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Diversity in Australian
Speculative Fiction
Why Speculative Fiction?
Fantasy worlds allow us to explore different people, different cultures,
and different lifestyles...
Exploring the Exhibition
Click on one of the tabs in the left-hand
margin to begin exploring the lists of works.
For example, we’re looking at raci...
Each section has multiple coloured tiles that
contain lists of works.
Click on one of the coloured tiles to bring up
a list of works.
Here, we’re looking at children’s and young-
adult fiction.
Each section contains multiple tiles, and each
tile lists multiple works.
For each work, you’ll find a brief explanation
o...
If you want more information about a book,
click on the title.
Clicking on the title will take you to the
AustLit record for the work, where you’ll find
much more information. This migh...
When you’re finished exploring a tile, click
the X in the top-right corner of the tile to
close it.
It’s as simple as that!
Explore the exhibition tile by tile, or jump from section to section—it’s
up to you.
Speculative Fiction
Whole new worlds for you to explore.
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Diversity in Australian Speculative Fiction : A Guide

A guide to exploring the AustLit exhibition on diversity in speculative fiction: fantasy, horror, and science fiction.

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Diversity in Australian Speculative Fiction : A Guide

  1. 1. Diversity in Australian Speculative Fiction
  2. 2. Why Speculative Fiction? Fantasy worlds allow us to explore different people, different cultures, and different lifestyles. Fantasy worlds allow us to better understand our own world. Fantasy worlds are rich spaces to explore.
  3. 3. Exploring the Exhibition
  4. 4. Click on one of the tabs in the left-hand margin to begin exploring the lists of works. For example, we’re looking at racial and ethnic diversity here.
  5. 5. Each section has multiple coloured tiles that contain lists of works.
  6. 6. Click on one of the coloured tiles to bring up a list of works. Here, we’re looking at children’s and young- adult fiction.
  7. 7. Each section contains multiple tiles, and each tile lists multiple works. For each work, you’ll find a brief explanation of why they are interesting.
  8. 8. If you want more information about a book, click on the title.
  9. 9. Clicking on the title will take you to the AustLit record for the work, where you’ll find much more information. This might come in handy for some of these exercises.
  10. 10. When you’re finished exploring a tile, click the X in the top-right corner of the tile to close it.
  11. 11. It’s as simple as that! Explore the exhibition tile by tile, or jump from section to section—it’s up to you.
  12. 12. Speculative Fiction Whole new worlds for you to explore.

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