The table of contents for Dreaming Again has been released, and the book itself is, apparently, due to his the shelves in June. Until then, feel free to salivate over this little lot:

1. “Old Friends,” Garth Nix
2. “A Guided Tour In the Kingdom of the Dead,” Richard Harland
3. “This Is My Blood,” Ben Francisco and Chris Lynch
4. “Nightship,” Kim Westwood
5. “The Fooly,” Terry Dowling
6. “Neverland Blues,” Adam Brown
7. “The Jacaranda Wife,” A. G. Slatter
8. “The Constant Past,” Sean McMullen
9. “The Forest,” Kim Wilkins
10. “Robots & Zombies, Inc.,” Lucy Sussex
11. “This Way to the Exit,” Sara Douglass
12. “Grimes and the Gaijin Daimyo,” A. Bertram Chandler
13. “Lure,” Paul Collins
14. “The Empire,” Simon Brown
15. “Lakeside,” Christopher Green
16. “Trolls’ Night Out,” Jenny Blackford
17. “The Rest Is Silence,” Aaron Sterns
18. “Smoking, Waiting For the Dawn,” Jason Nahrung
19. “The Lanes Of Camberwell,” Cecilia Dart-Thornton
20. “Lost Arts,” Stephen Dedman
21. “Undead Camels Ate Their Flesh,” Jason Fischer
22. “Europa,” Cecily Scutt
23. “Riding On the Q-ball,” Rosaleen Love
24. “In From the Snow,” Lee Battersby
25. “The Lost Property Room,” Trudi Canavan
26. “Heere Be Monsters,” John Birmingham
27. “Purgatory,” Rowena Cory Daniells
28. “Manannan’s Children,” Russell Blackford
29. “The Fifth Star In the Southern Cross,” Margo Lanagan
30. “Twilight In Caeli-Amur,” Rjurik Davidson
31. “Paradise Design’d,” Janeen Webb
32. “The New Deal,” Trent Jamieson
33. “The Last Great House of Isla Tortuga,” Peter M. Ball
34. “Conquist,” Dirk Strasser
35. “Perchance To Dream,” Isobelle Carmody

It’s particularly pleasing to see so many of my Clarion students make the list. New wave indeed! The chocolate river flows far and fast, my little grasshoppers! (Don’t worry, normal world: only 16 or so of you are supposed to understand that)


Tomorrow night, we’ve learned, Mental as Anything are performing a free gig at Charnwood Reserve, Lisford Avenue, Two Rocks. The show starts at 8pm, but from 5pm they have free kids activities, a bouncy castle, face painting, and the like.

Luscious and I will be packing the kids up, throwing together a picnic dinner, and heading down to eat, dance, and laugh over how fat Greedy Smith has become.

Join us.