The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror (!)

Q:  What’s even cooler than knowing there are 33 awesome stories collected in Ticonderoga Publications’ inaugural volume of The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror waiting to be upended into my brain?

A:  Being able to say that my own “Where We Go To Be Made Lighter” has been selected for inclusion!  There are also quite a few friends and inspirations in the Table of Contents, which is always a thrill.

Edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, the anthology contains 150,000 words of the best of the best, along with a review of 2010’s fantastical and horrific fiction and a list of recommended works.

In alphabetical order by author, here’s the Table of Contents:

RJ Astruc: “Johnny and Babushka”
Peter M Ball: “L’esprit de L’escalier”
Alan Baxter: “The King’s Accord”
Jenny Blackford: “Mirror”
Gitte Christensen: “A Sweet Story”
Matthew Chrulew: “Schubert By Candlelight”
Bill Congreve: “Ghia Likes Food”
Rjurik Davidson: “Lovers In Caeli-Amur”
Felicity Dowker: “After the Jump”
Dale Elvy: “Night Shift”
Jason Fischer: “The School Bus”
Dirk Flinthart: “Walker”
Bob Franklin: “Children’s Story”
Christopher Green: “Where We Go To Be Made Lighter”
Paul Haines: “High Tide At Hot Water Beach”
Lisa L. Hannett: “Soil From My Fingers”
Stephen Irwin: “Hive”
Gary Kemble: “Feast Or Famine”
Pete Kempshall: “Brave Face”
Tessa Kum: “Acception”
Martin Livings: “Home”
Maxine McArthur: “A Pearling Tale”
Kirstyn McDermott: “She Said”
Andrew McKiernan: “The Memory Of Water”
Ben Peek: “White Crocodile Jazz”
Simon Petrie: “Dark Rendezvous”
Lezli Robyn: “Anne-droid of Green Gables”
Angela Rega: “Slow Cookin’ “
Angela Slatter: “The Bone Mother”
Angela Slatter & Lisa L Hannett: “The February Dragon”
Grant Stone: “Wood”
Kaaron Warren: “That Girl”
Janeen Webb: “Manifest Destiny”

The Year’s Best should be out in June of 2011 and is, better still,  available for pre-order here. (In other news, I am totally allowing you to judge this book by its cover, since the cover is so damn awesome!)

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