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Terra Incognita Speculative Fiction

Keith Stevenson

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Terra Incognita Speculative Fiction

Terra Incognita Speculative Fiction

Keith Stevenson

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18
Plays
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Terra Incognita Speculative Fiction is a monthly podcast of 30 episodes where Australian Speculative Fiction authors read their own stories. Each show also includes a short book review of an Australian Speculative Fiction novel. The podcast is also archived at the National Library of Australia. For more information or to learn about our published works, visit https://www.coeurdelion.com.au

Latest Episodes

Alien Tears – Wendy Waring

EAppeared in Anywhere But Earth (coeur de lion publishing) Originally from Canada, Wendy has made a home in Australia and her speculative fiction has appeared in Interzone and Tesseracts. She was an alumnus of the 2004 Clarion South workshop. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews Greig Beck’s This Green Hell (Pan Macmillan Australia)

29 MIN2017 JAN 15
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Alien Tears – Wendy Waring

Like a Bug Underfoot – Chuck McKenzie

EAppeared in Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales (Agog! Press) Chuck McKenzie was born in 1970, and still spends much of his time there. He currently fills multiple roles as a bookseller, reviewer, and zombie obsessive, only one of which pays the bills – although sometimes he also writes short fiction and gets paid for it, which is nice. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews The Spectrum Collection by the Dark Continents Collective.

18 MIN2017 JAN 15
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Like a Bug Underfoot – Chuck McKenzie

The Duchess of Newcastle – Lucy Sussex

Appeared inShelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores (DreamHaven Books) Lucy Sussex was born in New Zealand in 1957. She has degrees in English and Librarianship from Monash University, and is a freelance researcher, editor and writer. She has published widely, writing anything from literary criticism to horror and detective stories. In addition she is a literary archaeologist, rediscovering and republishing the nineteenth-century Australian crime writers Mary Fortune and Ellen Davitt. Her short story, `My Lady Tongue’ won a Ditmar (Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award) in 1988. In 1994 she was a judge for the international Tiptree award, which honours speculative fiction exploring notions of gender. Her first adult novel, The Scarlet Rider, is about biography, Victorian detective fiction, voodoo and a ghost. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews Managing Death by Trent Jamieson.

35 MIN2017 JAN 15
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The Duchess of Newcastle – Lucy Sussex

Bats – Jane Routley

EThis story was inspired by my first visit to Queensland . AsI listened to the fruit bats fighting in the outside in the warm thick Townsville night, I thought about how perfect this sound was for Australian Gothic and wondered how a vampire story would work in this setting. – Jane Routley Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews Transformation Space (Sentients of Orion Book 4) by Marianne De Pierres.

32 MIN2017 JAN 15
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Bats – Jane Routley

In From The Snow – Lee Battersby and Undead Camels Ate Their Flesh – Jason Fischer

ELee Battersby is the multi-award winning author of over seventy stories in Australia, the US and Europe, as well as numerous poems, reviews, and ephemera, including a stream of minicomics and comic strips spread out over the years like illegitimate children. Jason Fischer is based in Adelaide, South Australia. He attended Clarion South in 2007, was shortlisted in the 2009 Ditmar Awards for Best New Talent, and is a recent Winner of the Writers of the Future contest. He has stories in Dreaming Again, Apex, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and Aurealis Magazine. Both stories appeared in Dreaming Again edited by Jack Dann.

73 MIN2017 JAN 15
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In From The Snow – Lee Battersby and Undead Camels Ate Their Flesh – Jason Fischer

Podcast – Simon Petrie

EAppeared in Rare Unsigned Copy (Peggy Bright Books) Simon Petrie is a NZ-born research scientist now living in Canberra. His short fiction has appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aurealis, Kaleidotrope, Murky Depths, Sybil’s Garage, and arguably in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.His debut collection Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables was released in 2011, he’s won the Sir Julius Vogel award for Best New Talent, was shortlisted for a Ditmar in the same category, and he’s sent out far too few short stories for consideration – although critics of his work may disagree with the last statement. He’s a member of the Andromeda Spaceways co-operative, the SpecFicNZ collective, and the Canberra Speculative Fiction guild, a judge for the Aurealis Awards, and an occasional book reviewer. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews Souls Along The Meridian by Bill Congreve.

