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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Dreaming Again - list of stories and authors

I've just received an email from Jack Dann with an update on his new anthology of speculative fiction, Dreaming Again. The scheduled publication date from HarperCollins Australia is July 2008.

As Jack says, Dreaming Again is going to be a terrific, knock-out, definitive, cutting-edge collection—because of ... ahem ... the work of its contributors, like me.

Here's the table of contents:

"Introduction: Dreaming Again"
JACK DANN

"Old Friends"
GARTH NIX

"A Guided Tour In the Kingdom of the Dead"
RICHARD HARLAND

"This Is My Blood"
BEN FRANCISCO and CHRIS LYNCH

"Nightship"
KIM WESTWOOD

"The Fooly"
TERRY DOWLING

"Neverland Blues"
ADAM BROWN

"The Jacaranda Wife"
A. G. SLATTER

"The Constant Past"
SEAN MCMULLEN

"The Forest"
KIM WILKINS

"Robots and Zombies, Inc."
LUCY SUSSEX

"This Way to the Exit"
SARA DOUGLASS

"Grimes and the Gaijin Daimyo"
A. BERTRAM CHANDLER

"Lure"
PAUL COLLINS

"The Empire"
SIMON BROWN

"Lakeside"
CHRISTOPHER GREEN

"Trolls’ Night Out"
JENNY BLACKFORD

"The Rest Is Silence"
AARON STERNS

"Smoking, Waiting For the Dawn"
JASON NAHRUNG

"The Lanes of Camberwell"
CECILIA DART-THORNTON

"Lost Arts"
STEPHEN DEDMAN

"Undead Camels Ate Their Flesh"
JASON FISCHER

"Europa"
CECILY SCUTT

"Riding On the Q-ball"
"ROSALEEN LOVE"

"In From the Snow"
LEE BATTERSBY

"The Lost Property Room"
TRUDI CANAVAN

"Heere Be Monsters"
JOHN BIRMINGHAM

"Purgatory"
ROWENA CORY DANIELLS

"Manannan’s Children"
RUSSELL BLACKFORD

"The Fifth Star in the Southern Cross"
MARGO LANAGAN

"Twilight in Caeli-Amur"
RJURIK DAVIDSON

"Paradise Design’d"
JANEEN WEBB

"The New Deal"
TRENT JAMIESON

"Conquist"
DIRK STRASSER

"The Last Great House of Isla Tortuga"
PETER M. BALL

"Perchance To Dream"
ISOBELLE CARMODY


To be honest, the only story that I've yet read - apart from my own - is Jenny's "Trolls' Night Out", but I can tell you without hesitation that that particular story is wacky, brilliant, funny ... and you must read it.

Beyond that, well, it's a wonderful line-up that Jack has assembled. The book is surely destined to be one of the major anthologies of the year, internationally. It's predecessor, Dreaming Down-Under, won the World Fantasy Award, and it's hard to believe that a huge volume such as this looks like being, with this sort of quality line-up won't at least go close.

I look forward to getting my hands on a copy.

4 comments:

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Russell Blackford said...

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Lee Battersby said...

Heya Russell. Send me your email address at leebattersby@gmail.com and I'll let you in on a sneek peak of my story, if you like.