|A Tour Guide to Utopia - Stories by
A new collection of award winning
stories from one of Australia's most celebrated writers
of the fantastic. Epic, ethereal and earthy;
stories of strong and funny characters, full of human
foibles; stories about ideas, stories that walk you to
the edge of the comfortable world and set your feet
along the invisible line. Smart and compelling,
inventive and challenging, this is speculative fiction
at its very best. Take a walk with a master story
teller, your world won't be the same when you next
open your eyes.
From the Afterword: "A Tour Guide in Utopia
selects stories from the 1990s to the new Noughties, all
more or less written in the fantastic mode. Looking at
them I can see a different me at work, and no doubt
there are things I would do differently now. I can see
reflections of landscape, personally experienced, also
fragments of the autobiographical.
I have said elsewhere that I write because I get a
buzz out of chasing words down a page-otherwise, why
bother? And if I communicate that buzz to someone else,
all the better."
"A remarkable fusion of form and content, and an
amazingly sure-footed journey along the very edge of
uncertainty" - Peter McNamara.