HAILES, Nathaniel

The Soul’s Journey: A Metrical Fantasy [Adelaide: the author, 1856.]


Fern Porridge and Other Imagination Stories [Brisbane: Watson Ferguson, 1924.]

Children’s fantasy

HAMILTON, M. Lynn (Hamilton Lewis)

The Hidden Kingdom [Melbourne: N. Wentworth-Evans, 1932, pp.141.]

Hidden community in north-west Australia.

HAY, William (1875-1945)

An Australian Rip Van Winkle and Other Pieces, Being a Sketch-Book After the Style of Washington Irving [London, Allen & Unwin, 1921, pp.199.]

General fiction collection, including “An Australian Rip Van Winkle, reprinted in Ken Gelder (ed), The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories (1994) and The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction (2007).

HAYES, Herbert Edward Elton

Summer Land: an Unconventional Fairy Tale for Children of All Ages [Melbourne: Ramsey, 1927, pp.129.]

HEALY, Dominick (1890-?)

The Story of a Lost Planet, or, The Wonderful Submarine [Sydney: Worker Trade Union Print, 1911, pp.41.]

A Voyage to Venus [Sydney: Currawong, 1943, pp.165.]

Science fiction thriller.

HEINKEL, Stanford. Writing name for Hennell, Stan (a.k.a. Hennell, Stanford; Hennel, Stan; Hennell, S. )

King Rat [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1950.]


The Lost World of the Colorado [Sydney: F. Warne, 1940, pp.256.]

HEMING, John W. (1900-1953)

Other Worlds [Sydney: Currawong, 1942, pp.80.]

A scientist, Richard Portess, and a boy, Billy Thomas, travel to Mercury and Venus where they discover various alien creatures.

The Living Dead [Sydney: Currawong, 1942.]

John Heming

Time Marches Off [Sydney: Currawong, 1942. As Paul de Wreder. Reprinted Sydney: Graham Stone, 1997, pp.80.]

 The Ape [Sydney: Currawong, 1942.]

John Heming

In Aztec Hands [Sydney: Currawong, 1942, pp.80.]

A party of adventurers stumble upon an Aztec Ghost City in Coahuila, Mexico.

King of the Underseas [Sydney: Currawong, 1942, pp.64.]

John Heming

Peter Gill invents an apparatus to breath underwater and finds a lost civilisation.

Subterranean City [Sydney: Currawong, 1942.]

After the End, or, Love Conquers All [Sydney: Currawong, 1942, pp. 97.]

Mankind is wiped out by the “Wall of Death”. End of the world story set in Sydney.

From Earth To Mars [Sydney: Currawong, 1943, pp.64.]

John Heming

Sequel to Other Worlds. Richard and Billy travel to Mars and find a utopian society.

Pirate Fairies: A Fairy Thriller [Sydney: Currawong, 1943, pp.48.]

The Weird House [Sydney: Currawong, 1946, pp.64.]

John Heming

Comedy thriller set in a haunted manor house.

HENNESSEY, John David (1847-1935)

An Australian Bush Track [London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1896, pp.314.]

A Lost Identity [Sydney: Hennessey, Harper & Co, 1897, pp.208.]

Occult fantasy.

The Caves of Shend [London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1915, pp.304.]


This was a publisher’s house name used by several authors, among them G. C. Bleeck and Russell Hausfeld

X-ray Menace [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1949. Bleeck]

The Evil Sickness [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1949.]

Reprinted by Angela Challis and Marty Young, Macabre (2010)

The Curse of Blood [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1949. Bleeck]

Magnetic Peril [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1949. Bleeck]

Lightning Crime [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1949 Bleeck]

HERVEY, Michael (1920-1979)

Creeps Medley [Hampton, Essex: Hampton Press, nd [194?], pp.64.]

19 stories, 6 fantasy

Horror Medley [Hampton, Essex: Hampton Press, nd [194?], pp.64.]

8 stories

Murder Medley [Hampton, Essex: Hampton Press, nd [194?], pp.32.]

8 stories

The Queer Looking Box, Seven Gripping Mystery Stories [London: Everybody’s Books, nd [194?], pp.32.]

