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Sussex and Buckrich bring together Australian female authors who are quirky, idiosyncratic and inventive, presenting a mix of reprint and original material. The twenty-three authors whose works appear in this anthology range from the well known, such as M. Barnard Eldershaw and Gabrielle Lord, to emerging writers such as Leanne Frahm and Lisa Jacobson.

In her introduction, American author Ursula Le Guin argues that women writers see 'a rather different world to men and describe it by rather different means. Working within the parameters of the fantastic provides "a rebel's mode" which enables women writers to "knock the posts out from under the status quo".'

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Sybylla Press , 1995 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Alinta - The Flamei"There, on the first dawn, before time", Hyllus Maris , 1983 single work poetry (p. 19)
Maydina - 'The Shadow'i"Our culture is like a great bird", Hyllus Maris , 1983 single work poetry (p. 20)
The Master Builder's Wife, Lisa Jacobson , 1995 single work short story fantasy (p. 21-30)
The Goddess Wakes, Jane Routley , 1995 single work short story fantasy (p. 31-45)
Widow Wilberforce and the Lyrebird, Nadia Wheatley , 1995 single work short story fantasy (p. 46-59)
The Pumpkin-Eater, Isobelle Carmody , 1995 single work short story young adult (p. 60-76)
Aubade, M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1995 extract novel science fiction (p. 77-91)
One Last Picture of Ruby-Rose, Carmel Bird , 1995 single work short story horror (p. 92-97)
Angel Thing, Petrina Smith , 1995 single work short story fantasy
In the face of hostility from rural males, a mother and daughter rescue a creature that might be a biological experiment gone wrong or an alien.
(p. 98-118)
[Untitled] (from The Sea People), Maurilia Meehan , 1995 extract novel fantasy (p. 119-121)
Entropy, Leanne Frahm , 1995 single work short story horror (p. 122-129)
Science Fictioni"I am getting away", Sarah Endacott , 1995 single work poetry (p. 130-131)
Flight, Ania Walwicz , 1995 single work short story fantasy (p. 132-137)
Possum Lover, Yvonne Rousseau , 1995 single work short story fantasy (p. 138-166)
The Blinding of Bellevue Hearn, Alison Goodman , 1995 single work short story horror (p. 167-174)
Untitled (from Saw), Berni M. Janssen , 1995 extract fantasy (p. 175)
Angel Jacko, Gabrielle Lord , 1995 single work short story fantasy (p. 176-184)
A Sky Full of Ravens, Susan Isle , 1995 single work short story fantasy (p. 185-195)
Untitled, Henrietta Augusta Dugdale , 1995 extract novel fantasy (p. 196-201)
A Tour Guide in Utopia, Lucy Sussex , 1995 single work short story fantasy
Sussex has a fictional meeting with the young Victorian writer Ida Pemberton, who has been projected forward into the Melbourne of 1993, a world Pemberton predicted in an actual short story a century earlier. Since Ida Pemberton died at the early age of twenty-six in 1894 from tuberculosis, Sussex is able to weave an effective "what if" story from what actually was' (Colin Steele, SF Commentary No 77, p.54).

(p. 202-210)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Australian Science Fiction, as Showcased by Australian SF Anthologies Stephan Kraitsowits , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-11)
'An apparently convenient way of studying Australian science fiction is to analyse the contents of ready-made anthologies of Australian science fiction. In doing so, the researcher discreetly circumvents the thorny issue of 'What is Australian?' and also 'What is science fiction?' by taking for granted that the texts within collections of Australian sf necessarily are Australian science fiction. Things, however, are never quite so simple and before being able to add to the debate as to what Australian science fiction truly is, it is necessary to overview the 50 odd years separating the most recent sf anthologies from the very first anthology showcasing Australian science fiction and to plot the meandering course of the genre's commercial development.' (Author's abstract)
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 38-39)

— Review of She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract
Scanners Colin Steele , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , November no. 77 2001; (p. 49-77)

