Short stories

“Cascade”

Abyss & Apex,  Issue 78, 1 April 2021

“Speaker” [winner of the Sapiens Plurum 2020 short story contest]

Slate, 30 January 2021

And on Sapiens Plurum website

And here, with responding essay from Iveta Silova and YouTube discussions about this and two other other stories dealing with the future of learning, courtesy of the University of Arizona’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

“Watchful”

All Worlds Wayfarer: Through Other Eyes (Issue 6 :Autumnal Equinox), November 2020

“The Optimist”

Antipodean SF, 250th Anniversary Edition, May 2019

Narrated by Alistair Lloyd for the Antipodean SF Radio Show, 13 June 2020

“Joy” [co-written with Anna Tambour]

  • Review of Australian Fiction, 2017

“Moonshine”

  • Dreaming in the Dark, ed Jack Dann, PS Publishing 2016

“Caterwaul” [co-written with Edlyn Tokley]

  • Cosmos, ed Cat Sparks, Issue 65, Oct/Nov 2015

“Thin air”

  • Dead Red Heart: Australian Vampire Tales, ed Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications, 2011
  • The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011, ed Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications, 2012

“Welcome, farewell”

  • Baggage, ed Gillian Polack, Eneit Press, 2010

“Sweep”

  • Sprawl, ed Alisa Krasnostein, Twelfth Planet Press, 2010

“The Empire”

  • Dreaming Again, ed Jack Dann, Voyager, 2008
  • Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy: Fifth Annual Volume, ed Bill Congreve, MirrorDanse Books, 2010
  • winner Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Short Story, 2008

“A thousand natural shocks”

  • Borderlands, no. 10, 2008

“Oh, Russia”

  • 2012, ed Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne, Twelfth Planet Press, 2008

“Adjudication”

  • The Worker’s Paradise, ed Nick Evans & Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications, 2007

“Reiteration”

  • Man vs Machine, ed John Helfers & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books (US), 2007

“Lonely as life”

  • Fantastic Wonder Stories, ed Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications, 2007
  • nominated Aurealis Awards, 2008

“Tarans”

  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, no. 24, 2006
  • Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror: Volume Two, ed Angela Challis, Brimstone Press, 2007
  • Honorable Mention, 20th Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (US), 2007
  • Honorable Mention, 24th Year’s Best Science Fiction (US), 2007

“Dying for Air” [co-written with Sean Williams]

  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, no. 23, 2006
  • Honorable Mention, 20th Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, 2007

“The Cup of Nestor”

  • Troy, ed Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications, 2006
  • Honourable Mention, Shadow Awards, 2006
  • The Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy: Volume 3, ed Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt, MirrorDanse Books, 2007

“Along came a spider”

  • Agog! Ripping Reads, ed Cat Sparks, Agog! Press, 2006

“Leviathan”

  • Eidolon.Net: Australian SF Online, ed Jeremy G. Byrne, 2005
  • Eidolon 1, ed Jeremy Byrne & Jonathan Strahan, Eidolon Publications, 2006
  • The Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy: Volume 2, ed Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt, MirrorDanse Books, 2006
  • Fantasy: The Very Best of 2005, ed Jonathan Strahan, Locus Press (US), 2006
  • nominated Ditmar Awards, 2006
  • nominated Aurealis Awards, 2007

“Bushwalking”

  • Gorillas in the Mitch, ed Mitch, 2005

“Chlorine”

  • Borderlands, no. 3, 2004
  • Honorable Mention, 18th Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (US), 2005

“Water babies”

  • Agog! Smashing Stories, ed Cat Sparks, Agog! Press, 2004
  • The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection, ed Ellen Datlow, Gavin J. Grant & Kelly Link, St Martin’s Griffin (US), 2005
  • nominated Ditmar Awards, 2005

“Waiting at Golgotha”

  • Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural, ed Bill Congreve, Sandglass Enterprises, 2003
  • Agog! Terrific Tales: New Australian Speculative Fiction, ed Cat Sparks, Agog! Press, 2003
  • Honorable Mention, 17th Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (US), 2004

