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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 The Grinding House
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Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated to Mum, Dad, Sandra, James ... and Graham, because I said I would.
  • The Grinding House was republished in 2007 as The Glass Woman. The latter publication contains one additional story, 'In the Drawback,' but does not include Donna Marie Hanson's introductory essay.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Latham, Belconnen area, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:CSFG Publishing , 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Donna Maree Hanson , single work essay (p. 1-2)
Fresh Young Widow, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror

A recently bereaved widow 'holds a revered position in a mythical village: her all-important task is to sheath the newly dead in clay, so that they can be built into the wall that surrounds the village. This morbid but honourable task is reflected in Warren’s own writing: she’s taken a potentially gruesome topic and rendered it in such beautifully crafted prose that it becomes a work of art. Her juxtaposition of the villagers — with their religious fervour and long-held traditions — and her grieving central character’s budding cynicism, creates a poignant, melancholy dichotomy' (Tim Kroenert, Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus).

(p. 5-19)
The Glass Woman, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror (p. 20-27)
The Blue Stream, Kaaron Warren , single work short story fantasy (p. 28-45)
The Hanging People, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror (p. 46-54)
Smoko, Kaaron Warren , single work short story fantasy (p. 55-60)
A Positive, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror (p. 61-69)
The Missing Children, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror (p. 70-74)
Al's Iso Bar, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror
A story about a woman who, when pregnant, is endowed with a peculiar gift, and about her sequence of husbands whose only assignment is to impregnate her.
(p. 75-84)
The Left Behind, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror

Following an ecological disaster on Earth, humans take to space in rockets. Plutonium has left many people disabled; these 'misfits' are all left behind on Earth, where they attempt to rebuild society.

The protagonist, a pregnant woman with a blind cobbler husband, works with the judge. A series of infanticides sweeps their community: mothers are killing their 'perfect' children because of the growing arrogance of older, able-bodied children. After the protagonist's husband is assaulted at the school, the protagonist shifts the crime of the infanticides to the judge, who loved the children and wanted them to be perfect, thus protecting the actual murderers.

(p. 85-99)
Tiger Kill, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror (p. 100-105)
The Wrong Seat, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror (p. 106-110)
Skin Holes, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror (p. 111-117)
The Sameness of Birthdays, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror (p. 118-125)
The Speaker of Heaven, Kaaron Warren , single work short story fantasy (p. 126-135)
The Smell of Mice, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror

The protagonist comes from a family with angioedema: her father is bed-bound and her younger sister will die in ten years. The protagonist meets a witch who teaches her how to find and steal life from recently dead bodies by burning fetuses, which send up a purple smoke visible only to her.

Years on, the protagonist is running an illegal abortion clinic with her partner, Dr Matthews. They play on pregnant women's fears that their children will be born 'imperfect', with intellectual or physical disabilities, and so convince them to have an abortion instead. The protagonist takes fetuses from these operations and uses them to continue living. Her sister dies as she refuses to help.

(p. 136-147)
The Grinding House, Kaaron Warren , single work novella horror (p. 148-196)
Survival of the Last, Kaaron Warren , single work short story fantasy (p. 197-204)
Salamander, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror (p. 205-208)
Working for the God of the Love of Money, Kaaron Warren , single work short story horror (p. 209-215)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Latham, Belconnen area, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: CSFG Publishing , 2005 .
      person or book cover
      Source: www.amazon.com
      Extent: 217p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • At foot of title: ArtsAct, ACT Urban Services
      ISBN: 0958139032