7 stories

The Silver Death [London: Mitre Press, nd [194?], pp.32.]

Mystery thriller with SF trappings.

Strange Hunger [London: Hamilton: nd [194?], pp.128.]

Science Fiction

Death at My Heels [London: The Mitre Press, 194?, pp. 32.]

9 stories

HESLOP, Val (1894-?)

The Lost Civilisation: A Story of Adventure in Central Australia [Sydney: St George Publishing Co., 1936, pp.283.]

HIGHAM, Charles 

Tales of Terror [Sydney: Horwitz, 1961, 194pp.]

Charles Higham

‘The Screaming Skull’ and ‘The Upper Berth’ by F. Marion Crawford; ‘The Body Snatcher’ by Robert Louis Stevenson; ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W. W. Jacobs; ‘The Ace of Spades’ by A. M. Pushkin; ‘The Dead Hand’ by Wilkie Collins; ‘The Signalman’ by Charles Dickens; ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe; ‘Dracula’s Guest’ and ‘The Squaw’ by Bram Stoker.

Weird Stories [Sydney: Horwitz, 1961, 127pp.]

Charles Higham

‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Case of M. Valdemar’ by Edgar Allan Poe; ‘The Werewolf’ by Frederick Marryat; ‘Vendetta’, ‘Fear’, and ‘The Hand’ by Guy de Maupassant; ‘A Terribly Strange Bed’ and ‘The Dream Woman’ by Wilkie Collins; ‘Wicked Captain Walshawe’ by J. Sheridan le Fanu.

Tales of Horror [Sydney: Horwitz, 1962, 160pp.]

Charles Higham

‘The Death Mask’ by H. D. Everett; ‘The White and the Black’ by Erckmann-Chatrian; ‘The Middle Toe of the Right Foot’ by Ambrose Bierce; ‘Berenice’ by Edgar Allan Poe; ‘The Haunted Station’ by Hume Nisbet; ‘Schalken the Painter’ by J. Sheridan le Fanu; ‘The Horla’ by Guy de Maupassant; ‘The Reptile’ by Augustus Muir.

The Curse of Dracula [Sydney: Horwitz, 1962, 130pp.]

Charles Higham

‘The Curse of Dracula’ by Bram Stoker; ‘The Mummy’s Foot’ by Theophile Gautier; ‘The Unknown Island’ by H. T. W. Bousfield; ‘A Watcher by the Dead’ by Ambrose Bierce; ‘Man-Size in Marble’ by E. Nesbit; ‘El Verdugo’ by Honoré de Balzac.

Spine-Tingling Tales [Sydney: Horwitz, 1962 (reprint 1965), 162pp.]

Charles Higham

‘Blood and Roses’ by J. Sheridan le Fanu; ‘The Devil of the March’ by H. B. Marriott-Watson [sic]; ‘The Unquiet Grave’ by F. M. Mayor; ‘The Tapestried Chamber’ by Sir Walter Scott; ‘The Phantom Coach’ by Amelia B. Edwards; ‘The Judge’s House’ by Bram Stoker.

Nightmare Stories [Sydney: Horwitz, 1962, 130pp.]

Charles Higham

‘The Mummy’s Curse’ by James Workman; ‘The Ghost of a Hand’ and ‘Sir Dominick’s Bargain’ by Sheridan le Fanu; ‘To Be Taken With a Grain of Salt’ by Charles Dickens; ‘A Horseman in the Sky’ by Ambrose Bierce; ‘The Sutor of Selkirk’ by Anonymous; ‘How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries’ by Amelia B. Edwards; ‘Whistler’s Mother’ by D. W. Preston; ‘The Cask of Amontillado’ by Edgar Allan Poe.

HODDER, William Reginald

The Daughter of the Dawn [London: Jarrold & Son, 1903, pp. 333.]

William Reginald Hodder

Fantastic adventure set in New Zealand by New Zealand-born writer.

The Vampire [London: Rider & Co, 1913, pp. 306.]

William Reginald Hodder

Ultus, The Man from the Dead [London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1916, pp. 184.]


Blackmarket Brains [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1949, pp.49.]

