Cover by Rowena Cory. Source: Internet Speculative Fiction Database (http://www.isfdb.org)
y Distant Worlds anthology   short story   fantasy   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 Distant Worlds
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* Contents derived from the St Kilda, Caulfield - St Kilda area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Cory and Collins , 1981 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Armstrong, Jack Wodhams , 1981 single work short story science fiction (p. 7-23)
The Dreamers of Deliverance, Cherry Wilder , 1979-1981 single work short story science fiction (p. 25-46)
Vandal, Trudy Rose , 1981 single work short story science fiction (p. 89-98)
Concern, Michael Hailstone , 1981 single work short story science fiction (p. 99-116)
The Specialists, Wynne Whiteford , 1981 single work short story science fiction (p. 117-156)
Take the Dilemma by the Horns, John J. Alderson , 1981 single work short story science fiction (p. 163-186)
Where Silence Rules, Keith Taylor , 1981 single work short story science fiction (p. 187-201)
Beyond Our Shores, a Colony, Leanne Frahm , Paul Collins , 1981 single work short story science fiction (p. 203-210)
The Last Day of Christmas, David J. Lake , 1981 single work short story science fiction (p. 211-241)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Dedicated to Jack Wodhams, Wizard of Magic, Letters.
    • St Kilda, Caulfield - St Kilda area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Cory and Collins , 1981 .
      Cover by Rowena Cory. Source: Internet Speculative Fiction Database (http://www.isfdb.org)
      Extent: 242p.
      ISBN: 0909117098
      Series: y Worlds: Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Paul Collins (editor), Void Publications (publisher), Cory and Collins (publisher), Penguin (publisher), St Kilda : Void Publications , 1978-1994 Z1847506 1978 series - publisher short story science fiction fantasy In 1978, having published five issues of the Void Science Fiction and Fantasy, editor Paul Collins transformed the magazine into a series of hardcover original anthologies which were released under the collective 'Worlds' title. The proposed contents for issues 6, 7 and 8 of Void in fact became the contents of the first anthology, Envisaged Worlds. After closing down Void Publications in 1981 Collins published the latter anthologies through his new company, Cory and Collins. A final title in the "worlds" series, Metaworlds, was released in 1994 by Penguin.

      [Source: Marshall B. Tymn and Mike Ashley. Science Fiction, Fantasy, And Weird Fiction Magazines, 1985, pp. 266-267]
      y Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Series Paul Collins (editor), Cory and Collins (publisher), Void Publications (publisher), St Kilda : Cory and Collins , 1980-1984 Z1485016 1980 series - publisher novel science fiction fantasy Void Publications, under the ownership and editorial direction of Paul Collins, began publishing science fiction novels and anthologies in 1980 under the series title Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy (ASF&F). The first release was Jack Wodhams' Looking For Blücher, followed by David J. Lake's The Fourth Hemisphere and Wynne Whiteford's first novel Breathing Space Only. All three nominated at the 1981 Ditmar Awards.

      In 1981 Collins formed a new publishing venture with artist Rowena Cory. The first title to be released by Cory and Collins was the anthology Distant Worlds (1981). While this title is also included within the ASF&F series, it is also the fourth volume within another Void/Cory and Collins' series called Worlds: Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy. This series effectively continued the Void: Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine which had released five issues between 1975 and 1977. The first three volumes from the World series were published prior to Collins establishing the Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, and hence are not considered part of that collection. The two Worlds series volumes published after 1980s (Distant Worlds, 1981, and Frontier Worlds, 1983) are included within the ASF&F series.





      Number in series: 4

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)
Untitled G. Turner , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 May 1981; (p. 28)

— Review of Distant Worlds 1981 anthology short story
In the Void Michael J. Tolley , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , December no. 2 1981; (p. 25-27)

— Review of Distant Worlds 1981 anthology short story
Sci-Fi Grab Bag of Tales Geoff Muirden , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 32 1981; (p. 39)

— Review of Distant Worlds 1981 anthology short story
Sci-Fi Grab Bag of Tales Geoff Muirden , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 32 1981; (p. 39)

— Review of Distant Worlds 1981 anthology short story
In the Void Michael J. Tolley , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , December no. 2 1981; (p. 25-27)

— Review of Distant Worlds 1981 anthology short story
Untitled G. Turner , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 May 1981; (p. 28)

— Review of Distant Worlds 1981 anthology short story
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)
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