Some of Australia’s most highly regarded science fiction, fantasy and horror writers come together to examine their cultural baggage in this anthology. World Fantasy award winner Jeff Vandermeer found Baggage “a fascinating exploration of Australian issues through characters and situations that feel immediate and real. There’s little in the way of escapism here, but instead much subtlety and nuance, combined with stunning writing. From the incendiary, no-holds-barred ‘Acception’ by Tessa Kum to the quiet power of K.J. Bishop’s ‘Vision Splendid’, and beyond, this anthology tackles difficult and diverse subject matter.”
Elizabeth worked as a sub-editor on the anthology at the invitation of chief editor Gillian Polack. This involved providing a second opinion on the stories at different stages of development as well as copyediting and proofreading the manuscript.