D., J.

Kingcraft and Priestcraft in 1971; or, a Review of a Curious Old MS. Written by my Great-Grandfather. An Essay Delivered before the Sunday Free Discussion Society, at the Masonic Hall, on New Year’s Evening, 1971 [Melbourne: Robert Bell, Printer, 1871.]

DAVIES, Mary Catherine

Adventures with the Mermaids [Sydney: S. Wood, 1930, pp.128.]

DAWE, W. Carlton (1865-1935)

The Golden Lake: or, the Marvellous History of a Journey through the Graet Lone Land of Australia [London: Trischler, 1890, pp.284.]

Carlton Dawe

Lost race novel.

Yellow and White [London: John Lane, 1895, pp.172.]

General fiction collection, including the horror story “Coolies”, reprinted in Hugh Lamb (ed), Victorian Nightmares (1977).

Kakemonos: Tales of the Far East [London: John Lane, 1897, pp.217.]

General fiction collection.

The Forbidden Shrine [London: Ward Lock, 1926.]

Euryale in London: A Romance of the Past and Present [London: Ward Lock, 1922.]

The Mighty Arm [London: John Long, 1919.]

The Woman With Yellow Eyes [London: John Long, 1917.]

The Super-Barbarians [London: John Lane, 1915.]

The Shadow of Evil [London: Werner Laurie, 1913.]

The Black Spider [London: Eveleigh Nash, 1911.]

The New Andromeda [London: Eveleigh Nash, 1909.]

The Woman, the Man, and the Monster [New York: Stuyvesant Press, 1909.]

Carlton Dawe

Zantha [Melbourne: William Inglis, 1886.]

DAWSON, W.H. (1857-1928)

Forcasts of the Future in Modern Literature [Tasmania: Hobart News Office, 1899, pp.10.]

First known critical SF work.

DEAMER, Dulcie (1890-1972)

In the Beginning: Six Studies of the Stone Age, and Other Stories [Melbourne: Sydney Gordon & Gotch, 1909, pp.232.]

Historical fantasy stories including an unusual feminist werewolf story, “Hallow’een”, which is reprinted in James Doig (ed) Australian Gothic (2007).

The Devil’s Saint [London: Unwin, 1924, pp.315.]

Witchcraft and demonology in the Middle Ages.

As It Was in the Beginning [Melbourne: Frank Wilmot, 1929, pp.64.]

Holiday [Sydney: Frank Johnson, 1936.]

A series of reincarnations.


State Contentment: An Allegory [London: The Newsagents’ and Publishing Co., 1870, pp.58.]

DEVANNY, Jean (birth name: Crook, Jane)

The Ghost Wife [London: Duckworth, 1935.]

DORRINGTON, Albert (1874-1953)

Children of the Cloven Hoof [London: Mills and Boon, 1911.]

Our Lady of the Leopards [London: Mills & Boon, 1911, pp.314.]

The Radium Terrors [London: Eveleigh Nash, 1912, pp.316.]

The Half-God [London: Wright & Brown, 1933, pp.250.]

A Door in the Desert [London: Hutchinson, 1927.]


Colymbia [London: Trubner, 1873, pp.255.]

Utopian story of an underwater country linked with a Pacific island.

DUGDALE, Henrietta (1826 – 1918)

A Few Hours in a Far-Off Age [Melbourne: McCarron & Bird, 1883, pp.105.]

Feminist utopia set in the land of Alethia, a new continent that has appeared after Australia has sunk beneath the waves.

DWYER, James Francis (1874-1952)

The White Waterfall [New York: Doubleday, Page, 1912, pp.288.]

Breath of the Jungle [Chicago: McCurg, 1915, pp.356.]

Adventure stories, some of which are supernatural, including “The Phantom Ship of Dirk Van Tromp”, which was reprinted in the Avon Fantasy Reader 18 (1952).

Evelyn, Something More Than a Story [New York: Vanguard, 1929, pp.214.]

Mixture of spiritualism and drama.

Hespamora [London: Methuen, 1935, pp.279.]

The City of Cobras [London: Jenkins, 1938, pp.284.]

The Golden Octopus [Colorado: Pulpdom, 2003.]

Cold-Eyes [London: Methuen, 1934]

O Splendid Sorcery [London: Sampson Low, 1930.]

The Green Half-Moon [Illinois: A.C. McClurg, 1915.]