— Review of Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction Damien Broderick , 1995 single work criticism ; Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story ; The Destiny Makers George Turner , 1993 single work novel ; Twilight Beach Terry Dowling , 1993 selected work short story ; Evolution Annie Rosaleen Love , 1991 selected work short story ; The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 1998 reference bibliography biography ; Beyond the Hanging Wall Sara Douglass , 1996 single work novel ; Distress Greg Egan , 1995 single work novel ; Axiomatic Greg Egan , 1995 selected work short story ; Permutation City Greg Egan , 1994 single work novel ; Mirrorsun Rising Sean McMullen , 1995 single work novel ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; The Opoponax Invasion John Brosnan , 1993 single work novel ; Envoy Shannah Jay , 1994 single work novel ; She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract ; The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 1997 anthology short story ; Time Marches Off : 2000 Years from Now Paul De Wreder , 1942 single work novel ; Dark House : Stories Compiled by Gary Crew 1995 anthology short story ; The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories 1994 anthology short story
Untitled Michèle Grossman , 2000 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 224 2000; (p. 5)
Books Read Since August 1995 Bruce Gillespie , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Scratch Pad 17 , April 1996; (p. 1-3)

— Review of Shadow Alley : Nine Crime Stories 1995 anthology short story ; Moonlight Becomes You : A Crimes for Summer Anthology 1995 anthology short story poetry ; Emerald Blue Gerald Murnane , 1995 selected work short story novella ; Port Vila Blues : A Wyatt Novel Garry Disher , 1995 single work novel ; The Education of Young Donald Donald Horne , 1967 single work autobiography ; Dark House : Stories Compiled by Gary Crew 1995 anthology short story ; She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract
Everyday Fantasies Samantha Jennings , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , April/May no. 22 1996; (p. 54-55)

— Review of She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 38-39)

— Review of She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract
Books Read Since August 1995 Bruce Gillespie , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Scratch Pad 17 , April 1996; (p. 1-3)

— Review of Shadow Alley : Nine Crime Stories 1995 anthology short story ; Moonlight Becomes You : A Crimes for Summer Anthology 1995 anthology short story poetry ; Emerald Blue Gerald Murnane , 1995 selected work short story novella ; Port Vila Blues : A Wyatt Novel Garry Disher , 1995 single work novel ; The Education of Young Donald Donald Horne , 1967 single work autobiography ; Dark House : Stories Compiled by Gary Crew 1995 anthology short story ; She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract
Scanners Colin Steele , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , November no. 77 2001; (p. 49-77)

— Review of Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction Damien Broderick , 1995 single work criticism ; Metaworlds : Best Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; Mortal Fire : Best Australian Science Fiction 1993 anthology short story ; The Destiny Makers George Turner , 1993 single work novel ; Twilight Beach Terry Dowling , 1993 selected work short story ; Evolution Annie Rosaleen Love , 1991 selected work short story ; The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 1998 reference bibliography biography ; Beyond the Hanging Wall Sara Douglass , 1996 single work novel ; Distress Greg Egan , 1995 single work novel ; Axiomatic Greg Egan , 1995 selected work short story ; Permutation City Greg Egan , 1994 single work novel ; Mirrorsun Rising Sean McMullen , 1995 single work novel ; Alien Shores : An Anthology of Australian Science Fiction 1994 anthology short story ; The Opoponax Invasion John Brosnan , 1993 single work novel ; Envoy Shannah Jay , 1994 single work novel ; She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract ; The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 1997 anthology short story ; Time Marches Off : 2000 Years from Now Paul De Wreder , 1942 single work novel ; Dark House : Stories Compiled by Gary Crew 1995 anthology short story ; The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories 1994 anthology short story
Peel Me a Grape Kerry Greenwood , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 54 no. 4 1995; (p. 672-676)

— Review of She's Fantastical : The First Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism And Fantasy 1995 anthology short story poetry extract ; The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories 1994 anthology short story ; Strange Fruit : Tales of the Unexpected 1995 anthology short story
An Eidolon Interview withthe Editors of She's Fantastical Justine Larbalestier (interviewer), 1995 single work interview
— Appears in: Eidolon : The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy , Spring no. 19 1995; (p. 59-63)
Discusses the origins of She's Fantastical the first anthology of Australian womwn's speculative fiction, magical realism and fantasy.
Australian Science Fiction, as Showcased by Australian SF Anthologies Stephan Kraitsowits , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-11)
'An apparently convenient way of studying Australian science fiction is to analyse the contents of ready-made anthologies of Australian science fiction. In doing so, the researcher discreetly circumvents the thorny issue of 'What is Australian?' and also 'What is science fiction?' by taking for granted that the texts within collections of Australian sf necessarily are Australian science fiction. Things, however, are never quite so simple and before being able to add to the debate as to what Australian science fiction truly is, it is necessary to overview the 50 odd years separating the most recent sf anthologies from the very first anthology showcasing Australian science fiction and to plot the meandering course of the genre's commercial development.' (Author's abstract)
Untitled Michèle Grossman , 2000 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 224 2000; (p. 5)
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