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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 The Asking Game
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'Sydney, 2020 - 'the city of water'. Alice's life is about to change in ways she could never have imagined. Alice, or Eve as she was once known, is hired to expose Eternity, the cult that was founded outside the small desert town where she was born. With Drew, the boy from upstairs, who may be spying on her or watching over her, she begins a dream-like road trip into the dead heart of Australia where the past unravels into the future with exhilarating speed. Why did her sister Lucy leave her and what is it that happened between them? Who was her mother? Questions are asked. Their answers haunt and unsettle.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • First published in 2002 as a thesis by University of Technology, Sydney. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • An earlier version of The Asking Game was runner-up in the 2002 Australia/Vogel literary award and edited extracts have appeared in a number of journals and enthologies ... --verso of half title page
  • Epigraph: How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual./ i wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think/ was I the same when I got up this morning?/ I almost think I can remember feeling a little different./ But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? - The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2002
    • Yarraville, Footscray - Maribyrnong area, Melbourne - West, Melbourne, Victoria,: Transit Lounge , 2007 .
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      Extent: 216, [4]p.p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 9780975022863 (pbk.)

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Works about this Work

Why Speculate – the Current State of ‘Spec-Fic’ Publishing Rose Michael , Cat Sparks , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 51 2018;

'This collaborative paper explores how the ‘spec-fic’ category may be responding to contemporary political and environmental challenges. It presents two case studies, in the personal writing and professional publishing experiences of authors Rose Michael and Cat Sparks, to consider the ways speculative fiction engages with real-world concerns. The paper acknowledges the genre’s contested relationship to harder-to-categorise cross-genre or interstitial forms of non-realist fiction, as well as its obvious antecedents in science fiction and its arguable overlap with ‘big L’ literature. As creative practitioners and published authors who dis/identify with generic labels in different ways, the authors contend that the use, misuse, and abuse of genre conventions has been, and continues to be, personally and professionally productive – particularly in a contemporary publishing landscape impacted by changes to technology and platforms that have transformed traditional relationships and roles.'  (Publication abstract)

‘Even If They Were to Leave Europe’ : Frankenstein in Tasmania Leigh Dale , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 34 no. 2 2012; (p. 93-101)
'Since the early nineteenth century, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has served as a narrative model for those writing of science and ambition. For example, a contemporary journalist trying to explain the modus operandi of biologist and science entrepreneur J. Craig Venter, who was involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and was leader of the first team to create a cell with a synthetic genome, turned to the protagonist of Shelley’s 1818 novel as a point of reference for a description of his subject:...' (Publication abstract)
Fiction Alison Bartlett , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 112 2008; (p. 75-77)

— Review of The Asking Game Rose Michael , 2002 single work novel
Off to a Flying Start Sunil Badami , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 2 no. 8 2007; (p. 22, 27)

— Review of All Those Bright Crosses: Gambling Everything is Never Enough Ross Duncan , 2007 single work novel ; The Asking Game Rose Michael , 2002 single work novel ; Other Country Stephen Scourfield , 2007 single work novel ; Whitecap James Woodford , 2007 single work novel
Thrilling Journey of Self-Discovery Liam Davison , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 June 2007; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The Asking Game Rose Michael , 2002 single work novel
[Review] The Asking Game Kabita Dhara , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 86 no. 8 2007; (p. 37)

— Review of The Asking Game Rose Michael , 2002 single work novel
First Timers Go Their Own Way Thuy On , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 June 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre , 2007 single work novel ; The Asking Game Rose Michael , 2002 single work novel
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 10 June 2007; (p. 21)

— Review of The Asking Game Rose Michael , 2002 single work novel
Thrilling Journey of Self-Discovery Liam Davison , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 June 2007; (p. 14-15)

— Review of The Asking Game Rose Michael , 2002 single work novel
Off to a Flying Start Sunil Badami , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 2 no. 8 2007; (p. 22, 27)

— Review of All Those Bright Crosses: Gambling Everything is Never Enough Ross Duncan , 2007 single work novel ; The Asking Game Rose Michael , 2002 single work novel ; Other Country Stephen Scourfield , 2007 single work novel ; Whitecap James Woodford , 2007 single work novel
‘Even If They Were to Leave Europe’ : Frankenstein in Tasmania Leigh Dale , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 34 no. 2 2012; (p. 93-101)
'Since the early nineteenth century, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has served as a narrative model for those writing of science and ambition. For example, a contemporary journalist trying to explain the modus operandi of biologist and science entrepreneur J. Craig Venter, who was involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and was leader of the first team to create a cell with a synthetic genome, turned to the protagonist of Shelley’s 1818 novel as a point of reference for a description of his subject:...' (Publication abstract)
Why Speculate – the Current State of ‘Spec-Fic’ Publishing Rose Michael , Cat Sparks , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 51 2018;

'This collaborative paper explores how the ‘spec-fic’ category may be responding to contemporary political and environmental challenges. It presents two case studies, in the personal writing and professional publishing experiences of authors Rose Michael and Cat Sparks, to consider the ways speculative fiction engages with real-world concerns. The paper acknowledges the genre’s contested relationship to harder-to-categorise cross-genre or interstitial forms of non-realist fiction, as well as its obvious antecedents in science fiction and its arguable overlap with ‘big L’ literature. As creative practitioners and published authors who dis/identify with generic labels in different ways, the authors contend that the use, misuse, and abuse of genre conventions has been, and continues to be, personally and professionally productive – particularly in a contemporary publishing landscape impacted by changes to technology and platforms that have transformed traditional relationships and roles.'  (Publication abstract)

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