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Dreaming Again: Thirty-five New Stories Celebrating the Wild Side of Australian Fiction By Jack Dann Garth Nix Richard Harland Ben Francisco ChrisLynch Terry Dowling Adam Brown Sean McMullen,

  • Title: Dreaming Again: Thirty-five New Stories Celebrating the Wild Side of Australian Fiction
  • Author: Jack Dann Garth Nix Richard Harland Ben Francisco ChrisLynch Terry Dowling Adam Brown Sean McMullen
  • ISBN: 9780061364082
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Following the World Fantasy Award winning Dreaming Down Under, acclaimed editor Jack Dann gathers thirty five of the best and brightest in a golden age of Australian fiction to pen fantastic new tales to shock, astound, and delight The outstanding bestselling authors include Garth Nix, Terry Dowling, Sean McMullen, Kim Wilkins, Sara Douglass, A Bertram Chandler, CeciliaFollowing the World Fantasy Award winning Dreaming Down Under, acclaimed editor Jack Dann gathers thirty five of the best and brightest in a golden age of Australian fiction to pen fantastic new tales to shock, astound, and delight The outstanding bestselling authors include Garth Nix, Terry Dowling, Sean McMullen, Kim Wilkins, Sara Douglass, A Bertram Chandler, Cecilia Dart Thornton, Stephen Dedman, Trudi Canavan, John Birmingham, Margo Lanagan, Janeen Webb, Isobelle Carmody, and many others.
    Dreaming Again Thirty five New Stories Celebrating the Wild Side of Australian Fiction Following the World Fantasy Award winning Dreaming Down Under acclaimed editor Jack Dann gathers thirty five of the best and brightest in a golden age of Australian fiction to pen fantastic new tales

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    1. I shouldn t really review a book that I appear in suffice to say that I enjoyed reading a bunch of well crafted genre stories, and am happy to see my second published story among such good company The anthology has been nominated for an Aurealis Award, as have a number of the stories within it, and has just gone into a second printing Good motivation I m aiming to finish a short story every month next year, and have already sent off my first submission for 2009.

    2. The stories in this collection are all over the place some are horror, many are sci fi, and many just explore other alternate realities As a whole the collection was an enjoyable read There is a lot here so it was not the quickest read for me I also had a little bit of trouble reading the stories consecutively because their subject matter was so varied and disjointed I have found that with very different short stories I sometimes need a break between them so that I can think about and process wh [...]

    3. For the past couple of weeks I ve been using this collection of thirty five speculative fiction stories from Australian writers as a present to myself A story here, a story there, and I haven t even finished yet Oh, how I don t want it to end I m having fun Once I do, I need to find a copy of DREAMING DOWN UNDER, the previous anthology edited by Jack Dann and Janeen Webb Janeen Webb also contributed a story to the anthology If it impresses me as much as this one, they re going on my editors to t [...]

    4. This review is long To long to post up the full length review In stead, if you want an in depth look at the anthology as a whole, go here travizzt.wordpress 2010 04 OVERALL AVERAGED ANTHOLOGY 4 5PERSONAL OVERALL ANTHOLOGY 2 5Final Thoughts First let me address why I have two overall grades The first grade is the averaged grade and is self explanatory The second is what I felt the anthology should be This was a soul sucking book to read Why Because it s TOO LONG Thirty five short stories may be a [...]

    5. It s great to see collections of Australian Fiction, and appropriately it s a very mixed bag of short stories.This collection is pretty heavy with sci fi themes of post apocalypse, and a few of the stories push that genre beyond its cliches Kim Wilkins The Forest is a standout in that respect mixing familiar components of Hansel Gretel with a bleak industrial future landscape to create a different beast completely The New Deal by Trent Jamieson also has some fun with apocalypse themes in a way t [...]

    6. Oh yeah, just realised that I forgot to add this when I read it Holy Weird and Wonderful Fiction, Batman I bought this for Peter Ball s story and ended up with so much Aside from the whole contantly entertained thing, I managed to get myself educated, too Who knew that Garth Nix could write such powerful adult fiction Or that some dead guy who I d only heard of because of all the Awards named after him had written about Feudal Japan colonising Australia well before the parallel universe became [...]

    7. The increasing number of really stunning Australian fantasy authors I ve been running across induced me to pick up this book I m very glad I did The overall feel is often pretty dark and there were rather a lot of zombies, but there s enough light heartedness to keep things balanced Don t read this like a novel pick one that sounds interesting Undead Camels Ate Their Flesh and start there.As with any story collection, I enjoyed some of the stories than others My particular favorites were This W [...]

    8. A handful of decent specfic surrounded by padding of sub par tripe Only finished it because I m so far behind on my reading goal for the year If you do pick it up from the library, don t buy it read the followingThe Constant Past best in the volumeUndead Camels ate their Flesh for the title aloneSmoking, Waiting for the Dawn Vamps done wellPerchance ti Dream cliche done wellThis way to the Exit decent enough mystical victorianismOld Friends Garth Nix tries to be Roger Zelazny or Neil Gaimanskip [...]

    9. A surprisingly consistent collection of quality fantasy stories by Australian authors I haven t read much Australian lit and indeed had only heard of one of the authors Garth Nix but this was marvelous Only a couple of the stories were boring and or needlessly unpleasant to read I don t object to unpleasant reading as a general rule, but when it s unpleasant for no reason I feel manipulated The range is broad, from angels to zombies, humor to tragedy, modern Australia to the Garden of Eden All i [...]

    10. This is a pretty solid collection a little too heavy on Sci Fi for me which is not really my thing I love that there is such a quality Australian collection out there though and really appreciated a chance to read Australian writers in the genre.

    11. I ll have to read this again so I can review it story by story as I m doing with my other anthologies, but the story I remember standing out was Trudi Canavan s It s because of this that I got out her first series from my book storage.

    12. Excellent collection of short stories by Australian authors As with any anthology, not all were to my taste, but it s a very strong collection Highly recommended.

    13. Quick Word Some stories were well crafted, but the collection as a whole was to dark and unsettling for me.

    14. Many of the stories are run of the mill sci fi fantasy The post apocalyptic fairy tales are entertaining, and the one about Michael Jackson as a spaceship in the future is strange and wonderful.

    15. As a library worker I particularly liked The Constant Past Everyone who works in a library should read it.

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