AFFORD, Max (1906-1954)

Death’s Mannikins: being a sober account of certain diabolical happenings not untinged with the odour of brimstone which befell a respectable family living at Exmoor in this present year [London: John Long 1936]

Rationalised supernatural horror.


The Melbourne Riots, Or How Harry Holdfast and His Friends Emancipated The Workers [Melbourne: Andrade & Co., 1892, pp. 67.]


Oo-a-Deen; or, The Mysteries of the Interior Unveiled [Corio Chronicle and Western Districts Advertiser, October 1847]


Account of a Race of Human Beings with Tails Discovered by Mr. Jones, the Traveller, in the Interior of New Guinea [Melbourne: A. T. Mason 1872, pp.34]


Misopseudes: Or the Year 2075. A Marvellous Vision [Melbourne: W.H. Williams, 1873, pp.32.] The second edition is titled Misopseudes: A Vision “Auspicium melioris aevi” and Extracts from Letters, n.d.

ANONYMOUS (Alfred Deakin)

New Pilgrim’s Progress [Melbourne: W.H. Terry, 1877, pp. 258.]

Allegorical fantasy.


Some Stories By Ten Famous Australian Writers [Sydney: New Century Press, 1940, pp.295]

Includes Abbott, J.H.M, “The Raid on Sydney”; Calle, Boyd, “An Episode”; Cox, Erle, “The Social Code”.


Tales of Terror and the Unknown [London: Everybody’s Books, nd [1944?], pp.98.]

Includes Hervey, Michael, “Strange Ancestors”


Every Boy’s Adventure Omnibus [Sydney: Associated General Publications, 1952, pp.126.]

Includes Carter, Ace “Devouring Comet”.

ARMOUR, John (1889-1954)

Burning Air [London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1928, pp.312.]

Adventure thriller with marginal sci-fi content.

The Werewolf of Elphinstone [London: Amalgamated Press, 1922]

Children’s novel


The Dead Man’s Ghost: A Blank-Verse Tragedy in One Act [Sydney: Vision Press 1923]

BARRY, J.A. (1850-1911)

In The Great Deep [London: Methuen, 1896, pp.320.]

General fiction collection. Contains “A Derelict” reprinted in Hugh Lamb (ed), Gaslit Nightmares (1988).

Steve Brown’s Bunyip and Other Stories [London and Sydney: Remington, 1893, pp.298.]

General fiction collection. Contains “Dead Man’s Camp”, reprinted in Gordon Neil Stewart (ed.), Australian Stories of Horror and the Supernatural from the Early Days (1978).

Red Lion and Blue Star [London: Hutchinson 1902, pp.312.]

General fiction collection. Contains “The Red Warder of the Reef”, reprinted in Hugh Lamb (ed.), Victorian Tales of Terror (1974).

Sea Yarns [London: W. & R. Chambers 1910, pp.300.]

General fiction collection.

BATT, Leon (c.1903 – ?)

Formula for Power [Sydney: Pinnacle Press, 1942]

BAYLDON, Arthur Alfred Dawson (1865-1958)

The Tragedy Behind the Curtain and Other Stories [Sydney: S. D. Townsend 1910, pp.209.]

General fiction collection with some supernatural and horror stories, including the occult short story, “Dr Grahame’s Great Experiments”, and the sea horror story “Benson’s Flutter for a Fortune”, in which divers are eaten by giant stone-fish.

BAYNTON, Barbara (1857-1929)

Bush Studies [London: Duckworth 1902, pp.155.]

Classic collection of non-supernatural “grim” tales, including “A Dreamer”, “Scrammy ‘And” and “The Tramp”.

BECKE, Louis (1855-1913)

By Reef and Palm [London: T. Fisher Unwin 1894, pp.220.]

General fiction collection, including “A Basket of Breadfruit”, “Enderby’s Courtship”, and “The Revenge of Macy O’Shea”, all reprinted in Gordon Neil Stewart (ed), Australian Stories of Horror and Suspense in the Early Days (1978).

Ebbing of the Tide: South Sea Stories [London: T. Fisher Unwin 1895, pp.292.]

General fiction collection, including “Lupton’s Guest: A Memory of the South Pacific”, reprinted in James Doig (ed) Australian Gothic (2007), and “A Dead Loss”, reprinted in Bill Wannan (ed) Australian Horror Stories (1983).

Pacific Tales [London: Fisher Unwin 1897, pp.323.]

General fiction collection, includes “Dr Ludwig Schalbe, South Sea Savant”, reprinted in Bill Wannan (ed), Australian Horror Stories (1983).

Rodman the Boatsteerer [London: T. Fisher Unwin 1898, pp.331.]

General fiction collection, includes “The Cutting Off of the Queen Charlotte”, reprinted in the anthology, Thrillers (1929).

The Strange Adventures of James Shervinton, and Other Stories [London: T. Fisher Unwin 1902, pp.312.]

