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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... no. 1 2000 of Orb : Speculative Fiction Magazine est. 1999 Orb : Speculative Fiction
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* Contents derived from the 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Schrödinger's Catamaran, Adam Browne , single work short story science fiction (p. 11-25)
Sisters of the Moss, Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror (p. 27-43)
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. 45-61)
Note: Illustrated by Darryl Lindquist.
Moon-born, Robert N. Stephenson , single work short story fantasy (p. 63-77)
Note: As 'Moon Born'. Illustrated by Diane Speter.
The Melbourne Olympics of '44, Richard Womack , single work short story fantasy (p. 78-93)
Timelines, Rick Kennett , single work short story science fiction

'The Utopia Plain encounters the Earth survey ship St Petersburg orbiting a supposedly lifeless planet. Aboard are a parrot and a new-born baby.'

Source: Author's website.

(p. 94-109)
Note: Illustrated by Shaun Tan.
Nahlia's Call, Ann Abrahmsen , single work short story (p. 110-117)
Reading in Bed, Rob Riel , single work short story (p. 118-123)

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