The independent press SF movement is one of the most dynamic literary scenes in Australia at the moment. This book captures the best of that movement, from Australia's best SF and Fantasy writers: both newcomers and those with established reputations. You'll find the traditional, the street-smart, the amusing and the adventurous. From urban fantasy to the myths, dreams, and warriors of the future; from the death of the nation to its rebirth; this collection plots a course across the works of the leading writers and dynamic newcomers of the genre. Stories that share a common desire to explore mankind in a moment on the edge. This is the joy of the written word as it was meant to be: inventive and challenging. Supplementing the fiction is the editors' insightful summation of the field in Australia, and a list of recommended reading, making this volume a valuable resource as well as a one-stop, definitive volume of the best in Australian speculative fiction today.