This collection of short stories showcases some of the best work thatAustralian literature has to offer in this new decade. Featuring work fromboth emerging and established writers of colour, the stories in Collisionstranscend genre and experiment with style. They are necessary reading foreverybody with an interest in the future of fiction and our planet. Althoughmany of these visions are dystopic, the quality of their writers is somethingthe future has to look forward to.
What does the future hold? Collisions prods at what it means for eachauthor, and while many will come to expect speculative fiction at surfacelevel, the breadth of imagination transcends these boundaries. From anaccount of a tense dinner party amidst impending signs of climatecatastrophe; to a playful fable about a father turning his family backyard intoa graveyard; and an irreverent yet thoughtful tale of a gang of activistsplanning an attack on ASIO drones in a Kyle Sandilands government, thesestories are experimental, genre-bending and lucid.
Collisions presents a diverse collection of work that have often been ignoredor elided in a time where marginalised voices are still unheard. It exists tore-centre the voices of writers of colour and to encourage dynamicnarratives, to bring about a more robust literary landscape in Australia'sfuture. Contributors include: Claire G. Coleman, Elizabeth Flux, Bobuq Sayed, Bryant Apolonio, Mykaela Saunders, and more.