Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011

Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2011 cover
Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2011

Volume 2 covers the best fantasy and horror by Australians and New Zealanders published in 2011.

Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have compiled 32 fantastic stories and poems from New Zealand’s and Australia’s finest writers. In addition to these incredible tales, the volume includes a review of 2011 and a list of recommended stories.

Includes Angela Slatter’s British Fantasy Award-winning story “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”.

Edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene.

Contents:

  • Peter M Ball “Briar Day” (Moonlight Tuber)
  • Lee Battersby “Europe After The Rain” (After the Rain, Fablecroft Press)
  • Deborah Biancotti “Bad Power” (Bad Power, Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Jenny Blackford “The Head in the Goatskin Bag” (Kaleidotrope)
  • Simon Brown “Thin Air” (Dead Red Heart, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • David Conyers and David Kernot “Winds Of Nzambi” (Midnight Echo #6, AHWA)
  • Stephen Dedman “More Matter, Less Art” (Midnight Echo #6, AHWA)
  • Sara Douglass & Angela Slatter “The Hall of Lost Footsteps” (The Hall of Lost Footsteps, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Felicity Dowker “Berries & Incense” (More Scary Kisses, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Terry Dowling “Dark Me, Night You” (Midnight Echo #5, AHWA)
  • Jason Fischer “Hunting Rufus” (Midnight Echo #5, AHWA)
  • Christopher Green “Letters Of Love From The Once And Newly Dead” (Midnight Echo #5, AHWA)
  • Paul Haines “The Past Is A Bridge Best Left Burnt” (The Last Days of Kali Yuga, Brimstone Press)
  • Lisa L Hannett “Forever, Miss Tapekwa County” (Bluegrass Symphony, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Richard Harland “At The Top Of The Stairs” (Shadows and Tall Trees #2, Undertow Publications)
  • John Harwood “Face To Face” (Ghosts by Gaslight, HarperCollins)
  • Pete Kempshall “Someone Else To Play With” (Beauty Has Her Way, Dark Quest Books)
  • Jo Langdon “Heaven” (After the Rain, Fablecroft Press)
  • Maxine McArthur “The Soul of the Machine” (Winds of Change, CSFG)
  • Ian McHugh “The Wishwriter’s Wife” (Daily Science Fiction)
  • Andrew J McKiernan “Love Death” (Aurealis #45, Chimaera Publications)
  • Kirstyn McDermott “Frostbitten” (More Scary Kisses, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Margaret Mahy “Wolf Night” (The Wilful Eye – Tales From the Tower #1, Allen & Unwin)
  • Anne Mok “Interview with the Jiangshi” (Dead Red Heart, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Jason Nahrung “Wraiths” (Winds of Change, CSFG)
  • Anthony Panegyres “Reading Coffee” (Overland, OL Society)
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts “The Patrician” (Love and Romanpunk, Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Angela Rega “Love In the Atacama or the Poetry of Fleas” (Crossed Genres, CGP)
  • Angela Slatter “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter” (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Lucy Sussex “Thief of Lives” (Thief of Lies, Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Kyla Ward “The Kite” (The Land of Bad Dreams, P’rea Press)
  • Kaaron Warren “All You Can Do Is Breathe” (Blood and Other Cravings, Tor)

Design by Russell B. Farr

Awards:

  • Shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Anthology
  • Shortlisted for the Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work
  • Shortlisted for the Australian Shadows Award for Best Edited Work
  • Shortlisted for the Chronos Award for Best Long Fiction
  • Winner of the Tin Duck Award for Best WA Professional Production

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4.8 rating based on 20 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 1921857145
ISBN-13: 9781921857140
Goodreads: 15737032

Author(s): Publisher: Ticonderoga Publications
Published: 8/1/2012

Thirty-two fantastic stories and poems first published in 2011, from New Zealand's and Australia's finest writers.

Contents:

Peter M Ball "Briar Day" (Moonlight Tuber)
Lee Battersby "Europe After The Rain" (After the Rain, Fablecroft Press)
Deborah Biancotti "Bad Power" (Bad Power, Twelfth Planet Press)
Jenny Blackford "The Head in the Goatskin Bag" (Kaleidotrope)
Simon Brown "Thin Air" (Dead Red Heart, Ticonderoga Publications)
David Conyers and David Kernot "Winds Of Nzambi" (Midnight Echo #6, AHWA)
Stephen Dedman "More Matter, Less Art" (Midnight Echo #6, AHWA)
Sara Douglass & Angela Slatter "The Hall of Lost Footsteps" (The Hall of Lost Footsteps, Ticonderoga Publications)
Felicity Dowker "Berries & Incense" (More Scary Kisses, Ticonderoga Publications)
Terry Dowling "Dark Me, Night You" (Midnight Echo #5, AHWA)
Jason Fischer "Hunting Rufus" (Midnight Echo #5, AHWA)
Christopher Green "Letters Of Love From The Once And Newly Dead" (Midnight Echo #5, AHWA)
Paul Haines "The Past Is A Bridge Best Left Burnt" (The Last Days of Kali Yuga, Brimstone Press)
Lisa L Hannett "Forever, Miss Tapekwa County" (Bluegrass Symphony, Ticonderoga Publications)
Richard Harland "At The Top Of The Stairs" (Shadows and Tall Trees #2, Undertow Publications)
John Harwood "Face To Face" (Ghosts by Gaslight, HarperCollins)
Pete Kempshall "Someone Else To Play With" (Beauty Has Her Way, Dark Quest Books)
Jo Langdon "Heaven" (After the Rain, Fablecroft Press)
Maxine McArthur "The Soul of the Machine" (Winds of Change, CSFG)
Ian McHugh "The Wishwriter's Wife" (Daily Science Fiction)
Andrew J McKiernan "Love Death" (Aurealis #45, Chimaera Publications)
Kirstyn McDermott "Frostbitten" (More Scary Kisses, Ticonderoga Publications)
Margaret Mahy "Wolf Night" (The Wilful Eye - Tales From the Tower #1, Allen & Unwin)
Anne Mok "Interview with the Jiangshi" (Dead Red Heart, Ticonderoga Publications)
Jason Nahrung "Wraiths" (Winds of Change, CSFG)
Anthony Panegyres "Reading Coffee" (Overland, OL Society)
Tansy Rayner Roberts "The Patrician" (Love and Romanpunk, Twelfth Planet Press)
Angela Rega "Love In the Atacama or the Poetry of Fleas" (Crossed Genres, CGP)
Angela Slatter "The Coffin-Maker's Daughter" (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
Lucy Sussex "Thief of Lives" (Thief of Lies, Twelfth Planet Press)
Kyla Ward "The Kite" (The Land of Bad Dreams, P'rea Press)
Kaaron Warren "All You Can Do Is Breathe" (Blood and Other Cravings, Tor)

In addition to the above incredible tales, the volume will include a review of 2011 and a list of recommended stories.