General fiction collection.

South Sea Supercargo [Brisbane: The Jacaranda Press 1967, pp.194.]

General fiction collection.

BEER, Alec

The Foot of Time: A Novel of Australia and the South Seas [Sydney: Deaton and Spencer 1933]

Ghost Stories [Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1935, pp.47.]

Radio plays turned to prose; forgettable collection.

BELL, George W.

Mr Oseba’s Last Discovery [Wellington: New Zealand Times Co., 1904.]

A fictional visit to New Zealand.

BENNETT, Margot (1903-?)

The Long Way Back [London: Bodley Head, 1954, pp.206.]

BINNS, Ottwell

Dan Yeo; or, The Island of the Lost [London: Ward, Lock 1929, pp.315.]

BLAND, Charles Ashwold

Independence; A Retrospect. From the “Reminiscences, Home and Colonial” of Charles Ashwold Bland [London: Harrison and Sons, 1891, pp.56.]

BLEECK, Gordon Clive (1907-1971)

Bleeck’s papers are in the National Library of Australia.

Cosmic Calamity [Sydney: Transport Publishing 1949, pp.50.  As Belli Luigi.]

Gordon Clive Bleeck

Death has no Weight [Sydney: Transport Publishing 1949, pp.49.  As Belli Luigi.]

Gordon Clive Bleeck

Lightning Crime [Sydney: Transport Publishing 1949.  As Belli Luigi.]

Curse of the Mummy [Sydney: Transport Publishing 1950.  As Belli Luigi.]

Gordon Clive Bleeck

Science is Silent [Sydney: Transport Publishing 1950.  As Belli Luigi.]

The Mummy Walks [Sydney: Transport Publishing 1949, pp.48.  As Belli Luigi.]

Depths of Death [Sydney: Transport Publishing 1950.]

Crime Flies [Sydney: Transport Publishing 1950.]

Toppling Terror [Sydney: Transport Publishing 1949.]

The Glowing Globe [Sydney: Transport Publishing 1950.]

The Metal Monster [Manchester: World Distributors Manchester Ltd in collaboration with Sydney: Pemberton 1950, p.127. As Belli Luigi.]

Gordon Clive Bleeck

Lost Underworld [Sydney: Transport Publishing 1950.]

Master-Mind Menace [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1950.]

The Freezing Peril Strikes [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1950.]

BOOTHBY, Guy (1867-1905)

Pharos the Egyptian [London: Ward Lock & Co., 1889, pp.256.]

Mysterious resurrection of an ancient Egyptian priest in the nineteenth century.

A Bid for a Fortune; Or Dr Nikola’s Vendetta [London: Ward Lock, 1895, pp.344.]

Doctor Nikola [London: Ward Lock, 1896, pp.322.]

Guy Boothby

Bushigrams [London: Ward Lock, 1897, pp.293.]

General fiction collection, including “With Three Phantoms”, reprinted in Ken Gelder (ed), The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories (1994).

The Lust of Hate [London: Ward Lock, 1898, pp. 283.]

Nikola novel.

Dr Nikola’s Experiment [London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1899, pp.340.]

Guy Boothby

Farewell, Nikola [London: Ward Lock, 1901, pp.315.]

The Curse of the Snake [London: White, 1902, pp.312.]

Uncle Joe’s Legacy and Other Stories [London: White, 1902, pp.312.]

General fiction collection, including the fine supernatural tale “Remorseless Vengeance”, reprinted in Hugh Lamb (ed) Tales From a Gas-lit Graveyard (1979), and Leigh Blackmore (ed) Terror Australis (1993).

The Lady of the Island [London: Long, 1904, pp.267.]

General fiction collection including “A Professor of Egyptology”, “The Black Lady of Bring Tor”, and “A Strange Goldfield”.  “The Black Lady of Brin Tor” was reprinted in Hugh Lamb (ed) Victorian Tales of Terror (1974), and “A Strange Goldfields in Hugh Lamb (ed) Victorian Nightmares (1977) and Angela Challis and Marty Young, Macabre (2010).

A Crime of the Under Seas, and Other Stories [London: Ward Lock, 1905, pp.347.]

General fiction collection

For Love of Her [London: Ward Lock, 1905, pp.341.]

General fiction collection, including the black magic tale “The Death Child”, reprinted in James Doig (ed) Australian Gothic (2007).

BORLASE, James Skipp (1839-?)

The Night Fossickers and Other Tales of Peril and Adventure [London: Warne, 1867, pp.248.]

General fiction collection including the supernatural tale “Mystery and Murder”, which was actually penned by Mary Fortune.  At least four of the stories in this collection were lifted from other writers without acknowledgement.

BOYD, Hannah Villiers

A Voice from Australia; or an Inquiry into the Probability of New Holland Being Connected With the Prophecies Relating to the New Jerusalem and the Spiritual Temple [Sydney: Robert Barr, 1851, pp.204. Revised edition London: Partridge & Co, 1856.]

