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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Map of Power
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'Following global starvation, water wars and the collapse of nation-states, Western Australia in 2258 has reverted to fundamentalist, tech-hating, feudal enclaves vying for supremacy. Serving a local warlord and using forbidden tech found in a Perth observatory, free-thinker Morgan Welwyn discovers an inhabited orbiting biosphere, iolated since 2024 and facing problems of its own'. Source: 'A Valuable History of Horror'.

Notes

  • This novel was written as a requirement for the completion of a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia.
  • Dedication: In memory of Grant and Jenny For some, dreams are not possible
  • Epigraph: ... the destiny of [hu]mankind evokes in us all those beneficent forces that ever and anon have enabled humanity to find a refuge from every peril and to outlive the longest night. Jung.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 1996 .
      Extent: 506p.
      ISBN: 0091833280

Works about this Work

An Apocalyptic Map : New Worlds and the Colonization of Australia Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 23-53)
'This chapter examines the map that preceded, and eventually superseded, the territory of Australia, in order to demonstrate that early maps of the south land established an apocalyptic tradition that still resonates in contemporary fictions. If one reinterprets Jean Baudrillard's comments in the context of colonization and Australia, it is possible to see how European imagination delineated an apocalyptic map of the country before explorers and settlers even arrived, a map that located Australia as a tabula rasa, a blank slate where heaven and hell might equally be feasible. This chapter surveys the dialectic emerging from these confliction visions.' (24)
SF Worlds in Darkness and Joy : An Interview with Tess Williams Van Ikin (interviewer), Helen Merrick (interviewer), 2000 single work interview
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 15 no. 2 (Issue 42) 2000; (p. 2-13)
[Review] Map of Power [and] Metal Fatigue Peter McNamara , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 14 no. 1 (Issue 39) 1997; (p. 29-33)

— Review of Map of Power Tess Williams , 1996 single work novel ; Metal Fatigue Sean Williams , 1996 single work novel
Williams and Williams, the Way of the Future Van Ikin , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 March 1997; (p. 10s)

— Review of Metal Fatigue Sean Williams , 1996 single work novel ; Map of Power Tess Williams , 1996 single work novel
Untitled Bill Congreve , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 18 1996; (p. 73-74)

— Review of Map of Power Tess Williams , 1996 single work novel
[Review] Map of Power [and] Metal Fatigue Peter McNamara , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 14 no. 1 (Issue 39) 1997; (p. 29-33)

— Review of Map of Power Tess Williams , 1996 single work novel ; Metal Fatigue Sean Williams , 1996 single work novel
A Valuable History of Horror Terry Dowling , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 November 1996; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Metal Fatigue Sean Williams , 1996 single work novel ; Map of Power Tess Williams , 1996 single work novel ; Bonescribes : The Year's Best Australian Horror 1995 1996 anthology short story
Williams and Williams, the Way of the Future Van Ikin , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 March 1997; (p. 10s)

— Review of Metal Fatigue Sean Williams , 1996 single work novel ; Map of Power Tess Williams , 1996 single work novel
Local Flavour for Life in New World Vic Crossland , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 11 December 1996; (p. 7)

— Review of Whaleroad Kerry Greenwood , 1996 single work novel ; Map of Power Tess Williams , 1996 single work novel
Untitled Bill Congreve , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 18 1996; (p. 73-74)

— Review of Map of Power Tess Williams , 1996 single work novel
SF Worlds in Darkness and Joy : An Interview with Tess Williams Van Ikin (interviewer), Helen Merrick (interviewer), 2000 single work interview
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 15 no. 2 (Issue 42) 2000; (p. 2-13)
An Apocalyptic Map : New Worlds and the Colonization of Australia Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 23-53)
'This chapter examines the map that preceded, and eventually superseded, the territory of Australia, in order to demonstrate that early maps of the south land established an apocalyptic tradition that still resonates in contemporary fictions. If one reinterprets Jean Baudrillard's comments in the context of colonization and Australia, it is possible to see how European imagination delineated an apocalyptic map of the country before explorers and settlers even arrived, a map that located Australia as a tabula rasa, a blank slate where heaven and hell might equally be feasible. This chapter surveys the dialectic emerging from these confliction visions.' (24)
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