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Speculative Fiction

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Untether your imagination as we explore the wild, the weird and the wondrous, in a Next Big Thing devoted to realms both impossible and eminently possible. Come and hear new stories drawn from fantastical and futuristic speculative fiction by Angela Slatter, Rjurik Davidson, Rose Mulready and Jamie Marina Lau.

Featuring

Angela Slatter

Angela Slatter is the award-winning author of the collections The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings and Black-Winged Angels, as well as Midnight and Moonshine and The Female Factory (both co-written with Lisa L. Hannett). She ... Read more

Rjurik Davidson

Rjurik Davidson is a writer and editor. He has written short stories, essays, reviews and screenplays. His works include the novels Unwrapped Sky and The Stars Askew, and the collection The Library of Forgotten Books. Rjurik writes imaginative fiction, speculative fiction, science fiction, surreal... Read more

Rose Mulready

Rose’s short fiction has appeared in various publications, including HQ magazine and the Sleepers Almanacs. Her novel The Day We Lost the Moon was shortlisted for the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Her novella The Bonobo’s Dream won the 2016 Seizure ... Read more

Jamie Marina Lau

Jamie Marina Lau is a multidisciplinary artist and the author of Pink Mountain on Locust Island. With explorations focusing on language, Jamie’s work meditates on a landscape exploring dis-location of culture and space. Her second novel Gunk Baby will be published in May 2020 with Brow Books. ... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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