Baxter/Dowling/et al : Australian Anthologies


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Dozens of anthologies have been published focused on Australian science fiction, with several "best of" volumes compiled here, the most recent two shown in the photo.

Most-reprinted authors in these five volumes: Damien Broderick and A. Bertram Chandler (5 each), then John Baxter, Terry Dowling, Greg Egan, David J. Lake, Rosaleen Love, Sean McMullen, and George Turner (4 each).

  • The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction, John Baxter, ed. (Angus & Robertson, 1968) [isfdb]
  • Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF, Terry Dowling & Van Ikin, eds. (Coronet, 1993) [isfdb]
  • Metaworlds: Best Australian Science, Paul Collins, ed. (Penguin Australia, 1994) [isfdb]
  • Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction, David G. Hartwell & Damien Broderick, eds. (Tor, 1999) [isfdb]
  • The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection, Rob Gerrand, ed. (Black Inc., 2004) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


John Baxter
  • Apple (New Writings in SF. 10, 1967) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • The Beach (New Writings in SF. 13, 1968) -- The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction
  • The Case of the Perjured Planet (by JB & Ron Smith) (Analog Nov 1967) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Russell Blackford
  • The Soldier in the Machine (Dreaming Down-Under, 1998) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • The Sword of God (Dream Weavers, 1996) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • David Boutland
  • Parky (Science-Fantasy #48 1961) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Damien Broderick
  • All My Yesterdays (Chaos May 15 1964) -- The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction
  • Coming Back (F&SF Dec 1982) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • The Final Weapon (The Man Dec 1969) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • The Magi (Perpetual Light, 1982) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • A Tooth for Every Child (Urban Fantasies, 1985) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science
  • Frank B. Bryning
  • For Men Must Work (Australian Journal Aug 1955) -- The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction
  • Infant Prodigy (Fantastic Universe Nov 1955) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Peter Carey
  • The Chance (War Crimes, 1979) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
          -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Report on the Shadow Industry (The Fat Man in History, 1974) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • A. Bertram Chandler
  • All Laced Up (New Worlds Nov 1961) -- The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction
          -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
          -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • The Cage (F&SF Jun 1957) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • The Mountain Movers (Galaxy Mar 1971) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • Hal Colebatch
  • The Colonel's Tiger (Man-Kzin Wars VII, 1995) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • Paul A. Collins
  • The Government in Exile (Urban Fantasies, 1985) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • The Wired Kid (Expanse 1994) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science
  • Jack Dann
  • The Diamond Pit (Jubilee, 2001) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Niagara Falling (by Janeen Webb & JD) (Black Mist and Other Japanese Futures, 1997) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
          -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Stephen Dedman
  • But Smile No More (Aurealis #2 1990) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science
  • From Whom All Blessings Flow (Asimov's Apr 1995) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • A Walk-On Part in the War (Dreaming Down-Under, 1998) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Kit Denton
  • Burning Spear (F&SF Feb 1964) -- The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction
  • Shane Dix
  • Matters of Consequence (Eidolon Win 1992) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • Terry Dowling
  • He Tried to Catch the Light (Dreaming Down-Under, 1998) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • The Last Elephant (Australian Short Stories #20 1987) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science
  • Privateers' Moon (Blue Tyson, 1992) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • Shatterwrack at Breaklight (Omega Science Digest Jul/Aug 1985) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • Greg Egan
  • Axiomatic (Interzone #41 1990) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • The Caress (IASFM Jan 1990) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Learning to Be Me (Interzone #37 1990) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science
  • Wang's Carpets (New Legends, 1995) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • Randal Flynn
  • The Paradigm (Transmutations, 1979) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Leanne Frahm
  • Borderline (Borderline, 1996) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • Reichelman's Relics (Amazing Jul 1990) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science
  • A Way Back (Universe 13, 1983) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • Colin Free
  • The Weather in the Underworld (Squire Jun 1965) -- The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction
  • Lee Harding
  • Dancing Gerontius (Vision of Tomorrow Dec 1969) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • The Evidence (New Worlds Jul/Aug 1964) -- The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction
  • N. K. Hemming
  • Debt of Lassor (Nebula #33 1958) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Van Ikin
  • The Juronka Validation (Omega Science Digest Nov/Dec 1986) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • David Ireland
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts (Australian Short Stories #1 1982) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • David J. Lake
  • Creator (Envisaged Worlds, 1978) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • Re-deem the Time (Rooms of Paradise, 1978) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science
          -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
          -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Margo Lanagan
  • The Boy Who Didn't Yearn (Forever Shores, 2003) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Chris Lawson
  • Written in Blood (Asimov's Jun 1999) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • Martin Loran
  • An Ounce of Dissension (Analog Jul 1966) -- The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction
  • Rosaleen Love
  • The Total Devotion Machine (The Total Devotion Machine, 1989) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science
          -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
          -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Trickster (Overland #103 1986) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • Philippa C. Maddern
  • Inhabiting the Interspaces (Transmutations, 1979) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
          -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Things Fall Apart (Matilda at the Speed of Light, 1988) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • Kevin McKay
  • Pie Row Joe (Rooms of Paradise, 1978) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • Sean McMullen
  • The Colors of the Masters (F&SF Mar 1988) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • The Dominant Style (Aurealis #4 1991) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • An Empty Wheelhouse (Analog Jan 1992) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science
  • Tower of Wings (Analog Dec 2001) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Frank Roberts
  • It Could Be You (Coast to Coast, 1964) -- The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction
  • Petrina Smith
  • Angel Thing (She's Fantastical, 1995) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Ron Smith
  • The Case of the Perjured Planet (by John Baxter & RS) (Analog Nov 1967) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Dirk Strasser
  • Waiting for the Rain (Universe 2, 1992) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science
  • Lucy Sussex
  • My Lady Tongue (Matilda at the Speed of Light, 1988) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
          -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • Red Ochre (My Lady Tongue & Other Tales, 1990) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • George Turner
  • The Fittest (Urban Fantasies, 1985) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • Flowering Mandrake (Alien Shores, 1994) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • I Still Call Australia Home (Aurealis #1 1990) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science
  • In a Petri Dish Upstairs (Rooms of Paradise, 1978) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Janeen Webb
  • Niagara Falling (by JW & Jack Dann) (Black Mist and Other Japanese Futures, 1997) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
          -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Wynne Whiteford
  • The Doorway (New Worlds Sep 1960) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Cherry Wilder
  • The Ark of James Carlyle (New Writings in SF. 24, 1974) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
  • Looking Forward to the Harvest (Interzone: The 5th Anthology, 1991) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • Odd Man Search (Void #12-14 1979) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Michael Wilding
  • The Man of Slow Feeling (The Second Pacific Book of Science Fiction, 1971) -- Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF
          -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Sean Williams
  • A Map of the Mines of Barnath (Eidolon Sum 1995) -- Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction
  • The Soap Bubble (Alien Shores, 1994) -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • Jack Wodhams
  • There Is a Crooked Man (Analog Feb 1967) -- The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction
          -- The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection
  • The Token Pole (Analog Feb 1990) -- Metaworlds: Best Australian Science

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