Elsewhere: an Anthology of Incredible Places, edited by Michael Barry.

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Far away planets, both malevolent and benign. Countries ancient and modern and off into the far future. Jungles and deserts and mountains and spaceships. From the depths of the human subconscious to the height of the tallest… flagpole?

Elsewhere is the third anthology produced by the CSFG, edited by Guild member Michael Barry and with cover and artwork by Les Petersen.  It was launched by acclaimed fantasy author Trudi Canavan at a function at the National Library of Australia on 18 October 2003.

Warning: Product may contain traces of spiders, elves, clowns, railways, masonic rituals, and flagpoles.

Stories and authors

  • “A Stone to Mark  My Passing” by Lee Battersby
  • “Web of Reality” by Alison Venugoban
  • “Alien Space Nazis Must Die” by Chuck McKenzie
  • “One Rainy Day in a Circus Far Away” by Craig Cormick
  • “Sword of Liberation” by Maxine McArthur
  • “Orion’s Womb” by Carol Ryles
  • “City, As Seen by Lightning” by Dave Luckett
  • “617 Instances of Eleanor and Rising” by Robert Hoge
  • “Night Watch” by Jay D’Argo
  • “Heritage Planet” by Dave Walker
  • “State of Oblivion” by Kaaron Warren
  • “The Surge” by Cory Daniells
  • “Oilcan Sam” by Scott Hopkins
  • “The Devil in the Text” by Richard Harland
  • “The Birdcage” by Cat Sparks
  • “Other” by Donna Maree Hanson
  • “Run the Program” by Nicole R Murphy
  • “Impossible Railways” by Zara Baxter
  • “Merrie Dawn” by Chris Andrews
  • “The Recipe” by Ben Peek
  • “The Armageddon Cafe” by Mik Bennett
  • “Hero and the Swordsmith” by Tessa Kum
  • “Chance Meetings” by Robbie Matthews
  • “The Mind of the Almighty” by Anna Key
  • “Widdershins” by Stuart Barrow
  • “Kidnapping” by Euan Bowen

Awards and recognition

Five of Elsewhere’s stories received honourable mentions in that year’s Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling: “A Stone to Mark  My Passing”, “Kidnapping”, “The Devil in the Text”, “The Birdcage”, and “State of Oblivion”.


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