The Work

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‘WATCHMEN’ (reprint)

Published in Bewere The Night: Tales of Shapeshifters and Werecreatures, Edited by Ekaterina Sedia, Prime Books (US), 2011

A brand-spanking new version of the story, reflecting some of its expansion into the novel Blood (ie. there’s more cool werewolf transformation now).





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Published in Gathering the Bones: New Stories from the World’s Masters
of Horror
, Edited by Jack Dann, Ramsey Campbell and Dennis Etchison,
HarperCollins (Aus), Tor (US), 2003, Voyager (UK), 2004

“The most disturbing stories are those in which the horror seems a natural extension of the world as we know it: […such as] a nightclub bouncer inducted into a secret world of killing for pleasure (Aaron Sterns’ ‘Watchmen’).”
– Lorien Kaye, The Age

Honorable Mention, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling



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Published in Dreaming Down-Under: Thirty-one original stories from the wild side of Australian speculative fiction, Edited by Jack Dann & Janeen Webb, Harper Voyager (AUS), 1998, Orb Books (US), 2000, Tor HC (US), 2002

“Sterns’ writing draws you into his personal nightmare; the story, told in the present tense, has great immediacy and economy. Effectively, chillingly, done.”
– Simon Brown,

Nominated for 1998 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story


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Published in Dreaming Again: Thirty-Five New Stories Celebrating the Wild Side of Australian Fiction, Edited by Jack Dann, HarperCollins (Aus), Harper Voyager (US), 2008

“This frightening story stays with you long after reading it. ”
– Tristesse Lee, Book and Movie Impressions… For Now

Honorable Mention, Best Horror of the Year: Volume One, edited by Ellen Datlow



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Published in Orb: Speculative Fiction, Issue #3/4, Edited by Sarah Endacott,
Orb Publications (AUS), 2002

Honorable Mention, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

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