“Sister”

  • Borderlands, no. 2, 2003
  • Honorable Mention, 17th Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (US), 2004

“Ring, ring”

  • Borderlands, no. 1, 2003
  • Honorable Mention, 17th Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (US), 2004

“No man’s land” [co-written with Chris Lawson]

  • Gathering the Bones: Thirty-Four Original Stories from the World’s Masters of Horror, ed Ramsay Campbell, Jack Dann & Dennis Etchison, Voyager [tpb], 2003
  • US edition [tpb], 2003
  • Australian [pb] edition, 2004

“Love is a stone”

  • Gathering the Bones: Thirty-Four Original Stories From the World’s Masters of Horror, ed Ramsay Campbell, Jack Dann & Dennis Etchison, Voyager [tpb], 2003
  • US edition [tpb], 2003
  • winner Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story, 2003
  • Australian [pb] edition, 2004
  • Honorable Mention, 17th Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (US), 2004

“Going home” [written as William Gee]

  • Midday the River, Moonchpa Publishing, 2002

“Sand”

  • Tales from the Dark Side, ed Paul Collins & Meredith Costain, Pearson Education, 2002

“More than four legs”

  • Spider Mania!, ed Paul Collins & Meredith Costain, Longman, 2001

“The drowned gargoyles”

  • Seafarers, ed Paul Collins & Meredith Costain, Longman, 2001

“A new species”

  • Into the Future, ed Paul Collins & Meredith Costain, Pearson Education, 2000

“Leech Forest”

  • Noises in the Dark, ed Paul Collins & Meredith Costain, Longman, 2000

“A serpent in Eden” [co-written with Alison Tokley]

  • Eidolon: the Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, no. 29/30, 2000
  • Year’s Best Fantasy, ed Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell, EOS (US), 2001

“Adrift”

  • Lost in Space, ed Paul Collins & Meredith Costain, Addison Wesley Longman Australia, 1999
  • US edition, 1999

“The Teacher of Righteousness”

  • TiconderogaOnline, 1999
  • Agog! Fantastic Fiction: 29 Tales of Fantasy, Imagination and Wonder, ed Cat Sparks, Agog! Press, 2002

“Atrax” [co-written with Sean Williams]

  • New Adventures in Sci-Fi, collection by Sean Williams, ed Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications, 1999
  • winner Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story, 1999
  • Magic Dirt: the Best of Sean Williams, collection by Sean Williams, ed Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications, 2008

“The fish”

  • Antipodean SF, no. 11, 1999

“Sammy goes to Toytown”

  • Twenty3: a Miscellany, ed Anna Hepworth, Simon Oxwell & Grant Watson, 1998

“The masque of Agamemnon” [co-written with Sean Williams]

  • Eidolon.Net: Australian SF Online, ed Jeremy G. Byrne, 1997
  • Eidolon: the Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, no. 27, 1998
  • The Year’s Best: Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy: Volume 2, ed Jeremy G. Byrne & Jonathan Strahan, HarperCollins, 1998
  • 15th Year’s Best Science Fiction, ed Gardner Dozois, St Martin’s Griffin (US), 1998
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction: 11th Annual Collection, ed Gardner Dozois, Robinson Publishing Ltd (UK), 1998
  • Hayakawa’s Science Fiction Magazine (Japan), no. 12, 2002
  • Nowa Fantastyka (Poland), no. 10, 2003
  • Troy, op cit
  • Magic Dirt: the Best of Sean Williams, op cit

“With clouds at our feet”

  • Dreaming Down-Under, ed Jack Dann & Janeen Webb, Voyager [tpb], 1998
  • Australian [pb] edition, 1999
  • US [hb] edition, 2001
  • US [tpb] edition, 2002

“Imagining Ajax”

  • Aurealis: Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction, no. 20, 1998
  • Wonder Years: the Ten Best Stories from a Decade Past, ed Peter McNamara, Aphelion Publications & MirrorDanse Books, 2003
  • Troy, op cit

