Dreaming Down-Under

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Dreaming Down-Under
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Dreaming Down-Under first edition cover.
Author Jack Dann, Janeen Webb
Cover artist Nick Stathopoulos
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Speculative fiction anthology
Publisher Voyager Books
Publication date
November 1998
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 554 pp (first edition)
ISBN 0-7322-5917-7

Dreaming Down-Under is a 1998 speculative fiction anthology edited by Jack Dann and Janeen Webb.

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Dreaming Down-Under was first published in Australia in November 1998 by Voyager Books in trade paperback format.[1][2] In 1999 and 2000 it was republished as two separate volumes.[1] It was released in the United Kingdom by Swift Publishers in 2000 and in the United States by Tor Books in hardback and paperback formats in 2001 and 2002 respectively.[1][3] Dreaming Down-Under won the 1999 World Fantasy Award for best anthology and the 1999 Ditmar Award for best Australian magazine or anthology.[4][5] It was also a short-list nominee for the 1998 Aurealis Award's Peter McNamara Conveners' Award for Excellence and it finished 16th out of 20 in the Locus Award for best anthology.[6][7]

Dreaming Down-Under features 31 stories from 30 authors.[8] The 1999 Ditmar Award for best Australian short fiction had six nominees all of which were taken from Dreaming Down-Under. "The Marsh Runners" by Paul Brandon, "Dream Until God Burns" by Andrew Enstice, "To Avalon" by Jane Routley, "The Evil Within" by Sara Douglass, and "Queen of Soulmates" by Sean McMullen were all short-list nominees in this award losing to "The Truth About Weena" by David J. Lake.[5] "The Truth About Weena" by David J. Lake also won the 1998 Aurealis Award for best science fiction short story, while "To Avalon" by Jane Routley and "Queen of Soulmates" by Sean McMullen were also short-list nominees for the Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story and "The Marsh Runners" by Paul Brandon was also a short-list nominee for the Aurealis Award for best horror short story.[6] Another winning story was "A Walk-On Part in the War" by Stephen Dedman which won the Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story.[6] While "The Third Rail" by Aaron Sterns was a short-list nominee for the Aurealis Award for best horror short story, "Jetsam" by Kerry Greenwood was a short-list nominee for best fantasy short story in the Aurealis Awards, "Real Men" by Rosaleen Love was a short-list nominee for the Aurealis Award for best science fiction short story and "The Body Politic" by Tess Williams was a long-list nominee 1999 James Tiptree Jr Memorial Award.[6][9]

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