Alien Tears – Wendy Waring

Appeared in Anywhere But Earth (coeur de lion publishing) Originally from Canada, Wendy has made a home in Australia and her speculative fiction has appeared in Interzone and Tesseracts. She was an alumnus of the 2004 Clarion South workshop. Also…

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Like a Bug Underfoot – Chuck McKenzie

Appeared in Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales (Agog! Press) Chuck McKenzie was born in 1970, and still spends much of his time there. He currently fills multiple roles as a bookseller, reviewer, and zombie obsessive, only one of which pays the…

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The Duchess of Newcastle – Lucy Sussex

Appeared in Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores (DreamHaven Books) Lucy Sussex was born in New Zealand in 1957. She has degrees in English and Librarianship from Monash University, and is a freelance researcher, editor and writer. She has published widely,…

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Bats – Jane Routley

This story was inspired by my first visit to Queensland .  As I listened to the fruit bats fighting in the outside in the warm thick Townsville night, I thought about how perfect this sound was for Australian Gothic and wondered…

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Podcast – Simon Petrie

Appeared in Rare Unsigned Copy (Peggy Bright Books) Simon Petrie is a NZ-born research scientist now living in Canberra. His short fiction has appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aurealis, Kaleidotrope, Murky Depths, Sybil’s Garage, and arguably in the Monthly…

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Father Muerte and The Flesh – Lee Battersby

Appeared in Aurealis Magazine Issue #36 (Chimaera Publications) Lee Battersby is the multi-award winning author of over seventy stories in Australia, the US and Europe, as well as numerous poems, reviews, and ephemera, including a stream of minicomics and comic…

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Black and Bitter, Thanks – Nathan Burrage

Appeared in The Workers’ Paradise (Ticonderoga Press) Nathan Burrage is a Sydney-based writer and author of Fivefold, a mystic thriller drawing on the rich tradition of the Kabbalah. Nathan has published short fiction in a number of Australian speculative fiction…

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The Fear of White – Rjurik Davidson

Appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue 7 Rjurik Davidson has written short stories, essays, screenplays and reviews. He has been short-listed for the Ditmar Award for Best Short Story three times, the Aurealis Award once and won the Ditmar award…

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Fleshy – Tansy Rayner Roberts

Appeared in 2012 (Twelfth Planet Press) Tansy Rayner Roberts is a Tasmanian writer of speculative fiction.  Her Creature Court Trilogy is published by HarperVoyager featuring shapechangers and flappers. Tansy is also one of the three voices of the Galactic Suburbia…

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