Alisa Krasnostein’s Sprawl was released at Worldcon and also showcases a lot of the best speculative fiction writers in Australia. There’s new work from Ben Peek (whose Red Sun world I adore), Cat Sparks (recent winner of the Ditmar award for best short story) and Angela Slatter, my Ticonderoga Publications stable mate.
Alisa says in her intro “True to its name, the book is sprawling – across Australian cities and states and even the Tasman sea, and across genre, form and length.”
I love the fact that Australian writers are producing such broadly different work.
My story, “Loss”, begins this way:
Rhonda lost the power of speech first. Suddenly and painfully, mid-sentence, her tongue burned and she sucked it to ease the hurt.