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Exploring Genre: A Fantasy Anthology


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Product Code: 978-1-925169-04-1

Exploring Genre: A Fantasy Anthology

edited by Richard Baines

In Exploring Genre: Fantasy we are introduced to a broad and varied collection of weird and fantastic tales. These are stories that challenge us to use our imagination and see the world afresh. The stories are divided into groups: historical fantasy, pure fantasy, foreign bodies and science fiction. Here is a tale of King Arthur told in the years after his death, a boy who is turned into a wheelbarrow for misconduct in class, a clever star beast from outer space who is tormented by humans, and a fascinating story of a girl reading a sci fi comic book on an Indian train.

The Exploring Genre books add to a reader's experience of short story writing in the genres of crime, fantasy and horror.. Extending beyond the traditional, they challenge our ideas of what to expect. There are stories in these collections from Australia, but also tales set in America, England, Japan, Sweden and India. They include stories both fact and fiction and are accompanied by a thought-provoking poem or two. Each story is followed by fresh and stimulating activities for comprehension, discussion and imaginative writing. The tales have been chosen for their appeal to students, the quality of the writing, and the relevance of the issues they explore.


The Fantasy Story                                                                                           

Historical Fantasy

The Mouse and the Witch-child by Brian Caswell                         

The Weakest Link by Roger Wilcox                                          

The Hermit by Jacqui Prospect            


Thuc Tu by Susie Harris                

The Wheelbarrow Boy by Richard Parker          

There Was an Old Woman by Robert Silverberg      

Foreign Bodies

Incident at Dusk by Claudia Baharini          

The Star Beast by Nicholas Stuart Gray         

Space-Born  by Robert Bloch             

Science Fiction

Black Hole by Geraldine Stowe           

The Sad Tale of Little Johnny by Stephen Martin     

A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury         

Tomorrow is Yesterday by Richard Baines     

Journeying On...

Old Jumper by Colleen O’Brien         

The Talking Sword by Jack Dann