BRIDGES, Roy (1885-1952)

 A Mirror of Silver [London: Hutchinson1927.]

Roy Bridges

A series of connected stories about a cursed mirror that lets the owner see the violent things that has happened in its presence in the past.

BRISBANE, Coutts (pseudonym of Armour, Robert Coutts) (1874 – 1942)

The Vanishing Three [London: Amalgamated Press, 1932, pp.96.]

Wheels of Fortune [London: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, 1948, pp.219.]

Children’s historical fantasy.

Denizens of Other Worlds [London: Murqui Press 1984.]

Collects twelve science fiction stories from amongst eighty that Brisbane published in Red Magazine and Yellow Magazine from 1910 to 1922.


The Discriminators [Melbourne: R.A. Thompson & Co, 1906.]

CARTER, Charles (“Karta”)

The Island of Justice [Melbourne: Gordon & Gotch, 1901, pp.176.  Under the pseudonym “Karta”.]


Road to the Moon: A Great Occult Story [Sydney: Yates and Mann, 1924, pp.48.]

CHICK, Valerie

Of Things Entire: A Fantasy [Sydney: S. Mingay Publishing, 1941, pp.81.]


Mark Meredith: A Tale of Socialism [Melbourne: Edgerton & Moore, 1905, pp.192.]

CLARKE, Marcus (1846-1881)

Old Tales of a Young Country [Melbourne: Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, 1871, pp.210.]

General fiction collection, including “Governor Ralph Darling’s Iron Collar”, reprinted in Neil Gordon Stewart (ed), Australian Stories of Horror and the Supernatural (1978), and “The Valley of the Shadow of Death”, reprinted in Bill Wannan, Australian Horror Stories (1983).

The Mystery of Major Molineux and Human Repetends [Melbourne: Cameron, Liang, 1881, pp.83.]

First story is reprinted in Ken Gelder and Rachael Weaver (eds) The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction (2007), and the second is in Ken Gelder (ed) The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories (1994).

Sensational Tales [Sydney: E.R. Cole, 1885, pp.91.]

Four adventure, mystery and supernatural stories: “The Golden Island”, “The Mind-Reader’s Curse”, “The Dual Experience”, “The Mysterious Coincidence”.


The Valley Council, or, Leaves from the Journal of Thomas Bateman of Canbelago Station, N.S.W. [London: Sampson Low, 1891, pp.356. Reprinted dropping the subtitle London:Faudel Phillips n.d.(1898).]

An account of an advanced race in the Australian outback.

COLLAS, Phil (Collas, Felix Edward ) (1907 – 1989)

The Inner Domain [Sydney: Graham Stone, 1996, pp.33. Original story appeared in Amazing Stories, October 1935.]

COLLINS, Dale (1897 – 1956)

Race the Sun [London: Constable, 1936, pp.311. Extract appeared as a 24 page supplement to the Australian Women’s Weekly c.1936.]

CONNELL, Alan (1916 – )

Lords of Serpent Land [Sydney: Currawong, 1945, pp.62.]

Prisoners of Serpent Land [Sydney: Currawong, 1945, pp.59.]

Warriors of Serpent Land [Sydney: Currawong, 1945, pp.63.]

Alan Connell

Swordsmen of Rome [Sydney: Currawong, 1945, pp.64.]

COOPER-MATHIESON, Veni (Mrs. Amanda Malvina Thorley Gibson)

A Marriage of Souls: A Metaphysical Novel [Perth: “Truth Seeker” Publishing Co., 1914, pp.702.]

Occult romance.

COX, Erle Harold (1873-1950)

Out of the Silence [Melbourne: Vidler 1925. British edition London: Hamilton, 1925, pp.318.]

Important Australian science fiction novel originally serialised in the Melbourne Argus. Copyright registered manuscript is in the National Archives of Australia.

Fool’s Harvest [Melbourne: Robertson and Mullens, 1938, pp.194.]

Australia is invaded by an oriental power.

The Missing Angel [Melbourne: Robertson and Mullens, 1947, pp.298.]

Humorous fantasy; deal with the devil.

CRONIN, Bernard (1884-1968) Used psuedonym Eric North

Papers are at the National Library of Australia.

Three Against the Stars [A. Merrit’s Fantasy Magazine, July 1950.]

Originally serialised in the Melbourne Herald in 1924. Also serialised in Argosy Weekly in 1938. Novelette

The Treasure of the Tropics [London: Ward, Lock & Co, 1928, pp. 256.]

Lost race.

Toad [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1929, pp.320.]

Originally serialised as The Green Flame in the Melbourne Herald in 1928. Also serialised in Argosy Weekly in 1940.

The Ant Men [Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1955, pp.216.]

Bernard Cronin

The Second Sphere [Fantastic Universe Science Fiction, October 1956.]

D-G, H-M, N-Z.