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y separately published work icon Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction periodical   science fiction  
Date: 2008-
Date: 2006-2007
Date: 2005
Date: 2001-2004
Date: 1990-2000
Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction
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Australia's longest-running and most successful science-fiction/fantasy magazine, Aurealis was founded in 1990 by Stephen Higgins and Dirk Strasser. Undaunted by the continued failure of similar magazines leading up to the end of the 1980s, Higgins and Strasser aimed to provide writers in those genres with the opportunity to have their works published and to help expand the readership of Australian fantasy and science fiction. Aurealis was also established as a vehicle for identifying and promoting emerging talent. The pair were able to get the magazine off the ground through the assistance of grants from the Victorian government, thus enabling them to offer payment to contributors.

Contributors to Aurealis over the years have included significant and influential Australian writers such as George Turner, Michael Pryor, Terry Dowling, Sean Williams, Greg Egan, Sean McMullen, Lucy Sussex, and Stephen Dedman (qq.v.). The reputation of the magazine was consolidated in 1995 with the inaugural Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction for Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Higgins and Stresser announced their intention to sell Aurealis in 2001 so that they could concentrate on Chimaera Publications (the company they set up to publish Aurealis) and other projects. However, the sale was postponed indefinitely when Keith Stevenson offered to take over their editorial duties. Since 2005, the magazine has been edited by a various of editorial teams, including the pairings of Ben Payne and Robert Hoge, and of Stephen Higgins and Stuart Mayne.

In October 2011 Dirk Strasser announced in the Editorial for No.45 that Aurealis had become an epublication.

Notes

  • Chimaera Publications has produced several anthologies drawing on work published in Aurealis.

  • The magazine is distributed by BBR in the UK, and through direct subscription worldwide.

  • See Also: Stevenson, Keith. 'Aurealis Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine.' In Australian Speculative Fiction: A Genre Overview (2005).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1990

Works about this Work

The History and Future of Aurealis : An Interview with Dirk Strasser Chris Large , 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 100 2017;
From the Cloud Michael Pryor , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 100 2017;
From the Cloud Stephen Higgins , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 100 2017;
From the Cloud Dirk Strasser , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 100 2017;
From the Cloud Dirk Strasser , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , October no. 45 2011; (p. 2-3)

Strasser briefly outlines the publication history of Aurealis in the context of science fiction publication in Australia.

Wide Horizons: Australian Science Fiction Brian Forte , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , March-April no. 10 1991; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction 1990 periodical (109 issues)
Novelist Takes a Stand on Stepmothers Giles Hugo , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 18 April 1992; (p. 26)

— Review of Soho Square Four 1991 anthology short story poetry ; Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction 1990 periodical (109 issues)
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions Keith Stevenson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 32 2003; (p. 4-11)
SF Files Jason Nahrung , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 October 2004; (p. 6)
Conduit Keith Stevenson , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 33/34/35 2004; (p. 275)
y separately published work icon Australian Speculative Fiction : A Genre Overview Donna Maree Hanson , Murrumbateman : Aust Speculative Fiction , 2005 Z1225302 2005 reference biography review 'A readers guide to the Australian speculative fiction scene.' (Publisher's blurb)
Aurealis Team Interview Stuart Mayne (interviewer), Stephen Higgins (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 38/39 2007; (p. 21-31)
The Aurealis editing team respond to questions about themselves, their reading preferences and speculative fiction.

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

ISSN: 1035-1205
Subtitle:
Various. Aurealis: The Australian Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (no.1 1990 - no.14 1994); Aurealis: Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction (from no.15 1995).
Frequency:

Quarterly (1990-1992); bi-annual (from 1993).

Monthly epublication from October 2011.

Range:
1990-.
Size:
21 cm.
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