A science fiction and fantasy anthology featuring work by some of the best short story writers in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. Winner of Best Collected Work and Best Professional Artwork, Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2017.

Edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray
Introduction by Angela Slatter




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Step up, as close as you dare…

…to a place at the edge of sanity, where cicadas scritch across balmy summer nights,

at the edge of town, where the cellphone coverage is decidedly dodgy,

at the edge of space, where a Mimbinus argut bounds among snowy rocks,

at the edge of the page, where demon princes prance in the shadows,

at the edge of despair, where 10 darushas will get you a vodka lime and a ring-side seat,

at the edge of the universe, where time stops but space goes on…

From the brink of civilisation, the fringe of reason, and the border of reality, come 23 stories infused with the bloody-minded spirit of the Antipodes, tales told by the children of warriors and whalers, convicts and miners: people unafraid to strike out for new territories and find meaning in the expanses at the edge of the world.

Compiled by award-winning editing team Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray, and including a story by Arthur C. Clarke finalist Phillip Mann and foreword by World Fantasy Award winner Angela Slatter, At the Edge is a dark and dystopic collection from some of Australia and New Zealand’s best speculative writers.

At the Edge is available to order from your favourite NZ or Australian bookstore, or online at Amazon, Kobo and iBooks.

Table of Contents:

Click on linked titles to read an excerpt from the story

Angela Slatter Introduction
Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray Editors’ Note 
Jodi Cleghorn The Leaves no Longer Fall 
Carlington Black The Urge 
Martin Livings Boxing Day 
Phillip Mann The Architect 
Debbie Cowens Hood of Bone 
Anthony Panegyres Crossing 
EG Wilson 12-36 
David Stevens Crop Rotation
Michelle Child Narco 
Richard Barnes The Great and True Journey 
AJ Ponder BlindSight 
Keira McKenzie In Sacrifice We Hope 
Jan Goldie Little Thunder 
Joanne Anderton Street Furniture 
Eileen Mueller Call of the Sea 
Octavia Cade Responsibility 
JC Hart Hope Lies North 
David Versace Seven Excerpts from Season One 
Paul Mannering The Island at the End of the World 
Summer Wigmore Back When the River had No Name
AJ Fitzwater Splintr 
Tom Dullemond One Life, No Respawns 
AC Buchanan And Still the Forests Grow though we are Gone 

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