HOGAN, James Francis (1855-1924)

An Australian Christmas Collection: Stories, Sketches, Essays [Melbourne: A. McKinley, 1886.]

The Lost Explorer: An Australian Story [Sydney: Edwards, Dunlop & Co, 1890, pp.328.]

Lost race.

HOLCOMBE, William Henry

Lazarus of Bethany The story of his Life in Both Worlds [Melbourne: G. Robertson, 1872, pp.211.]

The experience of Lazarus in the unseen world.

HULL, Arthur Francis (1862-1945)

A Strange Experience and Other Stories for Christmas [Hobart: Propsting & Cockhead, 1888, pp.91.]

General fiction collection, including the title story about personality transference, reprinted in James Doig, Australian Gothic (2007).

HUME, Fergus (1859-1932)

Professor Brankel’s Secret: A Psychological Study [Melbourne: W.N. Baird, Railway Bookstalls, 1886, pp.87.]

The Gentleman Who Vanished [London: F.V. White 1890, pp.102.]

Occult mystery.

The Year of Miracle: A Tale of the Year One Thousand Nine Hundred [London: Routledge, 1891, pp.148.]

Aladdin in London: A Romance [London: A.C. Black 1892, pp.432.]

The Island of Fantasy: A Romance [London: Griffith Farrar 1892, 3 vols.]

The Chronicles of Faeryland: Fantastic Tales for Old and Young [London: Griffith, Farrar, 1892, pp.191.]

The Expedition of Captain Flick: A Romance, Being a Narrative of Strange Adventures by Sea and Land, as Related by Sir Dents Evans, of Shropshire, Dart., One of Those Who Shared in Such Perils London: Jarrold 1895, pp.363.

The Dwarf’s Chamber and Other Stories [London: Ward Lock 1896, pp.386.]

Fergus Hume

Includes a supernatural detective story, “The Green Stone God and the Stockbroker”.

Hagar of the Pawn-Shop [London: Skeffington, 1898, pp.252.]

Female Gypsy detective collection with two supernarural detective stories, “Amber Beads” and “The Florentine Dante”.

The Devil-Stick [London: Downey & Co., 1898, pp.250.]

Mystery thriller of voodooism

The Mother of Emeralds [London: Hurst & Blackett, 1901, pp.337.]

The Dancer in Red [London: Digby, Long & Co. 1906, pp.277.]

General fiction collection with several supernatural tales, including “The Ghost’s Touch”, “The Sand-Walker” and “A Colonial Banshee”. The latter was reprinted in James Doig (ed) Australian Gothic (2007).

The Sacred Herb [London: John Long, 1908, pp.319.]

A Son of Perdition: An Occult Romance [London: Rider, 1912, pp.403.]


Breakthrough [London: Chapman and Hall, 1960.]

ISAACS, George

The Burlesque of Frankenstein, or the Man-Gorilla [Melbourne: Clarson, Shallard & C0 1865, pp.30. Reprinted Sydney: Graham Stone 1989. A play.]

Not For Sale: A Selection of Imaginative Pieces [Adelaide: Sims & Elliott, City Steam Press, 1869.]

JACOMB, Charles Edward (1888-?) 

And a New Earth [London: Routledge, 1926, pp.239.]

JAMESON, Malcolm

Bullard of the Space Patrol [New York: World Publishing, 1951.]


The Electric Gun: A Tale of Love and Socialism [Sydney: Websdale, Shoesmith, 1911, pp.259.]

A story of society in the future.

JUNOR, Charles (? – 1901)

Dead Men’s Tales [Melbourne: G. Robertson, 1898.]

Charles Junor

General fiction collection with some adventure and macabre stories, including “Dead Men’s Tales”, “The Silent Sepulchre”, “How the Curse was Sped”, and “The Elixir of Life”.


A pseudonym used by house authors at Transport Publishing, Sydney in the 1940s and 1950s.

Atomic Death [Sydney: Associated General Publishing, 1948, pp.49.]

KENSCH, Otto (House name used by Russell Hausfeld and other authors)

The Curse of the Blood [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 194?]

Death is a Habit [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1949.]

Otto Kensch

Dr Keritz can make Sid kill at the sound of the bell, and uses him to steal money.

