Buy Used
CDN$ 4.59
+ CDN$ 6.48 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Ships from the USA. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.  Book almost like new. Cover and pages are undamaged. A tradition of quality and service.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Dreaming Down-Under Paperback – Jan 12 2002

4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 68.35 CDN$ 4.28

50% Off Amazon Prime when you join Amazon Student
click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (Jan. 12 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312878125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312878122
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.5 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 794 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,388,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • ¿Quieres informarnos sobre un precio más bajo?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

From Amazon

The World Fantasy Award winning-anthology Dreaming Down-Under manages the impressive feat of being both a definitive Golden Age compilation and a new wave groundbreaker. This is because Australian speculative fiction has entered a golden age at the turn of the millennium, and because the editors of Dreaming Down-Under, Jack Dann and Janeen Webb, asked contemporary authors born or living in Australia to contribute the best speculative fiction they could create. The 30 contributors have lived up to the challenge, producing stories that are uniformly literary, frequently ambitious, and sometimes disturbing. The stories range all across imaginative literature, from revisionist myth to hardboiled cyberpunk, from paranoid horror to imaginary-world fantasy. Dreaming Down-Under may reshape the future of speculative fiction not only in Australia, but around the world.

In addition to its generous 200,000-plus words of original fiction, the anthology contains 20,000 words of interesting and informative nonfiction. The editors introduce Dreaming Down-Under with a discussion of the current antipodean ferment and a short history of Australian science fiction; they also provide each story with an individual introduction. Each author provides an afterword for his or her story. Fittingly, Dreaming Down-Under also has a passionate preface by Harlan Ellison, who edited the legendary Dangerous Visions anthology series (1969-1973) that changed SF forever. --Cynthia Ward

From Publishers Weekly

Evoking the Golden Age breakthrough in the pages of Astounding Science Fiction during the 1940s, Harlan Ellison in his preface declares the present-day as the "Golden Age of Australian science fiction." This anthology of contemporary speculative writing from down under--200,000 words of original fiction with an added 20,000 words of introductory notes and author afterwords--attempts to raise the bar to that standard. Previously published by HarperCollins Australia (1998), this mammoth volume won two Australian Science Fiction Achievement Awards (Best Artwork, Best Anthology) and topped that by also winning the World Fantasy Award. Not all the 31 tales take place down in Australia: Isabelle Carmody finds poetry in Prague's Kafkaesque labyrinths as "The Man Who Lost His Shadow" learns "it is we who need our shadows, not they us." In Aaron Stearns's "The Third Rail," NYC subway paranoia erupts into horror. George Turner's 1997 death cut short work on his novella about eternal life, so essays by Bruce Gillespie and Judith Raphael Buckrich explore possible paths of Turner's unfinished work. The stories, already surfacing in other anthologies and novel expansions, are strong throughout. Comparisons with the "New Wave" experiments in Ellison's trendsetting Dangerous Visions (1967) are inevitable, and Ellison sees this book as a similar groundbreaker, a "huge testament to the new order of things literary in this genre." This is a potent package, and even readers skeptical of all the hype won't be disappointed. (Feb. 23)Forecast: Word of mouth, previous glowing reviews and a shelf of impressive awards all bode well, while the timing couldn't be better, as CBS's Survivor: The Australian Outback, kicks off right after the Super Bowl. Expect significant interest.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

See all Product description

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 4 customer reviews

Top Customer Reviews

on February 11, 2001
Format: Hardcover
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on February 3, 2001
Format: Hardcover
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 14, 2003
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 21, 2002
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful stories
on January 19, 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsAustralian SF Reader
on July 31, 2007 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
4 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsOutback Daydreams
on February 3, 2001 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
5 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsExciting Australian SF anthology
on January 21, 2002 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
9 people found this helpful.
4.0 out of 5 starsOne of the authors pleads for your money
on February 11, 2001 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover