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Fifty numbered and titled 'Notes' which trace the history of Australian science fiction, from its beginnings to the 1950s. Some notes are in the form of essays, others include biographical details, reviews, criticism and bibliographies. Many of the notes are reprinted, or revised from a column which appeared in Science Fiction News, edited by Stone.
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* Contents derived from the Sydney,New South Wales,:Graham Stone,2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Argues that the utopian novel, Looking Backwards, 2000-1887,by American author, Edward Bellamy, first published in Boston in 1888,was an inspirational source for early Australian science fiction writers.
Notes on Australian Science FictionGraham Stone,
1976series - author column An irregular column published in Science Fiction News from the mid-1970s. Each 'note' usually contains a review of a work together with biographical information about the author. Some of these colums were reprinted in Notes on Australian Science Fiction (2001).