Some of them were here long before Europeans arrived; some of them are yet to come.
Steam-powered bushrangers. Restless penal colonies. Robotic mining operations. Fairy colonies in the gum trees and old ghosts in the laneways. Drought and fire and flood and new life struggling to emerge from the dust.
These are slivers of a land as old as the world. Reflections of a country still in its youth.
These are the stories we tell ourselves and the stories we want to hide from.
This is the lucky country. This is the wide brown land.
This is the Never Never.
The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild's tenth anthology brings together 30 of Australia's best new and established writers of the fantastic. Through the lens of science fiction, fantasy and horror they explore the legends, the secrets and the sometimes uncomfortable truths of Australia's past, present and possible futures.