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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... no. 20-21 1998 of Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction est. 1990 Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction
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* Contents derived from the 1998 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
1997 Aurealis Awards, Dirk Strasser , single work column (p. 8-9)
1997 Aurealis Awards Judges' Reports, single work column (p. 10-13)
The Australian Society of Speculative Fiction Writers, Dirk Strasser , Stephen Higgins , single work column (p. 14-15)
Imagining Ajax, Simon Brown , single work short story science fiction (p. 17-29)
Occasional Demons, Robert Hood , single work short story thriller (p. 31-42)
Rule of the People, Sean McMullen , single work short story fantasy

Set in Melbourne in 1865, 'Rule Of The People' sees the city become home to a group of Olympian gods and semi-divines, such as Thetis, Vulcan and Proteus. More importantly, it has also become the home of Julia Branchester, a 900-year-old 'raptor', a mortal who has learned the knack of slaying vampyres and absorbing their essence to extend her own life. The gods fins themselves in trouble when Branchester forces from Proteus the secret of shapechanging - knowledge no mortal should possess. The immortals are also 'falling under the sway of Australia's egalitarian res publica, reducing the majesty of their divinity. One of the gods decides that something has to be done . . .'

[Source: Simon Brown. Aurealis: Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction 20/21 (1998)]

(p. 43-61)
In Theory, Dirk Strasser , single work short story science fiction (p. 63-71)
On the Continent, Hoa Pham , single work short story (p. 73-82)
Keeping the Meter Running, Geoffrey Maloney , single work short story science fiction (p. 83-101)
In Infinite Race, Terry Dowling , single work short story crime science fiction (p. 103-113)
Habits of Empire, Susan Isle , single work short story science fiction (p. 115-125)
Byzantium vs Republic of Australia, Russell Blackford , single work short story (p. 127-149)
Australian Visions, Michael Pryor , single work short story science fiction (p. 151-158)
Living on the Dark Edge : An Interview with Richard Harland, Robert Hood (interviewer), single work interview (p. 159-167)
Untitled, Bill Congreve , single work review
— Review of The White Abacus Damien Broderick , 1997 single work novel ;
(p. 170-171)
Untitled, Bill Congreve , single work review
— Review of The Dark Edge Richard Harland , 1997 single work novel ;
(p. 171-172)
[Review] Sinner [and] Darkfall, Bill Congreve , single work review
— Review of Sinner Sara Douglass , 1997 single work novel ; Darkfall Isobelle Carmody , 1997 single work novel ;
(p. 172-174)
[Review] The Art of Arrow Cutting, Vamp, Funnelweb, Black Ice [and] The Infernal, Bill Congreve , single work review
— Review of The Art of Arrow Cutting Stephen Dedman , 1997 single work novel ; Vamp : A Novel Tracy Ryan , 1997 single work novel ; Funnelweb Russell Braddon , 1990 single work novel ; Black Ice Lucy Sussex , 1997 single work novel ; The Infernal Kim Wilkins , 1997 single work novel ;
(p. 177-180)
Other Means of Persuasion, Stephen Dedman , single work prose biography (p. 189-190)
Con Countdown, Edwina Harvey , single work prose (p. 191-193)

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