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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Steering the Waters
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Melbourne is now mostly underwater due to polar ice-melt, and the rich genetically engineer their children to match their ideas of perfection. One such child is the adolescent narrator, however when he falls in love he begins to question notions of perfection and control.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Patternmaker : Nine Science Fiction Stories Lucy Sussex , Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1994 Z255530 1994 selected work short story science fiction young adult Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1994 pg. 47-60
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Stories of the Sand Dirk Strasser , Australia : Satalyte Publishing , 2014 10471912 2014 selected work short story

    'Watch as the sands take shape…

    A desert wind whispers of memory and regret

    An army marches high in the golden skies

    A traveller grows tired of seeing the end of the world

    A man no longer wants to be human

    A people run eternally from the rising sun

    In this evocative collection of short fiction Dirk Strasser shapes eighteen stories suffused by the sands of loss, understanding and redemption.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Australia : Satalyte Publishing , 2014
    Section: Stories of the Rain
Last amended 17 Feb 2010 09:00:02
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