DYSON, Edward (1865-1931)

Below and On Top [Melbourne: G. Robertson, 1898,  pp.327.]

General fiction collection including “The Trucker’s Story”, reprinted in Gordon Neil Stewart (ed), Australian Stories of Horror and the Supernatural From the Early Days (1978) and Ken Gelder (ed), The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories (1994).

ERNST, Olga Dorothea Agnes

Fairy Tales from the Land of the Wattle [Melbourne: McCarron, Bird & Co., 1904, pp.93.]

Magic Shadow Show [Melbourne: G. Robertson, 1913, pp.32.]

Short fantasies.

EDMUND James (1859-1933)

A Journalist and Two Bears [Sydney: Platypus Press, 1913, pp.236. Illustrated by Norman Lindsey.]

Sketches, poems and stories with fantasy elements. Notable for “The Prophetic Horror of the Great Experiment.”


A name used for the collaborations between Marjorie Faith Barnard (1897 -1987) and Flora Sydney Patricia Eldershaw (1897-1956).

Tomorrow and Tomorrow [Melbourne: Georgian House, 1947, pp.466. Reprinted in an uncensored version as Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow London: Virago, 1983, pp.456.]

Set in the 24th century; uses a historian from the future, Knarf, as a means to view Australia’s past and future.


The Gold Miner in the Northern Territory, then the Battle of Armageddon [Melbourne: Wilke, 1950.]

FAVENC, Ernest (1845-1908)

The Secret of the Australian Desert [London: Blackie, 1896, pp.223.]

Marooned on Australia: Being the Narration By Diedrich Buys of His Discoveries and Exploits in Terra Australis Incognita About the Year 1630 [London: Blackie & Son, 1897, pp.224.]

Lost race novel set in northern Australia.

The Last of Six: Tales of the Austral Tropics [Sydney: Bulletin Co. 1893, pp.141; reprinted in the following year with additions as Tales of the Austral Tropics London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1894, pp. 275. Reprinted with critical apparatus by Cheryl Taylor in 1997 as Tales of the Austral Tropics Kensington NSW: UNSW Press, 1997, pp. 211.]

General fiction collection with several supernatural and macabre tales. “Spirit-Led” and “A Haunt of the Jinkarras” are reprinted in James Doig (ed) Australian Gothic (2007).

My Only Murder and Other Tales [Sydney and Melbourne: G. Robertson, 1899, pp.243.]

General fiction collection with several supernatural and macabre tales. “The Red Lagoon” is in Ken Gelder (ed) Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories (1994); “A Boundary Rider’s Story” is reprinted in James Doig (ed) Australian Gothic (2007).

“The Land of the Unseen” from Phil May’s Annual (Winter, 1902) was reprinted in George Locke (ed.), Land of the Unseen: Lost Supernatural Stories 1828-1902 London: Ferret Fantasy, 1973, pp.110, and in Angela Challis and Marty Young, Macabre, Perth: Brimstone, 2010.

FARJEON, Benjamin Leopold (1838-1903)

Devlin the Barber [London: Ward & Downey, 1888, pp.191.]

Benjamin Leopold FARJEON

Occult mystery.

A Strange Enchantment [London: F. V. White, 1889, pp.102.]

The Last Tenant [London: Hutchinson, 1893, pp.320.]

Something Occurred [London: Routledge, 1893, pp.328.]

Samuel Boyd of Catchpole Square [London: Hutchinson, 1899, pp.389.]

The Mesmerists [London: Hutchinson, 1900, pp.400.]

The Clairvoyante [London: Hutchinson, 1905, pp.277.]

FAUCETT, Francis

Thou Must Write: A Bushman’s Story [Sydney: E. Cunning 1886, pp11, 12.]

The ghost story “A Bushman’s Story” is reprinted in James Doig (ed) Australian Gothic (2007).

FERRAR, William M.

The Dream of Ubertus [Hobart: J. Walch & Sons, 187-, pp.36.]

A Short Fantastic Tale of Sparta, Artabanzanus: The Demon of the Great Lake: an Allegorical Romance of Tasmania Arranged From the Diary of the Late Oliver Ubertus [London: Elliot Stock, 1896, pp.314.]

A moral allegory of the nether world.

