A Foreign Country - New Zealand Speculative Fiction

November 13, 2010

A Foreign Country - New Zealand Speculative Fiction

A short story anthology edited by Anna Caro & Juliet Buchanan.

This podcast presents 2 stories from the anthology - The Future of the Sky by Ripley Patton and Miramar is Possum Free by Richard Barnes. It's released under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial, No Derivative Works license.

From www.randomstatic.net: "Strange creatures are loose in Miramar, desperate survivors cling to the remains of a submerged country, humanity’s descendants seek to regain what they’ve lost, and the residents of Gisborne reluctantly serve alien masters. The visions of New Zealand - and beyond - painted in this collection of short stories are both instantly recognisable, and nothing like the place we know.

A Foreign Country brings together the work of established authors and fresh voices to showcase the range of stories produced by New Zealand's growing community of speculative fiction writers. Humorous, disturbing, intriguing, cautionary, and ultimately hopeful, these tales tell of worlds where the boundaries between human and animal are blurred, babies are not what they seem, desperate measures are in place to ward off disaster, and flying standby can be a big mistake.

The anthology includes stories by: Philip Armstrong, Richard Barnes, Claire Brunette, Anna Caro, Matt Cowens, Bill Direen, Dale Elvy, J.C. Hart, Paul Haines, Miriam Hurst, Tim Jones, Susan Kornfeld, Juliet Marillier, Lee Murray, James Norcliffe, Ripley Patton, Simon Petrie, Brian Priestley, Marama Salsano, Lee Sentes, Janine Sowerby, and Douglas A. Van Belle."

Check out www.randomstatic.net to buy the paperback.

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  • Matt

    Thanks to Angel Leigh McCoy (http://www.angelmccoy.com/) and Richard Barnes (http://richardbarneswriter.blogspot.com/) for reading the stories!

    Nov 14, 2010 at 11:45 pm