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From the Wasteland edited by Clare Rhoden

From the Wasteland edited by Clare Rhoden

Release date November 2022

From The Waste Land – stories inspired by T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” Plaintive ghosts, deep space, medieval castles, rising seas, parched deserts, abandoned villages…Inspired by its powerful themes—still highly resonant in an era looking for hope—nineteen original tales mark the centenary of Eliot’s poem. From the Waste Land brings together decorated writers and new voices in fantasy; ghost tales, horror, dystopia and science fiction. With a blend of the grotesque and the sublime, the poignant and the horrifying, the sad and the stoic, you’ll find stories that conjure wastelands from the 1500s to many centuries hence. You’ll also find the hope for humanity and the belief in our joint future that these writers seek for us all.

Reviews and mentions

From the Wasteland edited by Clare Rhoden

A Shadow in this Red Rock packs such a powerful story into nine pages. – Mark Folse, Goodreads

A Shadow in This Red Rock [by Louise Zedda-Sampson] – a short sharp and jagged tale. It talks of the past repeating itself, discusses domestic violence and its final scene is not shown but a reminder some monsters must be faced. – Runalong the Shelves

Bowl the Maidens Over

This fascinating game in Bendigo has never been properly narrated – until now, in a delightful little book, Bowl the Maidens Over by Louise Zedda-Sampson. – Gideon Haigh, The Australian

While a slim book, less than a hundred pages long, Bowl The Maidens Over is a valuable and important contribution to sporting history in Australia and in particular women’s sporting history. These stories matter. Individually and collectively. – Kirby Fenwick, Siren a Women in Sports Collective

infected 2

The stronger tales in Infected 2, such as ‘Confinement’ by Louise Zedda-Sampson and ‘Welfare Check’ by Patrick J. Gallagher, use the short  stature of the medium to their advantage. These bits of the anthology are far greater than their low word count suggests and feel like gems hidden within the bulk of the otherwise serviceable stories. Deidre Crimmins, Rue Morgue 

Stories of Survival

The Forgotten Sea by Louise Zedda-Sampson boasts an abundance of sensory detail and effective imagery. It begins as your standard haunted house story—but it turns out it’s the visitor who carries her own ghosts. – Arturo Serrato, Nerds of a Feather