Dimension X [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1949.]

Time Has a Door [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1949.]

Otto Kensch

Image of Death [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1950.]

Murder By Music [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1950.]

Murder Has Wings [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1950.]

Otto Kensch

Sleep is Death [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1950.]

Otto Kensch

Sci-fi horror.

Death by Atmosphere [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1950.]


The Australian Crisis [Melbourne: G. Robertson; and Melbourne: Lothian 1909, pp.335.]

KNOWLES, Vernon Frank (1899-1968)

Papers are in the National Library of Australia.

The Street of Queer Houses and Other Stories [New York: Boullion-Biggs 1924, pp.156.]

Fantastic stories and fables, including the short supernatural horror vignette, “The Watch”

The Street of Queer Houses and Other Tales [London: Wells, Wells Gardner, Darton and Co., 1925, pp.225. Reprinted by Arno.]

Fantastic stories and fables, including the short supernatural horror tale, “The House that Took Revenge”.

Here and Otherwhere [London: Robert Holden, 1926, pp.257.]

Fantastic stories. In “Here and Otherwhere” a bookshop is the entrance to Fairyland, birds revenge themselves on a ruler who shows ingratitude etc.

Silver Nutmegs [London: Holden, 1927, pp.202.]

Fantastic stories

The Ladder [London: Mandrake Press, 1929, pp.98.]

Fantastic stories

Two and Two Make Five [London: Newnes, 1935, pp.255.]

Fantastic stories

Sapphires: Here and Otherwhere and Silver Nutmegs [New York: Arno, 1978.]

Here and Otherwhere and Silver Nutmegs [Montana: Kessinger, 2003.]

“LANCE, Lancelot”

Hortense: A Study of the future [Melbourne: Sands and McDougall, 1906, pp.266.]

LANE, William

White or Yellow? A Story of the Race War of A.D.1908 [1888. Under the pseudonym “Sketcher”.]

LANG, John (1816-1864)

Botony Bay [London: William Tegg, 1859 (1860), pp.238.]

General collection, including the first fictionalisation of “Fisher’s Ghost”.

LAW, Winifred

Through Space to the Planets [Sydney: New Century Press, 1944, pp.174.]


Rangers of the Universe [Sydney: New Century Press, 1945, pp.176.]


LINDSAY, Philip (1906-1958)

The Little Wench [London: Nicholson & Watson, 1935, pp.483.]

LITTLE, William (1839-1916)

Visit to Topos and How the Science of Heredity is Practised There [Ballarat: Barry Anderson & Co., 1897, pp.28.]


Jaws of Doom [Sydney: Associated General Publications, 1948, pp.49.]

Boris Ludwig

Whistle of Doom [Transport Publishing, 1948.]

MACDONALD, Alexander (1878-1939)

The Lost Explorers: A Story of the Trackless Desert [London: Blackie, 1907, pp.380.]

The Invisible Island: A Story of the Far North of Queensland [London: Blackie 1911, pp.360.]

MACDONALD, Robert M. (Robert MacLauchlan) (1874 – ?)

The Moon God’s Treasure; A Tale of the Tropical Pacific [London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905.]

The Secret of the Sargasso, A Tale of Adventure [London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1909, pp.368.]

The Gold-Seekers: a Tale of Adventure: a Gold-Extracting Motor and the Sahara Desert [London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1910.]

MACKAY, Kenneth (1859 – 1935)

The Yellow Wave: A Romance of the Asiatic Invasion of Australia [London: R. Bentley, 1895, pp.435. Reprinted by Wesleyan University Press in 2003.]


Neuroomia: A New Continent: A Manuscript Delivered by the Deep [Melbourne: G Robertson, 1894, pp.307.]

Lost race novel.

McLAREN, Jack (pseudonym of Ada Elizabeth, nee McKenzie, formerly Mrs. Moore)

Which Hath Been: A Novel of Reincarnation by Mrs. Jack McLaren [London: Palmer, 1928, pp.318.]

Occult romance.

MAITLAND, Edward (1824 – 1897)

By and By, An Historical Novel of the Future [London: Bentley 1873, 3 vols.  Reprinted Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America (USA): Gregg Press, 1977.]

