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Aurealis Collectors' Edition
By Dirk Strasser & Stephen Higgins (Ed)

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ISBN: 0646111469


The groundbreaking first four issues of Aurealis have been collected together in a single anthology for the first time, with a special introduction by Australia's grandmaster George Turner, and featuring authors such as Damien Broderick, Greg Egan, Terry Dowling, George Turner, Sean McMullen, Dirk Strasser, Michael Pryor, Rosaleen Love, Paul Collins, Sue Isle, Simon Brown and Stephen Dedman.

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Classic Australian SF 1: The Crowned Skull
By Fergus Hume (with an introduction by Sophie Masson)

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ISBN: 9780975214336


What is the secret from the past that is haunting Sir Hannibal Trevick, the rich and landed father of beautiful Dericka Trevick? When John Bowring, an old mining colleague of Sir Hannibal, appears in the quiet Cornwell village, he triggers a torrent of disasters and dangers, intrigues and conspiracies, mysteries and mayhem. Through this exciting narrative course adventuresses, Cornish witches, strange prophecies, hidden identities, dastardly blackmail, insane heirs, secret marriages and murder. Stir in a touch of murky imperialist politics, rampant exploitation in the colonies and an artefact that can drive men mad, and you have the heady brew which is Fergus Hume's The Crowned Skull.

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Classic Australian SF 2: The Shrieking Pit
By Arthur J Rees (with an Introduction by Sean Williams)

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ISBN: 9780975214343


The sea mist drifts over a sleepy little English hamlet. There is silence. A small inn, a few houses, and there over in the distance, the remnants of an ancient forest. And a pit. But there is something else. A white clad lady, the victim of some horror in an age long past, laments her fate as she arises shrieking from the pit. If you only hear her, you may live to tell the tale. But...if you see her...

The Shrieking Pit is a classic tale of theft, murder and intrigue in the traditions of...well just about every English crime writer you can imagine, but it also marks the beginning of a few traditions of its own.

 

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Classic Australian SF 3: Vandals of the Void
By James Morgan Walsh (with an Introduction by Sean McMullen)

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ISBN: 9780975214350


A series of unexplained events in space. A confederation of planets and mysterious aliens that threaten it. An Away Team investigating a spaceship showing no signs of life. A cloaking device using sophisticated enemy technology. Sounds like an episode of Star Trek, doesn’t it? The only thing is Vandals of the Void was published 35 years before the first original Star Trek episode was shown.

Or is it more a precursor to Star Wars? Witness fiction’s first interplanetary space war. Where did these crested invaders come from? And why were they threatening to bring destruction to the three civilised planets? In a breathless world of space pirates and disintegrator rays, Interplanetary Guard Jack Sanders discovers the unexpected during a voyage to Mars: romance with the impressive, alluring Jansca Dirka...and a war of the worlds. Vandals of the Void is space opera on a grand scale.

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Classic Australian SF 4: A Bid for Fortune
By Guy Boothby (with an Introduction by Ian Irvine)

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ISBN: 9780975214367


With money in his pocket after making his fortune in the South Seas, Richard Hatteras has London at his feet. Running afoul of the deadly Dr Nikola, however, was the worst thing he could do. Soon, young Dick is swept up into a maelstrom of blackmail, hypnotism, deceit and murder, where his betrothed is in danger, his potential father-in-law’s reputation is on the brink of ruination, and his very sanity is at stake. What can a two-fisted adventurer do against the vast and cold intellect that is Dr Nikola?

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Classic Australian SF 5: A Week in the Future
By Catherine Helen Spence (with an Introduction by Lucy Sussex)

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ISBN: 9780975214374


Emily Bethal is dying. The doctors give her two years at best. It will be two years of increasing pain and dependence. It is probably the dependence that Emily fears the most. She is independent, spirited and wilful. She has strong opinions and she knows the way the world works ... but she also knows how it should work. Is the deal worth it? Yes, she will avoid the two years of suffering and has traded it for for one week of living in the future. And the future she will see? The bright shiny wonderful and miraculous world of 1988. Yes 100 years into her own future takes her back to our recent past. See the wonders that Emily sees as she experiences a world that she just knows must exist for the betterment of all man ... and womankind.

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Classic Australian SF 6: Out of the Silence
By Erle Cox (with an Introduction by Van Ikin)

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ISBN: 9780975214381


An advanced civilisation from the impossibly distant past is about to be resurrected in rural Australia.  What dark secrets does it hold?  Is it possible for a man to deny the requests of the world’s most beautiful and intelligent woman?  To fight a relentless and appealing logic no matter how horrific the consequences?

It’s rare that a novel captures a country’s soul.  How is it possible that a novel written almost a hundred years ago can speak to us so deeply of things that disturb and torment Australians even now? Out of the Silence is the most perplexing of novels, where during the course of the story your expectations and assumptions are turned 180 degrees.  You must read this one to the very end.  Once the climax hits, it will never leave you.

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Classic Australian SF: The Complete Set
By Various Authors

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ISBN: Various


Welcome to Australia's past and Australia's future!

In these six novels of speculative fiction, Chimaera Publications has unearthed and reanimated a series of forgotten classics. Ranging from the 1880s to the 1930s, this selection shows the vital contribution that speculative fiction plays in Australia's literary history -- an influence that continues until the present day.

With introductions from some of Australia's most notable writers and critics, Aurealis Classic Australian SF is an essential addition to any library. Purchase all six books in the Classic Australian SF series for a reduced price!

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Equinox The Second Book of Ascension (Signed)
By Dirk Strasser

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ISBN: 9780330357388


The fate of the Mountain hangs in balance at the time of Equinox, and even the Keep, the hidden city of Ascenders, can no longer remain untouched.  The Maelir are desperate to defend it, the Faemir to demolish it, the windriders to claim it.  But unknown to them all, a dark force has already emerged from the chaos to seize power.

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The Black Crusade
By Richard Harland

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ISBN: 0975214306


The Black Crusade is the 2004 Aurealis Award Winning sequel/prequel to Richard Harland's The Vicar of Morbing Vile. Kerri Valkova has designed a sensational gothic-macabre cover, and the whole book is so macabre, so outrageous and bizarre, it has to be read to be believed!

Winner 2004 Golden Aurealis - Best Novel
Winner 2004 Aurealis Award - Horror Novel

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Zenith The First Book of Ascension (Signed)
By Dirk Strasser

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ISBN: 9780330273930


The world of the great Mountain is unstable. Giant pillars erupt from the surface and yawning chasms form unpredictably underfoot. Since the Maelir first stood on its slopes in the distant past, they have sought to still its anger and control its power. Each year, twin brothers are chosen to make a perilous journey to the summit. If they survive they will be witness to Zenith, and the secrets and power will be revealed to them. Atreu and his brother Teyth have been chosen to ascend, but this time unknown forces who have long craved the power of Zenith will stop at nothing to make it their own… even if it means destroying the very thing that sustains all life – the Mountain itself.

 

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