Australian books for lovers of weird fiction

 Read reviewRise & Shine

Rise & Shine

Patrick Allington

Each morning, the last humans start their day with graphic footage from the front. This is what sustains them - literally.

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 Special priceSmart Ovens for Lonely People

Smart Ovens for Lonely People

Elizabeth Tan

Conspiracies, memes, and therapies of various efficacy underpin this beguiling short-story collection from Elizabeth Tan.

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Mammoth

Mammoth

Chris Flynn

The original, unforgettable and thought-provoking new novel by award-winning author Chris Flynn that will change how readers understand the world

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 Read reviewThe Rain Heron

The Rain Heron

Robbie Arnott

From a 2019 Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year and the author of the highly praised novel Flames comes another beguiling, transformative work of fiction confirming Robbie Arnott as one of Australia's most exciting...

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 Read reviewThe Old Lie

The Old Lie

Claire G. Coleman

A thrilling and ambitious new novel from the author of the bestselling and prize-winning Terra Nullius

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 Read reviewThe Animals in That Country

The Animals in That Country

Laura Jean McKay

Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks.

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 Read reviewHeat and Light

Heat and Light

Ellen Van Neerven

In this award-winning work of fiction, Ellen van Neerven takes her readers on a journey that is mythical, mystical and still achingly real. Over three parts, she takes traditional storytelling and gives it a unique,...

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 Read reviewFrom the Wreck

From the Wreck

Jane Rawson

From the Wreck tells the remarkable story of George Hills, who survived the sinking of the steamship Admella off the South Australian coast in 1859. Haunted by his memories and the disappearance of a fellow survivor, George's...

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 Read reviewA Superior Spectre

A Superior Spectre

Angela Meyer

A Superior Spectre is a highly accomplished debut novel about our capacity for curiosity, and our dangerous entitlement to it, and reminds us the scariest ghosts aren't those that go bump in the night, but those that are born and...

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Into Bones like Oil

Into Bones like Oil

Kaaron Warren

People come to The Angelsea , a rooming house near the beach, for many reasons. Some come to get some sleep, because here, you sleep like the dead.

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The Night-Side of the Country

The Night-Side of the Country

Meaghan Delahunt

This feminist genre-crossing novel explores the creative process as a place of refuge, ambiguity, and as a starting point for resistance. The place where the ‘You' and the ‘I' connect.

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 Read reviewTerra Nullius

Terra Nullius

Claire G. Coleman

In the near future Australia is about to experience colonisation once more. What have we learned from our past? A daring debut novel from the winner of the 2016 black&write! writing fellowship.

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 Read reviewPortable Curiosities

Portable Curiosities

Julie Koh

In Portable Curiosities, Julie Koh re-imagines our world with a dark, satirical twist. These twelve stories combine absurd humour with searing critiques on contemporary society - the rampant consumerism, the casual...

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 Read reviewPink Mountain on Locust Island

Pink Mountain on Locust Island

Jamie Marina Lau

An unpredictable and innovative debut novel from a provocative new voice in Australian fiction

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 Read reviewRubik

Rubik

Elizabeth Tan

Rubik is a wide-ranging, brilliantly intertwined novel-in-stories that slip outside the borders of realism. Spotted with disappearances, mysteries and told with a sharp-edged wit and cutting social commentary, it is an original...

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 Read reviewFlames

Flames

Robbie Arnott

The highly praised debut from Tasmanian author Robbie Arnott, now in a beautiful B-format edition. Released ahead of Arnott's second novel, coming mid-2020.

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 Read reviewShirl

Shirl

Wayne Marshall

A lonely yowie emerges from the bush to attend the Desperate and Dateless Ball. Mysterious creatures descend from the sky to place a ban on footy. A shark named Bruce turns up in the local swimming pool. A fisherman enjoying a...

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 Read reviewThe Swan Book

The Swan Book

Alexis Wright

Shortlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Award

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Coach Fitz

Coach Fitz

Tom Lee

One of the strangest and most appealing novels you will read this year!

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 Read reviewOnly the Animals

Only the Animals

Ceridwen Dovey

Perhaps only the animals can tell us what it is to be human. a trench on the Western Front a cat recalls her owner Colette's theatrical antics in Paris. In Nazi Germany a dog seeks enlightenment. A Russian tortoise once owned by...

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 Read reviewInappropriation

Inappropriation

Lexi Freiman

A search for belonging in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs turns into a riotous satire of identity politics in this wildly irreverent coming-of-age story.

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 Read reviewThe Island Will Sink

The Island Will Sink

Briohny Doyle

With this gripping postmodern novel in the vein of Michel Houellebecq and Phillip K. Dick, Briohny Doyle gives us a glimpse of a grave new world we all might soon face, and in so doing announces herself as a serious literary...

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 Read reviewThe Lucky Galah

The Lucky Galah

Tracy Sorensen

A magnificently original debut novel about fate, Australia and what it means to be human... that just happens to be narrated by a galah called Lucky.   

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 Read reviewDodge Rose

Dodge Rose

Jack Cox

Eliza travels to Sydney to deal with the estate of her Aunt Dodge, and finds Maxine, a hitherto unknown cousin, occupying Dodge's apartment. When legal complications derail plans to live it up on their inheritance, the women's...

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 Read reviewArms Race & Other Stories

Arms Race & Other Stories

Nic Low

Data theft, internet memes, advertising, terrorism, indigenous sovereignty, drone warfare, opium addiction, syphilis, the moon landing, mining, oil slicks, climate change, giant octopuses: nothing is spared in this collection. Nic...

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 Read reviewWood Green

Wood Green

Sean Rabin

Michael, an aspiring writer who has recently finished his PhD, takes a job as the secretary to his literary hero, Lucian Clarke, a reclusive novelist with a mysterious cosmopolitan past, who lives in a cottage in a...

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