The Battle of Mordialloc, or How We Lost Australia [Melbourne: Samuel Mullins, 1888, pp.67.]

MAPES, S. Herbert (? – 1945)

The Winged Avenger: A Romance and Adventure [Sydney: Green, 1935, pp.194.]

MARS, Alastair

Arctic Submarine [Sydney: Horwitz, 1959, pp.224.]

Atomic Submarine: A Story of Tomorrow [Sydney: Horwitz, 1959, pp.]

MARTIN, A.E. (aka Martin, Archibald Edward) (1885-1955)

The Shudder Show [Sydney: Bookstall Co., n.d.]

Archibald Edward Martin

MARTIN, Clarence W.

Ubique, the Scientific Bushranger, Illustrated by Lionel Lindsay [Sydney: Bookstall Co., 1910, pp.212.]

MARTIN, Mrs Pratchett

Coo-ee: Tales of Australian Life by Australian Ladies [ed. Mrs Patchett Martin, London: Richard Edwin King, 1891. Includes Rosa Praed’s “The Bunyip”, which has been often anthologised, most recently in Gelder and Weaver (eds) The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction (2007).]


Tassong’s Ghost: An Old-Time Story of the North Queensland Cane Fields [Melbourne: D.W. Paterson, 1915, pp.63.]


The Day After Tomorrow [London: F.V. White, 1911, pp.310.]

The Girdle of Kaf [London: W.J. Ham-Smith, 1912, pp.284.]

MITCHELL, George Dean (1894 – 1961)

The Awakening [Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1939, pp.222.]

MOLESWORTH, Voltaire (1925-1964)

Molesworth is the subject of a special issue of Graeme Phillip’s fanzine, Cyaegha, #3, Autumn 2010.

Ape of God [Sydney: Currawong, 1943.]

Science fiction thriller

Monster at Large [Sydney: Currawong, 1943.]

The Stratosphere Patrol [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1943.]

First of a trilogy of science fiction adeventures

Spaceward Ho! [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1943.]

The Three Rocketeers [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1944.]

Satan’s Understudy [Sydney: Currawong, 1945, pp.63.]

Vol Molesworth

The Wizard Returns [Sydney: Currawong, 1945, pp.64.]

Vol Molesworth

Wolfblood [Sydney: Transport Publishing, 1948.]

Vol Molesworth

Werewolf thriller. Novelette

Prelude For Death [Sydney: Currawong, 1945, pp.64.]

Vol Molesworth

Blinded They Fly [Sydney: Futurian Press, 1950, pp.31.]

Reprinted by Marty Young and Angela Challis, Macabre (2010), and Graeme Phillips, Cyaegha, #3, Autumn 2010

Let There Be Monsters! [Sydney: Futurian Press, 1952, pp.23.]

Reprinted by Graeme Phillips, Cyaegha, #3, Autumn 2010

Arkaroo [Forerunner: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Quarterly, Doublebay: NSW, 1952-3.]

Reprinted by Graeme Phillips, Cyaegha, #3, Autumn 2010


Paying the Price [London: Simpkin Marshall, 1906, pp.178.]

MOORE-BENTLEY, Mary (Mrs H.H. Ling) (1865 – ca. 1959)

A Woman of Mars, or Australia‘s Enfranchised Woman [Sydney: Edwards, Dunlop & Co., 1901, pp.262.]

MORTON, Frank (1869-1923)

The Angel of the Earthquake [Melbourne: Atlas Press, 1909, pp.99.]

Two stories. The title story is a disaster story set in Wellington in 1960, the 2nd is an after-life fantasy.

MURPHY, George Read (1856 – 1925)

Beyond the Ice: a newly discovered Region around the North Pole, edited from Dr Frank Farleigh’s Diary [London: Sampson Tow, 1894, pp.326.]

Utopian and religious.

MURRAY, George Gilbert Aimé (1866-1957)

Gobi or Shamo; A Story of Three Songs [London: Longmans, 1889, pp.376.]

MUDGE, Bert (with GOLDIE, Albert) (1876 – 1954)

A Corner in Water [Sydney: The Worker Trustees, 1909, pp.208.]

A-C, D-GN-Z.