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Lucy Sussex

Author of Altered Voices

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About the Author

Includes the name: Sussex Lucy

Works by Lucy Sussex

Altered Voices (1994) — Editor, Contributor — 61 copies
The Scarlet Rider (1996) 29 copies
Thief of Lives (2011) 21 copies, 2 reviews
Black ice (1997) 15 copies
The Revognase (2003) 15 copies
Deersnake (1994) 13 copies
The Patternmaker : nine science fiction stories (1994) — Editor — 11 copies
Shadow Alley: Nine Crime Stories (1995) — Editor — 11 copies, 1 review
Absolute Uncertainty (2006) 9 copies

Associated Works

Year's Best SF 5 (2000) — Contributor — 259 copies, 2 reviews
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection (2005) — Contributor — 223 copies, 5 reviews
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Contributor — 221 copies, 7 reviews
Dreaming Down-Under (1998) — Contributor — 184 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995) — Contributor — 166 copies, 3 reviews
The Doll Collection (2015) — Contributor — 131 copies, 6 reviews
The Horns of Elfland (1997) — Contributor — 123 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Contributor — 111 copies, 4 reviews
Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) — Contributor — 92 copies, 6 reviews
Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950–1985 (2021) — Contributor — 70 copies, 1 review
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Contributor — 54 copies, 4 reviews
Centaurus: The Best of Australian SF (1999) — Contributor — 42 copies
Alien Shores (1994) — Contributor — 37 copies, 1 review
Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural (2003) — Contributor — 27 copies
The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy (1997) — Contributor — 27 copies
Forever Shores (2003) — Contributor — 20 copies
Dreams in a Minor Key : Tales of Magic Realism by Women (1991) — Contributor — 19 copies
2012 (2008) — Contributor — 18 copies, 1 review
Agog! Terrific Tales (2003) — Contributor — 17 copies
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 (2012) — Contributor — 16 copies
Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1 (2017) — Contributor — 15 copies, 2 reviews
Dreamworks: Strange New Stories (1983) — Contributor — 13 copies
Baggage (2010) — Contributor — 10 copies, 1 review
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 10 copies
Spine-Chilling: Ten Horror Stories (1992) — Contributor — 9 copies
Urban Fantasies (1985) — Contributor — 9 copies
Cthulhu: Land of the Long White Cloud (2018) — Contributor — 7 copies
The Fortunes Of Mary Fortune (1989) — Editor — 7 copies, 1 review
Eidolon I (2006) — Contributor — 6 copies
Cock : adventures in masculinity (2006) — Contributor — 5 copies
Australis imaginarium (2010) — Contributor — 3 copies
Cthulhu: Deep Down Under (2015) — Contributor — 2 copies
Science Fiction Eye #07, August 1990 — Contributor — 1 copy
The Only one in the World — Contributor — 1 copy
Science Fiction Eye #08, Winter 1991 — Contributor — 1 copy


Common Knowledge



Fascinating semi-autobiography of Fergus Hume and a full biography of his blockbuster crime novel, "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab". A huge amount of research has obviously gone into this book.
davidrgrigg | 1 other review | Mar 23, 2024 |
This is a wonderful collection of historical personal writings, although I must say that I find (at a few weeks remove) it difficult to match the pieces themselves with the descriptors from the back:

"...including: a bride of 16; one of the first men to play Australian Rules football; a woman running away from a brutal husband; another staving off a breakdown with drugs; a family fleeing imprisonment for debt; and her own great-grandmother, who was lucky to survive the first white settlement in the Kimberleys."

In each chapter, the writing itself is bookended at front with the description of a contemporary item (possibly all from Sussex's family possessions) and some other context providing information, and at the end with what follow up Sussex has gleaned about the writers themselves. Each piece is related to some aspect of sea travel in the mid 1800s, from wealthy individuals in 'first class' to those in steerage.

It was a fascinating read, and I was finding every spare moment to come back to it. Even though the writings themselves implied that the ships did not founder on the trip in question, there were certainly moments when this was in no way convincing. Thoroughly recommended.
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fred_mouse | Aug 16, 2017 |
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, written in the mid 1880s, was a world-wide publishing phenomenon. The story of its publication deserves a book like Blockbuster!Reviewed at Newtown Review of Books.
austcrimefiction | 1 other review | Apr 28, 2016 |
why am I reading this book?

This is another book for the Australian Women's Writers Challenge. This brilliant challenge maybe found at www.goodreads.com/group/show/59176, https://www.facebook.com/AustralianWomenWriters?sk=wall.Australian_Women_Writers..., and rel="nofollow" target="_top">http://www.australianwomenwriters.com/p/australian-women-writers-book-challenge_.... It's not too late to get involved. Get reading.

about this book

This is part of a series of novella size books which is currently being by published Twelfth Planet Press (http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/). These books are short story collections. This book is a series of fairly unrelated stories;

Fountain of Justice
The Story of O
Thief of Lives

What I thought

This book is an interesting introduction to the work of an interesting writer. I will definitely read more from this author.

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Vikz.Richards | 1 other review | Mar 31, 2013 |


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Paul Voermans Contributor
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Maurilia Meehan Contributor
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Flora Eldershaw Contributor
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Yvonne Rousseau Contributor
Hyllus Maris Contributor
Jane Routley Contributor
Carmel Bird Contributor
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Rosaleen Love Contributor
Sarah Endacott Contributor
Henrietta Dugdale Contributor
W. H. Chong Cover designer
Imogen Stubbs Cover designer
Allan Baillie Contributor
Jennifer Rowe Contributor
Brian Caswell Contributor
Garry Disher Contributor
Kerry Greenwood Contributor
Dave Luckett Contributor
Jenny Pausacker Contributor
Sam Sejavka Contributor
Michael Pryor Contributor
Claire Carmichael Contributor
Susan Geason Contributor
Greg Egan Contributor
Dirk Strasser Contributor
Lian Hearn Contributor
Delia Sherman Introduction
Matthew R. Davis Contributor
Ciarán Bruder Contributor
Donald Prentice Jr Contributor
H.K. Stubbs Contributor
Nancy Holder Contributor
Carina Bissett Contributor
Lisa Morton Foreword
Octavia Cade Contributor
Michele Brittany Contributor
Piper Mejia Contributor
Leslie S. Klinger Introduction
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