31 MIN2017 JAN 15
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Podcast – Simon Petrie

Father Muerte and The Flesh – Lee Battersby

EAppeared in Aurealis Magazine Issue #36 (Chimaera Publications) Lee Battersby is the multi-award winning author of over seventy stories in Australia, the US and Europe, as well as numerous poems, reviews, and ephemera, including a stream of minicomics and comic strips spread out over the years like illegitimate children. He blogs irregularly at The Battersblog. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews The Library of Forgotten Books by Rjurik Davidson.

40 MIN2017 JAN 15
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Father Muerte and The Flesh – Lee Battersby

Black and Bitter, Thanks – Nathan Burrage

EAppeared in The Workers’ Paradise (Ticonderoga Press) Nathan Burrage is a Sydney-based writer and author of Fivefold, a mystic thriller drawing on the rich tradition of the Kabbalah. Nathan has published short fiction in a number of Australian speculative fiction magazines and anthologies. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson.

28 MIN2017 JAN 15
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Black and Bitter, Thanks – Nathan Burrage

The Fear of White – Rjurik Davidson

EAppeared inAndromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue 7 Rjurik Davidson has written short stories, essays, screenplays and reviews. He has been short-listed for the Ditmar Award for Best Short Story three times, the Aurealis Award once and won the Ditmar award for Best New Talent in 2005 and been published in Years Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, Volumes One and Two, Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror 2006, Scifiction, Aurealis, Borderlands and elsewhere. His new book, Unwrapped Sky, is available now from TOR. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews The Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy.

41 MIN2017 JAN 15
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The Fear of White – Rjurik Davidson

Fleshy – Tansy Rayner Roberts

EAppeared in 2012 (Twelfth Planet Press) Tansy Rayner Roberts is a Tasmanian writer of speculative fiction. Her Creature Court Trilogy is published by HarperVoyager featuring shapechangers and flappers. Tansy is also one of the three voices of the Galactic Suburbia podcast. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews The Life Lottery by Ian Irvine.

31 MIN2017 JAN 15
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Fleshy – Tansy Rayner Roberts

Latest Episodes

Alien Tears – Wendy Waring

EAppeared in Anywhere But Earth (coeur de lion publishing) Originally from Canada, Wendy has made a home in Australia and her speculative fiction has appeared in Interzone and Tesseracts. She was an alumnus of the 2004 Clarion South workshop. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews Greig Beck’s This Green Hell (Pan Macmillan Australia)

29 MIN2017 JAN 15
Comments
Alien Tears – Wendy Waring

Like a Bug Underfoot – Chuck McKenzie

EAppeared in Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales (Agog! Press) Chuck McKenzie was born in 1970, and still spends much of his time there. He currently fills multiple roles as a bookseller, reviewer, and zombie obsessive, only one of which pays the bills – although sometimes he also writes short fiction and gets paid for it, which is nice. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews The Spectrum Collection by the Dark Continents Collective.

18 MIN2017 JAN 15
Comments
Like a Bug Underfoot – Chuck McKenzie

The Duchess of Newcastle – Lucy Sussex

Appeared inShelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores (DreamHaven Books) Lucy Sussex was born in New Zealand in 1957. She has degrees in English and Librarianship from Monash University, and is a freelance researcher, editor and writer. She has published widely, writing anything from literary criticism to horror and detective stories. In addition she is a literary archaeologist, rediscovering and republishing the nineteenth-century Australian crime writers Mary Fortune and Ellen Davitt. Her short story, `My Lady Tongue’ won a Ditmar (Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award) in 1988. In 1994 she was a judge for the international Tiptree award, which honours speculative fiction exploring notions of gender. Her first adult novel, The Scarlet Rider, is about biography, Victorian detective fiction, voodoo and a ghost. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews Managing Death by Trent Jamieson.