“The truth in advertising” [co-written with Sean Williams]

  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, ed Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications, 1998
  • AustrAlien Absurdities: Comic Tales of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by Australian Writers, ed Chuck McKenzie & Tansy Rayner Roberts, Agog! Press, 2001

“The Hungry Spring”

  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, op cit

“Love and Paris”

  • Eidolon: The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, no. 25/26, 1997
  • Honorable Mention, 15th Year’s Best Science Fiction (US), 1998
  • Troy, ed Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications, 2006

“The dreaming seas beneath Cassandra”

  • Eidolon: the Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, no. 22/23, 1996
  • Troy, op cit

“The mark of Thetis”

  • Eidolon: the Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, no. 21, 1996
  • shortlisted Aurealis Awards 1996
  • The Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy: Volume 1, ed Jeremy G. Byrne & Jonathan Strahan, HarperCollins, 1997
  • Honorable Mention, 10th Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (US), 1997
  • Troy, op cit

“Why my wife left me and other stories by Diomedes”

  • Eidolon: the Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, no. 15, 1994
  • Troy, op cit
  • TiconderogaOnline, no. 11, 2007

“Brother Stripes”

  • Aurealis: Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction, no. 11, 1992
  • placed 2nd in Aurealis third reader’s poll
  • Honorable Mention, 7th Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (US), 1994
  • Honorable Mention, 11th Year’s Best Science Fiction (US), 1994
  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, op cit

“A new song for Odysseus”

  • Eidolon: the Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, no. 9, 1992
  • Troy, op cit

“The dissections of Machaon”

  • Aurealis: Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction, no. 8, 1992
  • placed equal 2nd in Aurealis second readers’ poll
  • Borders Trilogy Convention program book, 2003
  • Troy, ed Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications, 2006

“Shadows”

  • Aurealis: Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction, no. 7, 1992
  • Honorable Mention, 6th Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (US), 1993
  • The Aurealis Mega Oz SF Anthology, ed Stephen Higgins & Dirk Strasser, Chimaera Publications, 1999
  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, op cit

“All the fires of Lebanon”

  • Aurealis: Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction, no. 6, 1991
  • placed 1st in Aurealis second readers’ poll
  • recommended Immortal Fire, 1994
  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, op cit

“Cannibals of the fine light”

  • Eidolon: the Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, no. 6, 1991
  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, op cit

“’Confession’ by Whitley Strudel”

  • the Skeptic, no. ?, 1991

“The Final Machine”

  • Aurealis: Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction, no. 3, 1991
  • placed 3rd in Aurealis first readers’ poll
  • Aurealis: Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction: the Collectors’ Edition, ed Stephen Higgins & Dirk Strasser, Chimaera Publications, 1992
  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, op cit

“Rain from the new god”

  • Aurealis: Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction, no. 2, 1990
  • Aurealis: Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction: the Collectors’ Edition, ed Stephen Higgins & Dirk Strasser, Chimaera Publications, 1992
  • Alien Shores: an Anthology of Australian Science Fiction, ed Peter McNamara & Margaret Winch, Aphelion Publications, 1994
  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, op cit
  • TiconderogaOnline, no. ?, 2004
  • In Your Face, ed Tehani Wessely, FableCroft Publishing, 2016

“The Mind’s Eye”

  • Omega Science Digest, Nov/Dec 1985
  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, op cit

“Chimera”

  • Omega Science Digest, March/April 1983
  • placed 2nd in Omega Science Digest readers’ poll
  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, op cit

“The garden”

  • Omega Science Digest, Jul/Aug 1982
  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, op cit

“Skyriders”

  • Omega Science Digest, May/June 1982
  • Glass Reptile Breakout and Other Australian Speculative Stories, ed Van Ikin, University of Western Australia Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, 1990
  • Cannibals of the Fine Light, op cit

“The hero of the nation”

  • Omega Science Digest, March/April 1982

“The Return of Idomeneus”

  • Omega Science Digest, November/December 1981
  • The Rhizome Factor, no. 4, 1999
  • Troy, op cit

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