Holes Damien Broderick , 1988 single work novel
Illusions of Infinity, Infinity of Illusion Marie MacLean , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 123 1990; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Striped Holes Damien Broderick , 1988 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick , 1982 single work novel ; Sorcerer's World Damien Broderick , 1970 single work novel
Time Travel: How and Why To Do It Rosaleen Love , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 October 1990; (p. 9)

— Review of Striped Holes Damien Broderick , 1988 single work novel ; The Judas Mandala Damien Broderick , 1982 single work novel ; Sorcerer's World Damien Broderick , 1970 single work novel
The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 128-140)
'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
y separately published work icon Hyperdreams: Damien Broderick's Space/ Time Fiction Russell Blackford , New Lambton : Nimrod Publications , 1998 Z422966 1998 single work criticism
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