Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010

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Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010

33 of the best fantasy and horror stories by Australians and New Zealanders published in 2010.

Edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene


  • RJ Astruc: “Johnny and Babushka”
  • Peter M Ball: “L’esprit de L’escalier”
  • Alan Baxter: “The King’s Accord”
  • Jenny Blackford: “Mirror”
  • Gitte Christensen: “A Sweet Story”
  • Matthew Chrulew: “Schubert By Candlelight”
  • Bill Congreve: “Ghia Likes Food”
  • Rjurik Davidson: “Lovers In Caeli-Amur”
  • Felicity Dowker: “After the Jump”
  • Dale Elvy: “Night Shift”
  • Jason Fischer: “The School Bus”
  • Dirk Flinthart: “Walker”
  • Bob Franklin: “Children’s Story”
  • Christopher Green: “Where We Go To Be Made Lighter”
  • Paul Haines: “High Tide At Hot Water Beach”
  • Lisa L. Hannett: “Soil From My Fingers”
  • Stephen Irwin: “Hive”
  • Gary Kemble: “Feast Or Famine”
  • Pete Kempshall: “Brave Face”
  • Tessa Kum: “Acception”
  • Martin Livings: “Home”
  • Maxine McArthur: “A Pearling Tale”
  • Kirstyn McDermott: “She Said”
  • Andrew McKiernan: “The Memory Of Water”
  • Ben Peek: “White Crocodile Jazz”
  • Simon Petrie: “Dark Rendezvous”
  • Lezli Robyn: “Anne-droid of Green Gables”
  • Angela Rega: “Slow Cookin’ “
  • Angela Slatter: “The Bone Mother”
  • Angela Slatter & Lisa L. Hannett: “The February Dragon”
  • Grant Stone: “Wood”
  • Kaaron Warren: “That Girl”
  • Janeen Webb: “Manifest Destiny”

Design by Russell B. Farr


  • Shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Anthology
  • Shortlisted for the Australian Shadows Award for Best Edited Production
  • Liz and Talie’s “2010: The Year in Review” essay shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review


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