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".'