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Ripping Reads contains stories from authors who at the time were well-known names (such as Margo Lanagan and Simon Brown), were rapidly becoming well known names (such as Ben Peek and Deborah Biancotti), or were just emerging (David Conyers and David Kane).

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales,:Agog! Press , 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
When the World Was Flat, Geoffrey Maloney , 2006 single work short story fantasy

An absurd take on an alternate sixteenth century England.

(p. 1-17)
One Night Stand, Dirk Flinthart , 2006 single work short story fantasy horror

A supernatural horror story featuring an Elvis impersonator.

(p. 18-27)
1 Blue, Kim Westwood , 2006 single work short story science fiction

A clash between two cultures in a post-apocalyptic landscape.

(p. 28-34)
See Here, See There, Anna Tambour , 2006 single work short story fantasy

A fantasy story in which the protagonists visual handicap is construed as mystical virtue.

(p. 35-47)
Truckdreamin, Andrew Macrae , 2006 single work short story science fiction

A science fiction story set on a highway and featuring a poverty-stricken drifter and sentient roadware.

(p. 48-63)
A Pig's Whisper, Margo Lanagan , 2006 single work short story horror

A creepy horror tale of two children lost in the woods.

(p. 66-72)
And Down Came a Spider, Simon Brown , 2006 single work short story horror

A fantasy story centred around a father and daughter and their travels between worlds, and their quest to return to their preferred reality. Their method of travel, though, is reliant upon spider venom (Ben Payne, Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus)

(p. 73-91)
Very Like a Whale, David J. Kane , 2006 single work short story horror

'Very Like a Whale' concerns a bar-room meeting between two characters, and their ensuing story-telling episode.

(p. 92-97)
Rosebuds, Tansy Rayner Roberts , 2006 single work short story fantasy (p. 98-116)
Lifelike and Josephine, Paul Haines , 2006 single work short story horror

A horror tale of plastic surgery and obsession in a futuristic setting.

(p. 117-123)
The Souls of Dead Soldiers are For Blackbirds, Not Little Boys, Ben Peek , 2006 single work short story science fiction fantasy horror (p. 124)
Daughter of the Red Cranes, Susan Isle , 2006 single work short story horror

Set in China in the near future the story sees the country descend into chaos following some form of genetically engineered plague.

(p. 148-159)
Stealing Free, Deborah Biancotti , 2006 single work short story fantasy

'An almost pseudo-mythological story of a salamander seeking to find freedom from its bargain with a terrible queen' (Ben Payne, Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus)

(p. 160-172)
Screening Test, Chris Lawson , 2006 single work short story horror

'Tells of a young man’s return to his old neighbourhood, and his discoveries regarding the psychological experiment which led to his escape' (Ben Payne, Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus)

(p. 173-189)
Aftermath, David Conyers , 2006 single work short story science fiction

A harrowing military story set in near future Africa.

(p. 190-212)
Bladderwrack, Adam Browne , 2006 single work short story fantasy

The story tells of Saucy Jack and Bagfood, trapped in the bilge of a ship.

(p. 213-219)
Lady Bountiful's Lies, Cory Daniells , 2006 single work short story fantasy (p. 220-228)
The Pain Threshold, Jason Nahrung , 2006 single work short story horror

'An original horror tale based in Brisbane. The protagonist encounters a young man who is even more of an outcast than he seems' (Ben Payne, Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus).

(p. 229-235)
World's Wackiest Upper Atmosphere Re-Entry Disasters Dating Game, Brendan Duffy , 2006 single work short story science fiction (p. 236-280)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales,: Agog! Press , 2006 .
      person or book cover
      Extent: 282p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published by Agog! Press in partnership with Prime Books.
      ISBN: 0809562383 pbk., 0809562375

Works about this Work

Science Fiction Terry Dowling , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 July 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 2005 anthology short story ; Agog! Ripping Reads 2006 anthology short story ; Troy Simon Brown , 2006 selected work short story novella
Science Fiction Terry Dowling , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 July 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 1 2005 anthology short story ; Agog! Ripping Reads 2006 anthology short story ; Troy Simon Brown , 2006 selected work short story novella
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