Scaring the Train single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Scaring the Train
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  • Epigraph: Because for us, something might appear in the heart of the day that would not be the day, something in an atmosphere of light and limpidity that would represent the shiver of fear out of which the day came? - Maurice Blanchot The Infinite Conversation

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Man Who Lost Red Terry Dowling , Parramatta : MirrorDanse Books , 1994 Z280440 1994 selected work short story science fiction horror Parramatta : MirrorDanse Books , 1994 pg. 69-106
  • Appears in:
    y An Intimate Knowledge of the Night Terry Dowling , North Adelaide : Aphelion Publications , 1995 Z350550 1995 selected work horror

    'When an author sits down to write the linking pieces for the stories in his new book, planning to do it by the hours of the night observed by medieval scholars, he is interrupted by phonecalls from his eccentric yet harmless friend, Raymond, a former mental patient with whom he shares some curious notions about the perceived world. At first casual and interested, even helpful, these calls soon become increasingly tense and strange, until the author realizes that what started out as an innocent fun idea - a shared all-night vigil on the autumn Equinox - is actually serving some other vital purpose, becoming by stages part therapy, party incantatory process, part vindication of those very theories which will change forever the way he sees the world.' (Source: bookseller's website.)

    North Adelaide : Aphelion Publications , 1995
    pg. 245-284
  • Appears in:
    y Antique Futures : The Best of Terry Dowling Terry Dowling , Nedlands : MP Books , 1999 Z117871 1999 selected work short story science fiction horror romance fantasy Nedlands : MP Books , 1999 pg. 79-111
  • Appears in:
    y Basic Black : Tales of Appropriate Fear Terry Dowling , Robert Morrish (editor), Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications , 2006 Z1358279 2006 selected work short story horror Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications , 2006 pg. 287-314
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