Monday, March 31, 2008

Urban Fantasies - David King and Russell Blackford

A bit of complaining about oz literary magazines not publishing genre work in the intro here, even if a bit non-traditional. Even Greg Egan has a go at the former. That is all fine, but it is the more traditional stories here that are the best.

This may also have something to do with the writers, too, of course - Broderick, Dowling, Turner, etc.

Only an average book as a result, with Turner's standout and Grigg's fubar story pretty good, too.


Urban Fantasies : Du - David Brooks
Urban Fantasies : A Tooth for Every Child - Damien Broderick
Urban Fantasies : Confusion Day - Philippa C. Maddern
Urban Fantasies : The Other Side of the Other Side of the Street - Norman Talbot
Urban Fantasies : Down from Demolition - John Baxter
Urban Fantasies : Outlines for Urban Fantasies - Michael Wilding
Urban Fantasies : Flags - David King
Urban Fantasies : Tangled Up - Greg Egan
Urban Fantasies : The Government in Exile - Paul Collins
Urban Fantasies : Montage - Lucy Sussex
Urban Fantasies : The Fittest - George Turner
Urban Fantasies : The Bullet that Grows in the Gun - Terry Dowling
Urban Fantasies : The Twist of Fate - David Grigg

Game sought.

3 out of 5


Up the duff dad's lobster kid.

3.5 out of 5


Over? Dunno.

3 out of 5


DnD music.

3.5 out of 5


Backwards style.

3 out of 5


Door shut.

2.5 out of 5


Some country or other.

3 out of 5


Film story.

3 out of 5


A government, thrown down in a revolution of the unemployed has a few live members left living in a fortress, and the Revolution Day holiday is coming. They commit violence while they still can, these few crazed survivors.

3.5 out of 5


Seachange filmed future ghosts.

3 out of 5


Global warming's severe social stratification means disease doom.

4.5 out of 5


Houses get lonely, want people, seems firearms feel the same way about ammo.

3.5 out of 5


Tokamak sabotage spacetime oops.

4 out of 5




3 out of 5

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