FORBES, George

Under the Broad Arrow: Australia’s Most Remarkable Criminal: The Pathetic History of Jane New and the Monstrous Record of Her Evil Genius [Sydney: Truth Popular Press, 1910.]

Adventures in the South Seas [London: George Harrap, 1920, pp.252.]

A historical, juvenile fantasy which was originally a serial in the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

FORD, Will

The Light of Mars: An Extraordinary Communication [Sydney: Co-operative Printing Works, 1907, pp.52.]


The Seer [London: Hutchinson, 1935.]

FORTUNE, Mary (c.1833-c1910)

 Under the psuedonym Waif Wander, Mary Fortune authored the longest-running early detective serial known, the Detective’s Album, which appeared in the Australian Journal between 1867-1908. She also wrote Gothic serials for the Australian Journal such as “Clyzia the Dwarf” and several supernatural tales, including “The White Maniac: A Doctor’s Tale,” “The Phantom Hearse,” “The Illumined Grave,” “The Ghostly White Gate,” and “The Spirits of the Tower,” all of which have been anthologised in recent years.

Three Murder Mysteries [ed. Lucy Sussex, Canberra: Mulini Press, 2009, pp. 74.]

Mary Fortune

Includes “In the Cellar”, “The Hart Murder”, and “The Phantom Hearse”.

FORSYTH, Archibald (1826-1908)

Rapara, or, The Rights of the Individual in the State [Sydney: William Dymock 1897, pp.296.]


The Hocus Root [Sydney: Hogbin and Poole Ltd, 1944, pp.155.]

An invisible man story.

FOX, Lady Mary

Account of an Expedition to the Interior of New Holland [London: Richard Bentley, 1837, pp. 243.]

Lost race.

FRASER, Joseph

Melbourne and Mars: My Mysterious Life on Two Planets: Extracts from the Diary of a Melbourne Merchant [Melbourne: Pater & Knapton, 1889, pp.104.]

Utopian fantasy.


 Bridge Over Dark Gods: An Occult Novel [London: Rider & Co., 1946.]



A Visit to Blestland [Melbourne: G. Robertson, 1896.]

Utopian lost race novel.

GEACH, Edwina Catherine (1870-1905)

From the Soul of the Ti-Tree [Melbourne: Lothian, 1909, pp.94.]

Fantasies and verse.

An Elfin Land [Melbourne: Endacott, 1914, pp.28.]

GILMORE, Anthony (Desmond W. Hall and Harry Bates)

Space Hawk [New York: Greenberg, 1952. Original series appeared in the 1930s in Astounding Stories.]

GLASKIN, G.M. (Gerald Marcus) (1923-2000)

A Change of Mind [London: Barrie & Rockliff, 1959, pp.232.]

GLENNING, R. (writing name for Alan Geoffrey Yates, or Carter Brown)

The Corpse Sat Up [Sydney: Transport Publishing, Scientific Thriller, 1951.]

Seven for Murder [Sydney: Transport Publishing, Scientific Thriller, 1951.]

GORDON, Edward

The Christmas Gift and Other Stories [Bendigo: Bolton Bros., 1913, pp.58.]

General fiction collection with some fantasy stories.

GRANT, Robert; O’REILLY, John Boyle; WHEELWRIGHT, John T; J.S. of Dale

The King’s Men: A Tale of To-morrow [New York: Scribner, 1884, pp.270.]


The Fallen Race [New York and Chicago: F.T. Neely, 1892, pp.352.]

Lost race novel.


The Magic Billabong [Sydney: John Sands c.1921.]

Children’s fantasy.

The Cave of a Thousand Columns [London: Hutchinson & Co, 1938, pp.288.]

GREENER, Leslie (1900-1974)

Moon Ahead! [New York: Viking 1951, pp.256. Illustrated by William Pene Du Bois.]


The Wizard Boatman of the Nile and Other Tales from Egypt [London: Harrap, 1957.]

Children’s stories


A Honeymoon in Space [London: C.A. Pearson, 1901, pp.302.]

Written while on a visit to Australia in 1899-1900.

GRIMSHAW, Beatrice (1871-1953)

The Beach of Terror and Other Stories [London: Cassell, 1931, pp.317.]

Includes “The Blanket Fiend”

The Valley of Never-Come-Back [London: Hurst and Blackett, 1923, pp.827.]

Sorceror’s Stone [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1914, pp.273.]

A-CH-M, N-Z.