Works about this Work

Enjoy a Good Short Story : Bruce Gillespie’s Favourite Short Fiction (SF and Fantasy) Published 1977-2006 Bruce Gillespie , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Steam Engine Time , October no. 7 2007; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Battle of Acosta Nu Gerald Murnane , 1985 single work short story ; Looking Forward to the Harvest Cherry Wilder , 1991 single work short story ; Inhabiting the Interspaces Philippa Maddern , 1979 single work short story ; Pie Row Joe Kevin McKay , 1978 single work short story ; The Caress Greg Egan , 1990 single work short story ; The Fittest George Turner , 1985 single work short story ; A Map of the Mines of Barnath Sean Williams , 1995 single work short story ; On the Turn Leanne Frahm , 1986 single work short story ; The Bone Ship Terry Dowling , 2003 single work short story ; Angel Thing Petrina Smith , 1995 single work short story ; Not with Love Philippa Maddern , 1995 single work short story ; A Man and His Dreams Marele Day , 1996 single work short story ; Wooden Bride Margo Lanagan , 2004 single work short story ; The Dove Game Isobelle Carmody , 2003 single work short story ; White Time Margo Lanagan , 2003 single work short story ; The Gloaming Lucy Sussex , 2000 single work short story ; Number 3 Raw Place Deborah Biancotti , 2004 single work short story ; Singing My Sister Down Margo Lanagan , 2004 single work short story ; The Grinding House Kaaron Warren , 2005 selected work short story novella ; Basic Black Terry Dowling , 1978 single work short story ; One Thing About the Night Terry Dowling , 2005 single work short story ; Fresh Young Widow Kaaron Warren , 2005 single work short story ; Bones Rjurik Davidson , 2004 single work short story ; Re-Deem the Time David J. Lake , 1978 single work short story
Introduction Donna Maree Hanson , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: The Grinding House 2005; (p. 1-2)
Sf Files Jason Nahrung , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 -14 August 2005; (p. 8)
Dark Fantasy Lucy Sussex , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 July 2005; (p. 9)

— Review of The Grinding House Kaaron Warren , 2005 selected work short story novella
Take Three : Horror Colin Steele , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 3 July 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of The Grinding House Kaaron Warren , 2005 selected work short story novella
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 June 2005; (p. 27)

— Review of Sandman in Siberia Steve Abbott , 2005 single work autobiography ; The Grinding House Kaaron Warren , 2005 selected work short story novella ; Horse Mad Summer Kathy Helidoniotis , 2005 single work children's fiction
Take Three : Horror Colin Steele , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 3 July 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of The Grinding House Kaaron Warren , 2005 selected work short story novella
Dark Fantasy Lucy Sussex , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 July 2005; (p. 9)

— Review of The Grinding House Kaaron Warren , 2005 selected work short story novella
Enjoy a Good Short Story : Bruce Gillespie’s Favourite Short Fiction (SF and Fantasy) Published 1977-2006 Bruce Gillespie , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Steam Engine Time , October no. 7 2007; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Battle of Acosta Nu Gerald Murnane , 1985 single work short story ; Looking Forward to the Harvest Cherry Wilder , 1991 single work short story ; Inhabiting the Interspaces Philippa Maddern , 1979 single work short story ; Pie Row Joe Kevin McKay , 1978 single work short story ; The Caress Greg Egan , 1990 single work short story ; The Fittest George Turner , 1985 single work short story ; A Map of the Mines of Barnath Sean Williams , 1995 single work short story ; On the Turn Leanne Frahm , 1986 single work short story ; The Bone Ship Terry Dowling , 2003 single work short story ; Angel Thing Petrina Smith , 1995 single work short story ; Not with Love Philippa Maddern , 1995 single work short story ; A Man and His Dreams Marele Day , 1996 single work short story ; Wooden Bride Margo Lanagan , 2004 single work short story ; The Dove Game Isobelle Carmody , 2003 single work short story ; White Time Margo Lanagan , 2003 single work short story ; The Gloaming Lucy Sussex , 2000 single work short story ; Number 3 Raw Place Deborah Biancotti , 2004 single work short story ; Singing My Sister Down Margo Lanagan , 2004 single work short story ; The Grinding House Kaaron Warren , 2005 selected work short story novella ; Basic Black Terry Dowling , 1978 single work short story ; One Thing About the Night Terry Dowling , 2005 single work short story ; Fresh Young Widow Kaaron Warren , 2005 single work short story ; Bones Rjurik Davidson , 2004 single work short story ; Re-Deem the Time David J. Lake , 1978 single work short story
Sf Files Jason Nahrung , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 -14 August 2005; (p. 8)
Introduction Donna Maree Hanson , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: The Grinding House 2005; (p. 1-2)
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