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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 Funnelweb
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'Sydney's funnelwebs are irradiated by contaminant from a U.S. submarine and wreak havoc in a city of fear.' - back cover

Notes

  • Dedication: For Rita
  • Epigraph: I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. - Bhagavad Gita c. 200 BC

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Works about this Work

The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
Shorts Marcus Niski , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 193 1997; (p. 65)

— Review of Funnelweb Richard Ryan , 1997 single work novel
Sydney Under Siege by Spiders Christopher Bantick , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 6 July 1997; (p. 20)
Shorts Marcus Niski , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 193 1997; (p. 65)

— Review of Funnelweb Richard Ryan , 1997 single work novel
The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
Sydney Under Siege by Spiders Christopher Bantick , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 6 July 1997; (p. 20)
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