Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013

Cover of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013
Cover of The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013

Edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene.

The fourth volume of an annual series collecting the best 2013 fantasy and horror stories from Australia and New Zealand’s finest writers. Released in 2014.


  • Lee Battersby, “Disciple of the Torrent”
  • Deborah Biancotti, “All the Lost Ones”
  • Trudi Canavan, “Camp Follower”
  • Robert G. Cook, “Glasskin”
  • Rowena Cory Daniells, “The Ways of the Wyrding Women”
  • Terry Dowling, “The Sleepover”
  • Thoraiya Dyer, “After Hours”
  • Marion Halligan, “A Castle in Toorak”
  • Dmetri Kakmi, “The Boy by the Gate”
  • David Kernot, “Harry’s Dead Poodle”
  • Margo Lanagan, “Black Swan Event”
  • S.G. Larner, “Poppies”
  • Martin Livings, “La Mort d’un Roturer”
  • Kirstyn McDermott, “Caution: Contains Small Parts”
  • Claire McKenna, “The Ninety Two”
  • C.S. McMullen, “The Nest”
  • Juliet Marillier, “By Bone-Light “
  • David Thomas Moore, “Old Souls”
  • Faith Mudge, “The Oblivion Box”
  • Ryan O’Neill, “Sticks and Stones”
  • Angela Rega, “Almost Beautiful”
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, “The Raven and Her Victory”
  • Nicky Rowlands, “On the Wall”
  • Carol Ryles, “The Silence of Clockwork”
  • Angela Slatter, “Flight”
  • Anna Tambour, “Bowfin Island”
  • Kaaron Warren, “Born and Bread”
  • Janeen Webb, “Hell is Where the Heart is”

Available in hardcover and paperback.

The volume includes a review of 2013, notable awards lists and a list of highly recommended stories.

Design by Russell B. Farr


  • Shortlisted for Tin Duck Award for Best Professional Production
  • Shortlisted for Ditmar for Best Collected Work

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ISBN-10: 1921857722
ISBN-13: 9781921857720
Goodreads: 23571770

Author(s): Publisher: Ticonderoga Publications
Published: 11/11/2014

The fourth annual compilation; over 150,000 words of fiction from some of the genre’s best and most awarded writers, together with an annual genre overview and recommended reading list. This is both a book to be read and a valuable reference work. This volume collects twenty eight compelling stories from the finest antipodean writers of fantasy and horror.