35 MIN2017 JAN 15
Comments
The Duchess of Newcastle – Lucy Sussex

Bats – Jane Routley

EThis story was inspired by my first visit to Queensland . AsI listened to the fruit bats fighting in the outside in the warm thick Townsville night, I thought about how perfect this sound was for Australian Gothic and wondered how a vampire story would work in this setting. – Jane Routley Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews Transformation Space (Sentients of Orion Book 4) by Marianne De Pierres.

32 MIN2017 JAN 15
Comments
Bats – Jane Routley

In From The Snow – Lee Battersby and Undead Camels Ate Their Flesh – Jason Fischer

ELee Battersby is the multi-award winning author of over seventy stories in Australia, the US and Europe, as well as numerous poems, reviews, and ephemera, including a stream of minicomics and comic strips spread out over the years like illegitimate children. Jason Fischer is based in Adelaide, South Australia. He attended Clarion South in 2007, was shortlisted in the 2009 Ditmar Awards for Best New Talent, and is a recent Winner of the Writers of the Future contest. He has stories in Dreaming Again, Apex, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and Aurealis Magazine. Both stories appeared in Dreaming Again edited by Jack Dann.

73 MIN2017 JAN 15
Comments
In From The Snow – Lee Battersby and Undead Camels Ate Their Flesh – Jason Fischer

Podcast – Simon Petrie

EAppeared in Rare Unsigned Copy (Peggy Bright Books) Simon Petrie is a NZ-born research scientist now living in Canberra. His short fiction has appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aurealis, Kaleidotrope, Murky Depths, Sybil’s Garage, and arguably in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.His debut collection Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables was released in 2011, he’s won the Sir Julius Vogel award for Best New Talent, was shortlisted for a Ditmar in the same category, and he’s sent out far too few short stories for consideration – although critics of his work may disagree with the last statement. He’s a member of the Andromeda Spaceways co-operative, the SpecFicNZ collective, and the Canberra Speculative Fiction guild, a judge for the Aurealis Awards, and an occasional book reviewer. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews Souls Along The Meridian by Bill Congreve.

31 MIN2017 JAN 15
Comments
Podcast – Simon Petrie

Father Muerte and The Flesh – Lee Battersby

EAppeared in Aurealis Magazine Issue #36 (Chimaera Publications) Lee Battersby is the multi-award winning author of over seventy stories in Australia, the US and Europe, as well as numerous poems, reviews, and ephemera, including a stream of minicomics and comic strips spread out over the years like illegitimate children. He blogs irregularly at The Battersblog. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews The Library of Forgotten Books by Rjurik Davidson.

40 MIN2017 JAN 15
Comments
Father Muerte and The Flesh – Lee Battersby

Black and Bitter, Thanks – Nathan Burrage

EAppeared in The Workers’ Paradise (Ticonderoga Press) Nathan Burrage is a Sydney-based writer and author of Fivefold, a mystic thriller drawing on the rich tradition of the Kabbalah. Nathan has published short fiction in a number of Australian speculative fiction magazines and anthologies. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson.

28 MIN2017 JAN 15
Comments
Black and Bitter, Thanks – Nathan Burrage

The Fear of White – Rjurik Davidson

EAppeared inAndromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue 7 Rjurik Davidson has written short stories, essays, screenplays and reviews. He has been short-listed for the Ditmar Award for Best Short Story three times, the Aurealis Award once and won the Ditmar award for Best New Talent in 2005 and been published in Years Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, Volumes One and Two, Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror 2006, Scifiction, Aurealis, Borderlands and elsewhere. His new book, Unwrapped Sky, is available now from TOR. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews The Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy.

41 MIN2017 JAN 15
Comments
The Fear of White – Rjurik Davidson

Fleshy – Tansy Rayner Roberts

EAppeared in 2012 (Twelfth Planet Press) Tansy Rayner Roberts is a Tasmanian writer of speculative fiction. Her Creature Court Trilogy is published by HarperVoyager featuring shapechangers and flappers. Tansy is also one of the three voices of the Galactic Suburbia podcast. Also in this episode: Keith Stevenson reviews The Life Lottery by Ian Irvine.

31 MIN2017 JAN 15
Comments
Fleshy – Tansy Rayner Roberts
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