Introduction by Trent Jamieson.
"These stories make for a showcase volume ... it amply demonstrates that fantasy fiction down under is in good hands." - Interzone
"Melbourne-based author, Felicity Dowker begins her collection of fifteen stories with the award-winning ‘Bread and Circuses’, involving an unusual feminist zombie evolution. Dowker believes that writing horror is “a way to set wrong things right”. Certainly, many of the stories, accompanied by Dowker’s background footnotes, involve retribution, particularly from a female perspective .‘Us, After the House Came Back’ sees revenge and solace for the wife in an abused relationship, while “the bad guy” has it coming in spades in the ultimately gory, ‘The Female of the Species is More Deadly Than the Male’. Dowker’s evocative stories benefit from the stylish production of enterprising Western Australian small press Ticonderoga."
Check out The Canberra Times for other great reviews. (Review appeared a little while ago so we've reprinted it in full here.)
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The incredible zombie tale was first published in Scary Kisses, edited by Liz Grzyb; and is the title story to Felicity's awesome collection Bread and Circuses.
We recommend you check them all out.
The Tales to Terrify podcast can be heard here: http://talestoterrify.com/tales-to-terrify-no-28-felicity-dowker/
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"These stories and six others make for a showcase volume ... it amply demonstrates that fantasy fiction down under is in good hands.."
Buy issue 242 of this impressive publication to read the full review here http://ttapress.com/1397/interzone-242/
Bread and Circuses is available in tradepaperback $25 http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=118
Limited hardcover edition signed by Dowker and Trent Jamieson $75 http://www.indiebooksonline.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=119
I get the feeling Dowker is building her own canon of nightmares invading our world.
You can read the full review at http://www.specusphere.com/book-reviews/bread-a-circuses-by-felicity-dowker.html