Sprawl is an exciting new original anthology, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and published by Twelfth Planet Press, that will give readers from around the world a unique glimpse into the strange, dark, and often wondrous magics that fill the days and nights of Australia’s dreaming cities and towns, homes and parks, and most of all, its endlessly stretching suburbs.
Table of Contents
Peter Ball – One Saturday Night, With Angel
Deborah Biancotti – Never Going Home
Simon Brown – Sweep
Stephanie Campisi – How to Select a Durian at Footscray Market
Thoraiya Dyer – Yowie
Dirk Flinthart – Walker
Paul Haines – Her Gallant Needs
L L Hannett – Weightless
Pete Kempshall – Signature Walk
Ben Peek – White Crocodile Jazz
Tansy Rayner Roberts – Relentless Adaptations
Barbara Robson – Neighbourhood Watch
Angela Slatter – Brisneyland by Night
Cat Sparks – All The Love in the World
Anna Tambour – Gnawer of the Moon Seeks Summit of Paradise
Kaaron Warren – Loss
Sean Williams – Parched (poem)
Sprawl was released in September 2010.
Sprawl is a collection of short stories by Australian writers and is an amusing, haunting and sometimes mind-bending glimpse into an alternative, yet strangely familiar, Australia.
It screams that this is an anthology crammed with content and a variety of authors.
The thrust of the book is to produce “a suburban anthology of Australian fantasy,” as mentioned in the introduction. ... While there is a theme–the suburban part–each story felt unique and different so that I didn’t really know what to expect with each story. ... There’s a lot of diversity here–from alternate history to horror to metaphoric fiction–but at the same time you felt it was rooted in suburban Australia.
Charles Tan, Bibliophile Stalker